On Sunday, President Alberto Fernández stated in an interview that Peronism must “renew itself once again and put an end to personalism”. He also emphasized that his ”enemy is not the comrades of the Frente de Todos (FdT) but the Macrismo and the recalcitrant right-wing”. Fernández asserted that the FdT cares about the weakest sectors of society and represents the middle class and impoverished sectors of Argentina.
Juan Guaidó, the former interim president of Venezuela and leader of the opposition, has reported that the regime of Nicolas Maduro is planning to arrest him in the coming hours. Guaidó made the announcement in a video posted on his social media accounts on April 2, amidst a series of arrests of officials and personalities close to chavism, who have been accused of corruption in the state oil company PDVSA and other public entities.
President Alberto Fernández called Argentines to “feel proud” and “put the ex-combatants in their rightful place” during the celebration of the 41st anniversary of the landing in Stanley (then renamed Puerto Argentino) by the South American country's troops which kicked off the 1982 Falkland/Malvinas war.
Four Argentines working in slavery conditions were rescued by Brazil's Federal Police Saturday in Nova Petrópolis, 90 kilometers from Porto Alegre, according to an O Globo report which also mentioned that the group had been abandoned by their employers in a rural property without resources or food. Among the victims was a 14-year-old minor. A suspect was arrested.
The UK economy avoided recession in the second half of last year, posting 0.1% growth in the fourth quarter. The original estimate for GDP, between October and November, released by the Bank of England in mid-February had shown zero growth.
Oil-producing countries grouped under OPEC+ Sunday announced a voluntary cut in crude output of around 1.15 million barrels per day (bpd) in addition to a 2-million reduction agreed upon in October to boost prices, it was reported. The measure will come into effect in May and last until the end of this year.
At least 26 people were killed and dozens of others were injured during the weekend when a series of tornadoes hit south central-eastern United States.
China and Brazil have reached a deal to trade in their own currencies, ditching the US dollar as a common currency, the Brazilian government said on Wednesday, March 29. China has become Brazil's main trading partner.
The Ecuadorian government of President Guillermo Lasso announced during the weekend that the possession and carrying of handguns by civilians had been authorized in another move to curb violent crime nationwide. We have a common enemy: delinquency, drug trafficking, and organized crime; we are going to fight them with three new urgent measures,
Europe's plans to ban all fossil fuel-powered vehicles by 2035 might be thwarted by the world's lithium supply not being large enough, according to a Financial Times report published Sunday. If the European Union is to switch to electric cars, demand for lithium will skyrocket and there would not be as much supply, the article noted.