South America

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 21:09:00 GMT
Argentine President ironically describes vaccines against coronavirus as “poison”
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday criticized opposition parties: “Now they demand the second dose of poison from us,” he said.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:25:00 GMT
Mapuche flag hoisted at Argentine university in Patagonia
The Argentina's National University of Comahue in Neuquén has hoisted the "Wenufoye", the Mapuche national symbol during the "Wiñoy Xipantu" festivities, a celebration according to indigenous traditions for the beginning of a...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:00:00 GMT
Anti covid-19 treatment used on former US President Trump now available across Argentina
Remdesivir, the drug which helped then US President Donald Trump quickly overcome covid-19, is already used in Argentina in cases of moderate seriousness, following its approval in April by the national drugs agency, it was rep...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:46:00 GMT
Argentina skips default thanks to agreement with Paris Club
Argentina's Economy Minister Martín Guzmán Tuesday announced that the Paris Club had agreed to give his country until March 31, 2022, to pay the US $ 430 million in instalments while the rest of the debt is renegotiated.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:45:00 GMT
Falklands/Malvinas: Solá meets with UN chief Guterres ahead of the C24 conference
Argentine foreign minister Felipe Solá requested United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to intercede before UK so that the British “consent to resume discussions” over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:20:00 GMT
Argentina's purchase of Korean fighters falls through: UK's arms embargo
Argentine defense minister Agustín Rossi is furious with the UK for having blocked the purchase deal of several Korean manufactured training jet fighters FA-50 to re-equip the Air Force and which he had anticipated last Octobe...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:17:00 GMT
Mercurial Bitcoin comes back from below US $ 30,000 but future remains uncertain
Cryptocurrency investors could breathe again Tuesday after Bitcoin first fell below US $ 30,000 for the first time in five months, but eventually managed to rebound up to over US $ 32,000.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:10:00 GMT
Bachelet says Ortega regime must release all political prisoners in Nicaragua
Former Chilean President and current United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet Tuesday called for the release of Nicaraguan opposition politicians who have been placed under arrest by the Daniel Ortega reg...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:05:00 GMT
Anti covid-19 vaccination of teenagers starts in Chile with Pfizer
Chile will begin vaccinating people under 18 years of age against the coronavirus, according to an announcement by President Sebastián Piñera Tuesday. The Pfizer drug is the only one to be used in this age group.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:59:00 GMT
Brazilian Government announces increased funding for agribusiness
The Government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday launched what was called “The Harvest Plan 2021/2022” for which funding worth R$ 251.2 billion (US $ 50.6 billion) for national agribusiness was allocated.