The International Monetary Fund praised the performance and management of the Brazilian economy during the last few years and forecasted that the strong Brazilian currency, Real, offers more opportunities to open the economy both financially and commercially.
The latest poll on Socioeconomic characterization of the Chilean population shows that since 1990 the number of Chileans living in poverty conditions has dropped to almost half, but still over two million continue to be poor including half a million indigent.
The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) announced the publication in the Federal Register of the proposed rule for the importation of blueberries from Uruguay to the US.
The world's five main emerging economies called Thursday for a greater say in the global decision-making process. The leaders of India, China, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa issued the call at a meeting to coordinate their positions ahead of Friday's session with the Group of Eight (G8) in the German resort of Heiligendamm.
The United States trade deficit fell unexpectedly in April to 58.5 billion US dollars, helped by the weak dollar which makes US exports more competitive and depresses demand for imports.
Brazil's Central Bank on Wednesday shaved 50 points of the Selic reference interest rate which now stands at 12% a historic low and in line with market expectations.
The European Central Bank raised its key interest rate by 25 points to 4% Wednesday and hinted that further hikes could come to tame inflation in a dynamic euro-zone economy.
Uruguay's consumer prices index increased 0.76% in May, totaling 5.37% in the first five months of the year and 8.25% in the last twelve months, according to the country's Statistics Institute.
Immigrants who live and work in Spain generated over half of the country's economic growth in the last five years, according to the report España 2007 from the Encuentro Foundation which estimates that foreigners living in Spain represent 10% of total population, almost 4.5 million people.
President Hugo Chavez called for the creation of a common defense pact between Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia and announced the creation of a development bank to finance joint projects for the four countries.