Colombian President Iván Duque Friday ordered the deployment of military forces in the city of Cali to support the local police in preserving peace amid growing unrest and violence, which left three more people dead.
Brazil's Electric Sector Monitoring Committee Thursday issued a water risk warning and the Federal Government undertook a series of measures to avoid energy rationing until October, a period of low rainfall and more severe drought in the southeast and midwest, it was announced.
Swiss bank Julius Bär has agreed to pay US$79.7 million in a settlement with the US Department of Justice after being implicated in a sprawling corruption probe surrounding FIFA, world football’s governing body.
After reporting the cancellation of the code share with LATAM Brazil, and announcing that it was looking for «consolidation opportunities» in the market, air industry sources indicate that Azul Linhas Aéreas is considering making an offer to LATAM Airlines for the Brazilian subsidiary.
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has appointed Executive Committee member Robyn Woodhead to its top spot during this year’s online annual meeting, according to a press release. Woodhead joined the committee in 2017, having been an active member of the organization since 2010.
“We are liberal but not stupid,” said Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Thursday during a virtual event where he explained that his country has no intention of leaving Mercosur, but it does want to modernize it.
As protests and violence remain part of Colombia's “normal” landscape, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) continues to wait for an official response from the Government to visit the country.
The government of Peru Thursday decided to extend the current state of emergency, which has been in force since March 2020, for yet another month to bring down the number of covid-19 infections, it was announced. Current restrictions were to end on May 31.
A criminal judge in the Argentine city of Rosario Thursday decided to uphold the prosecution's request to charge Doctors for the Truth leader Mariano Arriaga for instigation to commit crimes, it was announced.
The Government of Uruguay Thursday decided to extend the current measures regarding restrictions to the circulation of people for yet another week in a move to curb the unstoppable number of covid-19 cases.