Paraguayan former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo supported by opposition and citizens groups disenchanted with the current political system leads with 36.8% in the race to April 20 presidential elections, according to the latest public opinion poll published by La Nación. This represents a two point win over the March poll.
Bolivian Culture Deputy Minister Pablo Groux complained this week that Quantum of Solace, the upcoming film about secret agent James Bond, stigmatizes Bolivia as a centre of drug traffic.
Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero promised short-term measures and US style incentives to halt an economic decline, especially in the construction sector, over his second term.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner joined on Sunday thousands who marched in downtown Paris calling for the release of French-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt who was kidnapped by FARC rebels six years ago, and is alleged to be seriously ill with fear of life.
DESPITE interference by Argentine authorities, Blind Dave Heeley's inspirational challenge to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days got off to a spectacular and successful start with a jet fly past at Mount Pleasant Complex, Falkland Islands at 00:01 GMT on Monday 7 April.
The International Monetary Fund's executive board approved Monday a broad financial overhaul plan that includes the sale of 403 tons of its gold holdings as part of a radical plan to shore up its finances.
Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing Ben-Hur and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 84.
Mexico yesterday condemned Venezuela's planned nationalization of the cement industry, which will affect Cemex, a major Mexican company.
We can only condemn this action, Finance Minister Agustín Carstens said in the city of Acapulco.
A group of Malvinas veterans who last week on the anniversary of the beginning of the conflict visited the Falkland Islands, called on the Argentine government for the identification of all combatants buried in the Argentine cemetery at Darwin, reports the Buenos Aires press.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff from the combined Argentine Chilean Peace Force, Cruz del Sur (Southern Cross) was officially imposed this week in Santiago and described as another landmark in the bilateral relation of the neighboring countries.