Former President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva's lead over the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has been reported to be at its lowest in the last 13 months, ahead of the Oct. 2 elections.
Criminal charges have been filed Monday against 22 Colombian military officers for the murder of 303 people who were initially reported as “false positives” (peasants said to be guerrillas gunned down in combat) between 2005 and 2008.
The player of the Uruguayan national soccer team, Luis Suárez, published a video on his social networks to give the news that fans of Nacional, one of the most important teams in the Uruguayan league, wanted the most. The 35-year-old forward announced that he has a pre-contract with the club where he was born and said that “in the next few hours details will be finalized”.
Bruno Pacheco, the former Peruvian Presidential Secretary and one of the most wanted men in the country turned himself in Tuesday. He is under investigation in a series of corruption scandals for which the head of state Pedro Castillo Terrones has already been summoned to testify. He had been at large for over 100 days.
Uruguayan peacekeeping forces in Congo have been reported to be in good health after riots took place at the local UN headquarters where the South American troops are stationed.
The unofficial exchange rate between the US dollar (also known as “blue”) and the Argentina peso fell between AR$ 16 and 17 Monday after Economy Minister Silvina Batakis met in Washington DC with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and the World Bank agreed on a US$ 200 million loan to boost the country's coffers.
World Bank Managing Director of Operations, Axel van Trotsenburg met with Silvina Batakis, Minister of Economy. Mr. van Trotsenburg and Minister Batakis discussed the global impacts of inflation and the war in Ukraine and Argentina’s role in helping to ease the world’s food crisis as a major agricultural producer.
Oil exports by Brazilian energy giant Petrobras fell by 28.5% in the second quarter of 2022, to 531,000 barrels per day (b/d), compared to the same period a year ago, the company said in its quarterly production and sales report. The news comes when the country is looking for cheaper opportunities to import diesel fuel from countries currently free of sanctions.
A group of political parties supporting the candidacy of former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva to return to the Planalto Palace after the October elections, Monday requested the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) to fine incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro's Liberal Party (PL) for what they considered was illegal campaign spending.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Monday said that there was consensus among the ruling coalition to “improve” the new Constitution once the draft is approved through a plebiscite in September.