South America News

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 21:54:00 UTC

Brazil closes borders on six African countries due to Omicron variant

“Confinement was not an adequate measure,” said Bolsonaro. The Government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Friday decided to shut down the international borders to travelers from six African countries where the new coronavirus Omicron variant of concern has been detected.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 21:51:00 UTC

Argentina to launch green pass for mass events

The pass would be processed through the CuidAR application or “a PDF [digital document],” the minister said. Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti Friday announced during a press conference that the country was eyein a green pass of its own as cases of coronavirus have been reported to be growing over the past few weeks.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 21:48:00 UTC

Peruvian lawmakers want Castillo impeached

Boluarte said it was a coup d'état from rightwing parties Peru's President Pedro Castillo Terrones has been served with a notification that a vacancy motion had been filed against him. The constitutional procedure requires "at least 40%" of the votes – 52 being the "magic number."

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 12:11:00 UTC

Departure of Antarctic cruise from Ushuaia delayed because of Covid 19 among the crew

Passengers scheduled to board the Ultramarine for the Antarctic tour, and expected on Friday, have had their charter flight delayed until December first. Covid 19 emergency in Ushuaia delays the departure of Quark Expeditions state of the art cruise vessel Ultramarine to Antarctica. According to reports from the capital of Tierra del Fuego, abiding by sanitary protocols, the 173 crew members of the vessel were on board PCR tested, with four of them turning out positive.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:55:00 UTC

CFK acquitted in corruption cases: Operations were legit, judges said

No crimes committed, said the judges Former Argentine President and current Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her children will not be tried in the so-called Hotesur so-scandal case because there were no illegal actions involved, a federal court in Buenos Aires ruled Friday. Hence, all charges have been dismissed.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:45:00 UTC

No installments in Argentine pesos for purchases in foreign currency

“It seems some opposition leaders try to install the idea that we are talking about something” other than financing trips  Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) Thursday ruled that international travel tickets and other tourism items purchased through credit cards and whose values are expressed in US dollars or any other foreign currency but converted to Argentine pesos on the date of the operation cannot be split into monthly payments.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:41:00 UTC

Ushuaia creates a Malvinas Affairs Secretariat in the framework of the 40th anniversary

The city's cabinet chief Omar Becerra added that the mayor of Ushuaia Walter Vuoto had sent the bill to the Legislative Council, which approved it unanimously.      Imbibed with the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict spirit, the city of Ushuaia decided to elevate the department which dealt with Malvinas Islands issues, to the rank of Secretariat, thus "reaffirming the will of Ushuaia residents as the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands".

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:40:00 UTC

“Auxilio Brasil” intended to benefit 17 million families with monthly payments approved in Congress

Auxilio Brasil replaces the previous program, the two decades Bolsa Familia, a mainstay of the Workers Party,-- now in opposition--, and its leader Lula da Silva. The massive social welfare program, Auxilio Brasil, promoted by the administration of president Jair Bolsonaro was passed this week in the Lower House and is expected to be approved in the Senate where leaders have promised to address it as a priority.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:32:00 UTC

Case of Argentine Ambassador in Bolivia to be brought before Congress in BA

Milman insisted Basteiro's acts were particularly dangerous because he encouraged Boloivian crowds to mobilize in the streets Argentine opposition lawmakers have announced they would ask President Alberto Fernández to sack Adrián Basteiro as Ambassador to Bolivia after the diplomat was found engaging in domestic political acts in violation of international conventions regarding Consular representations.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:30:00 UTC

Falklands member of the Table Tennis Federation, despite Argentina's objection

Falklands received the support of 75% of country members at the ITTF Argentina lost to the Falkland Islands at the International Table Tennis Federation, ITTF, where overwhelming support had the Islands registered as an independent member. This despite the strong allegations from the Argentine Table Tennis Federation president Fernando Joffre, at the ITTF annual assembly.

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Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:20:00 UTC

Honduras to choose new president amid increasing violence

Around 68 politicians have been murdered in Honduras in 2021 Honduras goes to the polls Sunday amid growing concern over increasing violence, according to the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights (former Chilean two-time President Michelle Bachelet), the Croatian MEP Željana Zovko, head of the European Union's (EU) Observation Mission.

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Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:51:00 UTC

Argentine Ambassador involved in pro-Evo political demonstrations in Bolivia

Basteiro's support to Evo dates back to before his appointment as ambassador to Bolivia Argentina's Ambassador to Bolivia Adrián Basteiro came under criticism once again Thursday for participating in a demonstration of Bolivia's ruling party Movement Towards Socialism headed by former President Evo Morales.

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Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:54:00 UTC

Macron's support for Lula “a provocation” says Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro might become Time's “Personality of the Year” Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday said that Former President Luiz Inácio Lulas Da Silva being received by France's head of state Emmanuel Macron last week was a “provocation.”

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Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:05:00 UTC

Conmebol names a star after Maradona on the first anniversary of his death

Ruggeri highlighted how fortunate Argentina had been that Maradona had been born there. South America's Football Confederation (Conmebol) Thursday announced a star had been named after Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona on the first anniversary of the former player's death.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 18:48:00 UTC

Argentina not likely to extend special layoff measures, Labor Minister says

“They were two extraordinary measures for an extraordinary situation,” Moroni said. Argentine Labor Minister Claudio Moroni Thursday said it was "highly likely" that the double severance money and the ban on dismissals decreed as a part of the emergency measures to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic will not be extended after December 31, since the economic situation was getting back to normal.

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