Peru's macroeconomic strength proved decisive for the international agency Fitch Ratings to grade the South American country with a BBB quotation thanks also to its moderate public debt, strong external liquidity, and its fiscal discipline, it was reported.
After Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) ordered access to the message application Telegram be banned nationwide after failing to honor a request to turn over to law enforcement information on a high-profile school shooting, the company said it would appeal the measure.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva has been reported to be planning a major Summit in the form of a retreat in Brasilia on May 30 and is sending letters of invitation to his South American colleagues to relaunch the South American Union of Nations (Unasur), as per an O Globo article.
Businessman Marcelo Odebrecht has been fully released from jail in Brazil Friday after serving his sentence for corruption, illicit association, and money laundering that went public in the Operation Lava Jato scandal. He had been doing community work at a hospital in exchange for a sentence reduction.
Peru's Foreign Ministry Thursday Chilean ambassador Óscar Fuentes as thousands of Venezuelan migrants are trying to cross into the country from the southern border to “protest for the lack of collaboration shown by the Chilean police authorities, which has generated the events that occurred today” when a group tried to force their way into the country and circumvent the police checkpoints.
The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar dropped to AR$ 467 Thursday after further announcements and measures from Argentine authorities, after reaching an intraday record of AR$ 497 on Tuesday. It is still an AR$ 72 peso (18.2%) increase for the month of April.
Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) made no announcement regarding the upcoming presidential elections during her appearance Thursday at a La Plata theater for the ceremony marking the opening of the Néstor Kirchner Institute. Following last week's declaration by President Alberto Fernández that he would not seek reelection, all eyes are focused on her next move.
Uruguay's Senate Thursday approved at around 9 pm the pension reform bill which is now up to President Luis Lacalle Pou to be signed into law.
Brazilian authorities have sacked 28 military personnel and one civilian for their conduct during the Jan. 8 uprising in Brasilia, Acting Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI) Minister Ricardo Cappelli announced Thursday in a statement.
Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Alberto Fernández of Argentina held a virtual conference Thursday during which they discussed the return of their countries to the South American Union of Nations (Unasur) and other bilateral issues.