Argentina's future government of President-elect Javier Milei intends to privatize the Paraná Paraguay Waterway and bidding documents have already been drafted, but collecting tolls would remain in place, it was reported Thursday in Buenos Aires. Future Infrastructure Minister Guillermo Ferraro is said to have been working on the issue for weeks.
Former President Mauricio Macri is collecting on his Propuesta Republicana (PRO) party contribution to have Javier Milei win last Sunday's runoff against Economy Minister Sergio Massa and two of the most prominent members of the next administration's cabinet will be from Macrist allegiance, it was reported Thursday in Buenos Aires.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has requested that Chinese health authorities explain the rapid spread of a respiratory disease among children.
The Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) lowered its benchmark interest rate from 8.50 to 7.25%, for a cumulative reduction of 1.25 basis points so far this year, in response to an encouraging macroeconomic scenario and positive international economic indicators. The decision was made after a meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) late Wednesday, it was reported in Asunción.
Daniel Noboa, aged 35, was sworn in Thursday as Ecuador's new president during a ceremony at Quito's Legislative Palace. He will be at the helm of this country for 18 months to complete the term of office left unfinished by Guillermo Lasso, who activated the so-called crossed-death mechanism to avoid impeachment and called for snap elections.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday launched a commission to handle the matters stemming from Brazil's pro-tempore presidency of the G20 between Dec. 1 and Nov. 30, next year, Agencia Brasil reported.