Ecuadorean Judge Daniela Camacho Thursday ruled that former President Rafael Correa (2007-2017) is to stand trial for his alleged inolvement in the kidnapping of politician Fernando Balda in 2012 in Bogotá.
A Chilean Air Force (FACH) airplane took off from Santiago Wednesday with 175 Haitians onboard on their way back home in what some regarded as a “humanitarian flight” and others dubbed a “forced deportation.”
Brazil president-elect Jair Bolsonaro backtracked on some of his more controversial pledges promising to expand trade with China and rethink the idea of moving the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Bolsonaro is currently in Brasilia for various meetings with senior officials and transition arrangements.
Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appointed his first female cabinet member on Wednesday evening, picking the head of the farmers’ caucus in the lower house as agriculture minister.
Two British Commonwealth member states voted Tuesday to keep the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as their final court of appeal.
Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters is currently on a tour of South America and this week was in Argentina for a first concert in La Plata, and on Thursday the City of Buenos Aires Legislative Council is scheduled to award him a Guest of Honor diploma.
Theresa May has told the British Cabinet that she will not agree a withdrawal deal with the EU “at any cost”. The Prime Minister said any agreement will be dependent on an “acceptable” framework for future relations in areas like trade and security, expected to be covered in a separate political declaration.
Leaving the European Union without a deal would be “absurd” and the whole process of Brexit can still be stopped, Tony Blair has claimed. The former prime minister said the British people should be given the chance to vote again on whether to remain in the EU because otherwise they faced either a “pointless” or a “painful” version of Brexit.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that Europeans cannot be protected without a true, European army, as he marks the centenary of the World War One Armistice.
The credit rating agency Fitch lowered the prospects for Argentine sovereign debt to negative, arguing the overall weakness of the economy and an uncertain scenario for fiscal consolidation in coming years.