The future of 2.000 British jobs will be secured by the signing of a multi-million pound deal to upgrade one of the Royal Navy's nuclear deterrent submarines. The £350m contract to refit and refuel HMS Vengeance was confirmed by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond during a visit to Devonport Dockyard on Monday.
President Ollanta Humala announced Peru was “one step away” from reaching a deal with the consortium developing Block 88 of the huge Camisea gas field. The deal would ensure cheap fuel for Peru, for the next 25 to 30 years, reported the official news agency Andina.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will head next 2 April the main ceremony remembering the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas war when Argentine forces invaded the Falklands and held them for 74 days until ousted by a British Task Force
Pope Benedict urged Cubans to build a better, renewed and open society on Monday and pressed the Castro brothers regime to give the Catholic Church more liberties to help the country as it faced an uncertain future.
British newspaper The Telegraph caused a media stir in Buenos Aires on Monday after running a story disclosing the details of a military operation to attack Argentina mainland during the Falkland Islands conflict in 1982.
Fourteen people were injured and thousands evacuated in central Chile between Valparaiso and the Biobio region after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the country Sunday evening, the Chilean Interior Ministry informed on Monday.
The Argentine economy grew 5.5% in January compared to the same month last year, according to a release from the Indec national statistics bureau. Official data also reported that the monthly economic activity index (EMAE) fell 0.4% against the previous month.
Buenos Aires released a statement on Monday regretting US President Barack Obama's decision to suspend Argentina from the US Generalized System of Preferences program, which waives import duties on thousands of goods from developing countries.
The UK/Argentina Falklands/Malvinas dispute is among the short list of topics to be discussed at the coming VI Summit of the Americas, announced on Monday Colombian Foreign Affairs minister Maria Angela Holguin.
The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, a coalition of 16 environmental groups, has launched a campaign calling for the full protection of 3.6 million square kilometres of the Ross Sea, as well as the creation of the 18 more reserves in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica.