While US President Joseph Biden announced Monday he would be traveling to Israel this coming Wednesday to express his country's support in light of Hamas' attacks, his administration hinted sanctions against Venezuela would be eased if free and fair elections are held in 2024. Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro has forcefully expressed his support for the Palestinian cause and against Israel.
Fuel shortages have been reported on both ends of the River Plate. But while supply is expected to be back to normal before the end of this week in Montevideo, Argentine rural producers are concerned that the lack of diesel might impact their activity shortly.
A Uruguayan Hercules C-130 transport aircraft performed the South American country's last relief flight, bringing out people from war-torn Israel to Madrid while Argentina was still evacuating its own Tuesday, it was reported.
Various members of the Chilean delegation touring China ahead of the III Forum of the Belt and Road International Cooperation have tested positive for Covid-19 although President Gabriel Boric Font's results came back negative. All those infected will begin a 5-day isolation as per Chilean sanitary protocols, it was reported.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández held meetings in Shanghai with businessmen and local authorities ahead of his participation at the Third Belt and Road Forum to which he was invited by Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Opposition candidate Patricia Bullrich of former President Mauricio Macri's Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC) Monday closed her presidential campaign in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) together with Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, whom she defeated in the primaries and would now appoint as Cabinet Chief if elected.