With poultry prices soaring (a dozen of eggs in California reached eight dollars, yes eight dollars and climbing) because of the intense culling of millions of chickens caused by the avian flu, no wonder then than poultry meat exports from Brazil during January reached 420.900 tons, up 20.6% compared to the same period of the previous year and a record for the month, claimed the ABPA (Brazilian Association of Animal Protein) this week.
The United States Federal Reserve is not satisfied with the evolution of inflation in the country and has warned the fight is not over, and could possibly result in higher interest rates that those markets are anticipating and despite of growing fears they could lead to a recession.
Foreign Office Minister of State responsible for the polar regions, Lord Goldsmith, gave a keynote speech to launch the UK's new Arctic policy framework:
A United States fighter jet shot down an unidentified high altitude object overflying the state of Alaska, the second time in a week that such an operation takes place, it was announced on Friday by the White House .
Despite the negative effects of a hectic year with unexpected events such as the war between Russia and Ukraine and the lockdowns imposed by China throughout 2022, Brazilian ports handled 1.209 billion tons last year. The figure was released by the National Waterway Transport Agency (Antaq), this month in Brasília.
Argentina's Supreme Court halted the granting of land to a Mapuche community in the province of Río Negro when implicitly validating an injunction requested by a landowner who had filed for a judiciary remedy against a decision by the National Institute of Indigenous Affairs (Inai) whereby the Lof Che Buenuleo community in Bariloche was awarded 481 hectares, it was reported Friday.
Peru's one-house Congress Friday chose Rep. Silvia Monteza Facho of the Cajamarca constituency to replace Digna Calle as Second Vice President, following the latter's decision to leave her post after numerous failures on the part of Parliament to agree on a date to which to move the general elections forward, which is one of the demands of the protests since the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones. Monteza, of Acción Popular, is to take over from Calle, of Podemos Peru.
According to a study undertaken by the Judicial Research Center of the Association of Judges of Brazil in partnership with the Latin American Federation of Judges and the Institute of Social, Political and Economic Research (Ipespe), South America's largest country ranks second only to Bolivia in the number of magistrates whose lives have been threatened, Agencia Brasil reported this week.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met Friday with his US colleague Joseph Biden at the White House barely over a month after rioters stormed the South American country's capital seeking to promote a coup d'état.
The Nicaraguan government of President Daniel Ortega has released over 200 political prisoners and sent them over to the United States, it was reported in Managua. The beneficiaries of the move, including opposition leaders, priests, and critics of the government, were transferred to the El Chipote prison late Wednesday and boarded a plane in the early hours of Thursday, according to journalist Tifani Roberts, who currently resides in the United States.