News from South America
MercoPress South Atlantic News Agency
- Chilean authorities tackle sex crimes against childrenon August 8, 2022
Chilean authorities released this past weekend a report according to which some 18,000 children were victims of sexual crimes during the first semester of 2022.
- Pelosi’s ‘solidarity’ trip poorly timed and the US "strategic ambiguity"on August 8, 2022
By Gwynne Dyer – Nancy Pelosi’s brief visit to Taiwan this week caused great — if somewhat confected — anger in Beijing, but the Chinese Communist regime was not her main target. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has long supported Taiwan, and she will be aware that both the government and the people are in need of reassurance at the […]
- Pilcomayo river under environmental threat in northern Argentinaon August 8, 2022
Authorities in the Argentine province of Salta have issued a recommendation not to bathe, fish, or drink water from the Pilcomayo river pending studies undertaken by the Secretariat of Water Resources after the collapse of a dam in Bolivia.
- Uruguay confirms second case of monkeypoxon August 8, 2022
Uruguay's Health Ministry (MSP) confirmed Saturday the second case of monkeypox had been detected in the country while other three possible infections were under study.
- German consul in Rio arrested over husband's murderon August 8, 2022
Germany's Consul in Rio de Janeiro Uwe Herbert Hahn has been arrested over the death of his Belgian husband of 23 years, who fell from his Ipanema apartment after suffering a sudden illness, it was reported.
- Petro sworn in as President of Colombia: times of change aheadon August 8, 2022
Gustavo Petro was sworn in Sunday as Colombia's first-ever leftwing president, thus succeeding the conservative and highly unpopular Iván Duque.
- The impact of cyber attacks in Ukrainian war, but “China a greater menace than Russia”on August 8, 2022
While Russia's invasion of Ukraine rages on, conventional hardware grabbing the headlines has come in addition to cyber attacks hitting forces where it hurts. Ciaran Martin, the former CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, says Russia started its illegal campaign by successfully targeting Ukrainian satellite communications.
- Punta del Este shopping mall gripped by devastating fireon August 8, 2022
A shopping mall in the most exclusive Uruguayan beach resort of Punta del Este caught fire Saturday in what Interior Minister Luis Alberto Heber dubbed “a disgrace.”
- Argentina and China share "territorial integrity" concept. Pelosi's trip to Taiwan "a provocation," Argentine ambassador in Beijingon August 8, 2022
Argentine controversial ambassador to China, Sabiuo Vaca Narvaja openly supported Beijing's position condemning US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to Taiwan, which he described as "a provocation" and "a problem for the international community".
- Argentina and Uruguay potential customers of South Korea's military equipmenton August 8, 2022
Located in a part of the world with numerous and evolving security challenges not least North Korea, an aggressive neighbor with nuclear weapons and the largest per capita standing army in the world, South Korea has earned a solid reputation as a high quality military equipment manufacturer for land, air, sea and space, and could in a near future have the […]