The governments of Argentina and Brazil are in talks to release water from the giant Itaipu Dam with a view to topping up the Parana River, where ebbing levels are conspiring against a US$ 20-billion-a-year crop export business.
The Falkland Islands Government announced on Friday a suite of new measures to assist businesses, private sector employees and households as they adjust to the economic effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday defended his decision to restart economic activity in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, after sacking his health minister over differences in how to tackle the disease.
In a letter to WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the leaders of the World Medical Association, WMA say that the WHO’s failure to listen to early warnings from Taiwan about the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with its decision to ignore Taiwan during much of the SARS crisis, were errors that led to the world paying a high price.
From Eddie Vedder to Andrea Bocelli, and Paul McCartney to Maluma, artists from all over the world will play on the “One World: #TogetherAtHome,” a six-hour streamed and broadcasted music festival that will take place on Saturday organized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The coronavirus outbreak in Ecuador is increasing pressure on President Lenin Moreno to default on US$ 17 billion in debt and devote more resources toward fighting a pandemic that has left bodies in the streets of the nation’s largest city.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says China will have some “hard questions” to answer about how the coronavirus pandemic started.
As President Donald Trump announces a halt in World Health Organization funding, accusing it of kowtowing to China over the coronavirus outbreak, Beijing is building on a well-established strategy of leveraging its global standing wherever the US lets go of the wheel.
The British Horseracing Authority announced on Friday a £22 million (US$27.5 million) aid package in response to the financial impact of the coronavirus. All racing in Britain was suspended on Mar 17 following the spread of COVID-19, with the shutdown made indefinite on Wednesday as a hoped-for resumption on Apr 30 was ruled out.
They were rivals on the field in one of the greatest World Cup matches of all time but the former stars of Brazil and Italy have come together off it to help the South American nation fight the new coronavirus.