Vice president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is again president of Argentina, although on an interim basis, while the head of state Alberto Fernandez is off to Israel for a summit of world leaders to a homage to Holocaust victims.
An Australian tourist was stabbed in Buenos Aires while jogging close to the Law School in the posh neighbourhood of La Recoleta. Apparently he was attacked by a lonely delinquent with the intention of robbing his belongings and cellular phone.
A senior adviser to president Trump said that former Bolivian leader Evo Morales has become a “headache” for Argentina. Mauricio Claver-Carone told the Bolivian newspaper Pagina Siete that Argentina should have focused on its economic issues instead of granting Morales asylum.
Chinese beef importers are seeking to renegotiate prices previously agreed when they closed deals to buy dozens of shipments from Brazil and Uruguay because values are too high, according to a report in the online edition of local newspapers on Monday.
Argentina’s economy ministry said on Monday it had exchanged Treasury bills with an original face value of 99.6 billion pesos (US$1.66 billion) in a debt swap auction to help push back its repayment schedule amid a wider economic crisis.
Brazilian soap opera actress Regina Duarte could become the next Minister of Culture. Although she has not given her full yes, she is expected on Wednesday in Brasilia to check on the job and her responsibilities. The former minister Roberto Alvim was sacked after including Nazi propaganda official Joseph Goebbels excerpts in an official speech.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country will take additional measures in support of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó. Pompeo called on other countries to co-operate in efforts to remove President Nicolás Maduro from office
Uruguayan ex-president Jose Mujica is well known for his eclectic statements, expressed in the most coarse language, and in these austral summer days, with much sun and hard-drinking, was again at it, this time mocking the Argentines and his Kirchner friends which he openly supported in the recent election that meant the return of the Ks' populism.
Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to force their way into Mexico on Monday by crossing the river that divides the country from Guatemala, prompting the National Guard to fire tear gas.
The government of Boris Johnson lost three votes in the Lords over its Brexit legislation - its first defeats since the election. Peers supported calls for EU nationals to be given a physical document as proof they have the right to live in the UK after it leaves the bloc.