Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou announced Thursday in La Capuera that plans were underway to create a free trade zone in the department of Maldonado.
The Government of Peru sent a note of protest to Argentina after President Alberto Fernández congratulated Pedro Castillo for his victory before the official election results were announced.
Brazil's Supreme Court Thursday turned down three appeals to stop the Copa American football tournament from going ahead as planned due to the number of covid-19 infections in the country.
The Chilean Government has announced Thursday that the Santiago Metropolitan Area will return to full quarantine as of this Friday in light of the increase in coronavirus infections.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday announced the end to the mandatory use of face masks as a protective measure against the coronavirus for people who have been either vaccinated or who have already recovered from covid-19.
Uncomfortable start for Caribbean cruises. Two guests on one of the first cruise ships to sail from the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic hit tested positive on Thursday, Royal Caribbean said, adding that all passengers and crew had been vaccinated.
Brazilian corporation JBS, the world's biggest meat processors, paid a US$11 million bitcoin ransom to hackers to prevent any further disruption after a paralyzing cyberattack believed to have originated in Russia.
Uruguay's Transport Minister José Luis Falero underwent a surgical procedure Thursday to have a tumour next to one of his eyes removed, it was reported.
Pope Francis rejected the offer of resignation from the Archbishop of Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx on Thursday, who had told the pope he would step down amid the sexual abuse crisis.