Energy providers are warning United States clients to be frugal with air-conditioning this weekend, as intense heat and increased demand could lead to blackouts. Nearly 200 million Americans are under dangerously hot conditions alerts with temperatures expected to soar past 100F (38C) in several major cities.
US President Joseph Biden Friday said his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wanted to meet him to discuss climate issues, Agencia Brasil reported. Lula of Brazil wants to meet with me soon because you know there is more carbon absorbed from the air in the Amazon than all the carbon admitted to the United States annually, Biden pointed out during a campaign event.
A New York City court has imposed sweeping restrictions on British billionaire Joe Lewis as he awaits trial on insider trading charges. Mr Lewis, 86, pleaded not guilty and was granted US$ 300m (£230m) bail.
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.
Argentine Science Minister Daniel Filmus Thursday signed the Artemis Accords during a ceremony at Casa Rosada with President Alberto Fernández, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, US Ambassador Marc R. Stanley, and Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero. Argentina became the 28th nation to sign the Accords, and the fifth Latin American country, following Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.
Former astronaut and current Administrator of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Bill Nelson arrived Wednesday in Buenos Aires after a stop in Brazil on a South American tour that also includes Colombia.
British tycoon Joe Lewis, who owns significant real estate properties in Argentine Patagonia, specifically in the Lago Escondido area, was released on bail by Federal Judge Valerie Figueredo in Manhattan after turning himself in to face insider trading charges, of which he pleaded not guilty.
The United States Federal Reserve raised its benchmark lending rate on Wednesday by a quarter of a percentage point, the highest level since 2001 and the eleventh hike in its last 12 meetings.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday admitted that Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.9% this year, 0.3 percentage points above April's projections due to the momentum of the economies in Brazil and Mexico.
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.