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.
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.