As cannabis gradually transitions from a cultural drug to just an agricultural product like any other, Paraguay's unique conditions make it a destination of choice for those trying to develop the newly-legalized business, according to a report carried by the Buenos Aires daily Perfil.
Clashes between dissident Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and National Liberation Army (ELN) in the department of Arauca near the Venezuelan border have left at least 16 people dead, it was reported Monday.
Some 3,000 passengers saw their Canary Islands-bound cruise definitively halted on Monday in Lisbon following an outbreak of Covid 19 in the AIDAnova vessel. At least 64 people tested positive for the virus while on the ship, which is owned by the German company Aida Cruises.
Santa Claus apparently is Spanish bank Santander which deposited £130m into 75,000 accounts on 25 December. Santander's staff are now rushing to recover the money, although the job is being made more difficult because much of it was deposited in accounts at rival banks, according to The Times.
A British Army captain has made history by becoming the first woman of color to cross Antarctica unsupported. Captain Harpreet Chandi has arrived safely at the South Pole after a 700-mile trek in 40 days.
Falkland Islands Association - Britain did not expel an Argentine population in January 1833 when Britain re-asserted its sovereignty in the Falklands. But no piece of Argentine propaganda has been more successful than its falsehood that Britain expelled an “Argentine population”.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to a hospital in the early hours of Monday with severe abdominal pain, which appeared to be a relapse in his intestine condition stemming from a 2018 stab wound while campaigning for the presidency. It has not been ruled out new surgery might be required.
Peru's inflation for 2021 has reached 6.43%, thus becoming the highest in the last 13 years and twice as high as the Government's target range, set at 3%. It was also over three times over 2020's annual record of 1.97%.
Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, whose surname is tantamount to the origins of mankind, has died Sunday at his native Nairobi, it was announced. He was 77.
Unemployment in Chile is down to 7,5%, the lowest since January 2020, according to the country's stats office INAE. The 7,5% figure is the seventh consecutive mobile quarter, (September-November), which has seen a systematic reduction in unemployment plus a simultaneous standing recovery of lost jobs, some 74,6% of the two million wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic.