Productive integration for small and medium sized companies plus a special financing fund for that group of companies and a technological renovation plan are some of the main issues in the official agenda to be addressed by the coming Mercosur summit to be held in the Argentine province of Tucuman.
Relations between Colombia and Ecuador grew chillier Tuesday, as Colombia postponed restoring diplomatic ties at the level of trade-attache because of aggressive remarks by Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa.
The presidents of Brazil and Venezuela, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Hugo Chávez, respectively, met June 27 in Caracas to address economic issues aimed at reinforcing bilateral cooperation.
A ban on handguns in Washington DC has been ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. In a 5-4 decision, the justices upheld a lower court ruling striking down the ban. They said individuals had a right to keep handguns for lawful purposes
The administration of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is finding it increasingly difficult to retain the congressional majority which should ensure the approval of the sliding export taxes on grains and oilseeds, as sent by the Executive, and which triggered a 103 day conflict with farmers.
Headlines: Million pounds cost of lost BAS air link; Councillors in New York.
The Chilean Senate reiterated an invitation to Pope Benedict XVI to travel to Chile for the commemoration of a crucial papal mediation in avoiding a war between Chile and Argentina in 1978.
The world's major industrialized nations must take the lead in efforts to tackle the three interrelated crises of global food insecurity, climate change and development in poor countries, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on the eve of an official trip that will include his participation in next month's G-8 summit in Japan.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe told Congress to call a new presidential ballot after a court challenged the law that allowed him to seek re-election in 2006.
SIGNATORIES of the Ottawa Convention are unhappy with the British Government's request for an extension of the deadline for the UK to meet its obligation to clear anti-personnel mines in the Falklands.