The international community ratified a new global fund aimed at ramping up critical nature restoration and biodiversity conservation, at a gathering in Vancouver. Canada and Britain said they together would provide US$ 160 million in seed money to set up the Global Biodiversity Framework Fund (GBFF).
British Museum director Hartwig Fischer stepped down on Friday after it was reveled that numerous artifacts were stolen. A number of items in the museum's collection were reported stolen two years ago, including gems and jewelry from centuries ago. The responsibility for that failure must ultimately rest with the director, Fischer said.
Paraguay's President Santiago Peña and Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa met in Asunción Thursday to discuss the Yacyretá hydroelectric dam and the Paraná River waterway, among other topics of bilateral interest.
Argentine authorities Friday launched the bidding process for the reversal of a pipeline so far used to import gas from bordering Bolivia in a move to supply the country's northern provinces with Vaca Muerta's output, it was reported.
Chile’s economy has contracted for three consecutive quarters, with significant weakness in household consumption and decline in investments. The last negative figure was reported last week by the Central Bank, showing GDP contracted by -1.1% over the same period between April and June 2023. previous year.
One of Buenos Aires' main dailies, La Nacion, is reporting that China will not back down from its port plan in Patagonia, as promised by the regional and national governments. In early June, Argentine Governor of Tierra del Fuego Gustavo Melella revived an old controversy concerning a deal with a Chinese company to build a multipurpose port in Rio Grande
The slowdown of the Chinese economy, where Brazil shipped 30% of its exports in the first seven months of the year are underscoring the nation’s substantial vulnerability to the fluctuations in the Asian giant, and President Lula da Silva electoral promises of a quick recovery to his followers.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest weekly report on Covid-19 that nearly 1.5 million new cases of the malady and over 2,000 deaths had been confirmed globally. The WHO also issued an alert over the appearance of a new strain in several countries.
Libertarian Congressman and Presidential candidate Javier Milei Thursday rejected Argentina joining the BRICS on the ground that I will not promote a deal with Communists.