By Rebecca Ashfiled (*) – A vaccine against COVID-19 is urgently needed if we’re to stop the virus spreading and prevent potentially millions of further deaths. We’re now one step closer to that goal.
Argentine vice-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner praised Minister of Economy Martin Guzmán statements during a television program in Buenos Aires and described he was “clear as crystal water”, in his replies
A Chinese-made vaccine against the new COVID-19 entered the final stage of testing on Tuesday in Brazil, where volunteers received the first doses of what officials hope will be a game-changer in the pandemic.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the protocol to the intergovernmental agreement on providing a loan to Venezuela by Moscow, which guarantees timely debt repayment to Russia.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he took another COVID-19 test and the results were expected on Wednesday as he hopes for a negative result two weeks since falling ill.
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Venezuelan Chief Justice Maikel Moreno and announced a US$ 5 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction for allegedly participating in transnational organized crime.
The situation in the Ecuadoran capital Quito is critical due to the coronavirus epidemic Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos warned. Between April and July, public hospitals in Quito - home to 2.78 million - expanded their intensive care units from 61 to 162, Zevallos said in a nightly interview with the Teleamazonas network.
Due to the Paraná river drought, which affected Argentina’s soy oil-exporting capacity, Cattalini Terminais Marítimos, which handles almost 70% of Brazil’s soy oil exports through its facilities in the port of Paranaguá, predicts a 25% increase in shipments this year.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was holding his first face-to-face Cabinet meeting of top ministers since Mar 17 on Tuesday, underlining his push to encourage others to go back to work and boost an economy hurt by the coronavirus crisis.
Eleven Colombian military personnel were missing and six injured after a helicopter crashed in the southeast of the country during an operation against guerillas, the army said on Tuesday. The Blackhawk helicopter was carrying 17 military personnel when it went down.