Brazil's president renewed his attacks on journalist Glenn Greenwald over the weekend, raising the possibility of jail a few days after members of his party said the American's Brazil-based internet publication was “aligned with criminal hackers” for reporting the contents of hacked phone conversations involving the current justice minister.
The European Commission will deem that Canada, Brazil, Singapore, Argentina and Australia don't regulate credit ratings agencies with the same rigor as the EU, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing a document. The decision would withdraw some market access rights of the country, removing a status that makes it possible for European banks to rely on the ratings.
Peru's President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday offered to cut short his term and hold elections to end what he called an institutional crisis. He said in a speech to Congress this would also involve shortening the term of the legislature. As it stands, general elections are scheduled for July of next year.
Two Iranian ships stranded off the coast of Brazil for weeks set sail on Saturday, officials said, after a court ordered state oil giant Petrobras to fuel up the vessels. The bulk carriers had been stuck at Paranagua port in the southern state of Parana since early last month after Petrobras refused to provide fuel for fear of breaching US sanctions on Iran.
China-Brazil relations, which are already “stable and mature,” could be further strengthened in the future, experts said last Friday during a seminar marking the 45th anniversary of China-Brazil diplomatic ties.
A scheme to create 20,000 jobs in Honduras has been agreed between the country's president and Mexico's leader in an attempt to stem the flow of migrants toward the United States.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday said two former FARC commanders from neighboring Colombia whose whereabouts are unknown were welcome in Venezuela, a statement likely to fuel criticism that he is providing a safe haven for armed groups.
Brazilian police said on Sunday they arrested one person and are seeking an arrest warrant for another in connection with the theft of a gold shipment at São Paulo’s international airport on Jul 25.
Cuban government and Communist Party officials attended funeral services for Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega on Sunday in a testament to his success in elevating the Church's position on the Caribbean island after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Venezuelans paid homage on Sunday to the late socialist leader Hugo Chávez on the day of his birth — which coincides with the birthday of one of the nation’s leading opposition figures.