Mexico City's chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).
Spanish virologists have found traces of the novel coronavirus in a sample of Barcelona wastewater collected in March 2019, nine months before the COVID-19 disease was identified in China, the University of Barcelona said on Friday.
The UN's weather agency announced this week the longest lightning bolt on record -- a single flash in Brazil on October 31, 2018 that cut the sky across more than 700 kilometres.
The birthplace of the 20th Century leftist revolutionary icon Ernesto Che Guevara has been put up for sale in the Argentine city of Rosario. Current owner Francisco Farruggia said he had bought the 240 sq m apartment in a neo-classical style building in the city centre in 2002.
Argentina and Brazil are monitoring the movement of a 15-square-kilometer locust swarm in Argentina’s northeast, though authorities and specialists said so far it had not caused significant damage to crops in the South American countries.
Argentina is still working with its creditors to reach a debt restructuring deal after talks stalled, though there is still a distance to cover in economic and legal terms, Economy Minister Martin Guzman said on Thursday.
Leisure tourist arrival in the Falkland Islands reached 1,650, during the 2019-2020 season, up almost 7% on the previous year reports Steph Middleton, Executive Director, Falkland Islands Tourist Board.
In the last 24 hours, Chile registered 4,648 new coronavirus cases, totaling 259,064 since the pandemic was officially recognized in the country, 17 March, according to the daily report by the Public Health minister Enrique Paris.
An English seaside resort declared a major incident Thursday after thousands of people flocked to the beach on the hottest day of the year so far, despite the threat of coronavirus.
Brazil’s economic growth and fiscal outlook this year are shaping up to be worse than official government forecasts, making a return to austerity and reforms next year all the more pressing, Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said