While Argentine President Javier Milei said Friday that his country was closer to dollarizing its economy, Minister Luis 'Toto' Caputo announced that the taxation part of the so-called Omnibus Law bill was being spared for a later date in a move to have the legislation passed as soon as possible to achieve a zero deficit. However, the Chief of State's plans clash with other conflicts within the cabinet and also in diplomatic matters.
French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal Friday announced his country's decision once again to oppose the free trade deal between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur amid protests from local farmers objecting to President Emmanuel Macron's latest measures affecting agrifood production.
The United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) Friday sacked 7 of its workers for their alleged involvement in the Oct. 7, 2023, raids by the terrorist organization Hamas into Israeli territory killing some 1,200 people and taking hundreds hostage, which triggered the ongoing crisis given Tel Aviv's stern response.
Brazil's Foreign Ministry Friday issued a statement urging Israel to abide by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling and prevent the ongoing conflict in Gaza from escalating into genocide, Agencia Brasil reported. Itamaraty also called for the immediate release of all Israeli hostages in the hands of Hamas.
Venezuela's Supreme Court (TSJ) Friday upheld a decision by the Comptroller General's Office whereby opposition leader María Corina Machado may not run in this year's elections after having been disenfranchised despite garnering 92.35% of the votes in the Oct. 22 primaries. The TSJ also confirmed Friday the disqualification of two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Friday ordered Israel by 15 votes to 2 to take all necessary measures to avoid genocide in Gaza. But, while failing to declare that such a calamity already existed in the war-torn Middle East region as those filing the case earlier this month presumably expected, it also stopped short of mandating a ceasefire.