Lake Nahuel Huapi has been receiving around 75 million litres of untreated sewage for the past three days due to the maintenance and removal of materials in the Elevator Station of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bariloche and environmentalist organisations have already filed for an amparo remedy to stop the spill.
The pound has risen amid speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May will win the vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday evening. The currency is trading 1.4% higher against the dollar at $1.2660 and 0.9% higher against the euro at €1.1132.
A study carried out by Harvard University economists Dany Bahar and Douglas Barrios reveals that at least 8.2 million Venezuelan citizens would leave during 2019 their country to escape the economic and political crisis that Venezuela is experiencing.
In Argentina, a movement in support of the accusation of rape that the actress Thelma Fardín presented against the actor and singer Juan Darthes caused a stir and support with the hashtag #MiraComoNosPonemos (Look how we get) on Tuesday through social networks. Darthes carries several complaints about the sexual abuse of several actresses with whom he worked.
The Guayaquil-born Otto Sonnenholzner Sper took office on Tuesday as Vice-president of Ecuador, after being chosen by the National Assembly from a shortlist put forward by President Lenin Moreno.
The Falkland Islands Government has announced that following an extensive public engagement process the name of the new Extra Care Facility in Stanley will be ‘Tussac House’.
A gunman later identified as 49-year-old Euler Fernando Grandolpho opened fire Tuesday against parishioners during midday mass at the Campinas Cathedral (95 km northwest of Sao Paulo), killing at least six of them and wounding several others, it was reported. The assailant eventually took his own life.
The release of former Argentine Vicepresident Amado Boudou was ordered Tuesday by a three-member court on condition that he posts bail in the amount of one million pesos (around US$ 26,500) and wears a GPS tracking device around his ankle.
China has reportedly proposed cutting tariffs on US-made cars to 15%, the same tax levied on car imports from other countries. Bloomberg reported that China's cabinet will review the plans, which would undo the 40% import duty China imposed on US cars this summer.
Two Russian strategic bomber aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in ally Venezuela, a show of support for Venezuela’s socialist government that has infuriated Washington