Condemnation and praise for UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak who last week delayed the net zero plan by pushing back a ban on new petrol cars from 2030 to 2035 and announced delays on other key green policies.Add your comment!
Tens of thousands of Spaniards took to the streets in Madrid on Sunday to protest against reports that acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez could grant amnesty to Catalan separatists in return for political support. Protesters chanted out, out and Sanchez, resign.Add your comment!
The Libertad y Democracia Group of center-rightwing leaders gathered in Buenos Aires Friday to express its support to opposition candidate Patricia Bullrich of Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) of former President Mauricio Macri, who co-chaired the event The ideas of freedom in the politics of the future with Chile's Sebastián Piñera.5 comments
Luis Lacalle Ponce de León, son of Uruguay's current President Luis Lacalle Pou and grandson of former head of state Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera (1990-1995), made his First Division football debut this week, it was reported in Montevideo.1 comment
Brazilian Army Lieutenant-Colonel Mauro Cid, a former aide-de-camps to then-President Jair Bolsonaro, has told the Federal Police as part of a plea bargain that, shortly after his defeat in the runoff to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the head of state was handed by his advisor Filipe Martins a draft decree to call new elections.Add your comment!
Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) decided in a virtual gathering Friday to pass judgment on the decriminalization of abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy during an on-site plenary session at a date yet to be determined, Agência Brasil reported.Add your comment!
By Arminio Fraga, Guillermo Oritz and Andrés Velasco (*) – Since 1960, only a few countries in Latin America have narrowed the gap between their per capita income and that of the United States, while most of the region has lagged far behind. Making up for lost ground will require a coordinated effort, involving both technocratic tinkering and bold political leadershipAdd your comment!
The European Commission has proposed extending approval of the controversial weed killer glyphosate, long manufactured under the name Roundup, by 10 years. Approval in the European Union for the agrichemical is due to lapse this December unless member states agree to a reauthorization.Add your comment!
Brazil’s central bank this week lowered its interest rate by 50 basis points to 12.75% -- its second consecutive rate cut. Banco Central do Brasil last made a rate hike of 50 basis points in August 2022, carrying the rate to 13.75%, the highest since early 2017, and significantly up from a record low of 2% in March 2021.Add your comment!
The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged this week, pausing an aggressive inflation fight amid growing optimism that the United States can achieve normal price levels without falling into a recession.Add your comment!