Pope Francis is introducing changes to the Vatican legal system and has announced reforms on laws governing child abuse to penalties for staff who leak confidential information. The latest overhaul of the Holy See comes after years of scandals which have damaged the image of the Catholic Church.
The charismatic leader of Chilean students’ massive protests for free and accessible education, Camila Vallejo launched this week her bid for Congress at the coming general elections next November with the Communist party.
UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening has confirmed that due to recent actions by the Argentine government she is no longer confident that further investments in Argentina would be consistent with the objectives she laid out in February this year, in an answer to a House of Commons Written Parliamentary Question.
Paraguay president-elect Horacio Cartes made public a strongly supported legal statement rejecting the decision to give the pro-tempore presidency of Mercosur to Venezuela which was approved and confirmed on Friday at the group’s presidential summit in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Mercosur leaders agreed on Friday to call home for consultation their ambassadors to Spain, France, Italy and Portugal to protest last week's forced diversion of the Bolivian president's aircraft. They also strongly defended their right to offer asylum Friday, venting anger at claims of US spying in the region while intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's fate hangs in the balance.
President Cristina Fernandez revealed during the Mercosur summit in Uruguay on Friday that as a result of the judicial dispute between Argentina and the hedge funds, a few countries in Europe are not a flying option for her.
“Mercosur has closed its doors to Paraguay and it’s not good for Latinamerican integration”, was the first reaction from Asuncion after the group announced the presidency for Venezuela and lifting the suspension of Paraguay next 15 August.