Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will be moved to maximum security federal jails.
Brazil posted a surprise current account deficit in April, central bank data showed on Monday, although as a share of national economic output Brazil's balance of payments shortfall with the rest of the world is showing signs of stabilizing.
Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's largest drug manufacturers, has gone on trial in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the US state of Oklahoma. Prosecutors accuse the firm of deceptively marketing painkillers and downplaying addiction risks, fuelling a so-called opioid epidemic.
Amnesty International is to lose most of its senior leadership team after a report said it had a toxic workplace. The human rights organization's secretary-general, Kumi Naidoo, ordered an independent review after two employees killed themselves last year. In the review, one staff member described Amnesty as having a toxic culture of secrecy and mistrust.
Alastair Campbell has defended his decision to vote for the Lib Dems in the European elections after he was expelled from the Labour Party. Tony Blair's former spin doctor said he had voted tactically. He said he would always be Labour but acted in the best interests of what the Labour Party should be doing by supporting a pro-Remain party.
France and Germany have disagreed on who should take one of the EU's key roles as leaders from the bloc met following parliamentary elections. The vote saw the big centrist blocs lose their majorities with Greens and nationalists gaining ground.
Barely a week after the Alberto Fernández-Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) ticket for the upcoming presidential elections in Argentina was announced, the unexpected Peronist-Kirchnerist pairing is over ten points ahead of incumbent President Mauricio Macri and whomever he picks as his running mate, according to two polls sponsored by the center-left Página 12 newspaper, it was reported.
The junior partner of the Argentine ruling coalition, the center-left Radical party, UCR, at its national convention, and after much debate finally agreed to remain as a junior member of, Cambiemos(Let's Change), headed by president Mauricio Macri.
Colombia and Peru on Monday called on the international community to commit more aid to help them cope with an influx of around three million Venezuelans who have migrated to the two countries in recent years.
Brazil’s Economy Minister Paulo Guedes threatened to step down if his ambitious plans to overhaul the country’s social security system are watered down and diluted into what he called a “little reform.”