Ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli could win Argentina's presidential election in the first round, after an opinion poll published on Friday showed he had widened his lead over his closest rival. Scioli, the anointed candidate of President Cristina Fernandez, would win 41.3% of voters' support, including his share of projected undecided votes, the survey by Ricardo Rouvier & Associates showed. Second-placed mayor of Buenos Aires City, Mauricio Macri would secure 30.5%.
Argentina on Monday will pay the $5.9 billion maturity due for its Boden 15 bonds in cash and issue new debt the following day, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said on Friday. Argentina which is in technical default on some debt because of a legal fight with bondholders in the United States, targets raising $500 million in the auction of notes under Argentine law, Kicillof told a news conference.
A group of lawmakers called for the resignation of the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, after Switzerland provided Brazilian prosecutors with details of Swiss bank accounts in his name.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday announced a Cabinet reshuffle that reduces the number of posts from 39 to 31 and gives a more significant role to the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, or PMDB, the country's biggest and a key ally of her Workers' Party.
Brazil largest party, main ally and pillar of President Dilma Rousseff's fragile coalition said it was “110% satisfied” with the changes announced on Friday: reducing cabinet posts from 39 to 31, slashing thousands of coveted jobs for political appointees and cutting her salary and that of the vice president by 10%.
In a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on October 1, it was announced that the new Governor of Gibraltar would be former Royal Marine Lieutenant General Edward (Ed) Davis CB CBE.
The US economy added just 142,000 jobs in September, lowering the chance of an interest rate rise this year. The figure was far lower than the 205,000 increase forecast by economists. The number of jobs created in July and August were revised down by a combined 59,000.
Christopher Harper-Mercer was withdrawn and quiet as he grew up in southern California, spending most of his time indoors at his mother’s apartment and deflecting neighbors when they asked him how he was doing, or why he always wore the same outfit of combat boots and green Army pants. But there was one subject that got him to open up: guns.
A wanted Colombian drug lord who had a $5-million price on his head from the United States has been killed in a military operation, authorities said Friday. Victor Megateo Navarro, a former guerrilla fighter accused of running a cocaine supply route along the Colombian-Venezuelan border, was first reported killed in August.