At least seven people have been killed in one week in the Brazilian state of São Paulo due to heavy rains, Agencia Brasil reported Friday. Five of the victims belonged to the same family in the city of Araraquara.
Presidential summit meetings of the Mercosur alliance were usually sedate comfortable affairs until Uruguay decided to “open up to the world” under its pro-business President Luis Lacalle Pou.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decreed three days of national mourning following the death of football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento -Pelé- Thursday at the age of 82, while preparations are underway for his burial next Tuesday, one day after President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is sworn in.
The approval ratings of Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou fell ten percentage points in two months, hitting an all-time low of 39% since he took office, according to a report from pollsters Equipos Consultores released Thursday.
.The US city of Buffalo, upstate New York in Eire County emerged on Thursday out of several feet of snow. Buffalo was the epicenter of a major deadly freezing storm that swept across the United States and Canada killing some sixty people of which 37 in Eire County, according to official Mark Poloncarz.
The United States-sponsored experiment with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is coming to an end. Lawmakers who supported his interim government are close to officially dissolve it with a vote on the move now postponed until the new year.
Marina Silva, an active environmentalist, has been appointed Brazil's next environment minister by president elect Lula da Silva. Ms Silva held a similar post in Lula's first government in 2003, but following strong differences stepped down and formed her own political party.
Bad and good news from Argentina. Wheat exports are expected to hit their lowest point in eight years because of climate effects, especially La Niña ravaging the country’s crops for the third consecutive reason, points out the Rosario Grains Exchange (BCR)
Brazilian carrier Azul has added new services to and from Montevideo's Carrasco International Airport, thus increasing the Uruguayan capital's connectivity with destinations in South America's largest country, after direct flights to Foz do Iguazu, Florianópolis, and Recife were introduced.
Argentina's state-run Y-TEC YPF plans to install a lithium battery manufacturing plant in the province of Catamarca, according to a deal signed this week between Governor Raúl Jalil and YPF's President Pablo González, it was announced. Also signing the document was Y-TEC (YPF's technological institute) Chief Roberto Salvarezza.