President Kuczynski to join Pope activities in Peru
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will attend Pope Francis' activities in Lima, Trujillo, and Madre de Dios, cities the Supreme Pontiff will visit during his stay in Peru.
Lowest rate since 1998 for Brazil´s inflation
The National Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA), Brazil's official inflation rate, ended 2017 at 2.95%, 3.34 percentage points lower than the 6.29% reported in 2016. It is the lowest rate since 1998, when a 1.65% hike was registered.
Member of Venezuela's constituent assembly assassinated: official
Tomas Lucena, a member of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC), was murdered on Wednesday, Delcy Rodriguez, president of the top legislative body, informed.
Rio ends 2017 with rising violence, severe financial troubles
The state of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most populous states and major contributors to the national economy in Brazil, as well as its capital city Rio de Janeiro, had a hard time in 2017, amidst rising violence and deep financial problems.