Brazil's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 0.1% in the 2nd quarter of 2021, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported Wednesday.
Argentina will not be participating next October in this year's Conxemar 2021, one of the world's largest fisheries fairs that takes place in Vigo, Galicia. The information was made public in a brief release from the Argentine Federal Fisheries Council, CFP.
Despite having screened an interview to a Spanish radio station, Pope Francis nevertheless on Wednesday confused statements from German Chancellor Angela Merkel with those from Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The Government of Argentina has extended the cap on meat exports until October 31, claiming it was because the measure had been effective in helping curb domestic prices.
Enrique Antía, Mayor of the Uruguayan department of Maldonado where the elite Punta del Este beach resort is located Tuesday warned of actions by the Buenos Aires Government of President Alberto Fernández to persuade vacationers against travelling abroad next Summer.
A new “Economic Study of Latin America and the Caribbean” report released Tuesday by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) raised its growth forecast for the region from 5.2% in July to 5.9%.
The former Co-Chairs of the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, and Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, have expressed their deep concern at the slow pace of redistribution of COVID-19 vaccines from high income to low-income countries.
The anticipated inflation for the eighth month of the year in Brazil, which measures the second half of July and the first half of August, reached 0,89% according to the official stats office IBGE and is the highest since August 2002.
The Monetary Council of the Chilean central bank surprised markets on Monday by deciding to increase the basic interest rate 75 base points to 1,5%, the highest jump since August 2001. According to a bank release, the decision from the council was unanimous, and well beyond market expectations that had estimated an increase of 25 to 50 base points.
Ecuador has requested to become a full member of the Pacific Alliance, an issue that was discussed by the country's president Guillermo Lasso during a recent visit to his Mexican peer Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Mexico allegedly announced its full support for Ecuador to join the four countries, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile block, considered the most dynamic of the Americas.