Argentines are facing what is probably the tightest presidential race since the return of the country’s democracy in 1983 with conservative President Mauricio Macri facing an opposition ticket including ex-President Cristina Fernández, and the primary elections Sunday are expected to provide a hint of who might win October’s vote.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested on Friday that people poop every other day as a way to save the environment after he came under fire for a surge in deforestation of the Amazon since he came to power.
The way the world manages land produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a UN report on the effects of climate change on land said.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the United States has approved the nomination of his son Eduardo as ambassador to Washington.
China's economy already is slowing amid the trade conflict with the United States, but if Washington were to ramp up tariffs even further it could cut Chinese growth sharply, the IMF warned on Friday.
President Donald Trump cast more doubt on chances for a trade deal with Beijing on Friday, signalling he might cancel talks set for September amid an intensifying US-China trade war.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to build a US$800 million plant in Brazil's Sao Paulo state over the next three years, the governor said, as the Chinese telecom giant ramps up its presence in Latin America despite U.S. objections.
US Environmental Protection Agency has said it will no longer approve warning labels that claim the controversial herbicide glyphosate causes cancer, calling the statement false and misleading.
Ahead of Sunday's primaries' mandatory vote, The Economist published the following on Argentine president Macri's chances of reelection, in what seems a very tight competition with Kirchnerism.