Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday insisted in Madrid on his unorthodox view regarding the war in Ukraine but the approval of the Mercosur-European Union (EU) deal signed in 2019 that still needs to be ratified looked closer following Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's comments.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denied being behind the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia whereby some of his followers were trying to lure the Armed Forces into staging a coup d'état against President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
After the blue (a euphemism for black market) dollar reached nearly AR$ 500 on Tuesday, Superminister Sergio Massa's measures in order to avoid speculative maneuvers resulted in a drop to AR$ 474, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Wednesday upgraded Uruguay BBB+, with a stable outlook, the highest level in the country's history, it was announced. This index reflects the level of risk involved in lending money to governments according to their economic conditions.
Peruvian authorities have declared a state of emergency across its areas bordering Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile in a move to curb a surge in crime President Dina Boluarte claims is linked to migrant offenders. While the measure is in force, certain constitutional rights such as the inviolability of the home, freedom of transit, freedom of assembly, and personal freedom and security are restricted or suspended.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Wednesday posted a video on social media saying he was recovering well from his bout of Covid-19. Interior Minister Adán López Hernández said the head of state would resume his duties before the weekend.