Argentine president Cristina Fernandez ‘surgery has been satisfactory and is recovering favourably’ announced early Tuesday afternoon presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro addressing the media and pro-government supporters outside the Fundación Favaloro clinic in Buenos Aires
The International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecasts for global output for the sixth time since early last year, saying stronger growth in most advanced economies would fail to make up for a more sluggish expansion in the developing world
Brazil's car output and sales dropped in September from August, adding to signs of economic weakness in the third quarter after a surprisingly good start to the year. Automobile production in Brazil dropped 2.5% and sales fell 5.9% in September from August, the national automakers' association Anfavea said
Brazil is limiting Chinese state-controlled oil companies to joint bids to develop its largest offshore oil discovery, amid concerns the players could share data and reduce competition ahead of the 21 October auction, said Brazilian officials.
His nickname is ‘El chino’ (the Chinese) because of his strong Maoist tendencies when a law student. Long a solicitor, Carlos Zanini is Argentine president Cristina Fernandez (and of her deceased husband Nestor Kirchner) most trusted aide and top of the Kirchnerite ‘nomenclature’.
A Scotland analysis paper on Defense, published on Tuesday, highlights the extent to which an independent Scotland would no longer benefit from the £34 billion annual UK defense budget, one of the largest in the world.
Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and Germany's Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel medicine prize for their work on how hormones are transported within and outside cells, giving insight into diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's.
Protesters demonstrating in support of teachers receiving better pay in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have clashed with police. The centre of Rio was packed with more than 10,000 people marching peacefully. But as it got dark, some protesters threw firebombs at public buildings and riot police responded with tear gas
The US Federal Reserve has issued a new hi-tech 100 dollar banknote comprising several new security features. It includes a blue 3D security ribbon and a bell and inkwell logo that authorities say are particularly difficult to replicate.
The Falkland Islands joined the thousands of well-wishers supporting Argentine president Cristina Fernandez who is facing a complicated medical condition and on Tuesday will undergo surgery to extract a blood clot in the cranium.