President Hugo Chavez was granted Wednesday by the National Assembly special powers during 18 months, to accelerate changes in broad areas of society and the economy by presidential decree.
After returning from her summer vacation on Lake Caburgua, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet plans to embark on an impressive tour of Latin American countries to encourage regional cooperation. She will then jet off to Europe to compare notes with sister countries famed for their welfare states.
Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called Tuesday for unity and hard work from all leaders of the ruling coalition to ensure the quick approval of the economic package recently announced and which is the backbone of his second mandate.
Thousands of followers of Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa stormed Congress on Tuesday demanding support for constitutional reforms forcing the evacuation of legislators and a strong reaction from riot police with batons and tear gas.
The Falkland Islands Government is hosting a one day Forum, entitled 'Opportunities for the Future', in London on 18 April 2007 to raise awareness of the Islands and its promising commercial growth and investment prospects, particularly in the areas of oil and mineral exploration, fisheries, agriculture and tourism.
Falkland Islands' born Alejandro Betts, 60, who left the islands for good in June 1982 to live in Argentina, is running for mayor of a small town, Aguas de Oro, in Cordoba, reports the Argentine press.
United Nations marked Monday the annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with an urgent appeal that the remembrance of the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazis serve to prevent new massacres, a rebuff for those who deny that the tragedy ever occurred, and moving testimony from survivors.
The White House confirmed Monday it will request Congress to renew the key trade negotiating authority that expires next July and said time was running short for countries to reach a new global trade deal.
Argentina ratified Monday its full willingness to dialogue with Uruguay to find a solution to the increasingly intricate dispute over the establishment of pulp mills along the common fluvial border.
Brazil's Lula da Silva and Argentina's Nestor Kirchner called on their Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez to avoid decisions that could debilitate democratic institutions in Venezuela reported the Brazilian press this Sunday.