Argentines head to the polls on Sunday with the Peronist opposition strong favourites to take back the presidency from business-friendly reformer Mauricio Macri, who has been stung by a tumbling economy and financial crises.
South America, including the Falkland Islands, has the highest number of planned and announced floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) additions globally between 2019 and 2025, with 27 projects. This is followed by Africa, Asia and Europe with a respective 15, eight and seven FPSOs, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Rating agency Fitch said on Thursday that Argentina’s weak credit fundamentals, in terms of both liquidity and solvency, limit the scope for a debt exchange that minimizes losses for investors beyond maturity extensions.
A final vote tally by Bolivia's electoral board gave President Evo Morales an outright win in the first-round election on Thursday, with 47.07% of ballots compared to 36.51% for runner-up Carlos Mesa, data on the board's website showed.
The United Nations said on Thursday it would send a special mission to investigate human rights abuses in Chile, where a general strike went into its second day following a week of street protests that left 18 dead.
Amazon river dolphins are showing alarming levels of contamination mainly because of illegal panning for gold, conservationists say. Researchers measured contamination levels in 46 of these large freshwater creatures known for long, bottle-like snouts in major basins of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
Departing European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said on Thursday the proudest legacy from his eight-year term was the ability to “never give up” in the face of economic crises, internal dissent, and external criticism.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) supports and endorses the investigations and conclusions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on human rights violations in Chile.
President Jair Bolsonaro on a Far East visit said on Thursday Brazil will drop its requirement that visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or businesspeople obtain visas.
Three major US retailers, including Walmart, are removing all 22-ounce bottles of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder from their stores, following the healthcare conglomerate's recall last week of some bottles due to possible asbestos contamination.