Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie, on whose head there has been a bounty since the 1980s for his novel The Satanic Verses, has been stabbed Friday during a conference in New York State.
The death of at least 5 newborn babies between May and June in a hospital in the Argentine city of Córdoba has made the news nationwide. There may be more cases, it was reported. Pending investigations, staff at the Maternal Neonatal Dr. Ramón Carrillo Hospital have been relieved from duty.
Over 900,000 Brazilians from various political ideas including scholars, business people, and artists Thursday warned against “authoritarian setbacks” through an open letter which included former Presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva among its signatories.
Colombian new president Gustavo Petro has referred to the murder of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, who was killed in May on the island of Barú, in the Colombian Caribbean. This crime has been linked this week to Uruguayan drug trafficker Sebastián Marset, fugitive of Uruguay’s and Paraguay’s justice, and accused of ordering Pecci’s execution.
After having almost three economy ministers in one month, it was no surprise to see Thursday that July's inflation was the highest since 2002, as the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) released its latest report.
Uruguayan drug trafficker Sebastián Marset has been accused of ordering the death of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, who was murdered in May on the island of Barú, in the Colombian Caribbean, reported Colombian newspaper El Tiempo on Tuesday.
Argentine Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur Thursday welcomed a delegation of US Senators together with Ambassador Marc Stanley to discuss “all the investment possibilities for the near future,” according to the hosting official.
The Argentine federal judge investigating the suspected underlying reasons for the Venezuelan-flagged Boeing 747-300 cargo airplane banned from leaving the country Thursday acquiesced to a request from the United States to bring over the aircraft, which is also under investigation there.
Former Paraguayan leftwing President Fernando Lugo underwent surgery Thursday and remains in intensive care in serious condition at an Asunción Sanatorium, it was reported.
Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) Thursday decided on a sharp rise in interest rates to calm down inflation projections. The measure was taken before data for July 2022 was released later in the day.