Argentina has reacted furiously to plans by Britain to lay claim to vast new tracts of potentially oil and gas-rich territories in the seas off the Falklands.
President Néstor Kirchner and his wife (and would-be successor) Cristina Fernández arrive in New York today to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
The Brazilian government is to spend $270m (£133m) in the next three years creating new reservations for indigenous groups in the Amazon.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori landed on Peruvian soil for the first time in seven years on Saturday.
Britain is seeking to legally annex stretches of the south Atlantic seabed in a bid to tap gas, mineral and oil wealth, in a move that could raise tension with Argentina, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Disgraced former President Alberto Fujimori arrived in Peru for the first time in seven years under armed guard on Saturday to face charges of abusing human rights and stealing public money during his decade-long rule in the 1990s.
Argentina key negotiator in the Botnia pulp mill dispute with Uruguay was ousted from his Foreign Ministry post because of his disagreement with the official policy, according to the fired diplomat, Raúl Estrada Oyuela.
Death of a hero; No full-timers for this council; £3m price tag for terminals; Cathedral rector heading south; 'Governor Gurr'; Oil operators meeting; Beds for vets still nended.
Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, assured this Thursday that his country is working on making Venezuela, definitely, gets his full member entry into the Southern Common Market (Mercosur).
President Michelle Bachelet on Sunday will lead a delegation of high-profile Chilean politicians to the United Nations headquarters in New York City. While the purpose of the trip is ostensibly to participate in the U.N.'s 62nd General Assembly, the journey also gives Chile an opportunity to shore up support in its bid for a seat on the international body's Human Rights Council (UNHCR).