LATAM airlines domestic pilots are threatening with industrial action unless their pre-pandemic contract conditions are re-established. The fifty air professionals this week announced an non-yielding position since as happened with other Latam unions and officials, they are intent in recovering pre-pandemic benefits.
Croatian president Zoran Milanovic is expected next week in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, where he has been declared illustrious visitor given his position and the fact he is visiting Magallanes Region where a large Croatian community has been living for over a century.
Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva is expected to announce some of the names that will make up his cabinet once he takes office on Jan. 1 on Friday just before the quarterfinal football match between the South American country's national team and that of Croatia at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Authorities in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego have declared an environmental emergency this week and extended a ban on lighting fires in wild areas until 2024 due to the increasing number of forest fires.
A floating dock of the Tsakos shipping company in the port of Montevideo, where five ships were under repair, collapsed and two cranes fell into the water Thursday, leading to the partial sinking of three vessels, it was reported.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin was reported to have an exit plan for Venezuela, should he fall from grace in Moscow if his country does not succeed militarily in Ukraine. Argentina and China were also said to have been under consideration but were eventually discarded.
A man has been executed by hanging in Iran following his indictment for his participation in the nationwide protests since the Sept. 16 death of young Mahsa Amini while in morality police custody for not wearing the veil properly.
The government of Egypt announced this week that the country was joining the New Development Bank created by the BRICS bloc.
The Argentine province of Buenos Aires has reported the fastest pace in the growing number of COVID-19 cases, surpassing that of the City of Buenos Aires which was leading national statistics up until this week.
Argentine Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, after which all her engagements were called off and a gathering of Puebla Group leaders scheduled for later this month in Buenos Aires has been rescheduled, it was announced.