Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been ordered back to jail after the Supreme Court overturned his medical parole earlier this week. Zuma had been sentenced to 15 months in jail for refusing to testify in a government inquiry into a corruption case.
Scientists in Brazil said this week that vaccination against COVID-19 had saved the lives of 63,000 of the country's population over 60 years of age, in addition to preventing some 178,000 hospitalizations of people over 60 years in 2021.
Uruguay's Industry Minister Omar Paganini highlighted the AL-Invest Verde program for its ambitiousness regarding sustainable development which will position the South American country as a regional innovation hub.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that “time for peace has arrived” as dignitaries from the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas started their ceasefire talks in Caracas Monday.
Alejandro Astesiano, the former custodian of President Luis Lacalle Pou, offered the use of El Guardián, the telephone tapping system of the Interior Ministry, which can only be accessed with judicial authorization. The prosecutor in charge of the case, Gabriela Fosatti, investigates in depth the use that Astesiano had of this tool, it was reported.
An angry mob almost lynched a tourist who climbed without permission the steps of the Castillo de Kukulcán, one of the new seven wonders of the modern world located in the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, in southeastern Mexico.
Uruguay's Defense Minister Javier García reviewed the South American country's peacekeeping mission in Sinai 40 years after its deployment.
Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanés died Monday in Madrid, after being hospitalized for a series of cancer-related infections. He was 79.
Sponsored by the Argentine Foreign and International trade ministry, a business delegation from Argentina visited the UK for a round of negotiations involving companies linked to the food and beverage industries.
Brazil is forecasted to gain a 19.3% larger quota of chicken meat exports to the UK in accordance with the bilateral agreement signed last November 17 at the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to information from the financial press agency Valor.