The Nicaraguan Government of President Daniel Ortega has placed opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro under house arrest on charges of money laundering.
Just minutes after the deadline, opposition Israeli politicians notified President Reuven Rivlin they have reached an agreement to form what will be the first government involving someone of Arab descent.
The Argentine Customs Bureau (DGA) has set new criteria for the selection of potential cases of under-invoicing. The new controls will be carried out once the goods have been released to leave the country, it was announced.
A study released Wednesday by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (Embrapa) of the national Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply showed the country was the world's fourth-largest grain producers in the world, it was announced.
Argentina's Senate Thursday passed the bills submitted by the Government of President Alberto Fernández postponing this year's elections and changing earnings taxation for companies.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which had to be postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, have suffered yet another blow Thursday when some 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers submitted their resignations citing health grounds.
Global job growth will not recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2023 according to a report published by the UN's International Labor Organization (ILO) on Wednesday. The World Economic and Social Outlook report for 2021 projects that at least 220 million people were expected to be left unemployed this year, with only a slight improvement predicted for next year.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare have announced that controls for the presence of aflatoxins in chia imported from Paraguay were to become less strict, in light of the improvement in the quality and safety now duly recorded.
Chile's president has vowed to push a same-sex marriage bill that is stalled in Congress, a surprising move that stunned his conservative allies. “I think the time for equal marriage has come,” said Sebastián Piñera, whose popularity has plummeted after street protests and a worsening economy.
In Brazil's Amazon region the Rio Negro has swollen to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping. More than 450,000 people have been affected state-wide. Residents in Manaus, the biggest city in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, were struggling to cope with severe flooding after heavy rain caused nearby rivers to swell.