South America News

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 11:30:00 UTC

Falkland Islands representatives arrive in New York for C-24

Falkland Islands' Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Mark Pollard, and Deputy Chair MLA Leona Roberts have arrived in New York in order to attend the main session of the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24).

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:56:00 UTC

Peruvian judge allows Keiko Fujimori to stay out of jail, for now

Fujiori will not return for now to prison but will have to if she does not comply with restrictive measures imposed on her Peruvian presidential contender Keiko Fujimori has been allowed to stay out of jail Monday, but the judge's decision bars her from meeting with her closest campaign aides.

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:50:00 UTC

Argentina to take additional measures against Delta coronavirus variant spreading into the country

In the next few hours new control measures will be taken, Carignano said. Photo: EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni Argentine health and migration authorities are analysing additional measured to curb the arrival into the country of the coronavirus Delta variant, which has already been detected in three cases of passengers flying in from abroad.

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:49:00 UTC

Former Brazil President Lula Da Silva acquitted in yet another corruption case

The prosecution did not “convincingly demonstrate” the charges against Lula Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was acquitted due to lack of evidence Monday in one of the corruption cases for which he was being tried, it was announced.

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:45:00 UTC

Bolsonaro lashes out at Brazil media giant Globo for its “journalists who do not help at all” regarding covid-19

“Globo is press shit, press shit,” Bolsonaro said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Monday lashed out at national media giant Globo for its stance on covid-19, which differs completely from what the Government calls “an early treatment,” a cocktail made up of controversial drugs such as chloroquine.

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:41:00 UTC

Argentina and Mexico recall ambassadors to Nicaragua out of concern for human rights violations

The reason behind Argentina's abstention at the OAS vote against Nicaragua was reportedly a distrust of Almagro The Governments of Mexico and Argentina Monday recalled their respective ambassadors in Managua, where Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is undertaking a dubious campaign towards his reelection by having his political challengers arrested.

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:33:00 UTC

OECD's May report foresees 5.8% growth for 2021

Of the economies surveyed by the OECD, Argentina is the one that ranks last. The world's economy is forecast to grow 5.8% in 2021, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), “Economic prospects: an unusual recovery. Navigating towards the transition,” it has been announced.

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:30:00 UTC

Patagonia university to develop noodles made of algae which shall taste like squid

The University has been allocated funds for the purchase of machinery to launch large-scale production of healthy pasta Argentina's National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco from Comodoro Rivadavia, in the province of Chubut, is undertaking the development of noodles with a 30% substitution of wheat flour for algae which shall taste like squid, it was announced.

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 06:56:00 UTC

Chevening Scholarships awarded to 19 students from Argentina

Ambassador Kent bid farewell to the group through a virtual meeting, in the aims of wishing a safe and successful trip to the scholarship holders Every year, a number of Chevening Scholarships are awarded to students from Argentina with outstanding academic performance and leadership qualities, allowing them full funding to undertake postgraduate studies in universities in the UK.

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Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:45:00 UTC

Scholarships for Falklands' alumni to continue their graduate and postgraduate studies in Argentina

Falklands students normally continue their tertiary studies in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US Argentina has launched a program of scholarships for Falkland Islands' students, who “have the full right to access the Argentine national education system”, announced Daniel Filmus, head of the Malvinas and Antarctica Department, and Jaime Perczyk chairman of the Ministry of Education University Policies.

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Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:40:00 UTC

Argentine freezes meat prices, exports to resume next week but not of all cuts

“While Argentina's population has been growing, its production levels of meats have stagnated,” explained Kulfas Argentine Minister of Productive Development Matías Kulfas Sunday admitted the administration of President Alberto Fernández plans to both ban exports of the beef cuts most coveted by local consumers and freeze domestic prices until late this year.

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Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:14:00 UTC

Copa America: Chile players skip health bubble in major scandal

The players involved will be fined but not barred from playing A Brazilian stylist broke through the Chilean squad's health bubble and players uploaded to social media photographs of them having their hair cut in Cuiabá in what has been so far the biggest scandal at the Copa America football tournament where over 60 cases of covid-19 have so far been detected.

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Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:05:00 UTC

Brazilian opposition rallies nationwide seeking Bolsonaro's resignation and more vaccines

“Bolsonaro Out” and “Vaccine Now,” chanted the crowds. Scores of Brazilians took to the streets at different cities nationwide Sunday to express themselves against President Jair Bolsonaro handling the coronavirus pandemic and asking for his resignation.

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Mon, 21 Jun 2021 09:01:00 UTC

Ecuadorean President Lasso travels to US for surgery but will stay in command

Lasso will “continue to command the position of President of the Republic,” and not turn it over to the Vice President. Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso Sunday flew to Miami to undergo spinal cord surgery, after which he is expected to spend several days in rehabilitation.

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Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:53:00 UTC

Anvisa green-lights sale of 480 tons of medical oxygen to Paraguay

Despite the critical situation, nobody has died of shortage of oxygen, León said. Paraguay's Foreign Ministry Sunday confirmed Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) had agreed to allow the sale of 480 tons of oxygen for medical purposes.

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