More than half a million people have signed a petition to have former UK prime minister Sir Tony Blair's knighthood “rescinded”. Sir Tony was appointed by the Queen a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry.
The Government of Argentina has allocated US $ 800 million to the purchase of Russian electric trains for a non-electrified railroad, the Buenos Aires daily La Nación reported.
Posco Argentina's CEO KwangBok Kim Wednesday announced an US $ 830 million investment after a meeting with Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur. Also present at the gathering was company director SungKook Chung.
Luxembourg has announced the withdrawal of its embassy in Managua while diplomatic ties with Nicaragua will be handled by the Embassy in Washington, DC as of Feb. 1. Charge d'Affaires Joe Geisbusch will end his mission Jan. 30.
A Paraguayan soldier has died after having his chest pierced by a deer belonging to President Mario Abdo Benítez's private wildlife collection, it was reported Wednesday.
Two people were reported to have died as a result from attacks by piranhas -a species of carnivorous fish with a strong presence in fresh water courses in South America.- and many others were injured in various incidents along the Paraguay and Paraná rivers.
Some three decades ago the new Argentine democratically elected government takes office determined to put an end to endemic inflation when not hyperinflation. The new scheme was convertibility, making the Peso equivalent to one US dollar. Following strictly to the book, this meant a tight rein on spending and selling government companies that only accumulated deficits.
Former Colombian elite soldier Mario Antonio Palacios has been arrested by United States authorities in Panama during a stopover on his way back home from Jamaica, it was announced Tuesday.
About 80,000 hectares of Argentine Patagonia came under fire during the weekend and the smoke has even reached the city of La Plata, a little over 1,000 kilometers northeast of the epicenter in the Puerto Madryn region, in the province of Chubut.
Chile's Upper House Tuesday afternoon approved yet another extension to the State of Constitutional Exception in the provinces of Bío Bío and Arauco, in the Bío Bío region, and in those of Malleco and Cautín, in La Araucanía.