Chilean President Gabriel Boric Tuesday decreed three days of mourning for the death of his predecessor Sebastián Piñera (2010-2014 and 2018-2022) in a helicopter crash. He also praised the Conservative leader for his crisis management skills after the 2010 earthquake and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Boric also announced that the two-time President Piñera would receive full honors and a state funeral.
Argentine President Javier Milei's La Libertad Avanza (LLA) Tuesday suffered a major blow in Congress when its workhorse Omnibus Law bill was sent back to further treatment by the various Lower House committees, thus annulling last Friday's broad approval.
Argentine President Javier Milei Tuesday landed in Tel Aviv on an ElAl flight and cried at the Wailing Wall together with his rabbi friend Axel Wahnish, who will be the South American country's next ambassador. During his first day in Israel, Milei met with President Isaac Herzog and insisted on his promise to move the embassy to Jerusalem.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro that an ignorant guy like Jair Bolsonaro should have never reached the Planalto Palace. During a speech on Tuesday in Belford Roxo, Lula also called his predecessor a fool and a bastard, among other epithets.
US Southern Command Chief General Laura Richardson Tuesday praised Uruguay's democratic tradition and insisted her country was not seeking to set up a military base, thus denying claims from the labor grouping Pit-Cnt earlier this week.
A report from the Brazilian Society of Urology (SBU) stated earlier this month that over 6,000 penile amputations have been recorded in the South American country over the past ten years to treat three out of every 10 patients diagnosed with penile cancer. The condition can be avoided with simple hygiene measures and HPV vaccination, the SBU also explained.
Brazil's Health Minister Nísia Trindade Tuesday called on the population of South America's largest country to avoid the proliferation of breeding sites for the mosquito that transmits dengue fever as the number of cases of the malady is surging nationwide, Agencia Brasil reported.