The approval ratings of Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou fell ten percentage points in two months, hitting an all-time low of 39% since he took office, according to a report from pollsters Equipos Consultores released Thursday.
Venezuelan authorities captured in Caracas a sixth suspect in the murder of Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in May, when he was spending his honeymoon on a beach in the Colombian Caribbean, Colombian police reported on Wednesday. His crime has been linked to several judiciary processes, such as Uruguayan drug trafficker Sebastian Marset, who allegedly ordered the death of the prosecutor.
Carolina Ache Batlle Monday turned in her resignation as Uruguay's Deputy Foreign Minister following her involvement in the scandalous granting of a passport to well-known drug trafficker Sebastián Marset. On accepting her resignation, President Luis Lacalle Pou insisted he trusted the departing official.
Uruguayan opposition leader Fernando Pereira, president of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA), Tuesday called for the resignation of Ministers Francisco Bustillo (Foreign Affairs) and Luis Alberto Heber (Interior) after high-ranking officials under both of them were allegedly involved in the controversial issuance of a passport to a notorious drug lord.
Colombian new president Gustavo Petro has referred to the murder of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, who was killed in May on the island of Barú, in the Colombian Caribbean. This crime has been linked this week to Uruguayan drug trafficker Sebastián Marset, fugitive of Uruguay’s and Paraguay’s justice, and accused of ordering Pecci’s execution.
Uruguayan drug trafficker Sebastián Marset has been accused of ordering the death of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, who was murdered in May on the island of Barú, in the Colombian Caribbean, reported Colombian newspaper El Tiempo on Tuesday.