Argentine President Alberto Fernández Thursday said this region had tasted first-hand what it means to be less developed than other parts of the world as he opened the III Regional Meeting of Ministers of Education of Latin America and the Caribbean at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Buenos Aires.
Former Formula 1 car racing mogul Bernie Ecclestone has been arrested in Brazil for carrying a concealed weapon as he tried to board a flight bound for Switzerland, it was announced Thursday.
A strong earthquake rocked Chile, Perú, and Bolivia Thursday morning. Authorities in the three countries are still to release detailed reports on the aftermath of the event.
A team of Chilean scientists doing research in Antarctica has come up with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and other man-developed treatments thanks to information passed on through genes, it was reported.
By Harold Briley for MercoPress (London) – The 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict is being commemorated all year with events in the Falkland Islands, the United Kingdom, and Argentina as MercoPress has reported.
In a move to contain inflation ahead of this year's Oct. 2 elections, Brazil's Chamber of Foreign Trade decided to cut down the Mercosur Common External Tariff (TEC) by 10% on items such as beans, meat, pasta, cookies, rice, and construction materials, the Ministry of Economy announced.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is scheduled to attend the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles next month and plans to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden, according to Planalto Palace sources. The decision follows on a visit from Biden's special envoy, former Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd who met with Bolsonaro.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández finally gave up his plans to spend the May 25 National holiday in Antarctica and walked from Casa Rosada with his entourage to the Cathedral after breakfast for the traditional te Deum (thanksgiving service) at the Buenos Aires Cathedral in charge of Archbishop Mario Poli, Jorge Bergoglio's successor since the latter became Pope Francis.
Relatives of the Argentine Navy's ARA San Juan's crew have voiced their anger at the opposition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) lawmakers not endorsing a bill to protect the area where the remains of the submarine were found.
Argentina's Ambassador Daniel Scioli Wednesday highlighted the integration process with Brazil and the current relationship between South America's two largest countries, which will “together guarantee food and energy for the region.”