The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)'s Director of Law and Policy, Helen Durham, Monday issued a statement saying the body was 'alarmed' by the threats the world is facing amid escalating violence in Ukraine involving the Russian Federation's military forces, which could lead to a nuclear confrontation with western powers.
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga Tuesday confirmed two cases of the Deltacron variant of COVID-19 had been detected in the country.
While China is back to harsh lockdowns due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and world leaders keep reminding people of the importance of getting vaccinated, western powers such as the United Kingdon and The Netherlands are lifting all restrictions in the coming days.
The Government of Puerto Rico Tuesday announced the largest public debt restructuring in US history, thanks to which the island has formally managed to avoid bankruptcy after a debt of US$ 70 billion seven years ago was beyond its repayment capacity.
Mercosur country members plus associate Chile and Bolivia (in the process of joining the block) want fertilizers excluded from the list of sanctions on Russia, according to Brazilian Agriculture minister Tereza Cristina da Costa Dias.
A first release on Argentina's fisheries exports for 2021, shows an improvement over 2020, and even 2019. However the significant information is that prices for a majority of species during last year were down, even when in the first weeks of 2022, according to the Argentine Chamber of fishing vessels, CAPECA, most prices tend to recover except for Illex squid.
Gustavo Grobocopatel, one of Argentina's most successful farming businesspeople said that the understanding reached with the IMF does not solve the country's problems, IMF merely agreed “to kick the can down the road” and give Argentina time to change its production matrix.
Ecuadorian banana producers in the coastal provinces of Guayas, Los Rios, and El Oro, have staged road blockades demanding the government to step in and purchase the surplus resulting from Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
Ms. Alison Blake CMG has been appointed Governor of the Falkland Islands and Her Majesty’s Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in succession to Mr Nigel Phillips CBE. Ms Blake will take up her appointment during July 2022.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted on Monday a roundtable of leaders in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry today to discuss domestic energy security. This is part of a series of engagements by the Government across the UK’s energy sectors, including with renewable and nuclear companies in the coming days and weeks.