Following the latest death toll from covid-19 in Uruguay (238 in the last seven days), the country moved up to second place in South America in terms of the number of deaths from the disease relative to its population (3.5 million) in the last week. A study shows that the behaviour of the population in the face of the pandemic during 2020 has changed in the last weeks, resulting in more mobility amid record daily cases and a progressive vaccination program.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Wednesday announced virtual schooling in his country would continue until at least May 3, amid soaring numbers of covid-19 infections.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Director Kristalina Georgieva Wednesday admitted the rates Argentina is currently paying will be subject to review, at the request of the South American country.
Despite the growing number of covid-19 cases nationwide, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday insisted there would be no further restrictive measures and ruled out a full-scale lockdown.
Chile's Labor Minister María José Zaldívar submitted her resignation Wednesday to President Sebastián Piñera, who accepted it and announced he would appoint Deputy Patricio Melero to succeed her.
Bolivia's Justice Minister Iván Lima Wednesday said his country would seek the extradition of former President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada from the United States to be held accountable for extrajudicial executions in October 2003.
By Nicolás Medina (*) - Back in 2009, a young Uruguayan director caught the attention of millions of people from all over the world by broadcasting the short film ¡Ataque de pánico! (Panic attack!)