The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar Wednesday pierced the AR$ $500 barrier and set a new record high, it was reported in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, the official exchange rate also went up despite the Central Bank (BCRA) selling some of its reserves.
Uruguay's Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera Wednesday said that Argentine President Alberto Fernández's remarks that no water came out when people opened the faucets in Montevideo had resulted in numerous cancellations.
A heat-wave is sweeping across parts of southern Europe and north-west Africa, with potential record-breaking temperatures in the coming days. Temperatures are expected to surpass 40C (104F) in parts of Spain, France, Greece, Croatia and Turkey. In Italy, temperatures could reach as high as 48.8C (119.8F), is reporting BBC.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday presented researchers, professors, authorities, and representatives of entities that have made relevant contributions to national scientific and technological development with the National Order of Scientific Merit, Agencia Brasil reported. Joining Lula was Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Luciana Santos.
Brazilian authorities announced Wednesday that over 43 million people –or 18.52 families– left the poverty line in June due to an increase in the allowances in the Bolsa Família welfare program, Agencia Brasil reported.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday testified before the Federal Police for about two hours about his alleged plans prior to Jan. 1 and denied any involvement in the plot to stage a coup d'état against incumbent President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva denounced by Senator Marcos do Val.
Many young people in Italy are expressing outrage on social media after a judge cleared a school caretaker of groping a teenager because it did not last long enough.
The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) insisted that the creation of a commission against disinformation in Chile as promoted by the administration of President Gabriel Boric Font could open the door to sheer censorship. In response, the Chilean government invited IAPA to participate in a Senate committee discussing the issue, it was reported in Santiago.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday said it has strong concerns that the avian flu virus (H5N1) might mutate to infect humans, as outbreaks of the disease among birds are becoming more frequent. In the WHO's assessment, the virus might adapt to infect humans more easily.
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