Colombia's Truth Commission has requested President-elect Gustavo Petro to bring compulsory military service to an end once he takes office Aug. 7, together with a broad transformation of the Armed Forces, with a focus on the respect for human rights and international law.Add your comment!
Chile's National Institute of Statistics (INE) Wednesday released a report showing a 7.8% unemployment rate for the March/May 2022 quarter, a 0.1% turn for the worse when compared to the February-April period, although, overall, nearly 96% of the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic have been recovered.Add your comment!
Boris Johnson has admitted he was disappointed that Argentine president Alberto Fernandez used the G7 summit bilateral meeting to bring up the issue of the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.5 comments
Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have started the military offensive in Ukraine if he was a woman, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during the G 7 leaders summit in Germany.9 comments
Colombian political foes former President Álvaro Uribe and President-elect Gustavo Petro met Wednesday for a round of dialogue that was unthinkable not so long ago. Following Petro's invitation, the two rivals got together to build bridges during their first face-to-face encounter in Bogota.Add your comment!
An IMF mission recently visited Uruguay to discuss with local authorities economic developments, including recovery from the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the country's policy priorities. The report released on return of the IMF mission to Wahsington pointed out that the economic recovery continues at a firm pace supported by high agricultural commodity prices and strong investment.Add your comment!
President Vladimir Putin in a phone call with Jair Bolsonaro said Russia will ensure that fertilizer trade with Brazil remains uninterrupted. Fertilizers, especially nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, are widely used by Brazilian farmers and have made the country a world food powerhouse.Add your comment!
The Falkland Islands Government's new Fishery Patrol Vessel (FPV) provided under a 15-year contract by Seagull Maritime Limited, beginning in 2023, finally has a name, “Lilibet”. The name was put forward by schoolchild Aimee Walker following an open competition at both Falkland Islands Schools in May.Add your comment!
Brazil, among the largest wheat importers in the world, --mainly from Mercosur associates--, is breaking consecutive export records in 2022. In less than six months, until June 20, Brazil exported more than twice as much wheat as in 2021, that is 2.5 million tons vis-a-vis 1.12 million tons in the whole year.Add your comment!
Former Uruguayan President (2010-2015) José Mujica has been awarded Wednesday an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto (UNRC) in the Argentine province of Córdoba for being “one of the main voices critical of savage capitalism.” Teachers, authorities, and students of the UNRC proposed the distinction for Mujica's “extensive career in political and social militancy.”Add your comment!