Former Uruguayan leftwing President José 'Pepe' Mujica Thursday called on the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas to release the Latin American hostages captured since the beginning of the conflict with Israel on Oct. 7, it was reported in Montevideo.
Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation against Prime Minister Alberto Otálora for his alleged involvement in acts of corruption, it was reported Thursday in Lima.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told Brazilian Lower House Speaker Arthur Lira in Beijing Friday that their countries should firmly support each other in the face of a tumultuous world. Xi also insisted the BRICS partners were the two largest developing nations on the planet.
Paraguayan authorities expressed their concern Thursday given the dramatic drought causing social, economic, and environmental devastation in the region of Chaco, which is also affecting parts of neighboring Bolivia, it was reported.
Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa said Thursday that the heart of Mercosur lies in the country's north and urged his supporters to “go for our flag” in Sunday's elections. Massa's remarks came during a campaign closing event at a factory in the city of Pilar, some 50 kilometers northwest of the capital. He also promised to improve salaries “and the purchasing power of the people” if Unión por la Patria (UP) wins.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was sentenced Thursday by a Sao Paulo court to pay journalists R$ 50,000 (US$ 9,900) for collective moral damages which will go to the State Fund for the Defense of Diffuse Rights.