South America News

Sat, 21 May 2022 23:03:00 UTC

US refineries purchasing more oil and fuel from Mexico, Colombia and Argentina

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged companies to adopt “friendly” supply chains or buy from trusted countries. (Pic Bloomberg) Complying with President Jose Biden's administration sanctions on Russia, United States refiners imported some 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of Latin American crude and fuel oil, the highest level in seven months, according to US customs data.

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Sat, 21 May 2022 08:39:00 UTC

Argentina extends Paraná river water emergency

The declaration allows for the necessary budgetary adjustments to address the crisis The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández Friday announced it was extending the declaration of emergency for another 180 days in the Paraná River area as water levels remained at historically low levels.

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Sat, 21 May 2022 08:38:00 UTC

Bolsonaro, Musk make joint announcement in Sao Paulo

The hashtag #BolsonaroMusk became the number 1 trend in Brazil. Billionaire Elon Musk and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have agreed to start a strategic partnership ahead of this year's Oct. 2 elections, it was reported.

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Sat, 21 May 2022 07:45:00 UTC

Queues of vessels waiting to cross the Panama Canal as post pandemic global trade picks up

This week some 101 vessels were awaiting clearance to make the 64km journey through the canal, six units more than the average recorded so far this year Global transportation bottlenecks that have surged since the pandemic have shaken industries, consumers, deliveries, and prices. Clear evidence of this can be seen in the current Panama Canal queues of vessels.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 19:22:00 UTC

Bachelet insists the most vulnerable sectors need more attention

Bachelet believes there is hope with Chile's new Constitution Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said this week during a forum in Panama City that promoting a ceasefire in the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine was essential in order for vulnerable populations to recover from the impact caused by higher prices in energy and food.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:55:00 UTC

INDEC counts 47,327,407 people living in Argentina

Only 0.12 % of the population claimed to be neither male nor female Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) Thursday released a preliminary report on Wednesday's survey, which showed 47,327,407 were living in the country.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:52:00 UTC

Argentina, "a nothing tour", ending the war, German pastry and the Pope's knee

President Alberto Fernandez with the three European Leaders, Sanchez, Scholtz and Macron, in Madrid, Berlin and Paris Last week unexpectedly the Argentine president Alberto Fernandez left for a quick tour of three European countries, two confirmed before leaving, Spain and Germany and a third which was only later approved since French President Emmanuel Macron is facing legislative elections.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:50:00 UTC

Colombian VP says progress made on Pecci's murder probe

We must avoid this happening again in Paraguay or Colombia or in any Latin American country, Ramírez said Paraguayan and Colombian authorities Thursday announced progress was being made in the investigation of Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci's May 10 murder while honeymooning in an exclusive Caribbean beach resort.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:38:00 UTC

Yakecan cyclone hits Uruguay, then moves on to Brazil

The subtropical cyclone described as “atypical” hit the Uruguayan coasts Tuesday, mainly in Maldonado and Rocha Two people have died in Uruguay under circumstances that were not a direct result of Tuesday's subtropical cyclone, Yakecan, but which authorities are still investigating after several houses were destroyed and trees were downed, it was reported.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:28:00 UTC

Argentine Court rules Napalpí Massacre a crime against humanity

Qom historian Juan Chico was expected to testify, but he died last year of COVID-19. An Argentine federal court in the northern city of Resistencia Thursday found that the 1924 killing of indigenous communities constituted a crime against humanity. Although none of the perpetrators is still alive to face the consequences, the ruling is considered to be of historical proportions.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:16:00 UTC

Bolsonaro insists monitoring vote counting necessary for Brazilians

Bolsonaro and De Moraes hate each other but they still follow protocol Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro once again voiced his objections against the country's electronic voting system ahead of the Oct. 2 elections where he will seek another term in office despite every poll heralding he would lose to former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

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Thu, 19 May 2022 21:13:00 UTC

Brazil's Lower House passes homeschooling bill onto Senate

/// Pupils will still need to enroll in a regular school and their process would be monitored by institutions, not just parents or caregivers Brazil's Lower House Thursday passed a bill setting forth the conditions for homeschooling, a trend that has been growing globally following the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Thu, 19 May 2022 20:22:00 UTC

Paraná downspout means heavy losses for Argentine exports

The losses included US$ 138.25 million stemming from an increase in costs due to the so-called “false freight” A most unusual low water level of the Paraná river has caused losses of nearly US$ 280 million so far in 2022 to Argentine rural producers and exporters, it was reported.

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Thu, 19 May 2022 20:03:00 UTC

Brazil's capital records all-time low temperature

Most anomalous climatic events are taking place as “a consequence of climate change,” an expert explained An unprecedented cold wave in Brazil for the month of May has been labeled a threat both to the country's thousands of homeless people and also to crops, it was reported Thursday.

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Thu, 19 May 2022 19:38:00 UTC

US now turns to Cuba and Venezuela, possibly to salvage LA Summit

Jean-Pierre insisted the invitations had not been yet forwarded US President Joseph Biden picked up the message several leaders sent him and is said to be considering a possible U-turn on his decision not to invite Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua to the June 6-10 Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California.

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