The United States was shaken this past weekend by various shooting sprees nationwide. On Saturday, ten people were killed in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and three others were injured and on Sunday similar events in California and Texas, have left at least three more people dead.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Sunday insisted on social media that he feared Argentina and Chile were following the paths of Venezuela and Cuba because although Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez were already dead, the consequences of communism remained.
The mountaineer and climber Vanessa Estol became on Saturday the first person of Uruguayan nationality to reach the summit of Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters above sea level).
Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez Sunday stressed his country needed Uruguay's help to secure a sovereign presence to have a way out to the sea so that its exports can reach the world and that Montevideo “has always been a port of exit.”
Argentine Congressman Javier Milei Saturday announced that if he is elected President next year one of his first measures would be to suppress the Ministry of Women (officially known as Ministry of Women, Gender, and Diversity).
Riots rocked the Chilean capital city of Santiago as protesters demanded justice for slain reporter Francisca Sandoval, who died recently after being fatally shot while covering the May 1 Labor Day demonstrations.
Paraguayan anti-drug and organized crime Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, who was murdered in cold blood last week while honeymooning in an exclusive beach resort in Colombia, was laid to rest at Asunción's Recoleta Cemetery Sunday.
The specter of assassination is again haunting the electoral campaign in Colombia, where a left-wing candidate has a real chance of becoming president for the first time in a country that has a history of political careers ending in a hail of bullets.
Finland Sunday confirmed it would apply for membership to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), thus changing the geopolitical scenario in Europe less than three months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Argentina has been invited by Chinese president Xi Jinping to participate in three BRICS events taking place in the coming four weeks. The first will be a get-together of political parties, social organizations and think tanks, a second on May 20th, is a summit of foreign ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, BRICS full members, and the Argentine minister guest. Finally, on June24 a summit of the five-plus one leaders is scheduled.