Guatemalan President-elect Bernardo Arévalo de León Friday said there was “a coup d'état in progress” in his country, with many organizations wanting to “break the constitutional order and violate democracy” by attacking him and his Semilla Movement party.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva explained Friday that he will be undergoing surgery later this month to correct his femur problems.
The government of Iceland announced whaling was to resume effective Sept. 1 after banning the practice two months ago. The new measure sparked rage among environmentalists concerned about the endangered species. However, more effective hunting methods and equipment need to be used, the authorities said.
According to a study by consultants Uruguay XXI released Friday in Montevideo, exports from the South American country -duty-free zones included- totaled US$ 1.027 billion in August, which represented a 17% year-on-year drop.
Uruguayan authorities Friday announced the opening for biddings toward the construction of a bridge across the Yaguarón River onto Brazil will commence in October, while the existing Baron of Mauá bridge, built in 1930 linking Rio Branco and Jaguarão will also be remodeled.
Around 2,500 people have died in Haiti this year while 1,000 have been injured and nearly 970 have been kidnapped, according to a statement from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released this week.