Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was being falsely accused in the case of the jewels he allegedly tried to smuggle into the South American country last year after an official trip to Saudi Arabia. They are accusing me of a gift that I did not ask for, nor did I receive. There is no illegality on my part, Bolsonaro insisted.
US Representative María Elvira Salazar warned last week that Argentina was planning to install a factory of Chinese warplanes in the South American country. The former Spanish-language news anchorwoman of Cuban heritage stressed that President Alberto Fernández and Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) had embarked on a deal with the Devil that they would regret sooner than later.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tried to smuggle into his country almost US$ 3 million worth of jewels, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported. The newspaper article also explained that a necklace, a ring, a watch and a pair of diamond earrings, had been a gift Saudi Arabia gave then-First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro in Oct. 2021.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Friday told his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelenski once again through a video conference that the South American country was willing to broker a peaceful solution with Russia.
A Chilean court Friday unanimously repealed a previous acquitting ruling and upheld the prison sentences imposed on 59 former operatives of the General Augusto Pinochet military dictatorship (1973-1990) who were found guilty of aggravated kidnappings, mostly of members of the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) in what became known as Operation Colombo.
Former Uruguayan President José Pepe Mujica called all South American countries this week to stand together and break patents on vaccines and medicines. He made those remarks from the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, where he attended a gathering with President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and other local authorities.
After a mafia-style attack on Thursday against a supermarket in Rosario owned by relatives of Lionel Messi's wife, many opposition leaders in Argentina suggested the Armed Forces be deployed against the drug-trafficking gangs operating in the country's third-largest city.
Argentina's Customs General Directorate created a department within its structure to monitor drug trafficking through the Uruguay River, it was announced Friday. The new task force will increase controls on regional transshipments where various containers featuring cocaine have been detected recently.
Members of the Legislative Assembly are disappointed to hear of Argentina’s decision to put an end to the “Foradori-Duncan Pact” of 2016. This pact looked at improving relations on trade and security between the UK and Argentina but it also ensured the agreement to identify the remains of the unknown Argentine soldiers buried near Darwin.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Thursday told his country's Legal Assembly that the economy was showing signs of recovery and that we have earned international recognition, thanks to the performance of our finances. The head of state made those remarks while launching the new Legislature in Montevideo, which also marked the beginning of his fourth year at the helm of Torre Ejecutiva.