The Argentine consulate in Vigo, Spain held a ceremony to acknowledge the valor and dedication of two Galician sailors from Vigo and Cangas who were forcibly recruited into the Falklands conflict, 41 years ago, by the Argentine navy when they were about to begin their fishing season in the South Atlantic on board the vessel Usurbil.
Some 2,000 lorries bound for Chile have been reported to be stranded in the middle of the Andes due to the closure of the Los Libertadores Path despite the road on the Argentine side being clear all the way to the Cristo Redentor tunnel.
Argentine Economy Minister and presidential hopeful Sergio Massa Monday said the arrival back in the country of the former Coast Guard British-built Shorts Skyvan PA-51 aircraft used in the 1970s for the infamous death flights was a symbol of the recovery of rights.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday told his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva that “when you are in trouble you ask your friends for help and friends are always there,” it was reported. Both leaders met Monday in Brasilia to celebrate 200 years of bilateral relations.
Former First Lady Sandra Torres will take on Congressman Bernardo Arévalo in the Aug. 20 presential runoff in Guatemala following Sunday's elections, according to preliminary data from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE).
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday said that his country and Argentina have adopted almost 100 actions to give substance to joint development between South America's two largest economies, Agencia Brasil reported.
Uruguay's Mario Colman Monday became the new Speaker of Mercosur's Parliament (Parlasur), it was reported in Montevideo.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva reiterated his support for the signing of the agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur but expressed his dissatisfaction with the additional terms proposed by the European bloc, calling them “unacceptable.”
On a cold and foggy night, the Parliament of Uruguay held a commemorative session on Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of the civic-military dictatorship that took place in the country from 1973 to 1985.