Prosecutors in Argentina have opened an investigation into allegations that former president Mauricio Macri spied on political opponents during his four years in office, judicial sources reported on Friday.
Argentina received a debt restructuring proposal from two creditor groups a step in the right direction, Economy Minister said on Friday. Nevertheless, it still fell short of what the country needed to strike a deal.
Despite a record number of new coronavirus cases reported in Brazil this week, Sao Paulo –the largest city in South America and home to Brazil's financial hub– will allow shops and malls to reopen after two months of loosely enforced quarantine.
Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. The epicenter of the South American coronavirus outbreak, Brazil saw 1,124 deaths in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.
Brazil's four largest news media outlets said they have withdrawn their reporters from coverage of President Jair Bolsonaro's official residence due to the lack of security to protect them from heckling and abuse by his supporters.
Argentine scientists are producing what they call a fast and inexpensive coronavirus test, which according to the government has captured the interest of other countries. The new test, called “NEOKIT-COVID-19”, allows detection of the virus in less than two hours, developers say.
Aircraft makers are circling Brazil’s Embraer weeks after Boeing ditched plans for a historic commercial aviation tie-up, people familiar with the matter said. Boeing axed plans to buy 80% of Embraer’s commercial unit in April, ending a planned move into regional jets that mirrored rival Airbus’ purchase in 2018 of a competing model developed by Canada’s Bombardier.
The Minneapolis police officer accused of killing an unarmed African American man was arrested and charged with murder on Friday as authorities sought to restore peace after three nights of violent protests left parts of the city in flames.
US President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the US relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China.
President Donald Trump said on Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong's special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing's bid to exert control in the financial hub.