Next Thursday Magallanes Region will be living a historic event, for the first time an elected governor will be taking office in Punta Arenas. Until now it was the central government, Santiago that appointed the official, but since the political and social reforms that emerged from the 2019/20 upheavals including the current assembly to draft a new constitution, things have changed in Chile particularly exposing the fragility of the so-called Chilean model. And in Magallanes, an issue outstands, salmon farming in maritime spaces.
Punta Arenas port authorities announced over the weekend that they expect the 2021/22 cruise season to begin next 19 October when “Sylvia Earle” calls at Chile's extreme south terminal. She will be the first of some 226 calls, so far, from forty international cruise vessels to which must be added those from domestic companies.
More than 50% of São Paulo's senior citizens interviewed during a survey have admitted they could not make ends meet.
The Minister of Health of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires Sunday said other anticovid-19 vaccines were understudy to be used on children aged 3 to 18 in addition to the Pfizer drug.
Haiti's Senate has appointed Speaker Joseph Lambert as interim president following the assassination of Jovenel Moïse and denied Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph was in charge of the country, despite endorsement from the United States and the United Nations.
Global food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 12 months, according to a benchmark United Nations report. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 124.6 points in June 2021, down 2.5% from May, but still 33.9% higher than its level in the same period last year. The decline in June marked the first drop in the Index following twelve consecutive monthly increases
Argentina Saturday won the Copa América football tournament by beating hosts and defending champions Brazil 1-0 at the iconic Maracaná Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Ángel DiMaría scored halfway through the opening half.
After rumours of all kinds, it was announced Friday that Argentina would gradually increase the number of travellers who may come back to the country through the Ezeiza international airport in Buenos Aires.
Argentina's Economy Minister Martín Guzmán Friday requested that a global tax to be applied to multinational companies was higher than the 15% put forward by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday headed the celebrations marking the 205th anniversary of the country's Declaration of Independence. From the historic house in the Argentine province of Tucumán, where dignitaries of the provinces signed the declaration in 1816, Fernández said Argentines were “close to the tomorrow we want,” in a message posted on social media.