Argentina's Legislative Assembly (Lower and Upper House together) Wednesday proclaimed Javier Milei's victory with 55.65% (14,554,560) of the votes in the Nov. 19 runoff against Economy Minister Sergio Massa. Chairing the meeting, Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) also confirmed Victoria Villarruel would be her successor.
A high-ranking official within Paraguay's Agriculture Ministry was sacked from his post-Wednesday after signing cooperation agreements with the non-existent country of Kailasa, it was reported in Asunción.
Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Wednesday issued a ruling opening the door to criminalizing journalistic work, it was reported in Brasilia. As per the new rationale, the media can be held legally responsible for the publication of interviews with people who falsely attribute crimes to third parties and such a doctrine is to be used by lower courts to hold news outlets accountable.
This week, Falklands' lawmaker MLA Teslyn Barkman was interviewed by Britain News Channel, GBC about her personal experiences in the aftermath of the 1982 war with Argentina, underlining how the UK government stood behind us, stood behind our freedom...and for our human rights to decide our own future.
This week the Falklands Islands Executive Council approved consultation for a proposed Pollution Prevention and Waste Management Policy for the Islands. If finalised, this policy would support the development of a pollution prevention framework and supporting regulations.
Former US Secretary of State and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger died Wednesday at the age of 100 at his home in Connecticut, it was reported. He epitomized his country's foreign policy in the second half of the 20th century and remained active throughout his life. In July this year, he made a surprise visit to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Paraguayan and Uruguayan health authorities have been reported to be taking preventive measures regarding a possible outbreak of equine encephalomyelitis.
According to the Palestinian Islamist terrorist group Hamas, the 10-month-old Argentine baby Kfir Bibas, his brother, and their mother had died as a result of an Israeli strike carried out in retaliation for the Oct. 7 attacks in which some 240 people were taken hostage to the Gaza Strip.