Ecuador's Geophysical Institute has reported the Wolf Volcano, located on Isabela Island, the largest in the Archipelago of the Galapagos, went into eruption early Friday. The volcano, the highest of the Galapagos, is some 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the nearest human settlement.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday said that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was not born to oppose or confront other institutions as he took over the body's leadership from Mexico.
Chile's Medical College said that the coronavirus situation in Argentina was critical as a result of the Omicron variant and advised against traveling to the neighboring country.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Friday approved the first nationally manufactured COVID-19 vaccine. The body is also considering a second pediatric drug after having cleared Pfizer's for children aged 5 to 11.
British health authorities Friday reported what seems to be the first fatal case in humans of the H5N1 variant of bird flu, which rarely infects humans, but when it does, it has a mortality rate of about 60%.
Brazil's Army has rescheduled its usual annual drills due to the Oct. 2 presidential elections, it was announced. Maneuvers usually carried out during the last quarter of each year have been moved ahead in order to be completed before September.
Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and Santiago Cafiero, Foreign Ministers of Cuba and Argentina respectively, Thursday signed in Buenos Aires a bilateral cooperation agreement for Agricultural Development “to promote the food sovereignty of Cuba,” it was announced.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Economy Minister Martín Guzmán agreed not to give in to additional demands from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding the US $ 44 billion loan from the previous national administration.
Peruvian Health authorities have reported the detection of three infections and also one death of flurona, the new portmanteau disease resulting from the overlapping of COVID-19 with influenza.
Health authorities in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have reported Thursday that the number of COVID-19 detections had increased 6,778% in less than a month, as the Omicron strain has already been detected locally.