Over a third of metropolitan Buenos Aires, 34.9%, live below the poverty line which is equivalent to 4.4 million people, more than double the official Argentine government estimate, according to a paper from the Argentine Catholic University, UCA, and the local Caritas chapter from the Catholic Church.
Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL) confirmed on Monday it was holding talks with potential partners to look for oil and gas in the Falkland Islands and announced that the exploration rig slated to drill four wells in Falklands’ waters is expected in the Islands in late January 2012.
Paraguayan members from the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur made a public statement to complain the ‘intimidating Brazilian military display’ with armoured vehicles and heavy equipment along the border particularly across from the Ciudad del Este which is ‘contrary to international agreements and the Mercosur spirit’.
The Unasur (Union of South American Nations) twelve presidents will define “lines of action” for 2012 during a meeting on the sides of the Latin American and Caribbean States Community, Celac, summit scheduled for December 2 and 3 in Venezuela.
President Jose Mujica said on Sunday that his peer from Brazil Dilma Rousseff will make a strong declaration in support of Uruguay when the next G20 summit to counter French President Nicholas Sarkozy recent statements in Cannes describing one of Mercosur junior members as a “fiscal haven”
As has happened in several European countries, namely Germany, nearly 140 millionaires asked members of the United States Congress to increase their taxes for the sake of the nation.
The Iron Lady,” Meryl Streep's latest film where she plays Margaret Thatcher made its world premiere in Beijing on Saturday evening during the China-US Arts and Culture Forum and a month ahead of its launching in US and Europe cinemas.
President Barack Obama was encouraged by the constructive tone of a discussion about the South China Sea issue at an East Asia leaders' meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a senior US official said.
Anglo American is jeopardizing its future in Chile by trying to prevent state-owned copper giant Corporacion Nacional del Cobre, Codelco from acquiring a 49% stake in its AAS subsidiary, warned Codelco’s CEO.
State-owned oil company Petroecuador said it broke its daily production record on Tuesday 15 November, pumping 156.359 barrels of crude on that day. Production from Jan. 1 to Nov. 8 totalled 47,096,086 barrels of crude, Petroecuador said in a report.