At least 26 people were arrested, including an underaged suspect, late Saturday in Lima amid new demonstrations against the government of President Dina Boluarte, it was reported. Five people -4 protesters and 1 police officer- also needed to be hospitalized due to the injuries sustained during the street clashes in which law enforcement used pellets and teargas. Several journalists have denounced having been beaten by the Police trying to control peasant unions, private organizations, and student groups.
The Ecuadorian Government of President Guillermo Lasso will seek Sunday to revamp an administration with waning popularity through a referendum whereby the citizenry is to allegedly set the guidelines for the future steps of the conservative head of state.
The World Bank (WB) announced this week the appointment of US-French Economist Marianne Fay as its new Director for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay to replace Jordan Schwartz, who will head the Eastern Europe division.
Peru's one-house Congress voted once again Thursday against moving forward the elections to some time in 2023. It was the third such rejection in one week while the country sinks deeper into a political crisis which added one more fatality Thursday to the growing tally recorded since the impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7, 2022. Several ministers are expected Friday to go to Congress to present another bill proposing an early election on October 8.
A technical team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that political unrest in various regions of Latin America might have consequences for the economy since it would affect how the region is perceived worldwide.
The Government of Brazil plans to sink the decommissioned French-built Sao Paulo aircraft carrier in the middle of the Atlantic ocean after the depleted structure has spent months wandering with no port to dock for scrapping due to the presence of toxic materials in the hull, it was reported Thursday.
Peru's Congress refused once again Wednesday to bring forward the elections to 2023 as requested by President Dina Boluarte who was acquiescing to the demands of the numerous demonstrators that flocked the streets and roads since the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones.
The Bolivian government has rejected predictions that the country will cease to be an exporter of natural gas and become a net importer by 2030. The government has said it has plans to invest some US$ 325 million in exploration and extraction in new wells by the country's hydrocarbons company, YPFB, Yacimientos Petroliferos Federales de Bolivia.
Presidents Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador and Gustavo Petro of Colombia Tuesday launched the XI Binational Cabinet between the two countries to jointly develop a work agenda to strengthen relations between the two nations, according to a statement from Quito.
Bolivian authorities Tuesday reported that due to poor rainfalls, the water levels of Lake Titicaca, on the border with Peru in the middle of the Andes, had dropped 97 centimeters.