Brazil's Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate 150 basis points for the second time running to 9,25%, the highest since 2017, in an effort to contain growing inflation.
RRS Sir David Attenborough has completed the first leg of its journey to Antarctica, arriving in the Falkland Islands on 9 December. Since the draft of Britain’s new polar ship is too large for it to berth in Stanley harbor, so the ship will anchor north of the Narrows at Port William. However, the ship is visible from vantage points around the coastline.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean estimates a 25% increase in the value of regional goods exports during 2021, following a 10% drop in 2020, driven by a 17% rise in export prices and an 8% expansion in the volume of shipments.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro once again insisted on his stance regarding compulsory COVID-19 vaccination certificates for arriving foreign travelers, which sparked a new controversy with São Paulo State Governor João Doria.
Chilean health authorities Thursday confirmed three cases of the Omicron strain had been detected nationwide while four other people were being tested for that particular variant of the coronavirus.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Thursday denounced that the number of journalists jailed for their reporting work has reached a historic Zenit in 2021, with 293 of them imprisoned worldwide, 50 of whom were in China.
Esteban Bullrich, former Argentine Education Minister under President Mauricio Macri Thursday resigned his seat on the Senate due to his deteriorating health in an announcement that touched political friends and foes alike.
Argentina's Sports Minister Matías Lammens has announced his country's full support to the Beijing Winter Olympic Games due to start at the Chinese capital on Feb. 4, 2022, after the United States and some of its closes allies said they would boycott them.
Paraguayan authorities have decided to cut down the Value Added Tax (VAT) by 1% until March 2022 in a move to boost across-the-border trade. The measure applies to goods imported through the so-called Tourism Regime and includes beverages and perfumes.
The Nicaraguan Government of President Daniel Ortega Thursday announced it was cutting all diplomatic ties with Taiwan, citing that in the world there is only one single China whose legitimate government is that of the People's Republic.