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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:25:00 UTC

Brazil approves two vaccines against Covid-19: AstraZeneca and China's Sinovac

The country’s health ministry said on Sunday that the death toll was nearing 210,000, the second highest in the world after the United States. Brazil approved two vaccines for emergency use against the coronavirus on Sunday as the country’s death toll from the disease it causes neared 210,000 and some of its hospitals grappled with an oxygen shortage.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:21:00 UTC

Argentina reports the first case of Britain's coronavirus variant

The new variant was detected in a traveler who arrived asymptomatic in Argentina from Germany at the end of December 2020, Argentina confirmed on Saturday the first case in the country of a new coronavirus variant that was first identified in Britain and appears to be more contagious.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:19:00 UTC

Guatemala forces beat back migrant caravan heading for the US

A large section of the caravan clashed early on Sunday with Guatemalan security officials, some 3,000 of whom had mustered by the village of Vado Hondo Guatemala beat back on Sunday a large migrant caravan bound for the United States, just days before the inauguration of the new administration.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:13:00 UTC

Pope Francis repeats he's eager to visit Uruguay and Argentina

Ambassador Carriquiry told CNS that Pope Francis said he originally planned a visit to Uruguay, Argentina and Chile in October 2017. Pope Francis told Uruguay’s new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to his native Argentina is still very much on the table. In an interview with Catholic News Service last week, Guzman Carriquiry, who prior to his appointment as Uruguay’s ambassador served as secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, said he decided to ask the pope about the long-awaited visit when he presented his letters of credential Jan. 9.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:40:00 UTC

Argentine president celebrates a rare success of his administration, promulgation of an abortion bill

“Today we have a better, more equal society,” said Fernandez.“This is a great step towards equal rights, giving women the possibility to decide.” Argentina on Thursday became one of just a handful of Latin American countries to allow elective abortion, as neighboring Chile initiated its own debate on decriminalizing a procedure denied to most women on the continent. President Alberto Fernandez signed a law that allows abortion until 14 weeks of pregnancy that was passed by the Senate on December 30.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:39:00 UTC

Argentina and IMF resume discussions and "fresh funds" could be included in the package

“We expect the pace of the meetings - all virtual - to pick up in the coming weeks,” Gerry Rice said, noting that discussions had halted briefly over the holiday period The International Monetary Fund expects the pace of its ongoing discussions with Argentine authorities to accelerate in coming weeks, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:30:00 UTC

Delays in launching an inoculation program in Brazil, threatens the economic recovery

Inoculations have yet to begin in Latin America’s largest country and health regulator Anvisa has not yet approved any vaccine for use. The risks to an expected economy recovery in Brazil during 2021 are increasing as delays in rolling out a vaccine program against coronavirus continues to be delayed, according to Moody's rating agency.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:29:00 UTC

PAHO warns new Covid-19 variants make it urgent to continue with public health measures

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne said that over 39 million people across the Americas have become infected by COVID-19 and over 925,000 of them have succumbed The appearance of new variants of the COVID-19 virus in several countries of the Americas, combined with an acceleration in the virus’s spread in virtually every country in the Americas, makes it urgent to continue public health measures such as social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands often, Pan American Health Organization Director Carisa F. Etienne said.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:54:00 UTC

Uruguay signs contract to resume offshore seismic surveying for oil and gas

The Punta del Este basin develops in the western part of the offshore of Uruguay near the border with Argentina Norwegian oil and gas exploration seismic data company PGS has signed an agreement with Uruguay's state oil company ANCAP to reprocess over 11 000 km of existing 2D lines of various vintages, applying the latest seismic imaging techniques.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:54:00 UTC

Guyana and United States sign defense and cooperation agreement

Guyana Defense Force Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Godfrey Bess and US Admiral Craig S Faller entered into an agreement the US Department of Defense Guyana and the Unites States have signed a new pact aimed at boosting the South American CARICOM nation’s military might. It comes following a decree issued by embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, unilaterally laying claim to Guyana’s Essequibo territory.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:53:00 UTC

Argentina's jiggers begin the squid season on Saturday

Inidep emphasized that jiggers can begin operating on the Spring Spawning Stock, (SDV), and avoiding the South Patagonic Stock Argentina's squid season takes off next Saturday, Jan 16, south of parallel 44, according to the Federal Fisheries Council. The decision follows a technical-scientific report from the country's research institute, Inidep, which emphasized that jiggers can begin operating on the Spring Spawning Stock, (SDV), and avoiding the South Patagonic Stock.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:19:00 UTC

Brazilian oil export record in 2020, average 1,4 million bpd

Petrobras in 2020 produced 2.28 million barrels/day, compared to 2.23 million barrels/day recorded in 2015. Brazil established a new record for oil exports in 2020, with sales averaging 1,4 million bpd and a peak of 1,9 million bpd during the month of May, according to the Mines and Energy minister Bento Albuquerque. The minister also announced that on 7 January, Brazil's oil giant Petrobras reached a daily production record of 2,84 million barrels of oil, beating the previous mark set in 2015, with 2.79 million BOE/day.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:44:00 UTC

Britain trying to contain the coronavirus Brazil variant from reaching UK

”We are concerned about the new Brazilian variant ... and we're taking steps [to protect the country] (...) in respect of the Brazilian variant,” Johnson said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday the government was looking at ways to stop a variant of the novel coronavirus found in Brazil from entering Britain.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:35:00 UTC

Bolsonaro accuses Ford of closing its plants because "they want subsidies"

Bolsonaro criticized the decision of past administrations to subsidize the industry with taxpayer money and lamented the loss of 5,000 jobs in the country. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro attributed Ford Motor Co.’s decision to close its three plants in Brazil to the end of multibillion-dollar subsidies from the government.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:40:00 UTC

According to Maduro, extreme poverty in Venezuela reaches 4%; experts place it at 79.3%

The National Assembly attended by Maduro, composed of 92% of representatives of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, is not recognized by dozens of countries After greeting his cabinet, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday “we are back” to the legislative body that he did not attend in 4 years, a period in which the opposition-controlled the National Assembly. In a special session of a parliament now controlled by chavismo, Maduro offered his first annual message in four years. Among the figures he gave during his speech, the poverty indicators managed by the State standout: 4% of extreme poverty and 17% of “general” poverty.

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