A Brazilian Air Force Airbus KC-30 (the military version of the A330-200) aircraft landed in Brasilia at 3.47 am Monday after a 15-hour flight from Cairo carrying 48 refugees who had fled the war-torn Gaza Strip, Agencia Brasil reported.
Javier Milei was sworn in as Argentina's new president on Sunday during a ceremony in Congress in front of outgoing Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK), who once again made headlines for giving the middle finger to supporters of the new leader as she entered the building. Milei received the presidential sash from his predecessor, Alberto Fernández. Minutes later, Victoria Villarruel was sworn in as the new vice president.
Despite not being the focal point of the day, former Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stole the spotlight during Javier Milei's inauguration as the new President of Argentina, with a series of gestures that drew attention. Among them was a particularly unusual move as she entered the National Congress at noon.
Among the foreign leaders to attend Javier Milei's inauguration in Buenos Aires, there were two who stood out from the rest. Topping the list was Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is highly dependent on assistance from abroad to fight off Russia's invasion, and the other was Jair Bolsonaro, who despite no longer being President of Brazil, was given a preferential treatment by Argentina's incoming government.
Uruguay's Presidential Secretary Álvado Delgado said Sunday that he would resign on Dec. 21 to focus on the 2024 presidential campaign. He announced a ruling National Party Convention when speaking about the impending primaries.
Argentina's new President Javier Milei Sunday signed his first urgency decree cutting down the number of ministries from 21 to 9, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The Libertarian leader had insisted throughout his campaign that there were going to be 8 such agencies in addition to the Office of the Cabinet Chief -which is created by the Constitution- but changed his mind to keep Health a separate issue from Human Capital as previously announced.
Argentina's new Foreign Minister Diana Mondino confirmed that her country would resume the process of joining the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which had been initiated under President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) but was dropped during the Alberto Fernández years (2019-2023).