The Director of the Butantan Institute on Tuesday contradicted the words of Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou, assuring that there is not yet a closed agreement between the Uruguayan government and the Chinese laboratory Sinovac for the purchase of the vaccine against Covid-19. However, the institute affirmed that there is a pre-agreement and talks are still ongoing. Lacalle Pou announced on Saturday at a press conference the purchase of 1.75 million doses from this laboratory.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera ratified his administration's support for “Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas and other South Atlantic islands,” and called for Argentina and UK to resume talks to find a peaceful solution to the controversy in the framework of UN resolutions on the issue.
Argentina and Chile are “indissolubly twinned countries”, said Argentine president Alberto Fernandez during the ceremony at the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago where, next to his peer Sebastián Piñera, and members of their cabinets, they signed several accords and a joint declaration.
The world has reached 100 million COVID-19 infections, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center statistics. More than 2,155.00 people have died from the virus.
IMF projects China's economy will grow 8.1% in 2021 and 5.6% in 2022. The global growth is expected to be 5.5% in 2021 and 4.2% in 2022 after an estimated 3.5% contraction in 2020, according to the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) released on Tuesday.
AP – The European Union called for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections and warned that it stands ready to slap sanctions on more senior Venezuelan officials in the country if they undermine democracy or take part in human rights violations.
China and New Zealand signed the upgrading protocol of their free trade agreement (FTA) via video link on Tuesday with new commitments in trade market entry, investment, and other key aspects.
The Falkland Islands Government has offered an update of Covid-19 swabbing results as of Tuesday 26 January, indicating that of 6,685 processed tests, seven are currently positive, completing quarantine, but none of them has required hospital admission.
A.P.Moller-Maersk announced the arrival of Douglas Piagentini as its new commercial director for the East Coast of Latin America made up of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
At least 750 containers were lost from the ship Maersk Essen during its journey between the Port of Xiamen, in China, and Los Angeles, in the United States. According to the maritime consultancy WK Webster, the incident occurred on January 16 and was allegedly caused by the fact that the ship faced adverse weather conditions during navigation.