Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has been hospitalized Wednesday in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after a stroke for which he remains under an induced coma, according to fellow leftwing Senator Jorge Querey, who is also the family's head physician.
Scientists have reported the detection in the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Henan of 35 cases of human infection caused by a new Henipavirus-type virus of animal origin causing fever, tiredness, and cough among other symptoms.
Authorities from Brazil and Paraguay have announced a reduction in the price of energy from the binational Itaipu power plant from US$ 22.60 to US$20.75 per kilowatt.
Brazil Tuesday started using the facial biometric passenger boarding system for air shuttle (Ponte Aereo) passengers between Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo and the Santos Dumont terminal in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
The Chilean Lower House approved a bill repealing the Fisheries Law, better known as the Longueira Law since he was the great sponsor and defender of the legislation when he was the Economy minister. The repeal initiative received 117 votes, no nays, and twenty abstentions. The bill now begins to be discussed in the Chilean Senate.
Unfounded animal health risk assessments continue to hamper the global meat trade, the director of institutional affairs at Brazilian beef processor Minerva BEEF3.SA, Joao Sampaio, said. He mentioned Turkey, which refuses to import beef from Brazil but does buy live cattle from the country.
Uruguay's Central Bank is to mint 5,000 coins to commemorate the so-called Miracle of the Andes, the survival of 16 passengers of Air Force transport Flight 571 aircraft that crashed on its way to Chile Oct. 13 1972.
Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics Tuesday released its monthly price index report for the month of July, which returned negative figures, in line with Central Bank projections that inflation was slowing down.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Tuesday came under heavy criticism when he announced that he would transfer the National Guard to the scope of the Armed Forces, which was regarded as a soft coup d'état.
Mercosur is again consolidating as the leading global exporter of beef with shipments of almost 1,8 million tons during the first half of the year, according to primary information from different sources. Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay in that order were the main suppliers.