Generous Falkland Islands are again organizing to aid human tragedy, this time to collect funds to help with the recovery of the tragic earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, with an estimated loss of plus 41,000 lives and millions of dollars as hundreds of thousands were left homeless with the collapse of hundreds of buildings.
According to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), 63% of Brazil's boys and girls live in poverty, which is tantamount to around 32 million children and adolescents, Agencia Brasil reported.
Uruguay declared a sanitary emergency nationwide Wednesday following the detection of bird flu in a black-necked swan in the department (province) of Maldonado, some 180 kilometers from the border with Brazil.
Argentine authorities have declared a state of emergency after the first case of avian influenza was confirmed in wild birds in the northern province of Jujuy bordering Bolivia.
Former Defense Minister and Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) head Agustín Rossi were sworn in Wednesday as Argentina's new Cabinet Chief following the resignation of Juan Manzur, who returned to Tucumán provincial politics.
Former Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou's chief bodyguard Alejandro Astesiano has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after a plea deal with the prosecution who investigated him for corruption in a case involving the issuance of passports to Russian nationals.
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez headed a delegation from the South American country visiting Taiwan to celebrate the arrival of the first pork shipment to that Asian market. Marking the occasion a ceremony was held in Taipei on Wednesday during which attendees could taste the new product as local businessmen pledged to increase imports shortly.
Rob Butler MP, Conservative MP for Aylesbury, and Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP Labour for Slough are in the Falklands as part of the UK Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, a program ongoing for more than thirty years with the purpose of better-educating Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and others in military matters.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unexpectedly has announced her resignation after more than eight years in the role. The Scottish National Party leader said she knew “in my head and in my heart” this was the right time to step down. Ms. Sturgeon said she would remain in office until her successor was elected.
United States President Joe Biden named two Washington policy veterans as key economic advisers as he faces a Republican-controlled Congress and embarks on a possible re-election run for 2024.