Brazil’s Federal Police (PF) Wednesday arrested two suspects in Sao Paulo in connection with plans to stage “terrorist acts” against the Jewish community in the South American country. Behind the plot was reported to be the terrorist group Hezbollah, according to Israeli secret service Mossad sources quoted by local media.
After Bolivia severed diplomatic ties with Israel in the aftermath of the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, Spain’s Social Rights Minister Ione Belarra said Wednesday that her country and the rest of the world should follow suit due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ”planned genocide” against the people of Palestine.
Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) Wednesday insisted Nicaragua must still respect human rights regardless of its detachment from the group effective Nov. 19, two years after announcing its decision to leave according to the applicable rules.
As the melting of glaciers and poles keeps expanding, scientists Wednesday asked during the “One Planet Polar Summit” for additional funding to address the issue.
Although most local media were reluctant to say who had won Wednesday’s debate between vicepresidential contenders Agustín Rossi (Unión por la Patria – current Cabinet Chief) and Victoria Villarruel (La Libertad Avanza – current Congresswoman), it could be determined by neutral observers that Economy Minister Sergio Massa’s running mate was somewhat uncomfortable with the situation.
Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva appointed Antonio Paulo Vogel de Medeiros as Deputy Sports Minister, it was reported Tuesday. The news became relevant since Medeiros worked as the executive secretary (second-in-command) at the Education Ministry under former President Jair Bolsonaro and even served as acting Minister between 2019 and 2020 following the departure of staunch Bolsonarist Abraham Wintraub.
Brazilian authorities Wednesday extended for 180 days a declaration of animal health emergency nationwide due to avian influenza, Agencia Brasil reported. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock adopted the measure due to the identification of outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, mainly in wild birds.