Argentina's new president Mauricio Macri met with governors on Saturday in another major change of tone from his predecessor Cristina Fernandez' confrontational style.
Brazil's harvest in 2016 will reach 209.3 million tons, which is 0.5% less than in 2015 according to the estimates from the Brazilian stats institute, IBGE. The fall is related to less crops of oilseeds, cereals and legumes in the centre west of the vast country, which is also the main farming area, as well as in the north.
One of Brazil’s most powerful women says she was only defending her honor when she tossed a glass of white wine in the face of an equally powerful elected official who called her a “man-eater.”
Moody's Investors Service has lowered Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras' credit rating further into junk territory and warned of a possible further downgrade. These rating actions reflect Petrobras' elevated refinancing risks in the face of deteriorating industry conditions that make it more difficult to raise cash through asset sales, the New York-based ratings agency said Wednesday.
Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to demand that embattled President Dilma Rousseff, facing a weak economy and a major political crisis including calls for her impeachment, be removed from office.
Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front failed to take a single region during the runoff of regional elections after dominating the first round of voting, pollsters projected. The conservatives of former president Nicolas Sarkozy surged against the governing Socialists, changing the political map of France.