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South American leaders to discuss U.S. spying

Leaders of a South American trade bloc that includes Brazil and Venezuela meet Friday for a summit that will focus on allegations of US spying that have outraged US allies and rivals alike. The group of Mercosur nations, which also includes Argentina and Uruguay, was due to discuss the possibility…

Top Argentine official found hanged at summit

MONTEVIDEO — A top Argentine official was found hanged Tuesday in his hotel room in Montevideo during a summit meeting of the South American trade group Mercosur, police said. Ivan Heyn, the undersecretary of foreign trade, was found dead around 3:00 pm (1700 GMT) at the Radisson Hotel downtown, police…