South America News

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:45:00 UTC

Argentine province of Córdoba makes isolation at hotels compulsory for travelers who test positive on arrival

Córdoba's Patient Zero has been hospitalized with pneumonia Health authorities in the Argentine province of Córdoba have ruled that all travelers who test positive for the Delta variant of the coronavirus are to isolate at hotels, following a recent local outbreak.

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Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:39:00 UTC

Nicaraguan President to seek reelection with most opponents jailed

 Ortega and Murillo will run again November 7 After arresting most opposition leaders who could challenge him, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced Monday that he will run for a new term in office in the November 7 elections.

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Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:35:00 UTC

Brazil's Electoral Court wants Bolsonaro investigated for spreading fake news against ballot boxes

The proceedings might result in Bolsonaro's ban from running in 2022 Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has asked the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) to launch a probe against President Jair Bolsonaro for his remarks regarding the reliability of the electronic voting system.

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Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:59:00 UTC

IMF okays SDRs for countries beleaguered under the covid-19 pandemic

The new allowances “will help the most vulnerable member countries,” Georgieva said The International Monetary Funda's (IMF) Board of Directors Monday approved the disbursement of SDRs for a total amount of US $ 650,000 million as a relief measure amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tue, 03 Aug 2021 07:04:00 UTC

African swine fever in the Dominican Republic; Army called in to eliminate thousands of pigs

More than 15,000 pig farmers send to the slaughterhouse about 100,000 pigs per month in the Dominican Republic Alert in the Americas after the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed African swine fever (ASF) in samples collected from pigs in the Dominican Republic. ASF has forced China to cull millions of pigs since there is no vaccine to prevent the disease which is also highly contagious.

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Tue, 03 Aug 2021 06:21:00 UTC

Brazil's Azul signs a one billion dollars deal with German manufacturer for 220 VTOL taxi aircraft

Azul currently has 160 aircraft, operates 200 routes with 700 daily flights to a hundred destinations, and is the airline with most flights and which flies to the largest number of Brazilian cities. Azul, Brazil's third-largest airline announced on Monday a one billion dollars accord with German manufacturer Lilium for the purchase of 220 of VTOL electric aircraft scheduled to begin operating in 2025.

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 22:01:00 UTC

Vaccination mandatory in Argentine province of Jujuy

Unvaccinated provincial civil servants will face sanctions if not jabbed, Morales warned. The Argentine province of Jujuy is making vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for all civil servants effective Monday.

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:56:00 UTC

Argentina second worst Latam country in terms of foreign direct investment

Air New Zealand and Norwegian are among the companies which have lifted their operations in Argentina Argentina's poor performance in the 21st century when it comes down to direct foreign investment is only surpassed by that of Venezuela; it was reported Sunday by Infobae.

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:46:00 UTC

Duque says Colombia willing to sort out together with Panama the crisis of migrants trying to reach the US or Canada

Colombia's President wants his country and Panama to “carry out deportation and return processes and also, where exceptionally appropriate, regularization processes” Colombian President Iván Duque has called on Panama's authorities to find a negotiated solution to the crisis of migrants stranded at the border on their way to the United States.

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:27:00 UTC

Bolsonaro's “army” of followers show nationwide support to voting system reform in Brazil

Demonstrators convened at most of the country's big cities to demand an auditable mechanism in printing Scores of Brazilians took to the streets Sunday in support of President Jair Bolsonaro's drive towards the approval of a paper ballot voting system for next year's elections.

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Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:32:00 UTC

“Only a miracle can save Argentina's economy,” says Brazilian President Bolsonaro

“I'm not going to talk any more about Cuba and Venezuela, let's talk about Argentina.,” Bolsonaro said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said in his social media broadcast that “only a miracle will save the Argentine economy,” as he referred to the administration of his colleague Alberto Fernández as “a regime that did not work anywhere in the world.”

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Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:25:00 UTC

Former Haiti First Lady considers running for president

Mrs Moïse said the attackers believed she too was dead Martine Moïse, the widow of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, is considering running in the next elections, according to an interview published Friday by The New York Times.

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Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:20:00 UTC

Port workers' strikes hinder Argentine exports of cereals

Ports like Bahía Blanca could be an alternative, but labor disputes complicate the situation With most Argentine ports along the Paraná river unoperational due to the historic downspout, Quequén, Necochea, and Bahía Blanca on the Atlantic coast would have become an alternative way out for agri-food exports had it not been for union strikes.

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Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:05:00 UTC

Gas tanker runs aground in River Plate, stirs memories of Suez canal incident

The Hoegh Esperanza was released after almost one day and reportedly suffered no structural damage The Norwegian-flagged Hoegh Esperanza ship ran aground en route to Escobar in the shallow waters of the River Plate and needed to be towed out of its predicament so that navigation could resume.

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Sat, 31 Jul 2021 07:22:00 UTC

Bad start for Peruvian president Castillo, two trips in two days

Hector Bejar nominated as Peruvian foreign minister. An academic with a long love list of support for failed revolutions and armed uprisings  Another bump in the head for the stubborn Peruvian president Pedro Castillo who took office this week. Not only his nomination for prime minister Guido Bellido has been questioned as a former admirer of a terrorist group that ravaged Peru in the eighties and nineties, but now repeats with his foreign minister, Hector Béjar, a former guerrilla member, with academic background who in his books praises armed revolution, "with no forgiveness".

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