Argentina's captain Lionel Messi Monday was awarded the 2022 The Best award by FIFA for the second time in his career; his teammate Emiliano Dibu Martínez was picked as the best goalkeeper, coach Lionel Scaloni was the best trainer and, if that was not good enough, Argentina's fans were also deemed the best on the planet.
Peru's Judiciary Monday rejected a habeas corpus request filed by former President Pedro Castillo Terrones' legal counselors to spare the former head of state the 18 months' pre-trial detention he has been sentenced to pending a resolution on the case against him for trying to dissolve Congress and rule by decree.
Argentine exporters have been discovered inflating their expenses in their beef shipments to China leading to tax deductions of around AR$ 13 million (around US$ 34,200 at the unofficial exchange rate), the AFIP tax bureau reported.
Interior Ministers Juan Zapata of Ecuador and Annelies Verlinden of Belgium Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding whereby police forces of both countries are to exchange information and training to tackle transnational crime, it was reported. Also participating at the signing ceremony was European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.
Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Monday said civilian magistrates may try military personnel involved in the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia, Agencia Brasil reported.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Monday clinched in principle a deal on Northern Ireland, one of the biggest wounds Brexit had left open, it was reported.
Antarctic sea ice was reported last Feb. 13 to consist of just 737,000 square miles (1.91 million square kilometers). These figures meant a significant drop from the 741,000 square miles (1.92 million square kilometers) recorded on Feb. 25 last year by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who insisted Monday on dubbing his Peruvian colleague Dina Boluarte a puppet, has launched an initiative to tackle inflation with other regional leftwing leaders, namely Argentina's Alberto Fernandez, Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, Colombia's Gustavo Petro, and Cuba's Miguel Díaz-Canel
Uruguay became this week the second Latin American country where Rockstar has been launched since the brand purchased its licenses in March 2020. The energy drink with added caffeine and vitamins B3, B5, and B6, which also contains ginseng and guarana, is to reposition the soft-drink giant in the so-called functional beverages segment together with its local bottling partner, Fábricas Nacionales de Cerveza.
A Chilean Bank was forced last week to withdraw from its online collectors' store a coin alluding to the 1973 coup d'état from sale following protests on social media. One of the sides of the coin showed an image of troops shooting at La Moneda Palace.