United States President Donald Trump Monday announced he would be reimposing tariffs on imports of metals from Argentina and Brazil as a result of those two countries' devaluing their respective currencies which is not good for our farmers. Trump made the statement through his Twitter account.
Venezuela's opposition on Sunday said it will investigate alleged wrongdoing within its ranks after a media outlet reported that a group of opposition lawmakers had unduly advocated for a businessman linked to the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, who was released from prison on Friday, grew up during her father Alberto Fujimori's deeply divisive reign as president from 1990 to 2000. Keiko, now 44, sided with her father when her mother Susana Higuchi accused Alberto's men of torturing her and divorced him in 1994. Keiko Fujimori took over first lady duties at the age of just 19.
US President Donald Trump leaves on Monday for a NATO summit in London and he is under pressure from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resist the temptation to wade into the British election campaign coming up later in December.
American actor Leonardo DiCaprio denied a claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that he had helped fund groups allegedly linked to fires in the Amazon rain forest.
A representative from the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines said this weekend that the country is ready to start mining uranium in the southern Puno region. During a workshop on uranium mining targeted at public service personnel, Martha Vásquez, head of the Mining Management Division at the ministry, said that the country is well-equipped to responsibly exploit the radioactive mineral.
At least nine people were trampled to death and two others were injured early on Sunday in the chaotic aftermath of a police raid in a poor Sao Paulo neighbourhood, authorities said. Residents blamed the police for causing the panicky stampede, local media reported.
From Chile to Venezuela and Bolivia to Nicaragua, it’s no understatement to say that Latin America is on fire.
Clashes between police and suspected cartel gunmen in a northern Mexican town killed 21 people this weekend, authorities said, adding fuel to a debate sparked by US President Donald Trump, who has vowed to designate the gangs as terrorists.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has been appointed United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance. Mr. Carney will take up his new post once his term as governor ends on 31 January 2020.