Colombian President Gustavo Petro Urrego announced Wednesday that his country had started renegotiating with the United States the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries in force for the past eleven years.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega ordered the seizing of all assets belonging to the Central American University (UCA) which was accused of “terrorism,” it was reported in Managua. The educational institution was run by the Jesuit community.
A key project to connect the ports of the Brazilian Atlantic with those of the Chilean Pacific, crossing Paraguayan territory is rapidly advancing.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday visited former Paraguayan head of state Fernando Lugo while in Asunción for Santiago Peña's inauguration Tuesday.
By Julieta Heduvan (*) – Santiago Peña assumes Paraguay’s presidency this Tuesday August 15 with a number of advantages, including a supportive Congress. But he faces also numerous challenges, as he tries to unite his party, manage the influence of his political mentor—businessman and former President Horacio Cartes—and handle international negotiations, from the Itaipú accord to U.S. sanctions against Paraguayan politicians.
Ecuadorian politician Pedro Briones of former President Rafael Correa's Revolución Ciudadana (RC) party, was shot dead just days after the killing of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio of the Movimiento Construye.
Only hours after announcing that Vice Presidential candidate Andrea González Náder would pick up the baton from the assassinated Fernando Villavicencio, Ecuador's Movimiento Construye recanted Sunday and picked journalist Christian Zurita to top the ticket for the Aug. 20 elections. Náder thus returned to her original slot, it was explained in Quito.
Ecuador's Movimiento Construye of slain presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio announced Saturday that his former running mate Andrea González Náder will pick up his baton for the Aug. 20 elections. Villavicencio, 59, was shot dead on Aug. 9 as he was leaving a rally in Quito after receiving threats from drug traffickers.
Peru's Public Prosecutor's Office has filed new charges against former President Pedro Castillo Terrones for the alleged crimes of abuse of authority and passive bribery, among others, it was reported in Lima during the weekend.
Giorgio Jackson, of President Gabriel Boric Fnt's Democratic Revolution (RD) party, Friday turned in his resignation as Social Development Minister following his involvement in a corruption scandal splashing several cabinet members and even the head of state, it was reported in Santiago.