Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday signed his second urgent economic decree-law after the May 17 invoking of the crossed death constitutional procedure to dissolve Congress and call for snap elections. Tuesday's Attraction and Promotion of Investments for Productive Development initiative, which provides for the creation of new duty-free trade zones, needs Constitutional Court's approval to become effective. The bill was submitted two years ago by the Government of Ecuador to the outgoing National Assembly, but it was shelved.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday warned of a new pandemic coming up in the near future, which will be deadlier than Covid-19 and would be caused by ”another emerging pathogen with even more deadly potential.” It would be a Covid-19 variant, Tedros also explained.
Brazilian authorities have decreed a nationwide animal health emergency, it was published Tuesday in an extra issue of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette), Agencia Brasil reported. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22 which will be effective for the next 180 days.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva said he was supposed to have met with his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky last weekend in Hiroshima but that the European leader must have had more important engagements. “I'm not disappointed, I'm upset,” Lula was quoted as saying while confirming the meeting had been arranged.
Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli and Communications Minister Juscelino Filho Tuesday agreed to advance towards the suppression of roaming between both countries in a new step of the Mercosur integration process heralded by Presidents Alberto Ferenández and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
Brazil and China are set to embrace a higher state of solid partnership, and the two sides have shown a strong commitment to bolstering bilateral trade, cooperation in aviation and high-tech sectors, and response to climate change, said the country's top envoy to Beijing.
Improved prospects for the UK economy according to the latest report from the IMF. The Fund said UK is expected to avoid a recession this year, with the economy growing 0,4% in 2023, compared to the a previous forecast of a 0,3% contraction last year.
Protestors yelling shut down Shell stormed the oil corporation giant annual shareholders meeting in London with security having to step in to protect board members. Proceedings were delayed as the protesters ran to the front of the room where executives were sitting on stage, and some demonstrators had to be carried out of the building by security.
Vehicles were set on fire and dozens of young people clashed with police in Wales in what authorities described as “large scale disorder” following a road accident with two teenagers killed in a motorcycle crash. The unrest broke out in the district of Ely in Cardiff Monday night.
Global production of shipping containers has fallen significantly as demand for goods sank following the easing of pandemic restrictions, leaving the corrugated steel boxes piled up at major ports.