South America News

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 18:43:00 UTC

Indigenous groups in Ecuador stage second day of protests

Ecuador is living under a state of exception sin Oct. 18 Groups of native Ecuadorians Wednesday staged their second straight day of protests against the government of conservative President Guillermo Lasso barely six months into his term in office.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:55:00 UTC

Senatorial Committee calls for indictment of Brazilian President for how he handled the COVID-19 crisis

Bolsonaro needs to be prosecuted and banned from social media, the CPI found Brazil's Senatorial Committee (CPI) investigating President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday recommended the head of state be prosecuted for "crimes against humanity" and that he is denied access to social media for having spread false information about the disease.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:53:00 UTC

Brazil envisions plans to cut down Amazon deforestation while developing other activities in the rainforest

”We cannot abandon the possibility of exploiting the great mining wealth of the Amazon,” Mourão said. Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture estimated this week 1 million hectares per year will suffer deforestation until the year 2030, despite Vice President Hamilton Mourão's announcement Monday that plans to avoid it would be announced at the upcoming 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-26) in Glasgow.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:50:00 UTC

Desperate Nicaraguans go to Honduras to get COVID-19 shots

Nicaragua's government only offers Russian or Cuban vaccines which make travel impossible Citizens of Nicaragua, which according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ranks among the six countries in the region with the lowest vaccination rates, have been crossing over the border to neighbouring Honduras even on horseback and in rafts to receive a COVID-19 immunizer, it was reported.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:40:00 UTC

Future US Ambassador to Buenos Aires says Argentina needs an economic plan

“Argentina is the third largest economy in Latin America, but a long history of economic instability has affected its productivity and competitiveness,” Stanley said Marc R. Stanley, the man chosen by US President Joseph Biden to become the next Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Tuesday said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate that the South American country needs an economic plan regarding its foreign debt.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:20:00 UTC

ICC Prosecutor on 10-day mission to Colombia and Venezuela

The visits reflect Prosecutor Khan's commitment to increase direct engagement with the region, and to explore avenues for cooperation in line with the principle of complementarity Since Monday and until 3 November, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mr Karim A.A. Khan QC, will undertake a 10-day mission to Latin America, which will include official visits to the Republic of Colombia and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The mission to the region builds upon the productive meetings the Prosecutor has already held, both in-person and virtually, with multiple stakeholders in relation to both situations.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021 08:40:00 UTC

Argentina declares Maradona's childhood house as a 'National Historic Site'

The humble house has gone through decades of neglect Argentina authorities have declared the house in the low-income Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Fiorito where football legend Diego Armando Maradona spent his childhood a National Historic Site, it was announced learned Tuesday.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 20:09:00 UTC

Third doses and shots for foreigners announced in Argentina

Vizzotti underlined Argentina's vaccination campaign was faster than the ones in Bolivia and Paraguay Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Tuesday announced third doses of COVID-19 vaccines were to be applied to specific groups of patients as well as to foreign tourists.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 19:06:00 UTC

Argentine businessman found dead in Uruguay River

Schneider used to live in Uruguay but his body was found on the Argentine shore of the river. Argentine businessman Eugenio Schneider, who owned a successful sandwich restaurant near Paysandú in Uruguay, was found dead on the west side of the Uruguay river shore Saturday. His body was identified Monday by his family. He was 81.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 18:17:00 UTC

Rural workers stage protest before Argentine Congress in support of Access to Land bill

Demonstrators want Argentina to achieve “food sovereignty” Argentina's Union of Land Workers (UTT) Monday camped in front of the Congress building in Buenos Aires in support of the Access to Land bill. The UTT, which claims to represent rural workers nationwide, who make up for 8 % of the national workforce, planned to stay mobilized for 4 days in a row.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 09:46:00 UTC

Uruguayan authorities to negotiate the purchase of booster vaccines for foreigners with Pfizer

Health officials foresee 1 million doses will be needed during the summer Uruguay's Secretary to the Presidency Álvaro Delgado is to meet with the regional manager of the Pfizer laboratory to finalize the details for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines with which the administration of President Luis Lacalle Pou hopes to lure more foreign tourists into the country for the Summer season.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 09:05:00 UTC

Venezuelan children return to school after 19 months

Children had to wait 19 months to go back to schools without electricity or water Over 11 million Venezuelan pupils have returned to their schools Monday after a 19-month pause due to COVID-19. The Government had delayed the restart of on-site schooling several times, amid recurrent peaks in infections in addition to vaccination delays.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 08:59:00 UTC

Brazilian President says COVID-19 vax and HIV go hand in hand

Bolsonaro knew he could face censorship from Facebook Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had a video posting removed from Facebook after the social media administrators labelled it as “fake news” for linking COVID-19 vaccination to AIDS' HIV.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:31:00 UTC

COVID-19 infections back on the rise

British health authorities are concerned over the AY.4.2 or “Delta Plus” variant COVID-19 had been relatively calm in Argentina until last week the number of cases began soaring again, with 7667 infections detected against 946 the week before.

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Mon, 25 Oct 2021 22:58:00 UTC

Mapuches have accomplices within Argentine gov't, says Río Negro Governor

President Fernández wrote a letter but federal forces were nevertheless sent to deal with Mapuche violence "There is complicity in some officials who instigate" violence in the province of Río Negro, said Governor Arabela Carreras in reference to the National Institute of Indigenous Affairs (INAI) amid the escalation of the Mapuche conflict in Patagonia.

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