President Ronald Reagan's Secretary of State, George Shultz, a resourceful strategist who helped dismantle the Cold War has died at the age of 100. An economics professor who saw himself more as a data-driven expert than an ideologue, Shultz had the rare distinction of serving in four different cabinet positions - including Treasury secretary with Richard Nixon.
Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris reported on Friday that 454,155 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country so far, as part of the mass vaccination plan that kicked off on Wednesday.
The chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday that the fund is working towards reaching an agreement on a new loan deal with Argentina and the next round of meetings will focus on the details. However, “'it takes two to tango' so both sides need to do our part and find the pathway to an agreement, and we are not yet at that point.”
Mexico’s economy contracted 8.5% in 2020, the largest single-year drop since 1932 and the second consecutive year of economic contraction, worsened due to the Covid-19’s pandemic. Latin America's second economy, the gross domestic product grew 3.1% in the final three months of the year, according to preliminary data released on Friday by the National Statistics and Geography Institute.
An airline preparing to launch its longest-ever flight – a fifteen-hour non-stop flight from Hamburg Germany to the Falkland Islands in an A350 – is as tricky a project as one might expect.
The Falkland Islands Government Executive Council, ExCo, has agreed to the making and publication of a Declaration to bring into force regulations 11 (restrictions on movement) and 12 (restrictions on movement – specified areas) in order to ‘prevent, protect against, delay or otherwise control the incidence or transmission of coronavirus in the Falkland Islands.’ The regulations form part of the Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus) (No 2) Regulations.
Lafonia, the lower half of East Falklands is suffering from a drought and this has an impact for farmers and rural activities, a situation that was pointed out by Goose Green manager Keith Alazia when he revealed that water sources “have all but dried up around Lafonia.”
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Falkland Islands increased by 15.7% between 2017 and 2018 (in nominal terms), primarily driven by high results within the fishing sector that year, according to the recently released Falkland Islands National Accounts.
Thousands of fish mysteriously washed up on shore on Horcones Beach in Chile’s south-central Biobío region, amidst fears that changes in water temperature and quality may have been the cause.
Global food prices rose in January for the eighth consecutive month, led by cereals, vegetable oils and sugar, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).