On 25 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) joins partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being and human rights.
The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster pace in recent months than first thought, as businesses restocked their goods. U.S. Commerce Department said the world's largest economy advanced 2.1% in the July-to-September period, up from an initial estimate of 1.5%.
Argentina's president-elect Mauricio Macri has named US-educated bankers and big business executives to key posts in a cabinet he vows will revive the economy, officials and media reports said Wednesday. Budget and finance minister Alfonso Prat-Gay, 50, an economist trained at Pennsylvania University and former Wall Street banker, was announced by Macri's designated chief of staff Marcos Peña.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez made on Wednesday her first public appearance since Sunday's election runoff when opposition candidate Mauricio Macri was confirmed as the new head of state, and clearly anticipated she will continue in politics and pretends to conduct the Justicialista party, the country's hegemonic political force.
Brazilian authorities working on the country’s huge Petrobras corruption probe arrested Jose Carlos Bumlai, a rancher reportedly close to powerful former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Commodities hit 13-year lows on Monday as metals markets crashed but a steady close in oil and higher grains markets helped a key sector benchmark settle off the day's trough. Copper and nickel prices fell to multi-year lows, forcing the Thomson Reuters/Core Commodity CRB Index to its lowest levels since November 2002.
Mercosur is only waiting for the European Union to begin the political negotiations on the long delayed overall trade agreement, announced Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga in Asunción, just back from Brussels where he met with EU and Belgian officials.
By Rengaraj Viswanathan (*) Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region
Falkland Islands oil & gas explorer Rockhopper Exploration is launching a £57.1mln takeover of rival Falkland Oil & Gas. Rockhopper and FOGL have agreed a recommended all-share merger resulting in Rockhopper holding 65% of the enlarged group and FOGL owning the rest.
Two days after Mauricio Macri's victory in Argentina, Uruguay's former president Jose Mujica wished Argentina the best with its new government, but also expressed fear about the 'institutional stability' of the country.