According to the Argentine Central Bank's (BCRA) Market Expectations Survey (Relevamiento de Expectativas de Mercado - REM) report published Friday, the panel of economists issuing that document has made an upward correction to their inflation forecasts for 2023, placing it at 126.4%, or 16.4 percentage points above April's projections, while last month's Consumer Price Index (CPI) is believed to be of 7.5%. The National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) will release the official data on May 12.
Despite this week's report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemning the killings of demonstrators, Peru's one-house Congress Friday decided to shelve the case against President Dina Boluarte and several cabinet members, it was reported in Lima.
Paraguay's National Police Friday arrested former Senator Paraguayo Payo Cubas, the National Crusade Party's (PCN) presidential candidate, who finished third in last Sunday's elections with nearly 23% of the votes, for sparking demonstrations nationwide denouncing electoral fraud.
When in October 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that the Coronation of King Charles III, would take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, international flight bookings to the UK increased 149% for trips during those regal events.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took part late Friday in a reception with about a thousand guests at Buckingham Palace in London, during which he exchanged a few moments with King Charles III on the eve of the latter's coronation, Agencia Brasil reported.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday decided to declare Covid-19 no longer a health emergency of international concern, announced Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who added that the malady left at least 20 million people dead globally, which is almost threefold the official toll.
Oil and gas exploration company Argos Resources is set to sell its sole asset, the PL 001 production license in the North Falkland Islands, which is estimated to hold around 3 billion barrels of oil, to JHI. After completing the transaction, Argos plans to seek to delist from AIM and wind up the company.
Chile's National Economic Prosecution threw out a request to begin an investigation into the hike of air travel to Punta Arenas, decided by Latam Airlines. It is highly unlikely to verify a conduct of excessive prices taking into account the many verification standards of such an incompetitiveness crime, points out the resolution.
Uruguay is experiencing a crisis in the government cabinet formed by a coalition of conservative parties. President Luis Lacalle Pou requested the resignation of Housing Minister Irene Moreira after a controversial direct awarding of a house to a militant of her party, Cabildo Abierto, without a lottery, as reported by Montevideo media on Friday.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed a report this week mentioning extrajudicial executions in Peru and using the word “massacre” in reference to police repression against demonstrators following the impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7.