Brazil, among the largest wheat importers in the world, --mainly from Mercosur associates--, is breaking consecutive export records in 2022. In less than six months, until June 20, Brazil exported more than twice as much wheat as in 2021, that is 2.5 million tons vis-a-vis 1.12 million tons in the whole year.
Former Uruguayan President (2010-2015) José Mujica has been awarded Wednesday an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto (UNRC) in the Argentine province of Córdoba for being “one of the main voices critical of savage capitalism.” Teachers, authorities, and students of the UNRC proposed the distinction for Mujica's “extensive career in political and social militancy.”
Anticipating possible fuel shortages, particularly diesel, the Brazilian government is considering importing the fuel from Russia. Currently, only Petrobras imports diesel from India, the country which is refining Russian oil. Brazil's foreign ministry is already helping private companies with the necessary accreditation for such operations through Abicom, the fuel importers association.
After Turkey unblocked the NATO accession process for Sweden and Finland, now fears have arisen that the two Nordic states could have conceded too much to Ankara over deportations.
Argentine health authorities have confirmed a fifth case nationwide of monkeypox, it was reported Wednesday.
After winning the presidential runoff over Conservative candidate Keiko Fujimori, President Pedro Castillo Terrones has been accused by his Peru Libre political force of having broken party unity and applying neoliberal policies at odds with the group's leftist stance.
In 2024, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) will be undertaking a census of wandering albatross on South Georgia alongside various complementary terrestrial monitoring activities. To support this, GSGSSI requires to charter a yacht. We invite operators to tender for the provision of this service.
Although born in Paraguay, Casilda Benegas de Gallegos used to be Argentina's longest-living woman. She died in Mar del Plata at the age of 115, after surviving a bout of COVID-19 in 2020.
On Tuesday the Queen attended an Armed Forces act of loyalty parade at her official Scottish residence. Members of all three services took part in the service at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to celebrate her visit to Scotland and mark her Platinum Jubilee there.
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso survived an impeachment attempt late Tuesday when a motion to remove him from office submitted by the opposition Union for Hope (Unes) of former President Rafael Correa fail to garner enough votes at the National Assembly. The initiative was 12 votes short of its goal.