Brazil last year recorded the second-largest dollar inflow in its history, 65.2 billion dollars, up 168% from 2010, with most in the form of foreign investment, the Central Bank said on Wednesday.
Argentina is expanding its railroad network to cope with increasing demands for its growing export sector plus expectations of a boost in transit trade from landlocked Paraguay and regional commerce.
United States sent a strong message to Latin American countries preparing to host Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying Washington’s policy regarding the Teheran regime is “very well known”.
Euro zone inflation eased from last year's peaks of 3.0% in December, the first sign of a fall in price growth this year that analysts expect will create room for more interest rate cuts to help the weakening economy.
European Central Bank has named Belgian executive board member Peter Praet as its chief economist following the resignation of Juergen Stark.
A political row has broken out in Chile after it emerged that the Conservative government is changing the way school textbooks refer to the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet.
A Spanish fishing vessel flying the Falkland Islands flag was barred from entering the alternative port of Punta del Este where she was planning to receive crewmembers. The news was confirmed by Uruguay’s Coast Guard.
The Argentine state has made effective its option to a 15% stake of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 which has the concession of the country’s 33 main air terminals. The company which has the concession, Corporacion America belongs to Eduardo Eunerkian, the same man who financed the Argentine Memorial cemetery in the Falkland Islands.
Acting President Amado Boudou arrived at Government House (Casa Rosada) in Buenos Aires at mid morning Wednesday to begin his duties as replacement of President Cristina Fernández for the next 20 days while she recovers from the thyroid operation.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez thyroid cancer surgery was completed with “no inconveniences or complications”, said the official medical release signed by the intervening specialists, adding that a full thyroidectomy was practiced.