Uruguay currently has a cattle herd of 12 million head with beef becoming the main export commodity of the country, over a billion US dollars last year. Based on this it can be said that Uruguay is the country with the highest number of cattle per capita, 3.8.
Argentine prosecutors have requested that Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno and the newly-appointed Beatriz Paglieri, the official in charge of calculating inflation, be summoned to testify.
Bridging the gap between rich and poor countries should be as high a priority for the International Monetary Fund as helping to solve the world's financial imbalances, Dominique Strauss Kahn, the probable next managing director of the IMF told the Financial Times.
A key United States Senate committee supported new measures to protect US business and workers from what it says are unfair currency manipulation by China. The move is seen as a warning to China which US politicians say has depressed the value of the Yuan to boost trade.
Chile's country risk assessment shot this week to its highest level since August 2003 but is still the lowest in Latinamerica. International volatility with investors selling stocks and higher risk bonds and moving into more stable US bonds is seen as the cause behind the events of last week.
United States Treasuries surged Thursday in a flight to safety as stocks plunged in the US and Europe on growing fears of a global credit crunch and weaker than expected economic data.
The American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) applauded Wednesday the US Government for formally stating for the first time that the government of Argentina must honor the repudiated sovereign debts owed to international creditors, including over 20 billion US dollars in default claims by international bondholders and that these lingering issues adversely impact Argentina's investment climate.
The United States economy grew faster than expected over the past three months, 3.4% on an annual basis, the best quarterly performance since early 2006. In the previous quarter the economy expanded 0.6%.
Unite States stock markets dropped sharply Friday, extending a global share sell-off amid fears about the effect of higher interest rates on the world economy. There are growing concerns that higher rates will hit corporate profits and takeover deals, and dent consumer spending.
The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for growth in the global economy for this year to 5.2%, up form its April forecast of 4.9%.