Heavily armed men blew down the front gate of a maximum security prison in northeastern Brazil early Monday and with guns blazing, enabled more than 100 inmates to escape while killing a policeman, authorities said.
Brazil's imprisoned former president Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next month's presidential race, waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running, his legal team said. His decision takes his leftist Workers' Party (PT) close to the limit on registering a candidate for the October 7 election, with a court having set Tuesday as the deadline for the PT to name a replacement nominee.
Argentina raised the price of biodiesel used in domestic fuel mixes in response to a sharp devaluation in the Peso currency and new taxes on primary exports, the government said in its official gazette on Monday.
UK media are reporting the information includes credit card details, residential addresses and email details but the airline said the hackers had not accessed itineraries or passport details.