Uruguay's exports rose 54.9% yearly, according to a report from the Uruguayan Exporters Union (UEU) released Tuesday, which also showed that between January 1 and May 31 the increase was 33.9%.
Uruguay's Public Health Ministry Tuesday reported that around 1,807,000 people, that is 51.15% of the country's population, have already been administered at least one dose of an anti-coronavirus vaccine.
Peru more than doubled its official coronavirus death toll, becoming the country with the highest Covid-19 mortality per capita anywhere in the world. The government admitted it had raised the count from 69,342 to 180,764 on the advice of a panel of health experts, which found there had been an undercount.
Argentina fisheries overseas sales during the first quarter of the year reached 56.843 tons, which represent a 34,9% volume increase compared to a year ago, but the value, US$ 162,5 million only climbed 7,7%, since the average price of the different species dropped 20%, according to the Under Secretary Fisheries department.
Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector has been assigned two small rotary-wing drones, specially adapted for her unique mission in the polar extremes. Although the Devonport-based survey ship has a large flight deck, with no hangar she cannot take helicopters with her – unlike her predecessor HMS Endurance, which carried two Lynx.
Four additional Brazilian states have been recognized as free of foot-and-mouth disease without the need for vaccinations, by the World Organization for Animal Health, OIE.
Mathias Cormann, from Australia has taken over as the new secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), starting a five-year stint that promises to be a challenging one. He replaces Angel Gurria from Mexico.
The Falkland Islands Government yesterday published its budget for the upcoming financial year, describing it as a prudent budget that focuses on stability and continuity. The budget forecasts operating expenditure of £78.3m and revenues of £92.2m, as well as a capital programme totalling £53.5m for the upcoming financial year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to rename the known variants of the SARS-Cov-2 virus using Greek letters, in a move to avoid biases against people from specific parts of the world, it was announced.
The Brazilian Government of President Jair Bolsonaro Monday banned the entry of foreigners “of any nationality” as a result of the number of cases of covid-19 growing faster than expected, it was announced.