Peru's Prosecution Office has launched an investigation into China’s COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd after a landslide at one of the company’s tunnel construction sites at the major mega-port of Chancay in the country. The incident, which took place in the coastal province of Huaral, damaged at least four houses near the tunnel and forced the company to suspend construction.
Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) President Diana Atamaint Thursday said the snap elections could be held on Aug. 20 with a possible runoff on Oct. 15, it was reported in Quito.
The prison sentences of former ministers of Agriculture and Livestock Enzo Cardozo and Rody Godoy for fraud and breach of trust were confirmed Thursday by Paraguay's Supreme Court, which turned down the unconstitutionality actions filed by the defendants, who were therefore transferred to the national Tacumbú penitentiary for the next 10 and 7 years respectively.
By Ana Palacios, WASHINGTON, DC – There was a time when everyone was talking about a group of fast-growing emerging economies with huge potential. But the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – struggled to transform themselves from a promising asset class into a unified real-world diplomatic and financial player. Is this finally changing?
Brazilian meatpackers have seen their balance sheet profits drop significantly during the first quarter of the year given the negative performance of sales in the United States. Losses have been considered more serious than those caused by the nearly month long suspension of Brazilian beef sales to China, the country's other main market.
Several law enforcement departments in Brazil were involved in busting a criminal organization linked to international and interstate drug trafficking from the port of Paranaguá, along the Paraná river in the state of Parana. The operation under the code name Downfall included the Brazilian Federal Police, PF, the Civil Force from the state of Paraná and the Federal Revenue Office.
The next five years are expected to be the warmest period on record, the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned on Wednesday. There is a 98-percent likelihood that at least one of the next five years, and the five-year period as a whole, will be the warmest on record, the WMO said.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that a two-month extension of the UN-back grain deal, allowing shipments of grain from Ukraine to the global market, had been reached.
Uruguay's Meteorological Institute (Inumet) Wednesday announced it forecasted rainfalls between May 19 and 21, albeit below 10 millimeters, with a probability of occurrence between 60% and 80%, it was reported in Montevideo.
Controversial Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei pledged to sell off all of the State's assets, legalize the free carrying of weapons, privatize the health system, impose cuts in pension expenses, eliminate the compulsory nature of sex education in schools, and restrict the entry of foreigners, among other ideas if he is elected President of Argentina.