Ortega wants to reform the constitution

President Daniel Ortega will attempt to make changes to Nicaragua's Constitution.

This Thursday, the board of directors of the National Assembly of Nicaragua began a process of partial reforms to the constitution of the Republic to include four new national heroes. 

But, according to opponents, the basic intention is to avoid elections in 2021 that the president knows he is going to lose.

Oppositionist Mauricio Díaz said, "The idea of changing the nature of Nicaragua's political system to avoid elections that he will clearly lose has been mentioned."

According to Díaz, one of the possibilities would be incorporating the figure of prime minister, like the countries that have monarchies.

Chile: 20,000 people charged for crimes in protests

Chile's National Prosecutor's Office this weekend confirmed that there has been more than 20,000 charges for crimes since the October 18 social outburst, which has already left at least 23 dead.

 Of those arrested and taken into detention, 87% were caught in (flagrante delicto) while committing the crime.

The largest number was recorded in the Metropolitan region, to which Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso and Biobío belong.

In addition, the Public Prosecutor's Office has opened 2,670 criminal investigations against the security forces for alleged irregularities.

Cristina Kirchner testified in the oral trial

In Argentina, former President Cristina Kirchner testified in the oral trial for allegedly directing the contracts for public road works in Santa Cruz during her government.

Cristina Kirchner, who is days away from assuming the position of vice president, is accused of leading an illegal association that was in charge of directing public works contracts. 

The ex-head of state would have favored the companies of Lázaro Báez from 2004-2015, for an amount of 130 million Argentine pesos.

In addition, the former president of Argentina is facing nine more cases against her, five of which are also being tried orally.

A risky gesture of unity in Uruguay

A curious event took place during the festivities of Uruguay's new president-elect, Luis Lacalle Pou.

In the middle of the speech, a supporter of the opposition Broad Front party made his way through the crowd.

The sign he carried read: "Congratulations Lacalle Pou, if you do well, I do too. Good luck."

Lacalle Pou surprised said: "This will be the photo of the international press tomorrow and it is good that it is so."

The center-right president, who won in a tight second round, took advantage of the gesture to reinforce his call for national unity.