The United States Federal Reserve could begin withdrawing economic stimuli sometime in the next four months and advances of such a program could be anticipated this week at the Jackson Hole central bankers meeting 26/27 August.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army captain, Friday launched his counterattack against Federal Supreme Court (STF) and Electors Supreme Court (TSE) Justice Alexandre De Moraes and requested his dismissal to the Senate.
Peruvian former Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua has been appointed again for the job to replace Héctor Béjar, who resigned earlier this week after just 19 days in office.
Bolivia's Attorney General Juan Lanchipa announced Friday that his office had filed charges of “genocide” against former interim President Janine Áñez for the massacre of several opposition protesters in the 2019 events which resulted in Evo Morales' resignation.
Paraguayan lorry drivers and authorities from the Government's National Directorate of Transport (Dinatrán) have reached an agreement among all parties involved, which resulted in the lifting of the road blockades and other measures encouraged by the truckers' union.
The Foreign Ministers of Paraguay and Argentina met Friday in Buenos Aires to discuss several items such as the reopening of the land borders between the two countries and the host's candidacy in 2022 to the annual presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).
Argentine farmers are expected to sow more corn than ever this season, while soybeans will fall to an all time 15-year minimum because of the export policy of the current administration and the lack of the regulatory framework for genetically modified, GM, seeds.
The Argentine Patagonia province of Chubut has imposed strict limits to the landings of shrimp caught in its waters, with the purpose of protecting the resource, limiting discards and damaged crustaceans which result in lower prices because of poor quality.
The United States sanctioned on Thursday three high ranking Cuban officials, the fourth round of punitive measures, in reply to the violent repression of anti-government protests that started on 11 July and shook the island's elite.
By Gwynne Dyer – Friday, 13 August, is the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, fell to the invaders after a long siege, and became Mexico City instead. It was a major historical event, still mourned by millions and celebrated by millions more than five centuries after it happened. But was it actually inevitable?