Brazilian Navy's former flagship, the French-built aircraft carrier Sao Paulo, is somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with no port to welcome her after being decommissioned. The old hull, full of asbestos, paint, and other toxic waste, has been anchored 315 kilometers off the Brazilian coast, to prevent drifting, but the possibility that it might sink has not been ruled out. It would be a major environmental disaster, it was reported.
Former Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom (2008-2012) died Monday at the age of 71. The cause of death has not been disclosed, although it was known that Colom was being treated for esophageal cancer.
The World Health Organization Tuesday issued a warning against a deadly cough syrup that has already killed some 300 children in 7 countries.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday opened the VII Summit of Heads of State of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Buenos Aires by welcoming Brazil's return to the forum after a hiatus under former President Jair Bolsonaro. Fernández said that without Brazil, it was an empty Celac.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro canceled his trip to Buenos Aires for the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac). Upon announcing his decision, Maduro spoke of an aggression plan from the neo-fascist right which endangered his presence in the Argentine capital.
The Falkland Islands Question was not absent from the long joint cooperation declaration signed in Buenos Aires by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his host Alberto Fernandez, as pointed out in Article 81. The two leaders met in the Argentine capital in the context of the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), starting Monday.
After their bilateral encounter at Casa Rosada, Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of Brazil met with representatives of human rights organizations, who insisted on getting together with the visiting leader, according to Fernández.
In the eighty plus Cooperation Declaration signed by Argentina and Brazil this Monday in Buenos Aires are included many different areas and topics, and one of them has been most promoted by the Argentine Media, very much sponsored by the current Fernandez-Kirchner administration, and refers to an alleged bilateral common currency.
The head of the Malvinas Secretariat from the Tierra del Fuego province, southern Argentina, blames the media, the opposition, the UK, and all those pleased with the current status of the South Atlantic for the spread of “fake news” allegedly reporting that China will be setting a military base and naval outpost in Tierra del Fuego.
The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Carlos Fávaro, arrived iis in Berlin to participate in the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). In his first official trip abroad as the head of the ministry, he intends to launch a concerted effort to change the image of Brazilian agribusiness and restore ties with important importers, mainly from Europe.