While Brazil is complying with the last shipments of corn contracted earlier and at a lesser rhythm and volume than a year earlier, imports of the grain compared to 2020, have more than doubled this year, mainly from Argentina.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has decided to terminate both bilateral maritime transport agreements with Argentina and Uruguay, it was announced.
The leading index of Sao Paulo's stock exchange Bovespa dropped on Wednesday 3,78% to 113,413 points in reaction to Tuesday's “anti-democratic” speeches from Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, and his attacks on the Federal Supreme Court, STF, precisely on Tuesday 7 September, Independence Day.
Brazilian lorry drivers were placing their vehicles to block the country's main roads in the sign of protest as well as in support of President Jair Bolsonaro after Tuesday's speeches during the Independence Day celebrations.
Ecuador and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, finally reached a technical agreement involving 6 billion US dollars, according to the country's economy minister Simon Cueva. The accord must still be approved by the IMF governing board but will unblock “international funds”, which have been frozen for months.
Cuban opponent and Sarajov Human Rights Prize from the European Parliament, Guillermo Fariñas was picked up by security forces on Wednesday at his home in the city of Santa Clara, with no information of the reason for his arrest or where he is being held.
The Constitutional Tribunal from Cape Verde ruled this week that Colombian businessman Alex Saab considered a front man for Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro can be extradited to the United States, where he faces charges of corruption and money laundering.
Members of a Mapuche community have announced Wednesday they would control who goes through a piece of land they claim to be their own.
The British Embassy will be present at the Uruguayan Expo Prado 2021 for the eighth consecutive year with a pavilion focused on promoting different initiatives to help combat climate change. In November this year, the UK will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Brazil's Federal Superior Court (STF) Chief Justice Luiz Fux Wednesday replied to President Jair Bolsonaro's comments from Tuesday's Independence Day celebrations saying that disrespecting the Judiciary's decisions were a crime of responsibility that must be analyzed by Congress.