United Airlines has signed twenty firm orders for the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer E-175, which is configured to seat 70 passengers, with an option to acquire 19 more E-175. Total value of the order was put at US$ 1.9 billion, based on the current list price for the aircraft.
Surrounded by family and watched by those at the head of the UK’s closest allies, Admiral Tony Radakin took over on Wednesday from Admiral Sir Philip Jones as Britain’s most senior sailor. The torch of Naval leadership changed hands as Admiral Jones stepped down after three years at the helm as First Sea Lord – and 41 years serving his nation.
The US is exploring the possibility of rejoining the UN tourism body to create jobs for Americans and help promote tourist destinations in the country, the State Department said. The US made its intention to be back in the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday during at the agency's executive council meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan reported the Spanish government news agency Efe.
The last Sunday of June Uruguay will be holding presidential primaries when political parties will be choosing their candidates for the coming election scheduled for next October. There are over a dozen hopefuls, but only three, maybe four or five can be considered sufficiently strong as to be taken into account. After all from one of these parties will come the next president of Uruguay, since there is no consecutive reelection in Uruguay.
The United Nations' top human rights official arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence.
Brazil’s congressional committee on pension reform began debating a revised bill, as president Jair Bolsonaro urged lawmakers to rethink their move to drop his plan to introduce a retirement system based on private savings accounts.
Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday that a criminal organization was responsible for leaks of his private messages as a federal judge, which raised questions about his ethics while overseeing a major corruption probe.
Argentina's unemployment rate rose to 10.1% in the first quarter from 9.1% in the first three months of last year, the official INDEC statistics agency said. This is the highest level since current president Mauricio Macri took office, and the worst in thirteen years.
Highly satisfied is how visitors to the Falkland Islands feel according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board’s (FITB) annual assessment of TripAdvisor ratings. Executive Director of FITB Stephanie Middleton told Penguin News that there were over 4,300 ratings of accommodation, attractions, pubs, restaurants and tours in the Falklands on TripAdvisor, with 800 of those posted over the last 12 months.
Argentina’s economy contracted 5.8% in the first quarter of 2019, the country’s statistics agency said on Wednesday, a reflection of the biting recession that has hammered domestic consumption and production.