According to the first comprehensive report on global tourism numbers and trends of the new decade, the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, this represents the tenth consecutive year of growth.
British acting legend Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has died on Tuesday at the age of 77, his family announced Wednesday.
Brazilian authorities are seeking to bring charges against Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who published Edward Snowden's intelligence agency leaks. Greenwald has been accused of helping guiding and encouraging a criminal group that hacked into the phones of Brazilian officials.
The number of deaths from a new SARS-like virus has climbed to nine as of the end of Tuesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he will create an Amazon Council to coordinate the protection and sustainable development of the world's largest rainforest.
Bolivia's Congress voted on Tuesday to accept the resignation of former president Evo Morales, two months after the 60-year-old quit and fled for asylum in Mexico and then Argentina.
Vale's former chief executive officer was charged with homicide for the massive dam collapse that killed more than 250 people in Brazil last January (2019). Fabio Schvartsman is the highest-profile executive facing criminal charges for Brazil's worst environmental disaster.
Argentina is considering the updating and redesign of port infrastructure in Buenos Aires to help improve docking facilities for cruise vessels. The announcement was done by Transport minister Mario Meoni given the growing number of tourists arriving at the Argentine capital.
A vessel carrying Guyana’s first-ever shipment of crude set sail on Monday bound for the U.S. Gulf Coast, oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said, marking the tiny South American nation’s long-awaited debut as an oil exporter.
Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced on Tuesday (Jan 21) to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organization.