The Royal Navy's HMS Forth has taken bomb disposal specialists to South Georgia as part of a mission to protect the island's wildlife. The ten-day environmental mission set out to remove bombs and ordnance left behind during the Falkland Islands conflict involving the Argentine armed forces in 1982.
Uruguay's Central Bank Friday released its report for the first quarter of 2021 which highlighted the entity's concern regarding “three relevant risks” in a growth scenario of just 3.5% this year.
Two people were arrested Friday in the Argentine province of Tucumán when they were reportedly planning to commit an undetermined attack against the local Jewish community, hours before the beginning of the Shabbat day of rest, the local La Gaceta newspaper reported.
Buenos Aires City Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta Thursday ordered all health care facilities regardless of whether public or private to cancel every non-urgent surgical procedure or treatment scheduled for the coming days to make room for the increasing number of covid-19 patients who need hospitalization, it was announced.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Wednesday took advantage of the Ibero-American Summit held in Andorra in a dual-mode with some leaders present and the others delivering speeches online to highlight its new Destination Tracker, an app produced jointly with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as a tool to guarantee safe international travel throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Chile's Senate Thursday passed a bill whereby people shall be allowed to withdraw an additional ten per cent from the pension funds to be able to cope with the hardships caused by job losses and the closing of businesses owing to the restrictive health measures against Covid-19.
Canadian bitcoin miner Bitfarms has announced its plans to start operations in Argentina in early 2022, with a total of 55,000 machines, it was reported. The country emerged as a logical choice due to its relative low expenses in local pesos with all profits in bitcoin, analysts said.
In the absence of foreign travellers from Europe, the United States, Canada or Japan, tourism in South America is unble to hide its fragility going through the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused a major drop in visitors, it was reported. And there's not a single sign of recovery before 2022, according to industry analysts.
The Juntos por el Cambio (Together for Change - JxC) opposition coalition Thursday agreed to reschedule this year's primary and general mid-term election to allow for a better anti-covid-19 campaign, it was announced.
The Government of Bolivia Thursday decided to halt all beef exports to prevent international demand from leading to an increase in price domestic consumers could not afford, Minister of Rural Development and Lands, Remmy Gonzales announced. We have already talked with the sectors and we have already taken the measures to suspend exports while the domestic market is not supplied, he told the media.