Bolsonaro says the attack was a plot

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro suggested that a former adviser of his was involved in the knife attack he suffered last year.

 In an interview with Veja magazine, Bolsonaro said he did not believe the version that the attack was the work of a mentally unbalanced person.

"There was a conspiracy," Bolsonaro declared.

Although he did not identify the person or people, he gave indications that point to a former adviser during his campaign.

The reason for the betrayal would be revenge for not choosing the former aide as a running mate.

On September 6, 2018, Bolsonaro was stabbed during a campaign rally in the state of Minas Gerais. 

He was then hospitalized with a potentially fatal injury, but managed to recover and assume the presidency of Brazil.

Bolivia may file a formal complaint against Argentina

Bolivia has questioned the Argentine government for not recognizing Jeanine Áñez as president, and for protecting former president Evo Morales under refugee status.

The Bolivian Foreign Ministry is considering filing a formal complaint against Argentina.

Foreign Minister Karen Longaric, quoted a few days ago on Twitter the United Nations Convention on Refugees, said that refugee status cannot be granted to someone accused of crimes against humanity.

Morales is accused by the Bolivian prosecutor's office of sedition and terrorism.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro also made a statement about the situation in his neighboring countries.

 "Evo Morales is in Argentina, which borders Bolivia. It's a clue. He will stay there, trying to destabilize," Bolsonaro said.

Bolsonaro also said he fears the Argentine president will change the law so that those who claim to be "politically persecuted" cannot be arrested, a situation that could favor Lula Da Silva.

Chile defines whether to reform the constitution with a plebiscite

The plebiscite for the new Chilean Constitution has been approved.

The Chilean Congress approved this Thursday a reform that allows a plebiscite to be held on April 26, 2020, which will decide whether a new constitution will be drafted.

The congressmen, however, rejected a request from the left that the body that will draft a new Magna Carta must have equal numbers of men and women and include indigenous people.

They will also choose what type of body should draft it - one made up of congressmen, politicians, and citizens—or one where all members are elected by vote.

US passes the VERDAD Act

The United States passes an emergency law for Venezuela.

The U.S. Senate on Thursday, Dec. 19, approved the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance and Development Act.  (VERDAD) 

The law incorporates into the budget $400 million to continue collaborating with the management of the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.

In addition, it limits the entry of officials and collaborators who support the Maduro regime to U.S. territory.

Likewise, the coordinated effort to request a report reflecting all the crimes against humanity committed by Chavismo is progressing.

It also institutionalized procedures against the Venezuelan regime's dictatorship and also against its collaborators, such as Russia and China.