An explosion in a coal mine in northern Mexico killed seven miners, officials said, highlighting lax safety conditions in small mines that are often poorly regulated.
Planning Minister Julio De Vido and senior members of the Venezuelan Oil Company PDVSA were holding a meeting this afternoon to discuss the details of plan of cooperation between oil companies PDVSA and recently nationalized YPF.
Venezuela's Hugo Chávez unveiled a 3D image of South America's 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar on Tuesday, based on bones the president ordered exhumed two years ago to test his theory that Bolivar was murdered.
The President of Investe São Paulo -the gateway for companies that intend to settle their operations in the Brazilian state- referred to the ongoing foreign investment boom in the neighbouring country is due in part to the “lack of both legal and economic security that Argentina and its government have.”
President Ollanta Humala named human rights lawyer Juan Jimenez prime minister as the Peruvian leader shuffled his cabinet to calm a wave of violent anti-mining protests.
Colombia's largest rebel group has blown up a section of the 220,000-barrel-per-day-capacity Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline, Ecopetrol and the army said, in the latest in a series of attacks on oil infrastructure.
One of Cuba's best-known dissidents, Oswaldo Payá, leader of the Christian Democratic Movement, died in a car crash, religious and dissident sources said.
Thousands of people marched through Mexico City to denounce the July 1 election of Enrique Peña Nieto as president, though the protest was smaller than one held earlier this month.
A bus skidded off the road in the western Mexican state of Nayarit, killing 21 passengers and injuring at least 29 others, officials said.
Mexico's ruling conservatives lent their support to accusations that President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto benefited from laundered money in his campaign, piling more pressure on the country's next leader.