South America

News from South America

MercoPress South Atlantic News Agency

  • Over 50% of Uruguayans have received a booster dose of vaccine
    on January 26, 2022

    Uruguay's Presidential Secretary Álvaro Delgado Tuesday encouraged more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Health Ministry announced 50.08% of the population has already taken a third dose immunizer against the virus.

  • Paraguayan President to skip Prosur Summit due to COVID-19
    on January 26, 2022

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Tuesday announced he shall not be attending the Forum for the Progress of South America (Prosur) because he continues to be down with COVID-19, but will participate in the event in a virtual manner.

  • No more PCR tests for fully vaccinated Argentines to return
    on January 26, 2022

    Argentina's health authorities have decided to stop requiring a negative PCR test on national citizens and residents entering the country as of Jan. 29, it was announced Tuesday. Other lighter measures will also become effective that day.

  • Covid-19: 21 million new cases and 50,000 deaths globally in week Jan 17/23
    on January 26, 2022

    Globally, the number of new COVID-19 cases increased in the past week (17-23 January 2022) by 5%, while the number of new deaths remained similar to that reported during the previous week. Across the six WHO regions, over 21 million new cases were reported this week, representing the highest number of weekly cases recorded since the beginning of the […]

  • ECLAC needs to set aside four rogue countries to measure inflation for year 2021
    on January 26, 2022

    Inflation in Latin America for the year 2021 was way above projections, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has said in a report issued from its Santiago headquarters.

  • Bukele needs to eliminate bitcoin as legal tender, IMF says
    on January 26, 2022

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Salvadorean President Nayib Bukele to drop the use of bitcoin as legal tender in the country, on the grounds that there are “great risks associated” with this practice. Bukele officially adopted bitcoin last September.

  • Wastewater testing can improve and enhance the response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
    on January 26, 2022

    Wastewater testing provides a relatively economic method whereby countries in Latin America and the Caribbean can improve their detection, diagnosis, control, and monitoring systems for viruses that cause diseases like COVID-19 and its variants. This tool, which complements clinical studies, allows public policy makers to have a comprehensive, sustainable, […]

  • IAATO officially marked Antarctic Ambassadorship Day, April 25
    on January 26, 2022

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, IAATO has announced that the first international day dedicated to Antarctic Ambassadors will be held on 25 April 2022. Last August IAATO as part of its 30th-anniversary celebrations, anticipated the creation of Antarctic Ambassadorship Day. The membership organisation formalised its definition of […]

  • OECD to evaluate Argentina, Brazil and Peru as potential members
    on January 26, 2022

    The Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has decided to discuss the admission into the group of Argentina, Brazil, and Peru, it was announced Tuesday.

  • Stamps release on the centenary of the Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton
    on January 26, 2022

    To mark 100 years since the death of Sir Ernest Shackleton, South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory and the Falkland Islands, have joined together to release a series of stamps celebrating his life and achievements.