Irregularities in Nicaragua's recent elections after which President Daniel Ortega is to stay in office for yet another term while all of his political opponents are either in jail or exile have led the administration of US President Joseph Biden to take action.
The fourth WHO global tobacco trends report release shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 2015. This number is expected to drop to 1.27 billion by 2025. Sixty countries are now on track to achieving the voluntary global target of a 30% reduction in tobacco use between 2010 and 2025: two years ago only 32 countries were on track.
Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot has announced a series of new routes as COVID-19 travel restrictions are being lifted internationally.
Turkish authorities have arrested businessman Samir Handal in connection with the July 7 assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse at his Port-au-Prince residence, it was announced.
Brazil and Argentina are leading the combat against African Swine Fever, ASF, in the continent. Last week Tereza Cristina, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, announced the allocation of US$ 500,000 to fight the disease in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, countries where a repeat of outbreaks have been reported.
Far-right candidate José Antonio Kast took most of the criticism Monday evening during the last TV debate featuring five of the six presidential candidates to take part in next Sunday's elections.
“On Wednesday, I'm inviting you to celebrate this great triumph by filling the Plaza de Mayo with militants,” Argentine president Alberto Fernandez announced calling the trade unions and the organizations of picketers in support of Sunday's midterm election “great win”. Likewise one of his most loquacious candidates Victoria Tolosa Paz argued, actually “losing we are winning, and those winning are losing”.
One of the greatest mysteries of World War II in the Pacific Ocean is about to come to an end as the only body found from an Australian Navy ship sunk by German forces has been identified through DNA testing, it was announced.
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso Monday said his country was under attack by drug trafficking gangs, which are allegedly trying to take over the country's prisons, where riots have cost the lives of hundreds of inmates over the past few months.
World Health Organization (WHO) partners Unitaid have announced an agreement with the Pfizer laboratories to manufacture generic oral drugs to be used against COVID-19.