Former Governor of Rio de Janeiro Wilson Witzel's impeachment has been upheld unanimously Friday by the Special Mixed Court (TEM), which means he has been permanently relieved from office and is furthermore ineligible for the next five years.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday announced the current restriction on the circulation of people in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) was being extended until May 21.
Colombian former President Álvaro Uribe on Friday urged that police and military have the right to use arms in the context of demonstrations against the tax reform being promoted by the government of Ivan Duque, his political godson. The following reactions included Human Rights groups and political figures pressing Twitter to suspend Uribe’s account, where he posted the message.
Chile's leading labour unions Friday marched through the streets of Santiago in demand of financial aid and other types of assistance. But despite wearing facemasks and holding permits to circulate under lockdown they were halted at the gates of the La Moneda presidential palace when they tried to deliver a letter addressed at President Sebastián Piñera.
In 2021 the governments of the United States, Canada and the Netherlands all independently stated China was committing genocide against Uyghur people in the region of Xinjiang. Last week, April 22, UK Parliament was the latest to accuse China of committing crimes against humanity and genocide in its treatment of ethnic and religious minorities.
Argentina President Alberto Fernández has selected Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura CEO Alexis Guerrera to become the new Transport Minister in place of the late Mario Meoni, who passed away in a car accident on April 23.
The four founding and still full members of Mercosur - Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – Friday signed in Montevideo the bloc's electronic commerce accord which had been agreed on at the Common Market Council virtual Meeting last December, it was announced.
Medical experts appointed by the Office of the Prosecutor investigating the death of Diego Armando Maradona Friday concluded the Argentine football star lacked proper health care assistance and that he might have survived under different conditions.
The US dollar kept its downward trend against the Uruguayan peso Friday, closing at US $ 1 = UR $ 43.8 for interbank operations, it was reported. In Brazil, the exchange rate fell 0.7% Friday and stood at 5.44 R$ per dollar.