The number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in Latin America passed 300,000 on Wednesday, according to several independent tallies, with the virus showing no signs of abating in the world's worst-hit region.
Police officers in Buenos Aires Province of Argentina continued their protests on Wednesday to demand higher salaries and better working conditions, but the situation seems to be coming to an end following promises of announcements this Thursday meeting the demands.
The office of Brazil’s top prosecutor has decided to keep the country’s famed Car Wash anti-corruption task force active through Jan. 31, it said in a statement on Wednesday, in an at least temporary victory for the embattled group of prosecutors.
Princess Cruises announced on Tuesday that it is cancelling sailings in early 2021 “due to limitations with border and port access.” The company also cited the “uncertainty of airline travel” as a reason for the cancellations, which will impact 29 sailings on two ships.
Scientists have completed the broadest search to date for extraterrestrial civilizations by scanning roughly 10.3 million stars using a radio telescope in Australia, but have found nothing – not yet, at least.
Colombia opened South America’s longest road tunnel, the Tunel de la Linea, on Friday after more than a decade of construction work. The tunnel, which is 8.65 km long, aims to reduce the time and cost of moving goods from the Pacific port city of Buenaventura to the centre of the country.
The head of Brazil's Army Intelligence Center (CIE), Gen. Carlos Sydriao, has apparently died from the coronavirus after 10 days of hospitalization.
France accused the United States on Wednesday of seeking to undermine international talks to update cross-border taxation for the digital age and urged Europe to prepare an EU tax if the negotiations fail.
The remains of dozens of the extinct mammoth giants and other prehistoric creatures skeletons have been found in Zumpango on the northern edge of Mexico City, which sits on an ancient lake bed and where a new airport was to be built.
The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks, a State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday.