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Tue, 26 May 2020 07:58:00 UTC

Argentines love rattling the Falklands' cage and Argentine journalists are us usual 'naughty', MP Bryant

Chris Bryant has visited Argentina and is a staunch defender not necessarily of British Falklands but of the Falkland Islands people's right to self determination and to decide on their future “Argentines love rattling the Falklands cage, and I suspect that journalists in Argentina, are being naughty as usual”, commented Labor MP Chris Bryant who was recently interviewed in several Argentine radio stations but was not able, because of workload, to listen or read to his edited statements, aired rather controversially.

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Tue, 26 May 2020 07:52:00 UTC

Bolsonaro puts pressure on Supreme Court to end investigation

Bolsonaro said in the statement on Monday that he expects the “matter to be treated with responsibility and serenity.” Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro expects the Supreme Court to find no wrongdoing and end an investigation into potential political interference in the federal police, according to a statement from the presidential palace on Monday.

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Tue, 26 May 2020 07:39:00 UTC

Street demonstrations in Ecuador to protests drastic economic measures

Moreno announced public spending cuts including the closure of state companies and embassies around the world. AFP Demonstrators defied coronavirus restrictions to march in cities across Ecuador on Monday in protest against President Lenin Moreno's drastic economic measures to tackle the crisis.

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Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:00 UTC

White House brings forward two days restrictions on travel to the US from Brazil

The travel ban was a blow to president Jair Bolsonaro, who has followed the example of US President Donald Trump in addressing the pandemic The White House on Monday brought forward by two days restrictions on travel to the United States from Brazil that were announced after the Latin American country became the world's No 2 coronavirus hotspot.

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Mon, 25 May 2020 20:59:00 UTC

Mexico anticipates the loss of a million jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic

“My prediction is that with coronavirus, a million jobs will be lost,” Lopez Obrador said in a televised speech. “But we will create two million new jobs.” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday that the novel coronavirus could cost as many as a million jobs in the country as many industries considered not essential remain shut.

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Mon, 25 May 2020 08:57:00 UTC

Mother of all scandals: “King” Bolsonaro and cabinet caught with their pants down

Littered with obscenities, insults, tirades and potentially incriminating statements, the video triggered outcry in Brazil On Apr 22, Brazil was fast becoming a new coronavirus flashpoint, but President Jair Bolsonaro and his cabinet barely mentioned the pandemic in a videotaped meeting that has triggered outrage and fuelled a potentially explosive investigation.

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Mon, 25 May 2020 08:55:00 UTC

Argentina extends mandatory lockdown in metropolitan Buenos Aires until 7 June

Commercial activity in some of the city's more populated neighborhoods and access to public transportation will also be rolled back Argentina extended until June 7 a mandatory lockdown in metropolitan Buenos Aires on Saturday and tightened some movement restrictions, after a steady increase in the city's confirmed coronavirus cases in recent days.

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Mon, 25 May 2020 08:53:00 UTC

Non US passenger traveling from Brazil banned from entering United States

US President Donald Trump anticipated on Tuesday he was considering imposing a ban on travel from Brazil. The White House on Sunday (May 24) said it was prohibiting most non-US citizens from traveling to the United States if they had been in Brazil in the last two weeks, two days after the South American nation became the world No. 2 hot spot for coronavirus cases.

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Mon, 25 May 2020 07:54:00 UTC

Iranian petrol reaches Venezuela, despite US warnings

The tanker, named Fortune, reached the country’s waters at around 7:40pm local time (1140 GMT), according to vessel tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon. The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the country's exclusive economic zone on Saturday, despite a US official's warning that Washington was considering a response to the shipment. The tanker, named Fortune, reached the country’s waters at around 7:40 pm local time (1140 GMT) after passing north of the neighboring dual-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, according to vessel-tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon.

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Sat, 23 May 2020 10:50:00 UTC

Argentina asks Ireland's support to exclude the Falklands from any post Brexit EU-UK accord

Minister Felipe Solá and members of his cabinet during the round of talks with peers The Argentine foreign minister Felipe Solá held a round of talks with his counterparts from Australia, Ireland and Armenia to address issues of special significance for an Argentine foreign policy such as the current Coronavirus pandemic, and its impact on the global economy, and the European Union position regarding the Falkland Islands in a post Brexit scenario.

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Sat, 23 May 2020 09:58:00 UTC

South America becomes a new epicenter of Covid-19 pandemic

Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO’s emergencies expert, speaking earlier to a news conference, said: “In a sense South America has become a new epicenter for the disease.” South America has become “a new epicenter” of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, following a surge in the number of Covid-19 infections.

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Sat, 23 May 2020 09:57:00 UTC

Brazil second only to US as coronavirus hotspot with 330,890 Covid-19 cases confirmed

Brazil registered 1,001 daily coronavirus deaths on Friday, taking total deaths to 21,048, according to the Health Ministry Brazil became the world No 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases on Friday, second only to the United States, after it confirmed that 330,890 people had been infected by the virus, overtaking Russia, the Health Ministry said.

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Sat, 23 May 2020 09:57:00 UTC

Argentina in "technical default" while negotiations with sovereign bondholders continue

President Alberto Fernandez's government is expecting to come to an agreement before Argentina suffers the full effects of its default Argentina "technically" defaulted on Friday for the second time this century after failing to pay US$505 million of interest on its bond debt, but it continues to negotiate a restructuring with creditors. "We're not paying but the negotiations are continuing," a government official said.

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Sat, 23 May 2020 09:56:00 UTC

Overwhelmed by Covid-19, Peru extends nationwide lockdown until end of June

Peru began the lockdown in mid-March, will have lived under it for more than 3-1/2 months by a Jun 30 expiration, outlasting restrictions in Italy, Spain and China. AP / RODRIGO ABD Peru on Friday extended its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic until the end of June, marking one of the longest periods of mandatory isolation in the world.

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Sat, 23 May 2020 09:55:00 UTC

Bolsonaro increasingly cornered by his eccentric attitude and incompetence

The request to seize Bolsonaro's phone and that of his son Carlos was made by opposition parties in Congress, part of a probe into allegations the president tried to interfere in federal police invest President Jair Bolsonaro's government warned on Friday that Brazil's “national security” would be at risk if investigators granted a request to seize the far-right leader's cell phone in an obstruction of justice investigation.

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