Colombian President Iván Duque has signed into law the new initiative which applies 0% tariffs on imports of inputs for agriculture and livestock production while creating a fund to benefit small and medium local businesses. The measure seeks to lower costs for medium and small farmers, in addition to encouraging the use of environmentally friendly inputs.
The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate was involved in a collision at sea when a piece of the ship’s underwater tracking equipment came into contact with a Russian submarine, it has been revealed. HMS Northumberland's sonar apparatus was struck while deployed underwater by a vessel it was tracking in the North Atlantic in late 2020.
Opposition candidate Sergio Garrido from the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) has been chosen Sunday as the new governor of the Venezuelan state of Barinas after electoral authorities ordered the elections to be held again citing irregularities in the Nov. 21 polls.
An Australian Circuit Court Monday ruled in favor of reinstating tennis' top player Novak Djokovic his visa, which was canceled by immigration officials on the grounds that he was not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Argentine ambassador in Washington, Jorge Argüello has reported he received the visit of British economist Ben Kelmanson, appointed the new IMF Senior resident representative in Argentina, who will be involved in the delicate debt negotiations for the coming years.
World food prices fell slightly in December as international prices for vegetable oils and sugar fell significantly from lofty levels, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, reported.
The hydric deficit and above-average temperatures in southern Brazil and southern Mato Grosso do Sul, prevailing since November have significantly damaged the 2021/22 soybean crop. Brazil’s estimated harvest has been lowered by 11.3 million tons to 133.4 million tons, according to a new survey released this week by AgRural.
The 60-year-old Víctor Escobar has become Colombia's first non-terminal patient to die through euthanasia, after a legal battle of over two years. He was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that prevented him from breathing on his own.
With 18% of its crews on sick leave due to COVID-19, Latam Airlines Colombia has been forced to cancel some 53 domestic flights between Jan. 8 and 16. Most of the cases were said to be of the Omicron variant.
Cypriot health researchers have warned about the existence of yet a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, known as Deltacron, a combination of the relatively new Delta and Omicron strains. According to the scientists, the new variant has the omicron genetic signature and the delta genomes.