President Alberto Fernández of Argentina announced in a video message on his social media that he will not seek re-election in the upcoming presidential elections. In his message titled My decision, Fernández admitted the main problems of his government's management and described the defeats in economic matters of his administration.
Uruguayan authorities Thursday announced the current declaration of agricultural emergency will be extended until September from April 24.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday launched a new state lithium policy which includes the creation of the National Lithium Company and the participation of private companies in new developments. Chile is the world's second-largest lithium producer, behind Australia.
During a meeting Thursday at the White House, Colombian President Gustavo Petro asked his US colleague Joseph Biden for more boats, drones, and ships to stop drug traffickers in the South American country because so far such a war has failed.
According to an ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean: an organization of the United Nations that supports trade and economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean) study released Thursday, Latin America's growth for the year 20023 was forecast to be averaging 1.2%.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday told Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel that Moscow continued to reject the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by Washington on Havanna. The Russian diplomat also met with former President Raúl Castro and with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla during the last stop of his Latin America and Caribbean tour which included Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
The Argentine peso kept sinking Thursday against the US dollar with the blue (a euphemism for black market) rate hitting AR$ 440 before closing at AR$ 437/AR$ 432 (buy/sale).