A group of military officers making up the so-called Committee for the Transition and Restoration of the Institutions of Gabon seized power Wednesday in the African country, announcing the end to the current regime through a TV broadcast. The rebels also said they had dissolved all government institutions and annulled last Saturday's elections.
Eighty-six-year-old Retired Chilean Army General Hernán Carlos Chacón Soto committed suicide Tuesday moments before he was to be transferred to the Puntateuco jailhouse to begin serving his 25-year sentence for the 1973 abduction and murder of singer-songwriter Victor Jara and Prisons Bureau Director Littré Quiroga, it was reported in Santiago.
The British government has ordered a review into the country's air traffic control system on Tuesday after a glitch stranded thousands of passengers and caused delays that are set to last for days
Emperor penguin colonies experienced unprecedented breeding failure in a region of Antarctica where there was total sea ice loss in 2022. The discovery supports predictions that over 90% of emperor penguin colonies will be quasi-extinct by the end of the century, based on current global warming trends.
Suicide hit Uruguayan football yet again Tuesday after the death of retired star Waldemar Victorino at the age of 71 after having won the Libertadores Cup with Montevideo's Nacional among other achievements in his career.
Toyota announced Monday the temporary suspension of operations in all 14 of its manufacturing plants in Japan due to a system malfunction on Tuesday. The issue did not seem to stem from a cyber-attack and the problem was being investigated, said company spokesperson Sawako Takeda.
Scientists this week published information on an unprecedented case in Australia, where they found and extracted a live parasitic worm from the brain of a woman in Canberra. The worm was some 8 centimeters long and is a roundworm most commonly seen in python species.
Brazil is keeping close track of events and performance of the Chinese economy, particularly those areas that might have an impact on the exports of the leading and largest South American economy.
Paraguay's recently instated president, Santiago Peña said he will continue engaging in dialogue with Argentina to reach a resolution regarding toll charges on the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway. “We do not deny the option of toll charges, but it should be an agreement among the five countries that use the waterway,” he asserted.
Guatemala's Supreme Electoral Tribunal reaffirmed center-left candidate Bernardo Arevalo's victory in the strongly disputed presidential election. Arevalo's victory received strong support from the United States State Department and the Organization of American States, OAS.