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.
Paraguayan football resumed on Tuesday after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with Cerro Porteno beating league leaders Libertad 2-1 and River Plate drawing 1-1 with Nacional.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has been placed into administration in the UK, while TransOcean Tours (owned by CMV) is facing the same scenario in Germany. All departures have been cancelled for CMV and TransOcean.
River cruises are making a quiet comeback on the Danube after the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a standstill and forced companies to suspend voyages.
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez on Monday dismissed a counter-offer from three groups of creditors who said they had rejected the country's proposal to restructure US$ 66 billion of debt.
Chevron said Monday it would buy Noble Energy in a US$ 5 billion all-stock deal, bolstering its shale presence as a plunge in crude prices have made assets cheaper. The deal, the largest in the U.S. energy sector this year, comes more than a year after Chevron abandoned its offer for Anadarko Petroleum, outmaneuvered by Occidental Petroleum higher bid.
A study published by Science magazine on July 16 indicated that a fifth of Brazilian soy imports received by the European Union may come from land that has been illegally deforested.