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Montevideo, September 29th 2023 - 15:54 UTC

Health & Science

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Scottish MP who broke Covid lockdown rules loses her seat on a constituents vote

    In September 2020 Ferrier travelled to London and spoke in the Commons while awaiting the result of a Covid test, then got a train home after testing positive. She was charged with reckless conduct

    A Scotland independent Member of Parliament who was suspended for breaking Covid lockdown rules has lost her seat after a vote by constituents.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Palliative care now mandatory for healthcare providers in Uruguay

    If it is possible and the means are there, why are we condemning thousands of Uruguayans today to die suffering?” Senator Goñi wondered

    Uruguay's Senate passed a bill unanimously Tuesday providing for universal access to palliative care. All 26 senators present voted in favor of the Uruguayan Society of Palliative Medicine and Care's (SUMCP) initiative dating back to 2020, it was reported in Montevideo. Forty-one percent of the population is still not guaranteed access to palliative care.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2023 - 20:26 UTC

    NASA Chief says Argentine astronaut may soon travel to International Space Station

    Nelson visited the CETT facilities Monday

    NASA's Administrator Bill Nelson said Monday while visiting the Teófilo Tabanera Space Center (CETT) of the National Space Activities Commission (Conae), in the town of Falda del Cañete in the Argentine province of Córdoba, that an astronaut from the South American country might soon be traveling to the International Space Station.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Bolivia announces end of Covid-19 emergency

    Wearing face masks will be voluntary as of August, although their use in closed spaces and health centers to avoid respiratory infections, Arce explained.

    Bolivia is shifting from a sanitary emergency to an epidemiological alert regarding Covid-19, it was reported Monday in La Paz. “Today Bolivia leaves behind the international sanitary emergency and enters a national epidemiological alert,” President Luis Arce Catacora announced on social networks.

  • Monday, July 31st 2023 - 11:39 UTC

    Chile: HIV cases 7% up in one year

    Chilean health authorities have reported 644 deaths associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2021, while some 84,000 people are estimated to be living with the disease in the South American country. According to the Institute of Public Health (ISP), 5,401 infections were confirmed in 2022 with the highest rates of infections detected in the regions of Arica and Parinacota, Tarapacá, and Antofagasta. Chile's Health Ministry (Minsal) points out that the figures are consistent with the increase in testing.

  • Monday, July 31st 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Avian flu: Contingency protocols activated in Ecuador

    Special teams have been placed under round-the-clock alert while a vaccination plan against the disease was extended

    Ecuadorian authorities have actuated contingency protocols after a new outbreak of avian influenza was confirmed in a commercial farm in the Andean province of Cotopaxi, the Agency for Regulation and Control of Animal and Plant Health (Agrocalidad) announced Sunday in Quito.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 11:01 UTC

    RRS Sir David Attenborough preparing for its first Antarctic science cruise

    RRS Sir David Attenborough is currently undergoing trials in preparation for a full science season in Antarctica. BAS.

    The British Antarctic Survey is reporting that further trials are underway on the Falkland Islands-flagged RRS Sir David Attenborough in preparation for its first Antarctic science cruise.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Uruguay: Desalination plant arrives from United States to fight the water crisis

    The unit did not fit into the aircraft and had to be carried by ship

    Uruguayan authorities Thursday confirmed the arrival in Montevideo of a desalination plant bought in the United States to fight the water crisis hitting the country. The piece of equipment was expected to take about four weeks to be delivered from Houston, but in the end, it was over two months.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Bolivian gas production and exports forecasted to drop dramatically by 2030

    According to Wood Mackenzie, Bolivia’s natural gas production is expected to fall from 39 million cubic meters per day in 2022 to 11 million cubic meters/day in 2030.

    Bolivia may shift from being an exporter of natural gas to Brazil and Argentina to becoming an importer by 2030. A report by British energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie indicates that Bolivia’s natural gas production will decline faster than expected. The reason is the aging of the country’s production fields and the absence of new discoveries.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Brazil working on satellite partnership with NASA

    “This is a proposal that the NASA administrator brought on the visit to President Lula,” Santos explained

    Brazilian Science Minister Luciana Santos Tuesday launched a proposition to United States Space Agency (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson for both countries to develop together new satellites and aerospace technologies to monitor deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, Agencia Brasil reported.