Transforming the transport sector to be more environmentally-friendly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, could create up to 15 million new jobs worldwide and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, according to an UN-backed report published on Tuesday.
Oil companies in Argentina are obligated to maintain production, payrolls, and investment and cannot repatriate profits under a decree that establishes above-market prices for domestic crude. The decree published on Tuesday sets a minimum price of US$ 45/bl for domestic sales of light sweet Medanito crude.
Brazil recorded 674 new deaths and 13,140 new cases from the novel coronavirus, making it the third country with the most cases in the world. The country surpasses the United Kingdom–254,220 in all–against 244,995 of the British. The total number of deaths in Brazil is 16,792.
The head of the port's administration of Puerto Madryn, in Argentine Patagonia, said that so far the coming 2020/21 cruise season “stands”, and the first vessel is scheduled to call in the Chubut province maritime terminal next 25 October, despite the pandemic.
British supermarkets have warned Brazil they might have to boycott its products if lawmakers there pass a contentious bill that could enable faster destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
Argentina’s government and its creditors are edging toward a deal to revamp US$ 65 billion in foreign debt but still have a distance to close between an initial offer from the government and counteroffers from bondholders ahead of a Friday deadline.
Coronavirus cases soared in Chile on Tuesday as soldiers were deployed to back up riot police in Santiago following clashes with demonstrators angry about food shortages and job losses.
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering imposing a halt on all travel coming from Latin America amid worsening coronavirus outbreaks in the region.
Argentina's second city Cordoba has rolled back on the easing of lockdown measures following a sharp spike in coronavirus infections, authorities said on Tuesday. Social isolation measures have been in place in Argentina since March 20, but some local and regional authorities were allowed to relax those, particularly in areas with few cases.
Five McDonald’s workers in Chicago filed a class-action lawsuit against the chain on Tuesday, accusing it of failing to adopt government safety guidance on COVID-19 and endangering employees and their families.