Demonstrators in the Argentine province of Chubut set the Government House and other public buildings in the capital city of Rawson on fire to express their opposition to a mega-mining bill passed by the local legislature.
US President Joseph Biden Thursday forecast a quick spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus throughout his country this winter and an ensuing outbreak of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou returned home from an official trip to Qatar in search of trade opportunities for his country. He reached an agreement regarding visas while air routes and direct investments are being studied.
Argentina has announced one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to Bolivia next Monday, making it “the largest donation of doses between countries in South America since the global pandemic was declared,” according to a Health Ministry statement. The doses will be carried in a Hercules C-130 aircraft of the Argentine Air Force.
As soon as Uruguay reopened its borders to Argentines owning property in the country, real estate purchases have tripled only in the months of October and November, it was reported.
Good and bad news for Brazil's beef exports. China finally lifted the ban on Brazilian beef and allowed the resumption of shipments to the great Asian market. But several of the main retailers in Britain and the European Union have announced the banning of Brazilian beef in their shelves because meat processors are using cattle linked to the Amazon and Pantanal deforestation.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Thursday recommended children be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's stance against this type of immunization.
Lucía Hiriart, the widow of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, has died at her home in Santiago at the age of 99, her family announced Thursday.
Air Canada has resumed regular operations to / from Argentina with four weekly frequencies serving Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Montreal, via São Paulo (Brazil), using Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Brazil's Supreme Federal Court has ratified in plenum a preliminary ruling by Justice Luis Roberto Barroso whereby migration authorities shall require foreign travelers to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before being allowed into the country.