On recalling the International Day for World Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all Governments to remember landmines and explosive remnants of war when discussing peace agreements or when sending urgent humanitarian aid to conflict zones.
Brazil's top electoral court on Tuesday delayed proceedings in a landmark trial about illegal campaign funding that could lead to the removal of President Michel Temer less than a year after he took over from impeached leftist Dilma Rousseff, and 18 months before the 2018 presidential election.
An Argentine court on Tuesday prosecuted ex president Cristina Fernandez and her children, Maximo and Florencia, as alleged heads of an illicit organization to launder money in association with public works contractors. The ruling includes the seizure of family assets equivalent to US$ 8.5 million and handing over their passports.
International election observers didn’t find evidence of fraud in Ecuador’s presidential vote, the Organization of American States said on Monday, despite claims from the opposition that it was cheated after the ruling party’s candidate declared victory in a narrow race.
Doctors in Cuba removed a benign node from the vocal cords of Bolivia's President Evo Morales, the Bolivian government said.
FIH Group PLC said on Monday it still views a potential takeover approach from Dolphin Fund Ltd as unwelcome and recommends an existing bid from Staunton Holdings Ltd.
Venezuelan Supreme Court reversal decision to take over the opposition-led congress seems to have yielded to domestic and international pressure, but it still gives embattled populist President Nicolas Maduro broad new powers over the country´s vast oil wealth, which now appears to have been his true target.
Comodoro Rivadavia, in Argentine Patagonia, also known as the Oil capital of the country is estimated to have experienced an 80% destruction of the city, according to a first report from an Army engineers' battalion sent to set up bridges and repair highways. The city suffered a week of historic torrential rains (330mm) and strong winds with flooding, mudslides which swept away with bridges and tracts of roads and major highways.
Aerolineas Argentinas inaugurated on Monday the Atlantic Corridor which will have daily flights between Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Bahía Blanca, Trelew, Comodoro Rivadavia and Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego.
MPs have warned about the UK and the EU failing to reach a Brexit agreement, urging the government to work out how much no deal would cost. The Brexit committee said ministers' claim that no deal is better than a bad deal was unsubstantiated until an economic assessment was published. But the report divided the cross-party committee, with some members saying it was too pessimistic about Brexit.