A teenager who became a symbol of ongoing protests in Colombia when he was injured by a teargas canister died of his wounds late on Monday, after President Ivan Duque met with unions and business leaders on the fifth straight day of demonstrations.
The presidents of Brazil’s two houses of congress live side by side in modern mansions in Brasília, the capital. In May they built a door in the wall that divides their gardens, so they could meet without attracting notice. The political mood was fevered.
The inauguration of Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez next month has reignited a debate over the legalization of abortion, a year after conservatives narrowly blocked its decriminalization, leaving the country bitterly divided over the issue.
The International Monetary Fund has named as head of its mission in Argentina, Luis Cubeddu, 53, replacing Italian born Roberto Cardarelli. Cubeddu is knowledgeable in Argentina since he was in Buenos Aires between 2002/04, during a similar financial pre-default situation, as a member of the IMF representation.
Colombia said on Monday it was expelling 59 Venezuelans for taking part in street protests, as conservative President Ivan Duque gathered with business and labor leaders in a bid to quell violent anti-government protests.
Argentina will finish 2019 at 55% annual inflation, the country’s treasury minister said on Monday, capping off a tumultuous year for Latin America’s No. 3 economy that also saw voters usher in a new leftist government.
Peru's Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, after more than a year of pre-trial detention. Fujimori, 44, has been held since October last year pending her trial in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
A cruise ship belonging to Squamish, British Columbia-based One Ocean Expeditions has been ordered by an Argentine federal judge to stay in the port of Buenos Aires due to a significant debt.
Thieves grabbed jewels and other treasures worth up to €1 billion from an eastern German museum in the early hours of Monday, Bild newspaper reported.
Port authorities tried to right a capsized ship on Monday to rescue thousands of sheep trapped below deck in the Black Sea off Romania. The Palau-registered Queen Hind flipped onto its side shortly after leaving Romania's Midia port en route to Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Its crew, most of them Syrians, were rescued.