In a move aimed at curbing inflation, Brazil Friday announced a 10% reduction of import tariffs on 87% of goods and services until December 31, 2022. Economy Minister Paulo Guedes now expects the other Mercosur countries to do the same.
Uruguay's Economy Minister Azucena Arbeleche has told the Energy Forum for the World Beyond Carbon, which was an event within Glasgow's COP26, that her country was one of the most prominent in terms of renewable energy.
Brazil's Office of the Attorney General's Office (PGR) Friday conveyed to the Supreme Federal Court (STF) the opinion that President's actions and speeches during the Sept. 7 demonstrations were not a crime but a “theft of rhetoric” at the most.
Former Argentine Public Works Ministry official José López, who had been convicted for corruption after being caught on camera carrying bags of money into a convent outside Buenos Aires, has posted bail and was freed from jail.
United States stocks closed the trading week at new records with NASDAQ hitting 16,000 points for the first time, following a strong jobs increase report from the US Labor Department.
On Friday public opinion pollster Cadem released its latest survey of vote intention for the highly contested Chilean November 14 presidential election with conservative candidate Jose Antonio Kast leading with 25% followed by a young radical, with no government experience, Gabriel Boric, with 19%, who is also under quarantine for having tested positive to coronavirus.
With Europe reporting over a hundred outbreaks of bird flu in recent months, the Netherlands and now France have ordered poultry farmers to keep their chickens indoors. The poultry lockdown measure has already been in place in certain areas in France since September.
The Association of United Kingdom Overseas Territories has published a joint statement in support of COP 26 and its commitment to protecting 30% of the world's oceans by 2030. The UK and its OTs are described as the world's fifth-largest marine estate.
By Gwynne Dyer – “The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7 C of heating,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres. “There is a high risk of failure of COP26.” That’s the global climate summit that meets every five years (but was postponed last year because of the pandemic) to plot a course away from climate disaster.
The world food price barometer surged to a new peak reaching its highest level since July 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported.