Uruguay's Supreme Court Tuesday voted against granting refugee status to former Macrist lobbyist Fabián “Pepín” Rodríguez Simón, who is staying in Montevideo to avoid an arrest warrant from Buenos Aires claiming political persecution and parliamentary immunity as a member of Parlasur.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday acknowledged that he provided false information to Parliament about government parties that were held in violation of COVID-19 restrictions. However, Johnson insisted that he did not intentionally mislead Parliament about the parties.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva criticized on Tuesday the country's central bank, saying that an interest rate of 13.75% - its current level - is “irresponsible,” adding he will continue to fight the current level to stimulate the economy.
Several banking failures in the US this month have raised fears about the health of the financial system. The collapses follow a sharp rise in global borrowing costs, led by the US, which has shocked the world economy and raised worries about a painful downturn known as a recession.
With the informal exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the US dollar known as blue going up AR$ 8, and reaching a new record high of AR$ 394, Economy Minister Sergio Massa is planning a set of measures to reverse that trend. The new package is to be conveyed to businessmen and bankers over breakfast Wednesday before being announced.
Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse Tuesday welcomed dignitaries from over 20 cities from Mercosur and also from Chile for the first Mercociudades meeting of the year which the Uruguayan capital is hosting.
The Puebla Group Tuesday expressed its support to Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) during a convention at Buenos Aires' Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK).
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Tuesday appointed Col. Pedro Tellechea as the new Minister of Energy and Petroleum.
Leaders will gather this week in New York City for a landmark United Nations conference, an event expected to focus on the rising toll of the climate crisis and the effort to provide clean drinking water to a global population of over 8 billion.
The Inter American Development Bank, IDB, president Illan Goldfajn and Uruguay's Economy and Finance Minister Azucena Arbeleche signed a US$ 145 million loan agreement for the Program to Strengthen Public Policy and Fiscal Management in Response to the Health and Economic Crisis