In the context of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May 2019), thousands of road safety advocates from around the world are highlighting the need for more effective leadership for road safety. Strong leaders - both government and nongovernment alike - are those who #SpeakUp for road safety and act on the concrete interventions which have proven to save lives.
She was probably the most influential woman in recent South American history, who in her brief life changed the political culture of Argentina: she was adored by the poor and the workers, she empowered women and helped her husband, as First Lady, build a formidable catch-all movement that has since dominated Argentine politics. All this in such a short period of time, less than a decade, has turned Evita Peron into a myth.
This month five Falkland Islands lawmakers, elected Members of the Legislative Assembly, according to a release from the Islands' government are travelling to the UK to have a series of key meetings with the oil industry, trade partners and UK parliamentarians, and to reiterate the need for a good deal for the Falkland Islands in the context of continuing Brexit negotiations.
Human activities have put as many as one million other species at risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive United Nations report on global biodiversity. The report, a summary of which was released on Monday, emphasizes humanity’s devastating impact on the natural world, which is accelerating extinctions at an unprecedented rate in human history.
Argentina's president Mauricio Macri is looking to strike an accord with political rivals, including nemesis Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in a bid to calm volatile markets ahead of presidential elections towards the end of the year.
Five people died and 233 were arrested in protests sparked by a failed military uprising against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro last week, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said on Monday. “All those cases are being investigated,” Mr Saab said in a television interview.
The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the General Elections in Panama congratulates the people and the electoral authorities of Panama on a successful election day, which took place in an organized manner, in an atmosphere of civility and with high participation.
Top US trade officials said on Monday that China had backtracked on previous commitments made in talks, and that this reversal was what prompted President Donald Trump’s earlier announcement that the United States would raise tariffs on billions of Chinese goods next Friday.
Argentina's industrial output slid a steeper-than-expected 13.4% in March compared with the same month last year, the government's Indec statistics agency said on Monday, as the recession-hit economy struggles to return to growth.
The US central bank warned on Monday of persistent risks to the financial system posed by elevated stock prices and historically high corporate debt loads as well as the impact of President Donald Trump's trade wars.