The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, said an unfortunate phrase in a television interview while trying to defend Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) from the corruption accusation for the so-called Causa Vialidad (Road Cause). The statement generated repudiation from the Judiciary, the opposition and an immediate political impact.
Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Thursday issued a plenum ruling banning the use of cell phones within voting booths in the October presidential elections, even if the device is turned off.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro has announced he had picked former Senator Armando Benedetti to become Colombia's new ambassador to Caracas following his decision to resume full diplomatic ties with the administration of Nicolás Maduro.
A Russian Iskander missile hit a military column at the Chaplino railway station in the Dnipropetrovsk region, killing over 200 Ukrainian troops bound for the Donbas region, according to Moscow sources, and destroying heavy military machinery, it was reported Thursday.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou said he was pleased with the way the Ministry of the Interior and the Police were handling the latest increase in violence. But he added that, as long as some violence remained, he could not be happy yet about the results.
The poll from Instituto Parana Pesquisa was released 24 August and compared to the previous one from August second, the difference which stood at 5,5 percentage points has now fallen to 4,7 percentage points.
Brazil is forecasted to break another crop record in 2022 with the largst grain harvest in history, particularly because of the second crop of corn in Brazil, or safrinha. Previously considered merely a way to keep the soil in use between two important harvests, corn’s second crop gained importance as production became more sophisticated with the aid of technology.
Argentina's Secretary in charge of Malvinas, Antarctica, and the South Atlantic, Guillermo Carmona, following on his tour of neighboring countries, the first of which was Brazil, has now continued with a visit to Chile.
A corporate tribunal has ordered the Italian government to pay more than £210m to the UK/Falklands oil company Rockhopper as compensation for an offshore oil drilling ban. Rockhopper’s case was launched after the Italian government banned oil exploration and production within a 12 mile-limit off Italy’s coast in 2015, scotching the company’s planned Ombrina Mare oilfield.
Bolivian health authorities Wednesday announced that an 11-year-old girl in the department of Cochabamba was among the 49 confirmed cases in the country of monkeypox, a malady that usually affects male adults.