Argentina’s government boosted security at its airports, borders and the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires as tensions simmer between the United States and Iran, the Argentine defense minister told local media on Monday.
Colombia's defense minister has resigned after coming under fire for failing to disclose the deaths of several minors in a military operation. Guillermo Botero submitted his resignation to President Iván Duque on Tuesday evening, citing the current political circumstances.
The Venezuelan defense minister said that the Venezuelan Armed Forces condemn the Juan Guaido-led opposition's plans to re-join the Rio Treaty. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) is “an instrument of domination and interventionism that goes against independence and sovereignty of peoples.”
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced he will maintain Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino in his post, following months of rumors that top military brass would be replaced after a failed uprising in April.
The Brazilian Armed Forces maintain an open communication channel with Venezuela’s military even though Brasilia no longer recognizes Nicolas Maduro as president of the neighboring Latin American country, according to Brazil’s Defense Minister.