A gruesome fire in Cuba has reached its fourth day. A fuel deposit has been burning since Friday in Matanzas, in western Cuba, in what has already been described as the biggest industrial disaster in the country's history.
Managers at the Punta del Este shopping mall (Punta Shopping) that went down in flames over the weekend said they were waiting for a technical assessment before deciding when to reopen and which parts.
Travel resumed to Easter Island last week after COVID-19 restrictions. Last weekend, the second regular flight was performed, thus reopening one of the most iconic tourist routes after sanitary measures halted all commercial airline services.
Chilean authorities released this past weekend a report according to which some 18,000 children were victims of sexual crimes during the first semester of 2022.
By Gwynne Dyer – Nancy Pelosi’s brief visit to Taiwan this week caused great — if somewhat confected — anger in Beijing, but the Chinese Communist regime was not her main target. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has long supported Taiwan, and she will be aware that both the government and the people are in need of reassurance at the moment.
Authorities in the Argentine province of Salta have issued a recommendation not to bathe, fish, or drink water from the Pilcomayo river pending studies undertaken by the Secretariat of Water Resources after the collapse of a dam in Bolivia.
Uruguay's Health Ministry (MSP) confirmed Saturday the second case of monkeypox had been detected in the country while other three possible infections were under study.
Gustavo Petro was sworn in Sunday as Colombia's first-ever leftwing president, thus succeeding the conservative and highly unpopular Iván Duque.
Germany's Consul in Rio de Janeiro Uwe Herbert Hahn has been arrested over the death of his Belgian husband of 23 years, who fell from his Ipanema apartment after suffering a sudden illness, it was reported.
While Russia's invasion of Ukraine rages on, conventional hardware grabbing the headlines has come in addition to cyber attacks hitting forces where it hurts. Ciaran Martin, the former CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, says Russia started its illegal campaign by successfully targeting Ukrainian satellite communications.