The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar has fallen sharply against the Argentine peso this week after Sunday's elections and the subsequent fracture within the opposition JxC coalition regarding whether to support or not Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei's bid against Economy Minister Sergio Massa at the Nov. 19 runoff.
Due to fuel shortages in several parts of Argentina, some pumps were forced to sell only up to a quota per customer while others simply closed their activities on Thursday, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
Diplomatic representatives of Brazil, the country chairing the United Nations Security Council, are drafting a fifth resolution regarding the ongoing war between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas after four previous attempts failed to garner enough votes or were vetoed by one or more of the body's permanent members, Agencia Brasil reported.
A United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting where a possible resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East was adjourned Thursday, Agencia Brasil reported. The body is to resume Friday the discussion of the conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip region.
Chilean media reported early Friday the finding of 7-year-old Ghassan Sahurie, a 7-year-old boy of Chilean-Palestinian descent who was missing in the Gaza Strip.
Paraguayan President Santiago Peña has filed a complaint with the Organization of American States (OAS) against Argentina's unacceptable and protectionist decision to impose tolls on barges passing through the Paraná River waterway. However, he failed to mention the neighboring country during his appearance before the continental body's Permanent Council.