Peru's Economy and Finance Minister Alfredo Thorne said Thursday his country is set to record a growth of 4.8% as next year's budget was passed. Private investment in areas such as infrastructure will be the key.
Otto was by Thursday a dangerous Category 2 hurricane on a sparsely populated stretch of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, while heavy rains from the storm were blamed for three deaths in Panama this week.
Argentine province governors of the opposition Justicialist (Peronist) Party now embodied in the Kirchnerite Victory Front (FpV) Thursday instructed their representatives on the national Senate to vote against President Mauricio Macri's proposal for an reform that would include electronic voting tickets.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez is off to Europe for a two-week business and academic interests trip which begins on Friday in Spain and will continue in the Vatican, Austria and France. On Friday, Vazquez is scheduled to hold a private meeting with King Felipe IV of Spain, and on Monday with president Mariano Rajoy.
Uruguay's deputy tourism minister said that based on current trends the number of international tourist arrivals during the current summer season, which peaks in December and January, should rise by more than 10%.
Gibraltar “will be part” of the Brexit negotiations, Spain’s Minister for Education, Culture and Sport said on Wednesday, suggesting a marked shift from the hardline stance adopted by former Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo.
Minefield clearance in the Falklands is going well on the current phase which will run until June 2017, Dynasafe Bactec Ltd. Program manager Guy Marot confirmed this week to Penguin News. Work to date has involved technical survey and clearance work in the Eliza Cove area (south east Stanley) and Goose Green, and is scheduled to continue after Christmas in the Mount Longdon and Hearndon Waters (Murrell) minefields, and Port Howard on West Falklands.
Mexican cement manufacturer Cementos Chihuahua expressed its interest in becoming a supplier for the construction of the border wall between Mexico and the US which has been announced by US President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign.
The presidency of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) in supposedly in the hands of Venezuela, who is said to have been suspended from full membership for failing to comply with the bloc's statutes.
In his first Thanksgiving Message as US President-elect, Donald Trump has called for unity following a “long and bruising political campaign”. He also announced the selection of the first two women in her cabinet, education and UN ambassador.