Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) decided in a virtual gathering Friday to pass judgment on the decriminalization of abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy during an on-site plenary session at a date yet to be determined, Agência Brasil reported.
By Arminio Fraga, Guillermo Oritz and Andrés Velasco (*) – Since 1960, only a few countries in Latin America have narrowed the gap between their per capita income and that of the United States, while most of the region has lagged far behind. Making up for lost ground will require a coordinated effort, involving both technocratic tinkering and bold political leadership
The European Commission has proposed extending approval of the controversial weed killer glyphosate, long manufactured under the name Roundup, by 10 years. Approval in the European Union for the agrichemical is due to lapse this December unless member states agree to a reauthorization.
Brazil’s central bank this week lowered its interest rate by 50 basis points to 12.75% -- its second consecutive rate cut. Banco Central do Brasil last made a rate hike of 50 basis points in August 2022, carrying the rate to 13.75%, the highest since early 2017, and significantly up from a record low of 2% in March 2021.
The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged this week, pausing an aggressive inflation fight amid growing optimism that the United States can achieve normal price levels without falling into a recession.
Venezuelans seeking asylum in the US who are already living in the country will be allowed to work legally under new rules announced by the Biden administration. About 472,000 people will be eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months.
Two pubs a day have disappeared in England and Wales in the first half of the year, according to government statistics. Figures showed that 230 pubs vanished in the three months to 30 June - an increase over the previous quarter when the doors to 153 pubs shuttered.
The Falkland Islands Supreme Court convened on September 20 for a hearing in relation to the ongoing constitutional issue on the matter of MLA Teslyn Barkman, with a decisive hearing scheduled for November 27.
Peru's one-house Congress has allowed the use of lethal force in case of imminent danger in a move to protect the citizenry. President Dina Boluarte has signed the bill into law, it was reported in Lima.
The Falkland Islands by-election for the Camp constituency, held on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September resulted in the election of Jack Ford to office. The newly elected Member of the Legislative Assembly, Falklands autonomous internal government, told Penguin News that “personal contact and simple things like sitting in people’s kitchens and just putting the time in to listen to what they’ve got to say” made a difference.