The libertarian economist Javier Milei, leading the front “La Libertad Avanza,” (far-right) has emerged as the frontrunner in Argentina's Open, Mandatory, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections, as indicated by the initial provisional scrutiny results released on Sunday.
He has become the rising (unexpected) star of Argentine politics, after defeating all other presidential hopefuls on Sunday's primary elections. The outspoken economist, promising libertarian changes, Javier Milei managed more than 30% of votes, ahead of the candidates from the two coalitions which were believed to have monopolized Argentine politics in recent decades, the opposition grouping with 27%, and the Kirchnerite incumbent coalition 28%.
Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) ordered the intervention of the Communist Party (PCV) of the South American country, known for its stance against President Nicolás Maduro, it was reported in Caracas.
Argentine authorities said that a security protocol was triggered Sunday when a phone call was received at the 911 line at around 6.20 pm saying there was a bomb at Casa Rosada. According to local media, the threat stemmed from somewhere in the province of Buenos Aires.
Former Uruguayan President José Mujica said the current head of state Luis Lacalle Pou should apologize to China for the sloppiness in the purchase of two Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the South American country's Navy from Spanish shipyard Cardama.
Only hours after announcing that Vice Presidential candidate Andrea González Náder would pick up the baton from the assassinated Fernando Villavicencio, Ecuador's Movimiento Construye recanted Sunday and picked journalist Christian Zurita to top the ticket for the Aug. 20 elections. Náder thus returned to her original slot, it was explained in Quito.
The Falkland Islands Financial Secretary Tracey Prior has handed in her resignation, reports the Penguin News. Her resignation is due to personal reasons, confirmed FIG to when contacted by the paper on Wednesday. This is to enable her to spend more time with her young family, and recruitment for her role will be underway in due course said FIG Head of Communications Sally Heathman.
Chile's Cadem pollster revealed that the approval rating of President Gabriel Boric has continued to slide and now stands at 28%, while disapproval of his government is up another two points and has reached 66%.
14 August is Falklands Day and commemorates the first sighting of the Falkland Islands on that day in 1592 by the English navigator and explorer, John Davis, on board his 120-ton vessel 'Desire'. Davis (1550-1605) was one of the principal navigators under Queen Elizabeth I.