As Argentina raised the interest rate to 97% and adopted other measures such as the opening of food imports to control inflation while at the same time further restricting people's access to foreign currency, the “Blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar rose again Monday to AR$ 483, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
Chile's Government Monday approved the creation of the Lithium and Salt Flats Committee to add to the National Lithium Strategy announced last month in areas involving the Economic Development Agency (Corfo) and also as a technical advisory body, it was reported in Santiago.
As Ecuador's Parliament prepares to cross-examine President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday during his impeachment trial, the Organization of American States (OAS) Monday called for all guarantees of due process to be offered to the head of state.
Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pelé, now has his mausoleum from fans from all over the world to visit. The Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica was opened Monday for as many as 60 daily tourists.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Monday promised additional military help in the form of missiles and drones to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting in London. Zelensy is on a support-gathering tour of Europe which included previous stops in Italy, Germany, and France.
Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras Monday announced the creation of a diversity, equity, and inclusion managerial position, Agencia Brasil reported.
Brazil's vice president and Minister of Development, Industry, Commerce, and Services, Geraldo Alckmin, announced the UK’s endorsement for the de-bureaucratization of chicken exports from Brazil, in which poultry meat exporters will have zero cost when it comes to the issuing of market Certificates of Origin.
Following on the success of the Coronation of Charles III, representatives of the UK Overseas Territories had ample time to make political contacts with British members of Parliament, cabinet ministers and other officials, in anticipation of the Joint Ministerial Council on May 11/12.
The Low Earth Orbit satellite firm OneWeb is set to place a ground station on the island of St. Helena and take capacity on the island’s trunk of the Equiano subsea cable. Reported in the St Helena Independent, One Web has signed a 10-year ground station agreement with local telco Sure.
Despite elected on a climate action platform the Australian government has approved a new coal mine for the first time since it was elected, reports the BBC from Canberra. The government was bound by national environment laws when considering Central Queensland's Isaac River coal mine, a spokeswoman said.