Paraguay’s Livestock Service has confirmed that negligence in the handling of foot and mouth disease vaccines was the cause for the September FMD outbreak that forced the country to cease exports. The announcement discards doubts about the quality of the vaccines.
A high-profile state congressman in Rio de Janeiro who investigated criminal militia groups is leaving Brazil after he said police found at least seven death threats against him this month.
The Latin American block arrives this week at the G20 summit in Cannes with a consensus spearheaded by the strong political standing of Brazil in global affairs and with criticisms to the way in which the European Union and the US are managing their respective “crises”.
Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy are “determined” to implement the EU bailout plan for Greece. That was the outcome of an emergency phone call between the two chiefs of state ahead of a G20 summit Wednesday.
Argentina’s Economy Minister, Amado Boudou, came on stage again on Tuesday to bring calm to markets Monday’s debut of the very strict measures in the foreign exchange market strongly limiting the purchase of US dollars.
Development banks could provide up to 200 billion dollars in financing to help poor nations deal with shockwaves caused by the European sovereign debt crisis, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said on Tuesday.
Spanish media criticized harshly the latest Ibero-American summit in Paraguay last Saturday arguing that the non attendance of 11 of 22 leaders of the region can only be described as a failure of Madrid’s diplomacy and disrespect for the Spanish representatives.
The global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that may ignite social unrest, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned. It will take at least five years for employment in advanced economies to return to pre-crisis levels, it said.
“Sea Spirit” with 94 passengers and heading for South Georgia was the first cruise ship of the 2011/2012 to call in the Falkland Islands, reports the Penguin News.
Loan disbursements at Brazil's state development bank BNDES will miss their initial target for the year, reflecting a rapid economic slowdown in Latin America's largest economy, the lender's top executive said on Monday.