Argentine President Javier Milei Friday requested the resignation of two high-ranking officials whom he linked to ruling party La Libertad Avanza's failure to get the so-called Omnibus Law bill passed by the Lower House.
Guyanese authorities have allocated US$ 201 million to update the South American country's military equipment as tensions with Venezuela over the oil-rich Essequibo mount. Helicopters, maritime surveillance vessels, and at least one drone will be acquired, President Irfaan Ali announced. Ali said his government would focus on technology items for the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) and on cooperation with allied countries.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou announced Friday that Armando Castaingdebat would take over the Defense Ministry from Javier García on March 4, when the latter is scheduled to resign in a move to return to his Parliamentarian duties with this year's elections in sight. Social Development Minister Martín Lema is also to resign that day but a replacement is yet to be chosen.
Former two-time Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, who died earlier this week aged 74 in a helicopter crash, was laid to rest Friday at the Parque del Recuerdo Cemetery with full State honors, it was reported from Santiago. Also bidding farewell to Piñera were some of the 33 miners rescued during his first term in office.
Argentina's Security Ministry issued a new resolution published Friday in the Official Gazette whereby Coast Guard (PNA) units are allowed to use all types of firearms to stop being in a disadvantageous situation in the patrolling of rivers, as a first step for the re-establishment of the general regulations that will soon apply to all members of the federal security forces.