A 19-year-old girl Wednesday upset Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at his usual greeting before followers at the Alvorada Palace to recite a biblical verse, demand answers, and call him “a farce,” something which visibly irritated him.
Two Canadian tourists and one Argentine hotel manager have been found murdered in less than a week, in Mexico's Riviera Maya area. These events have once again put the spotlight on violence in this region full of beach resorts.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Wednesday that a 32% increase in COVID-19 cases had been reported in the Americas during the past week, which represented around 8 million new infections.
Argentina Wednesday supported from its role within the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) previous requests filed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who insisted the Venezuelan administration of Nicolás Maduro needed to investigate the numerous reports on violations and hold the perpetrators accountable.
Brazil's National Council of Secretaries of Health (Conass) Wednesday reported that intensive care units (ICUs) at eight States were full up to over 80% of their capacity with COVID-19 patients and that the situation was likely to worsen in the coming days.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday refused to resign despite calls from the opposition that such a move was necessary after scandals hit 10 Downing Street.
The Asian nation of Singapore Wednesday became the first country to join the Pacific Alliance as an Associated State to the group made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Corruption in Latin America is one of the most notorious problems on the region's agenda after a decade of major judicial operations that exposed corruption schemes involving governments and companies alike. According to Transparency International (TI), corruption has been entrenched in Latin America for more than a decade with little progress and many setbacks in terms of democracy and human rights.
Uruguay's Presidential Secretary Álvaro Delgado Tuesday encouraged more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Health Ministry announced 50.08% of the population has already taken a third dose immunizer against the virus.
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Tuesday announced he shall not be attending the Forum for the Progress of South America (Prosur) because he continues to be down with COVID-19, but will participate in the event in a virtual manner.