Italy' Home Secretary Matteo Salvini called on Monday the Uruguayan government asking to explain how one of the most wanted criminals in the world, known as Milan's cocaine king, managed to escape from a jail in Montevideo where he was waiting for his extradition to Italy.1 comment
“What good is it to throw a man ten feet of rope if he is drowning in 20 feet of water?” asked Kenneth Rogoff, former chief economist of the IMF, to The Economist 15 years ago. His question still bothers the institution he used to advise.Add your comment!
The Brazilian Supreme Court postponed on Monday the voting for the habeas corpus request of Brazil's former president Lula da Silva. Supreme Court Judge Carmen Lucia took off the review for the habeas corpus from the schedule for Tuesday, and a new date has not been set.12 comments
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who criticized China last year for buying up his country, will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time on the sidelines of this week's G20 meeting in Japan, his office said on Monday.1 comment
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Argentina’s bid to fend off a lawsuit by energy company Petersen Energía Inversora, S.A. seeking compensation for shares it owned in the now-nationalized YPF S.A. energy company.Add your comment!
President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday there is a 99% chance that Rio de Janeiro will host Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix starting in 2021 -- the latest in a battle with Sao Paulo, the current host city.1 comment
Boris Johnson's tax proposals would cost many billions and benefit the wealthy the most, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mr Johnson, the front-runner in the race to lead the Conservative Party, has outlined plans to raise the threshold for the highest rate of income tax to £80,000.Add your comment!
Qu Dongyu of China was elected on Sunday Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Qu Dongyu received a total of 108 votes out of 191 cast, constituting a majority in the first round.Add your comment!
A protest by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is taking place at the European Commission offices in Dublin over the “double standards of the commission” in their reckless pursuit of a sell-out trade deal” with the Mercosur trade bloc.Add your comment!
Uruguay and Argentina will have for the first time a dry border. This is not because historians, cartographers or geographers suddenly found out, or Uruguay grabbed land from its larger neighbor.Add your comment!