A gang of some 50 armed individuals attacked on Sunday night two banks, as well as military and police barracks, in a city in the northeast of Brazil, burning vehicles and causing a shooting that left three suspects dead.
Brazil's jailed ex-president Lula da Silva's legal troubles mounted on Monday as he was accused by the Sao Paulo public prosecutor's office of money laundering in his dealings with Equatorial Guinea.
Brazilian food company Minerva SA has signed memorandums of understanding with China's Alibaba and another five clients in the world's most populous nation to supply frozen beef for a period of five years.
The oil and chemical industries have meant a 712.1 billion yuan (around 103 billion US dollar) profit for the first three quarters of the year for China's treasure, which equals a 45.2 percent increase from the same period of 2017, according to official Ministry of Industry and Information Technology figures released Monday.
Buenos Aires was still shaking around noon Monday from the weekend's Libertadores Cup fiasco. President Mauricio Macri was publicly addressing the issue for the first time at a press conference escorted by Security Minister Patricia Bullrich and Justice Minister Germán Garavano. And with the spotlight there, the US dollar crept back up against the Argentine peso after a two-month nadir, closing at AR$ 39.9 per 1 US dollar at the end of the business day.
Argentina's state-run Banco Nación President Javier González Fraga admitted borrowing from abroad is a possibility to face the current liquidity shortage, it was reported.
With international tensions on trade set to come to a head at the Group of 20 Leaders Summit next weekend, Argentina is hoping to find agreement on improving global stability, even if deep disagreements remain. Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said the November 30-December 1 meeting in Buenos Aires should stress the importance of trade itself, at a time that the former consensus against protectionism breaks down.
After the end of the European Council meeting, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, Ambassador Sir Tim Barrow, has written to the Secretaries General of the Council and Commission of the European Union.
The Copa Libertadores Superclásico (super derby) final between Argentina's biggest clubs, Boca Juniors and River Plate, has been suspended, CONMEBOL has announced. The regional governing body said on Sunday that the second leg of the already postponed final will be rescheduled, after violent scenes on Saturday ended with Boca's team bus being attacked by River fans.
Argentina's foreign minister Jorge Faurie said that this week's G20 leaders' summit in Buenos Aires not only will it be historic since for the first time a meeting of such significance is taking place in South America, but also because of the symbolic reconciliation and constructive attitude between Argentina and the United Kingdom referred to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.