Energy providers are warning United States clients to be frugal with air-conditioning this weekend, as intense heat and increased demand could lead to blackouts. Nearly 200 million Americans are under dangerously hot conditions alerts with temperatures expected to soar past 100F (38C) in several major cities.
The Government of Argentina reached an understanding with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) whereby the global agency will make disbursements worth over US$ 7 billion in August and November, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.
Argentina hit by a once-in-a-lifetime drought, has been forced to import 6,1 million tons of soybeans in the first half of 2023, according to data published by the Rosario Stock Exchange. The volume, the highest ever recorded for the period, is triple the amount imported in the first half of last year. It is also very close to the 2018 annual record when the country imported 6.4 million tons of soybeans.
Argentina in an official release has complained bitterly what it describes as UK's unilateral activity, for having awarded a new license for gold and other minerals exploration to Warrah Resources in the Falkland Islands.
The British Antarctic Survey is reporting that further trials are underway on the Falkland Islands-flagged RRS Sir David Attenborough in preparation for its first Antarctic science cruise.
US President Joseph Biden Friday said his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wanted to meet him to discuss climate issues, Agencia Brasil reported. Lula of Brazil wants to meet with me soon because you know there is more carbon absorbed from the air in the Amazon than all the carbon admitted to the United States annually, Biden pointed out during a campaign event.
Amid the controversy on who gets to decide what is true or not, the Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (Adepa) Friday expressed its deep concern over the passing by the provincial Lower House in Salta of a bill establishing penalties (arrest and/or fines) for whoever spreads false news within the digital spectrum, it was reported.
Uruguayan authorities have announced plans to build a prison for transgender offenders, it was reported in Montevideo. Uruguay is the country with the highest per capita incarceration rate in South America, with four out of every 1,000 inhabitants behind bars.
The organization Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Friday announced in Buenos Aires the finding of the 133rd grandchild taken during the military dictatorship (1976-1983). He is a nephew of Mario Roberto Santucho, founding leader of the guerrilla organization PRT-ERP, whose mother Cristina Navajas was kidnapped in 1976.
Brazil's Justice Minister Flávio Dino said President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's Government was to launch a proposal for the creation of a permanent National Guard to protect federal public buildings in Brasilia and participate in special operations in indigenous lands, border areas, conservation units and support for state security, Agencia Brasil reported.