Former Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Melo was sentenced by the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to 8 years and 10 months in jail Tuesday for having received some US$4 million to “irregularly facilitate contracts” between a construction company and a Petrobras subsidiary.
Pope Francis and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday discussed the situation in Ukraine during a telephone conversation in which the South American leader invited the Argentine priest to visit his country soon.
Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) reported Wednesday that the South American country's public sector accounts (federal government, states and municipalities, and state-owned companies) recorded a primary surplus of R$ 78.7 billion reais (US$ 15.515 billion) in the first four months of 2023, which represented a 47% YoY drop.
After British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said that Ukraine has the right to strike military targets inside Russian territory, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that British Officials have become Legitimate Targets for his country because the United Kingdom was de facto leading an undeclared war. Medvedev, who is deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, called the UK Moscow's eternal enemy.
Following the sitting of the Executive Council on Wednesday 10 May, a paper was approved to update the Government’s Reserves Policy to hold 1.5 times adjusted departmental operating expenditure in unrestricted reserves.
Argentina's Health Ministry issued a resolution allowing for the emergency hormonal contraception method (AHE), also known as the morning-after pill to be sold in all pharmacies nationwide without a medical prescription. This measure, published in Thursday's edition of the Official Gazette, also includes an update of the protocol for the comprehensive care of persons entitled to the voluntary and legal termination of pregnancy.