In a move to prevent the spread of avian flu onto commercial poultry, Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAPA) has directed State governments to declare an animal health emergency, Agencia Brasil reported Friday.
The Uruguayan Government this week extended the term of exploitation of the Fray Bentos duty-free zone to the company UPM until 2053, it was reported in Montevideo.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday spoke with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva to discuss a new understanding ahead of this year's elections, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
The Chilean administration of President Gabriel Boric Font Friday spoke against granting house arrest to military personnel convicted of human rights violations during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). Justice Minister Luis Cordero denounced a proposal submitted by the ultra-right Republican Party in this regard.
Brazilian authorities this week arrested 18 illegal miners (garimpeiros) in Yanomami Indigenous Land during the joint operation Ágata Fronteira Norte, according to Defense Ministry sources, Agencia Brasil reported Friday.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Friday signed a decree limiting access to guns as part of the Security Action Program to curb violence in South America's largest country, it was reported.
SAERI Falklands is inviting families to participate on Sunday 24 July at two free family fun events to celebrate World BOG DAY. SAERI says it will help to learn the difference between a swamp, marsh and bog, and how the peatland science is conducted, for which it invites families and friends to attend.