The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Uruguay's Ambassador to Madrid, Ana Teresa Ayala, in response to controversial statements made by acting Vice President of the Uruguayan government, Graciela Bianchi, concerning Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE) in the wake of the recent Spanish general elections.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday admitted that Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.9% this year, 0.3 percentage points above April's projections due to the momentum of the economies in Brazil and Mexico.
Bolivia may shift from being an exporter of natural gas to Brazil and Argentina to becoming an importer by 2030. A report by British energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie indicates that Bolivia’s natural gas production will decline faster than expected. The reason is the aging of the country’s production fields and the absence of new discoveries.
“China’s top legislature voted to appoint Wang Yi as foreign minister… as it convened a session on Tuesday,” state media outlet Xinhua said. “Qin Gang was removed from the post of foreign minister.” No reason was given for Qin’s removal, however, state media reported that President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order to enact the decision.
Brazilian Science Minister Luciana Santos Tuesday launched a proposition to United States Space Agency (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson for both countries to develop together new satellites and aerospace technologies to monitor deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, Agencia Brasil reported.
Some one hundred pilot whales ended stranded on a beach in Western Australia on Tuesday with wildlife officials announcing 51 had already died on Wednesday. The whales were spotted swimming near Cheynes beach east of Albany early on Tuesday, but by the afternoon the beached whales covered a stretch of the shoreline, despite earlier efforts to guide them back to sea.
Nicaraguan authorities Tuesday announced that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China is ready to be signed next month after the substantial conclusion of the ongoing negotiations, it was reported in Managua.
By Shlomo Ben-Ami (*)
A few days ago, the Vox party appeared to be on the cusp of becoming the first far-right party in Spain’s government since the end of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship nearly 50 years ago. That did not happen, but Spanish politics may nonetheless be headed for a new and volatile chapter.
By Jose Antonio Ocampo (*)
BOGOTÁ – On July 27-28, Colombia will host the first ministerial summit for sustainable, inclusive and equitable global taxation, with the support of Brazil and Chile. The choice of venue is not coincidental: it reflects Colombia’s commitment to tackling poverty and inequality through progressive taxes.
Ecuadorian authorities Tuesday confirmed that the number of inmates killed in prison clashes nationwide since July 22 had reached 31. In this scenario, President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency in all correctional facilities for 60 days, through which some 2,700 law enforcement officers carried out a control operation at the premises, it was announced.