In a press conference on Sunday, former Uruguayan President José Mujica shared his thoughts on the policies of Argentine President Javier Milei since taking office on December 10.
Argentina's Health Ministry issued Sunday a recommendation to patients people over 50 years of age and those at risk to get a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine given the increase in cases reported during the last few weeks. The drug is essential to maintain adequate protection to prevent complications, hospitalizations, and deaths due to this disease, the Ministry said in a statement.
The Argentine Confederation of Medium-Sized Companies (CAME) released a report in Buenos Aires during the weekend saying industries from those companies had shrunk by 26.9% in December last year from the same month in 2022, amid a presidential changeover and growing uncertainties. The activity closed last year with an accumulated drop of 2.6%.
Over the weekend, a video went viral depicting two young individuals at the wheel of a police car belonging to the Municipal Security Secretariat in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Vicente López. The incident occurred in the early morning, with the individuals seen holding alcoholic beverages.
Ecuadorean authorities arrested 40 gang members this past weekend after they tried to seize the José Cevallos Ruiz hospital in Yaguachi, in the province of Guayas province, killing one person and taking several hostages as one of their comrades was being treated.
A high-profile former Kirchnerite official Sunday posted a video on social media calling on his comrades to be patient and to make sure they did not run out of popcorn to watch it fall by Easter Week. Although former Media Secretary Enrique Pepe Albistur never mentioned President Javier Milei's government, it seemed obvious to local media that the current is believed that Albistur had in mind the current Libertarian administration when he said that we don't know if it falls in March or in April.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Sunday he was dropping his bid to the White House, which would virtually guarantee former President Donald Trump to win the Republican primaries. DeSantis also announced he would be supporting the former head of state's return to power. However, Trump still needs to beat his former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to secure his nomination.
Peruvian President Dina Boluarte was attacked this weekend by a group of indigenous women who wanted her to step down and call for fresh elections and a Constitutional Assembly, among other measures, it was reported from Lima.