Brazil's central bank (BCB) on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by 1 percentage point to 11.75%, a high in nearly five years, in a bid to curb inflation that continued to surprise amid pressures exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. Last time with such a high inflation was last April, 2017.
A Fox News cameraman with a vast experience covering armed conflicts and a Ukrainian reporter have died in an attack near Kyiv, while a correspondent for the network was also wounded in the incident, it was announced Tuesday.
Chile's new Interior Minister Izkia Siches escaped unharmed after her motorcade in La Araucanía was halted and gunshots were fired into the air in Temucuicui, some 670 kilometers south of Santiago.
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga Tuesday went back on his steps and now said the two cases of Deltacron COVID-19 he had announced a day earlier are in fact still under investigation.
France and Spain have requested the European Union to loosen up its requirements for the import of cereals given the current impact the war in Ukraine is having on the price of food globally, it was reported.
Argentina's inflation for the month of February of 2022 has reached 4.7% on average, the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) announced Tuesday. It was the highest percentage since March of last year and was driven chiefly by increases in the price of food due to droughts, heatwaves, and fires.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday heralded there would be news regarding the price of meat and some other “fundamental inputs.” He also announced the measures will be announced at different times, and they also will be “internal, except for some imports of meat cuts.”
Peru's President Pedro Castillo Terrones Tuesday denied his alleged involvement in acts of corruption and denounced opposition politicians for their campaign to remove him from office.
Two companies that were still organizing Antarctic cruises, over the weekend and almost coincidentally announced that the current trips would be the last, in effect putting an end to a short season.
The Falkland Islands celebrated last Saturday, March 12th, Multicultural Day, with massive participation from the different communities who participated in the event with a display of dance, music, food.