Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission – Conatel – has shut down closed five radio stations Wednesday in the city of Cumaná, in the state of Sucre, it was reported.
Argentine Federal Judge Federico Vuillena Thursday gave their passports back to 12 crew members of the Venezuelan-Iranian freighter seized at the Ezeiza International Airport.
Brazilian incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro's campaign team ahead of next month's elections has allegedly set up a website dedicated to spreading fake news about the former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, who is ahead in all polls to return to the Planalto Palace, it was reported Thursday.
Brazil's economy jumped 1.17% in July from June's figures, according to the Central Bank's Economic Activity Index (IBC-Br) released Thursday based on seasonally adjusted data.
Finally the Brazilian National Waterway Transportation Agency (Antaq) approved on Monday, the privatization terms of the Santos Port Authority, the company that manages the Port of Santos. The project will now go to the Ministry of Infrastructure before being submitted to the Federal Audit Court (TCU).
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, met this week with Sergio Massa, Minister of Economy of Argentina, in Washington D.C. The meeting took place after a fruitful week of face-to-face technical meetings in the context of the second review of the program under the IMF’s Extended Arrangement with Argentina. After the meeting, Ms. Georgieva issued the following statement:
Uruguay's Plenario Intersindical de Trabajadores (PIT-CNT) general labor union has called for a 24-hour general strike Thursday to protest against wage cuts, high costs and social security reform.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday discussed the issue of fertilizers and food exports with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was reported.
European Union lawmakers have backed a proposal for a law that would ban the sale in the 27-nation bloc of agriculture products linked to the destruction of forests, and human rights violations. The bill was supported by 453 votes, to 57 with 123 abstentions. The EU Parliament will now start negotiations on the final text with EU member states.
Falkland Islands' Fortuna Group has established a wholly owned company in Taiwan to manage its Illex business. Atlantic catch (Taiwan) will be a subsidiary of Atlantic Catch Falkland Islands both of which will be 100% Falklands owned.