Some of Argentina’s largest creditors presented a new debt proposal to the government over the weekend as the two sides edge closer to a US$ 65 billion restructuring deal, according to people familiar with the matter.
Higher fines to those illegally fishing in Argentine waters, including around the Malvinas Islands, is directed to discourage poachers, indicated Argentine foreign minister Felipe Solá who also defended the decision to interrupt the exchange of fisheries information on the South Atlantic bio-mass with the United Kingdom and the Falklands.
Scientists at Imperial College London will start the first clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine this week with more than 45 million pounds (US$56.50 million) in backing from the UK government and philanthropic donors.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that the country’s military would not obey any order to remove an elected president, deepening a war of words with the judicial branch that has led to fears of threats to democracy in the country.
Brazil's Attorney General has called for an investigation into several invasions of hospitals in the country after its President called on Brazilians to inspect the conditions of medical wards treating Covid-19 patients.
A study carried out by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Unctad, pointed out that disruptions to the economic and social sectors by the pandemic have caused a dramatic decline in trade.
Reporters' watchdog has hailed the White House press corps as “information heroes” alongside 30 journalists, whistleblowers, and media outlets struggling against the odds to get the truth out about the coronavirus pandemic.
China has halted imports from European salmon suppliers amid fears they might be linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at a Beijing market, although experts say the fish itself is unlikely to carry the disease.
Chile´s government said on Monday it would extend a state of catastrophe in place since mid-March by 90 days as cases of coronavirus in the country have surged.
Brazil's education minister has been fined for failing to wear a face mask at a rally for President Jair Bolsonaro, who has himself repeatedly flouted Brasilia's masks-in-public rule amid the coronavirus pandemic.