With the help from shale oil, the United States is the world's largest producer of oil in 2013, according to data presented at PIRA Energy Group's recent Retainer Client Seminar held in New York City.
HMS Richmond was on patrol in the South Georgia Maritime Zone at the end of September and came to anchor off Hope Point on the 27th for a three-day visit, reports the September edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.
Brazilian officials say that all government employees will start using an encrypted email service in an effort to stop foreign spies from intercepting emails. But experts question the ability of Brazil to protect its government emails from the eyes of the U.S. National Security Agency.
Spain will not seek support from the Ibero-American summit to call on the UK to resume the bilateral dialogue on Gibraltar’s sovereignty as Argentina has done traditionally with the Falklands/Malvinas issue, according to Spanish diplomatic sources reported in the Madrid media.
State security agents have arrested the mayor of Venezuela's third-largest city for alleged corruption after President Nicolas Maduro asked lawmakers to grant him decree powers he says he needs to fight graft.
US hedge funds fighting Argentina for repayment on defaulted debt asked a US appeals court on Tuesday to lift its hold on a ruling that ordered Argentina to repay the holders.
The Argentine government official Consumer Prices Index climbed 0.8% in September over August and reached 7.4% in the first nine months of the year, according to the National Stats Institute, Indec.
Protesters have clashed with the police in Brazil's largest cities, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, after marches in support of striking teachers. Soon after a peaceful march by more than 5,000 people ended in Rio, a much smaller masked group attacked shops, set fire to a police car and threw petrol bombs.
Premier Oil, which has a farm in agreement with Falkland Islands Rockhopper Exploration, is buying into an exploration project in Kenya, by farming into onshore Block 2B.
In a formal presentation Argentina summoned Uruguay ‘to leave without effect’ its latest controversial decision allowing the Botnia/UPM pulp plant to increase its annual production and accused Uruguay of ‘unilateral violation’ of the River Uruguay statute which rules over the neighbouring countries shared-border waterway.