A café in Melbourne, Australia offers its customers a unique experience by serving a cup of coffee for 140 dollars, 50 times the market price. The city of Melbourne has a tradition of coffee culture, which was fostered by Italian and Greek migration from the 1940s.
Peru's one-house Congress Friday chose Rep. Silvia Monteza Facho of the Cajamarca constituency to replace Digna Calle as Second Vice President, following the latter's decision to leave her post after numerous failures on the part of Parliament to agree on a date to which to move the general elections forward, which is one of the demands of the protests since the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones. Monteza, of Acción Popular, is to take over from Calle, of Podemos Peru.
The Nicaraguan government of President Daniel Ortega has released over 200 political prisoners and sent them over to the United States, it was reported in Managua. The beneficiaries of the move, including opposition leaders, priests, and critics of the government, were transferred to the El Chipote prison late Wednesday and boarded a plane in the early hours of Thursday, according to journalist Tifani Roberts, who currently resides in the United States.
Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Thursday reshuffled his cabinet after losing last Sunday's referendum and local elections to the left. The conservative head of state brought on some fresh air to his administration by changing the government minister and two of his most loyal advisors, in addition to making new appointments where the opposition prevailed.
United States President Joe Biden will be receiving Brazilian president Lula da Silva in the White House on Friday. The meeting is intended “to further strengthen the close relationship between the United States and Brazil,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile have officially launched their bid to co-host the 2030 football World Cup finals. During an event at the Argentine Football Association's training camp in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, dignitaries from all four countries made the announcement.
After two decades, the highly pathogenic (when almost all infected animals show symptoms of the disease) avian flu has become a real threat to Brazilian flocks and production. Nine countries in Central and South America have confirmed 75 outbreaks of the disease in recent months and have already had to sacrifice 1.2 million birds.
Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Monday admitted defeat in Sunday's referendum through which he intended to garner enough consensus for the remainder of his term after 18 months in office. Citizens were asked, among other issues, to decide whether national offenders could be extradited abroad to face drug-trafficking charges. Lasso favored the idea, a slim majority did not with 47% of the votes counted.
By Eduardo Gamarra (*) – Peru is in the midst of a political and civil crisis. Weeks of protest have culminated in thousands descending on the capital amid violent clashes and running battles with police.
Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced Sunday that turnout for the national referendum called by President Guillermo Lasso seeking endorsement after 18 months in office had reached 80.74 %. Ecuadorians were also voting to elect the members of the Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS), in addition to municipal authorities.