Ultra left-wing candidate Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party was surprisingly ahead on Monday morning after the first round of Peru's presidential elections, but the names of those advancing to the runoff will not be known for about a month, officials said.
Contrary to expectations, Guillermo Lasso Sunday surprisingly beat Andrés Arauz to become Ecuador's next president. Lasso, a conservative, was a sure winner in the evening as 97.91% of the votes were counted.
Chile's President Sebastán Piñera Sunday signed into law the new migration law which spent eight years in Congress before being passed.
Argentina's Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero and Health Minister Carla Vizzotti are to hold a meeting Monday to discuss additional measures as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic seems increasingly out of control.
Brazil has been displaced from its shrine as the world's second-worst country regarding coronavirus infections. Its place has been taken over by India.
Famous Argentine TV-radio host and former sportscaster Mauro Viale has died in Buenos Aires at the age of 73 due to covid-19 complications, it was reported. He had received the first dose of the vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus last week.