Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called a demonstration in a bid to reignite the protest movement he hopes will force President Nicolas Maduro from office.
Argentina is thought to be on the brink of falling into its ninth sovereign default, prompting some analysts to speculate whether the crisis-prone South American country might be tempted to accept funding from China.
Recession-hit Argentina's economy shrank by 2.1% in 2019, the state statistics institute said on Friday. The institute said the economy contracted by 0.3% in December compared to the same period in 2018.
President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he would try to convince electric carmaker Tesla to open a factory in Brazil when he heads to the United States next month. Bolsonaro, who will visit Miami and Dallas on March 9 and 10, said on Twitter that our extensive agenda will include the possibility of bringing Tesla to Brazil.
Around 10,000 people demonstrated in support of bull and cock fighting in Lima on Friday ahead of a Supreme Court decision on their future.
The United States government has decided to once again allow raw beef products to be imported into the US from Brazil, a move that has angered some cattlemen and food safety groups who are voicing concerns about the quality of the meat.
Intense rains in parts of Brazil have limited the advance of the soybean harvest over the past few days while also delaying exports of the oilseed, agribusiness consultancy Arc Mercosul said on Friday.
The son of a powerful Mexican drug lord was this week extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking, a government source revealed. Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as El Menchito, was extradited this day on the charge of conspiracy to smuggle drugs into US territory, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Brazil’s Ministry of Health has begun to distribute the 128.6 million condoms purchased to guarantee the protection of those who participate in Carnival 2020 later this month. Officials said that by the beginning of the Carnival period, all states in the country will have been supplied.
Paraguay's Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni announced on Friday the latest information on the dengue fever outbreak in the country. “We want to start the conference with good news: the epidemic has slowed in the area of Asunción and Central, at this time we have not reached peak and we are currently on a plateau and we even have a tendency of a decline in most of the hospitals, stating this will be corroborated next week”.