MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, June 25th 2024 - 21:09 UTC

Stories for August 19th 2022

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 22:20 UTC

    China under yellow alert over drought

    Hot weather and poor rain have caused losses of over US$ 400 million to the country's economy

    Chinese authorities have declared a yellow alert as the country continues to be hit by a persistent drought following weeks of high temperatures that have dried up parts of the Yangtze river, it was announced. On Beijing's scale of alerts, yellow is two notches below the most severe warning.

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 22:13 UTC

    Monkeypox spreading fast, reaches 37 cases in Bolivia

    If this dynamic of contagions per day of monkeypox continues, in a few days there could be an explosion of cases, a leading epidemiologist told Xinhua

    Monkeypox infections have soared in Bolivia at an average of two daily infections for a total of 37 cases by Thursday, it was reported in La Paz. The spread has also reached 3 of the country's 9 departments after 100% of the infections were only in Santa Cruz just 4 days before. By Aug. 18, Santa Cruz had 35 cases, La Paz 1 and Potosi 1. No recovered patients have been reported yet.

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 20:42 UTC

    Glasgow museum returns art objects to India seized in the late 1800s

    Friday's was an “important stage for Glasgow,” said Duncan Donran on behalf of the museum

    The Glasgow Life agency, managers of the city's museum, issued a statement announcing a delegation from India's government had been welcomed Friday for the returning to that country of a set of works of arts seized in the late 1800s by British colonial authorities.

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 20:40 UTC

    Nicaraguan authorities raid Catholic curia

    Bishop Alvarez and 8 other people were taken into custody.

    Nicaraguan police Friday raided the home of the Catholic Bishop Matagalpa, Rolando Alvarez, who has been under house arrest for the past two weeks for being overly critical of President Daniel Ortega, whose regime he was accused of trying to “destabilize.”

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 10:15 UTC

    Superminister Massa says unemployment in Argentina is 6.7%

    Macroeconomic stability derives from joint work between the State and private investors, Massa explained

    Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa said Thursday during an event at the Council of the Americas that unemployment had fallen to 6.7%. He added that his country had an enormous amount of resources, but it was not rich, although it was full of rich people.

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 10:12 UTC

    Requirements for visiting Antarctica, according to the Foreign Office

    This guide sets out who has to apply for a permit, how to apply and explains the other rules covering travel to Antarctica. The Antarctic Treaty signed in Washington on 1 December 1959 preserves the Antarctic continent for peaceful and scientific use.

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 10:09 UTC

    Chilean lawmakers to be tested for drug consumption

    All deputies will have to take the test this year

    Chile's Lower House passed an internal regulation whereby Deputies will have to submit a hair sample for a toxicology test and drew lots for the first 78 of the 150 of them who will have to abide by the new indication.

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 10:03 UTC

    Argentine President calls for an end to Venezuela, Cuba blockades

    Fernández highlighted Latin America as “a territory of peace” with no countries “armed for war”

    Argentina's Alberto Fernández Thursday called for an “end” to blockades against Cuba and Venezuela during an event at the Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK) in Buenos Aires hosted by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), of which he currently holds the pro-tempore presidency.

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 09:54 UTC

    Peruvian forces hit Shining Path rebels, many killed

    José must be wounded and hiding somewhere, General Gómez de la Torre said

    Peruvian regular forces gunned down between 10 and 15 members of the Shining Path rebel group during an “Operation Patriot” deployment in which the rebels' leader Víctor Quispe Palomino, also known as “Comrade José”, managed to escape despite being wounded.

  • Friday, August 19th 2022 - 09:50 UTC

    Sole bidders granted management of São Paulo's Congonhas airport

    The bidders offered R$ 2.45 billion (US$ 47.5 million) which meant a premium of 231.02% over the reference

    The Spanish company Aena has been granted the management of São Paulo's old airport of Congonhas for the next 30 years after being the only company to submit a bid, it was reported Thursday.

  • 1
  • 2