The Brazilian government suffered significant losses in the country’s municipal elections, with only five mayoral candidates supported by President Jair Bolsonaro winning their races, and none of them in the most important cities.
El Salvador’s government awarded a $780,000 lobby contract to a three-week-old Washington company set up to promote investment as the country’s President Nayib Bukele seeks to pivot toward Joe Biden’s $4 billion development plan to stop the migration flow from Central America.
The Trump administration appointed James Story as the first United States ambassador for Venezuela in 10 years, after a Senate voice note confirmed him Thursday morning.
Mexico’s Finance Ministry Gabriel Yorio said during a Tuesday morning press conference in Mexico City that the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador officially completed a debt refinancing operation worth $6.6 billion in international markets, including an over-subscribed bond offer.
Bolivia’s new president Luis Arce announced on Thursday morning that his government will restore diplomatic ties with the regimes of Iran and Venezuela, receiving the credentials of ambassadors from the two nations.
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales returned to Bolivia through the southern border with Argentina on Tuesday after spending a one-year exile in Argentinean capital Buenos Aires, following his resignation from the presidency after a voter-fraud scandal. Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez walked with Morales to the border town of Villazon.
The candidate of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party Pedro Pierluisi was elected as the island’s new governor as preliminary results released on late Saturday revealed he won the majority of votes.
Venezuelan interim president Juan Guaido and socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro congratulated Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election.
Brazilian agriculture ministry formally issued a regulation on Friday morning facilitating imports of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans from the United States.
The Trump administration announced on Monday that it sold Iranian oil that was seized on its way to Venezuela for over $40 million. The White House announced in August that it had confiscated 1.1 million barrels of petroleum from four tankers en route between the two nations, which are both under economic sanctions.