Brazil provides 20% of the world’s cotton supply, making it the second largest cotton exporter in the world. Cotton represents Brazil’s seventh-largest export product in terms of value: in the market year 2021/2022 alone, 1.68 thousand tons were exported, generating more than USD 3.2 billion in cash. The stats were supplied by the industry association Abrapa.
Prince Harry wrote in his autobiography Spare, which was mistakenly released in Spain Thursday, that he killed 25 people while serving as a helicopter pilot during the war in Afghanistan.
Mexican authorities have arrested Ovidio Guzmán, also known as El Ratón, for allegedly trafficking fentanyl and other drugs. He is the son of former drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, who is currently incarcerated in the United States.
Argentine drivers are flocking across the Andes into Chile for the summer vacations and also to purchase new tires which are in short supply nationwide and sell for up to twice as much, it was reported.
Argentina's Chamber of Chemical Products warned that due to the restrictions on imports, some critical inputs have been arriving in the country in smaller quantities, which might result in shortages of medicines, soft drinks, and shampoo, among other items.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández is to summon Congress to extraordinary sessions in the second half of January to deal with the impeachment of Supreme Court (CSJN) Chief Justice Horacio Rosatti requested by the Executive branch, Spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti announced.
Argentina's former Defense Minister and current Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Chief Agustín Rossi has filed charges against journalists and the outlets employing them for violating the Intelligence Act.
According to Uruguay's Labor Ministry data released Wednesday, unemployment in the South American country during 2022 was lower than that of times before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out.
The Argentine Province of Buenos Aires ruled by the Kirchnerite Axel Kicillof has authorized the disbursement of AR$ 500 million (around US$ 1.42 million at the unofficial exchange rate) to buy intimate gel, thus sparking heavy criticism from the opposition.
São Paulo Deputy-elect Marina Silva was sworn in Wednesday as Brazil's new Environment Ministry, almost 15 years after leaving that office during President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's second term in office.