Bolivian health authorities Wednesday announced that an 11-year-old girl in the department of Cochabamba was among the 49 confirmed cases in the country of monkeypox, a malady that usually affects male adults.
Cuba and Mexico have joined the list of countries such as Brazil, Peru, and Spain, where people with monkeypox have died, it was reported Tuesday. Worldwide, there have been 41,664 cases and 12 deaths.
President Gustavo Petro has appointed his fellow former M-19 guerrilla combatant Manuel Alberto Casanova to head the Colombian National Intelligence Directorate (DNI), which will be for the first time not be run by a military officer.
With financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), FAO’s Livestock and Climate project approached producer organizations in Uruguay to assess the situation of individual farms and help implement climate smart strategies that not only enhance meat production but also encourage the re-growth of vegetation and the return of biodiversity.
Latin America's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been reported to be slowing down, with a 2.7% expansion projected for the end of 2022, according to an Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) report released in Santiago on Tuesday.
Mexican journalist Fredy Román, the former editor of the weekly La Realidad, was shot dead Monday at his house's doorsteps in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, thus becoming the 15th newsman murdered this year. Román was killed by hitmen who fled the scene after the shooting. Román died instantly.
Colombia's Office of the Attorney General has confirmed it would lift all arrest warrants on National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels, following President Gustavo Petro's instructions.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro instructed military and police officers to get ready for the transformation he intends to lead, which includes seeking peace through dialogue with the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels.
Cuban authorities have confirmed during the weekend the first case of monkeypox in the country. It was a 38-year-old Italian tourist who was reported to be in serious condition, according to Granma.
Peru has been singled out as the country with the highest rates in South America of people living under food insecurity, it was reported.