The Argentine foreign ministry reported that on Thursday it had reaffirmed before UN Decolonization Committee, C24, the country's 'legitimate rights' over the South Atlantic Islands and surrounding maritime spaces, and called on the United Kingdom to resume negotiations for a peaceful solution to the dispute.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was “a bit too early” to declare a new coronavirus a global health emergency as China put millions of people on lockdown amid an outbreak that has killed 25 people and infected more than 800.
The Brazilian government's interest payment bill on the national debt could fall by 417 billion reais (some US$ $100 billion) over the course of its four-year term ending in 2022, by which time the primary budget deficit could also be completely eliminated, a senior Economy Ministry official said on Thursday.
The United States' financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil fuel halt, prompting the climate campaigner to reply it doesn't “take a degree” to understand the science.
By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com – Brazil produced more than 1 billion barrels last year, the first time it has breached the 1-billion-barrel mark, according to reports from the country’s oil regulator, ANP. The daily average stood at 3.106 million bpd, up 7.78% on 2018, ANP also said.
Brazil wants India to cut its import taxes on chicken and chicken products, so it can cash in on India’s burgeoning demand for poultry and poultry products as incomes rise and food habits change.
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro goaded opposition leader Juan Guaido during a rally in Caracas on Thursday, taunting his rival for failing to unseat him. A year ago, parliament speaker Guaido launched a challenge to Maduro's authority by declaring himself acting president, a move backed by more than 50 countries.
The government of India on Thursday defended its decision to invite Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations, with a senior official saying he is an elected leader of a democratic country.
Mexican migration authorities released an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were rescued after they crossed the border with Guatemala.
Peru's government promised on Thursday to protect the Machu Picchu sanctuary and other Inca ruins when building a new airport to serve the ancient civilization's capital of Cusco. Machu Picchu and the Inca road system are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the UN agency has previously expressed concerns over the proposed airport at Chinchero, less than 60 kilometers from the Inca sanctuary that was built in the 15th century.