”The Malvinas (Falkland) Islands are Argentine, and sovereignty non-negotiable,” underlined Javier Milei, the Argentine Libertarian candidate who next month could be elected as Argentina's next president, putting an end to two decades of Kirchnerism.
Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa Thursday announced a refund of the VAT paid on basic food basket items for 9 million workers. In a move to discourage unregistered transactions, he is willing to raffle cars and household appliances for retailers and customers, it was explained.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Thursday discussed the European Union-Mercosur trade deal with his French colleague Emmanuel Macron while meeting ahead of the Rugby World Cup clash in Lille between the two countries' national teams, which the hosts eventually won 27-12.
The Central Bank of Uruguay has unveiled concerning economic data, revealing a 2.5% year-on-year decline in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second semester of 2023. The figures, released on Thursday, shed light on the adverse effects of the drought on Uruguay's economic landscape.
The British Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) said four decommissioned Royal Navy units, including the unique HMS Bristol, have been put up for sale. The Bristol belonged to Task Group 317.8 during the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War. The three other vessels on sale are the frigates HMS Monmouth and HMS Montrose, and the minehunter HMS Walney.
Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Thursday handed down prison sentences to three defendants involved in the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia during which the headquarters of the country's three branches of government were ransacked, Agencia Brasil reported
The death of an Argentine national in Bolivia after being denied medical attention has sparked nationalistic anger and calls for retribution measures, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
The Association of Indigenous Peoples Conservationists (Asociación de Pueblos Originarios Conservacionistas - APOC) insisted this week that an emergency be declared in Lake Titicaca, which they claimed was suffering from water stress, meaning that water demand exceeds the amount available.