Former Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manuel Santos Wednesday said the current administration headed by Iván Duque is interested in striking a peace deal with the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional - ELN) guerrillas.
The world is becoming more authoritarian as autocratic regimes become even more brazen in their repression. Many democratic governments are backsliding and are adopting authoritarian tactics by restricting free speech and weakening the rule of law, a trend exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Russia's Lukoil oil company Wednesday announced the finding of an oil reserve off the coast of Tabasco in Mexico believed to be worth 250 million barrels of crude. ”The reservoir was discovered when drilling the Yoti West-1EXP well from the semi-submersible platform Valaris 8505,” according to a company statement.
Representatives from the UK and British Overseas Territories, including the Falkland Islands, are scheduled to meet virtually for the Oversight of Public Finance and Good Governance Forum 2021.
The Government of the United States has announced it would be dropping Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) from the Terrorist Group list.
Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry Wednesday launched a full-scale cabinet reshuffle to include some opposition figures within his administration in an attempt to achieve some stability in a country still trying to recover from the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse plus a devastating earthquake, the COVID-19 pandemic and also some gang violence.
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.