Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has been granted the Lower House's Medal of Legislative Merit Wednesday together with other world personalities amid kudos and boos alike.
More than 20 people are feared to have died after their boat capsized while trying to cross the English Channel. These are the asylum seekers some Britons have considered sending over to the Falkland Islands earlier this week as scores of mostly Iranians, Iraqis, Eritreans and Syrians keep rafting in.
Although it actually came as no surprise, Germany's leading political parties Wednesday agreed that current Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) will take over from Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after 16 years in office.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández was told Wednesday at Casa Rosada that the Toyota automotive manufacturing plant in the city of Zárate will be producing 27,000 additional vehicles yearly, it was announced.
Pardons and deportations granted to reduce overcrowding at Ecuador's jails Government of Ecuador have decreed a series of pardons and extraditions of prison inmates in a move aimed at reducing overcrowding at detention facilities following a series of deadly riots this year which has cost over 230 lives, it was announced.
Paraguay's Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo said the Bi-Oceanic Corridor will bring Mercosur's entire economic development closer to Asia. His remarks came at a press conference after meeting with his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi in Tokyo earlier this week.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Ana Corbacho, met (virtually) with the Chilean authorities during November 15–19 to discuss recent economic developments, policies, and priorities for the country. The mission engaged with senior officials, analysts, and business representatives. At the conclusion of the visit, Ms. Corbacho issued the following statement:
Chilean political analyst Manuel Rodríguez Uribe estimates that the presidential runoff will be a different election to last Sunday's, under a different context but in a much more polarized environment, with conservative candidate Jose Antonio Kast holding better political support than his left-wing contender Gabriel Boric, currently a member of congress' Lower House in the representation of the extreme south region of Magallanes.
Although long queues at voting places and the delay suffered by many voters gave the impression that last Sunday's election in Chile had triggered a massive attendance, later in the day the Electoral Service figures showed exactly the contrary, just over 7 million Chileans bothered to go and vote for the next Chilean president.
House of Lords have defeated the Boris Johnson government in backing a move aimed at ensuring troops accused of the most serious offences are normally tried in a civilian court. The House of Lords supported the presumption against such cases being dealt with by the military justice system by 210 votes to 190, majority 20.