The Gabonese military officers who seized power earlier this week in the African country Wednesday announced General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, chief of the Republican Guard, was to be appointed president of the transitional committee.
Two people have died and “incalculable damage” was caused by Idalia as it hit Florida before moving on to Georgia and the Carolinas as a tropical storm. The storm reached Category 4 status with winds up to 131 mph before hitting as a Category 3 hurricane.
A car bomb, believed to be loaded with two gas cylinders and dynamite sticks, caused multiple explosions in a commercial area of Quito on Wednesday night. The event is generating concern due to the ongoing climate of violence in Ecuador.
Uruguayan singer Facundo Cedrés, better known as Pekeño 77, has been arrested twice in Argentina in recent days. On Saturday, he was arrested in Buenos Aires for “suspicious attitude” when police officers observed a Ford Ecosport van entering a service station. Cedrés was one of three Uruguayan citizens in the van and identified himself as Pekeño 77. The police seized the van, tools, and a significant amount of money in US dollars and Argentine pesos. He was released after the arrest.
Facebook parent Meta announced on Tuesday it had shut down a so-called Spamouflage campaign to covertly boost China's image on its platforms. Some 7,700 Facebook accounts plus hundreds of other pages, groups, and Instagram accounts that pushed pro-China narratives online, were eliminated.
Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Tuesday met in Tokyo with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss further Japanese investments in the South American country, where there are already some 70 leading companies from the Asian power.
As part of his efforts to develop over 2 million formal jobs by the end of the year, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Tuesday he would create a ministry to deal with issues linked to small and medium-sized enterprises, assisting those who wish to become entrepreneurs, Agencia Brasil reported. It will be the 38th ministry in Lula’s administration
Success and the brilliant sportsmanship spirit from the Falkland Islands hockey teams, and their trophies, at the Punta Arenas Winter Cup, could not have come with some acid comments from Argentina.
Some 1.6 million people in the US State of Florida were to evacuate their homes in the coming hours as Hurricane Idalia has been forecast to make landfall on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the northwest of the state with Category 3 winds (111 mph or 178 kph) Wednesday.
Conrado Ferber, President of the National Meat Institute (INAC) of Uruguay, expressed his concerns on Tuesday regarding Minerva Foods' proposed acquisition of three meat processing plants from Marfrig. If the deal is finalized, it would result in one of the Brazilian multinational corporations controlling 45% of the southern country slaughterhouse market.