The current Brazilian government expects to have contracts worth R$ 200 billion (US$ 40billion) with the private sector investing in transport infrastructure by end of 2022. To achieve this end, the Ministry of Infrastructure works to encourage more international financing in the concession project portfolio, as highlighted by Minister Marcelo Sampaio during his roadshow this week in New York.
The Marilyn Monroe portrait by Andy Warhol fetched US$ 195 million on Monday at the auction house Christie's in New York. The 1964 silk-screen portrait is one in a series of portraits that the artist made of Marilyn Monroe, following her death. It was held in the collection of Swiss art dealers Thomas and Doris Ammann.
Brian Benjamin Tuesday evening resigned his position of Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York, after he was indicted for allegedly attempting to trade a state grant for campaign contributions.
At least 17 people were injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire in the New York subway Tuesday morning, in what appears to have been the doings of a lone wolf, according to local media reports. The perpetrator was not arrested in the next few hours following the incident.
Former police captain Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams of the Democratic Party was elected Tuesday to become the next Mayor of New York City, after easily defeating Republican Curtis Sliwa. Adams will be the second African American to run the Big Apple after David Dinkins did from 1990 to 1993.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was pictured Sunday evening eating pizza in the streets of New York City after not being allowed into any local restaurant because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Argentina faces possible embargoes after holders of debt resulting from the expropriation of flag carrier Aerolineas Argentinas brought the case to a New York court on Wednesday for an amount of approximately US $ 320 million.
US carrier Eastern Airlines, which started the nonstop Miami-Montevideo route just last week, has announced that as of July it will be lifting flights to Guayaquil until further notice.
Argentina's Malvinas and Antarctica secretary was rebuked and insulted in his return trip from New York in a first-class American Airlines flight. The passenger recorded the incident on his cell phone which he then twitted and immediately went viral.
Major airlines want the US and British governments to launch a passenger testing trial for the coronavirus for flights between London and New York to pave the way for a resumption of more international travel.