In a historic move, the United States and Argentina governments have signed a cooperation agreement in the security field between the two countries. This agreement culminates over a decade of close collaboration between the two countries on security matters. It exemplifies how two nations can overcome challenges and work together to build a better and safer world.
At the UN meeting in New York, Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador, said, “We refuse to accept the destiny that others had laid out for us.” His statement speaks to the importance of a multipolar world, where countries are free to chart their course without the interference of powerful nations.
The Lula government of Brazil recently announced its intention to review the licenses of certain large mining companies operating in the country. This move is part of the government's efforts to promote a more equitable distribution of resources and to 'democratise' the right to exploration.
On Thursday, Nicaragua and China signed a wide-ranging free trade agreement to boost trade between the two countries. The deal eliminates tariffs on hundreds of products, including agricultural, industrial and pharmaceutical goods, Financial services, investment and multilateral environmental agreements.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for progress in “deep economic integration” with Brazil and Colombia as the country looks to strengthen its ties with its neighbours.
The nation of Ecuador is in shock and mourning following the news that the centre-right presidential candidate, Mr Fernando Villavicencio, was assassinated during a campaign rally in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, moments ago. According to reports, unknown gunmen opened fire on Mr Villavicencio and his entourage of supporters, leaving him dead at the scene. The Ecuadorian government has immediately launched an investigation into the tragic incident, and authorities are working to identify and apprehend the perpetrators.