A cargo ship fitted with giant, rigid British-designed sails has set out on its maiden voyage. Shipping firm Cargill, which has chartered the vessel, hopes the technology will help the industry chart a course toward a greener future.
Almost two years after the documentary “Greg Mortimer: In Search of a Land of Solidarity” (Greg Mortimer: En busca de una tierra solidaria in Spanish) was premiered in cinemas, the former Health Minister of Uruguay, Daniel Salinas, shared some new pictures from the time when the country helped people on a cruise ship stuck due to COVID-19. He posted these pictures on his X account (which used to be called Twitter).
Luisa González of former President Rafel Correa's Revolucion Ciudadana (RC) was the most-voted candidate in Sunday's elections in Ecuador marred by last week's murder of Movimiento Construye's (MC) hopeful Fernando Villavicencio.
Uruguayan-born Bernardo Arévalo de León of the center-left Semilla (Seed) Movement, a sociologist with a PhD in Philosophy and also the son of a former head of state, will become Guatemala's next president after Sunday's landslide at the runoff victory over former First Lady Sandra Torres Casanova of the National Unity of Hope (UNE)
To most people's surprise, the divisive libertarian populist Javier Milei won Argentina's presidential primary. Milei took around 30% of the vote, triumphing in 16 out of the country's 24 provinces.
Brazil's Petrobras this last week increased the price of gasoline and diesel, 16,17% and 25,83% respectively at its refineries. The higher prices were announced following complaints from private refineries that domestic prices were out of line and tendency with the increased situation in international markets.
Argentina is taking steps to ease the entry of hake into the Brazilian market following the placement of twenty companies under the “Import Alert Regime” in May. In recent decades, Brazil’s role as an importer of specific animal products, particularly fish and dairy items, has been growing.
One-fourth of the planet’s population in 25 countries experiences extremely high water stress annually, using nearly all of their available water supply on a regular basis, according to new data from the World Resources Institute (WRI)’s Aqueduct Water Risk.
Three hundred scientists from 25 nations have met this week in the Antarctic gateway city of Hobart, Australia, for the first-ever international conference of the Southern Ocean Observing System, SOOS.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel ratified this weekend during an official trip to Luanda his country's support to the Angolan government, it was reported.