In the absence of foreign travellers from Europe, the United States, Canada or Japan, tourism in South America is unble to hide its fragility going through the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused a major drop in visitors, it was reported. And there's not a single sign of recovery before 2022, according to industry analysts.
The Juntos por el Cambio (Together for Change - JxC) opposition coalition Thursday agreed to reschedule this year's primary and general mid-term election to allow for a better anti-covid-19 campaign, it was announced.
The Government of Bolivia Thursday decided to halt all beef exports to prevent international demand from leading to an increase in price domestic consumers could not afford, Minister of Rural Development and Lands, Remmy Gonzales announced. We have already talked with the sectors and we have already taken the measures to suspend exports while the domestic market is not supplied, he told the media.
US President Joseph Biden Thursday pledged to reduce his country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least half by 2030 during the opening speech of a virtual Climate Summit he convened featuring several world leaders and which is regarded as a preliminary encounter leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this coming November.
The beaches of Rio de Janeiro were allowed to start welcoming visitors again since Wednesday, following a court order which found Mayor Eduardo Paes' ban was unconstitutional.
The Argentine Government is to open a new consulate in the Mexican beach resort of Playa del Carmen, as announced in the Official Gazette.
An Argentine internet user claimed realized ownership of the google.com.ar domain had expired Wednesday, April 21 and since it was available, he decided to purchase it for reportedly AR $ 540 (around the US $ 3.85 at the unofficial exchange rate) leading to a temporary shutdown of the search engine ending in “.ar”.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday called all countries to ”reinforce the role of the World Health Organization (WHO)“ through ”an international treaty on pandemics.”
Uruguay's Tourism Minister Germán Cardoso Wednesday raised again the issue of vaccination certificates for foreign travellers to “guarantee the sanitary status” of the country.
During his speech at the XXVII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, which is held in Andorra although most participants make only video appearances, Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Wednesday launched an appeal to his fellow leaders to find new ways in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic.