Libertarian contender Javier Milei's victory in the Aug. 13 Mandatory, Open, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections in Argentina was not as appalling as it seemed, it was reported Thursday in Buenos Aires after the final vote count was released.
According to a report from Brazil's statistics bureau (IBGE) released Thursday, unemployment in South America's largest country stood at 7.9% (around 8.5 million people) in the second quarter of 2023, the lowest number since 2015 and a 0.6% decrease from the quarter ending in April.
Authorities in the Argentine province of Río Negro Thursday closed access to beaches on the Atlantic Ocean shore following the appearance of dead sea lions, it was reported.
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday launched the Brazil Without Hunger program in Teresina, the capital of the State of Piauí, Agencia Brasil reported.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has accepted the invitation of his French colleague Emmanuel Macron to join him in Lille for the Sept. 14 Rugby World Cup game pitting La Bleu against Los Teros (as the national teams of both countries are known), it was reported Thursday in Montevideo.
Paraguay's National Institute of Statistics (INE) Thursday released its preliminary conclusions on the country's latest census, whereby the entire population would amount to 6,109,644 people (3,078,994 are men and 3,030,650 are women), thus falling noticeably short of the 2015 projections that foresaw 7,453,695 inhabitants by 2022, it was reported in Asunción. A total of 2,109,864 dwellings were counted nationwide.
London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was set to be extended across the whole of Greater London on Tuesday, following months of debates and attempts to stall the move. Mayor Sadiq Khan, and other advocates, said that the extended zone would help bring down pollution and enhance air quality throughout the British capital.