Argentine Navy's ARA Puerto Argentino sloop has sucessfully unloaded supplies and machinery this week at the Petrel Base in Antarctica, it was reported. A self-propelled pontoon built entirely at the Tandanor–CINAR shipyard was used for the reconstruction of this base, which is returning to permanent service after nearly 50 years.
A robot dog designed and manufactured in the United States by Ghost Robotics and which had been in the earlier stages of development last year has been given its marching orders for a major assignment.
A high-ranking International Monetary Fund (IMF) official Friday announced a full deal with Argentina “is very close,” as the Government of President Alberto Fernández hopes it will be next week, so that it can be put up for Congressional approval at the start of the new Legislature, March 1.
Chile is to be defined in the future as a “Regional State, multinational and intercultural” according to the draft approved on Friday afternoon by the constitutional convention that is discussing the new constitution for the country.
Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado wants to close the country's northern border as a new stage of the “state of exception” already in force in four provinces where the migration crisis is escalating.
Canadian law enforcement officers have arrested over 100 people in Ottawa who had gathered at the capital city amid the so-called Freedom Convoy to protest against Prime Minister Trudeau's COVID-19 vaccination policies.
Rains have kept falling in the Brazilian city of Petropolis in the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro, which has affected relief work and taken the death toll up to 136, it was reported Friday, as the number of missing people rose to 213. Some 700 people were still sheltering in schools and churches after being evacuated from their homes.
The World Trade Organization committee to eliminate subsidies for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and banning certain forms of fisheries subsidies to impede overcapacity and overfishing, have agreed to continue working and conclude negotiations as soon as possible,
By Willem H. Buitter – By approving an unprecedentedly large loan to Argentina in mid-2018, despite the country's failure to meet basic borrowing conditions, the International Monetary Fund committed a major blunder. Rather than compounding the mistake with another similar program, it should accept reality – and responsibility.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD has published the Global Trade Update report, which shows that in 2021, world trade in goods remained strong and trade in services finally returned to its pre-COVID-19 levels.