Peru's Vice President Dina Boluarte is to be sworn in later Wednesday as the new President after the motion to vacate (impeach) Pedro Castillo Terrones was approved by 101 votes in favor, six against, and 10 abstentions, citing a moral incapacity following his coup attempt. Boluarte will be the first woman ever to hold that office
As happened with Scotland struggling to obtain a second chance for an independence referendum, in Wales following a deal between the Welsh Labor government and Plaid Cymru, an independent commission will examine three viable options for the future of the country including independence.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was arrested by the authorities after he dissolved the Congress of Peru on Wednesday. The accused as the leader of a “criminal organization” was approached in the street, in downtown Lima, by police officers when he was leaving the Government headquarters, it was reported by local media.
German authorities have arrested 25 people suspected of plotting to stage a coup d'etat through military means to reinstate a monarchy under Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss zu Köstritz, who was among those detained Wednesday morning in Frankfurt.
Hours before Congress was to vote on a new motion to depose Pedro Castillo Terrones as President of Peru, the incumbent head of state Wednesday dissolved Parliament and announced he was starting an “emergency government.” Hours later, the chief of the Government was arrested by the authorities in Lima.
Uruguay Wednesday issued a closing statement Wednesday ratifying President Luis Lacalle Pou's intentions to keep seeking trade opportunities outside Mercosur. The document came after the South American bloc's LXI Summit held earlier this week in Montevideo, which, unlike previous gatherings, produced no joint declaration.
Brazil's oil and gas giant Petrobras started implementing a reduction in fuel prices at its refineries gates, effective this week. Gasoline price with being reduced 6,1% from R$ 3,28 to R$ 3,08, while A diesel on average will be dropping from R$ 4,89 to R$ 4,49, equivalent to an 8,2% rebate.
When in a society the rules are broken, someone is breaking them, Argentine President Alberto Fernández told his Uruguayan colleague Luis Lacalle Pou during the Mercosur Summit in Montevideo Wednesday.
Uruguay's inflation for the month of November of 2022 showed a -0.28% variation according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE) report released Monday. With these data, the accumulated CPI increase for the year reached 8.57% and 8.46% interannually (in the last 12 months).
In what seemed to be a generational transition, Portugal quashed Switzerland 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals at the Qatar 2022 football World Cup.