As happened with MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises announced on Friday the cancellation of its 2021/2022 cruise season in Uruguay and Argentina. Last-minute differences with Brazilian officials forced the Italian cruise company which belongs to the Carnival Group, to redraft the itinerary of Costa Fascinosa that was expected in Uruguay and Argentina.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States Friday issued an emergency clearance for the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 on children aged 5 to 11, it was announced. The decision came three days after a recommendation from a scientific committee.
US President Joseph Biden Friday met in Vatican City with Pope Francis, in an encounter during which climate change and COVID-19 vaccines topped the agenda at the same time the issue of abortion was cautiously overlooked by the Catholic Church's leader and one of his most prominent adherents.
Chile's President Sebastian Piñera Friday downplayed through his legal team a motion for his impeachment on the grounds that -in his view- it was all “an ostensible political-electoral maneuver” based on “manifestly false” facts which were revealed in the so-called Pandora Papers report.
The European Union Council has advised Member States Friday to add Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and also Namibia to the list of countries for which travel restrictions to/from the European Union should be lifted at the earliest time possible.
As charges to be filed against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro get increasingly threatening, political allies of the head of state are said to be looking for ways to shield him from a possible conviction.
The United Kingdom on Thursday summoned the French ambassador in London amid a dispute over fishing rights in the English Channel. The move comes as tensions increase in a heated argument over the issuances of fishing licenses by the UK, Jersey, and France.
Brazil's Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, denied that diplomatic relations with China are strained and said that she does not see the continuation of the Chinese ban on Brazilian beef, which has lasted for nearly two months, as a political act.
The Government of Uruguay finally reached an agreement with Pfizer for the supply of 3.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines during 2022, it was announced Thursday in Montevideo.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan on a visit to Colombia and Venezuela, on Thursday in Bogotá concluded a Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Colombia, which renews the commitment of the Office to Colombia's national accountability processes.