Former two-time Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro was “buying the people” with cash handouts which were approved barely three months ahead of the Oct. 2 elections and also with a proposed amendment to the Constitution to extend social welfare programs.
The administration of Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Friday moved on with its initiative to introduce a revolutionary tax reform, which targets the wealthiest 3% of the population and the large copper mining companies.
Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Friday reached an agreement with the Montevideo-based Parliament of Mercosur (Parlasur) to act as an external observer of the Oct. 2 presidential elections.
Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., thus becoming the first-ever African American woman to sit on the highest court of the United States.
Colombia and Uruguay Friday signed an agreement on extradition and cooperation in judicial matters during a meeting in Cartagena.
Effective Friday, Brazil has taken over the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the whole month of July.
A first cargo ship loaded with grain has left the Russian-occupied Ukrainian port of Berdyansk, a local official announced on Thursday, after Russia said the port had been de-mined and was ready to resume grain shipments.
The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo’s 20-year career formally ended July first at a decommissioning ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. The ship was the first of two Echo-class survey ships – alongside HMS Enterprise, which is still in service – designed for hydrographic and oceanographic operations across the world.
Brazil's Lower House will be considering a major pre-election package sponsored by the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro which on Thursday was approved in the Senate with an overwhelming majority.
China's president, Xi Jinping, amid a massive security presence was the main figure at a tightly choreographed celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to Beijing. From London Foreign Secretary Liz Truss criticized China for breaching the legally-binding commitments it signed to support the former British colony's autonomy and freedoms, and implementing a fierce repression.