News from South America
MercoPress South Atlantic News Agency
- Uruguayan scientists for 2022-23 season arrive at Artigas Base in Antarcticaon December 3, 2022
An Uruguayan Air Force Hercules C-130 aircraft landed at the Artigas Base in Antarctica carrying some 40 scientists for the 2022-2023 campaign to work on 18 projects, marking the 37th anniversary of Uruguay's entry as a consultative member of the Antarctic Treaty System.
- Shanghai Freight Index shows that rates this month will be at pre Covid-19 pandemic level and slidingon December 3, 2022
Further slides in the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) are continuing, and it is expected that by mid December, freight levels will be at pre-pandemic levels. Last 18 November SCFI stood at 1,307 points, plunging 74% from an all-time high of 5,110 points on 7 January, and bringing the index near the 1,000 points seen in January 2020, just before […]
- Brazil bilateral trade with Qatar has leaped in the buildup to the World Cupon December 3, 2022
Despite a last shock surprise defeat against Cameroon, Brazil is in the Round of 16 and still standing as one of the favorites to reach the final round of Qatar 2022 World Soccer Cup. And despite its sporting performance, Brazil has had a huge leap in bilateral trade with the buildup to the Qatar event.
- US: Trump to pardon Capitol Hill rioters if elected in 2024on December 3, 2022
Former US President Donald Trump promised to pardon those who attacked Capitol Hill and have been convicted of "conspiracy" and "sedition" for their violent attempt to prevent the Senate from ratifying Joseph Biden's victory in the elections.
- Lula to give free rein to economic team, but not too looseon December 3, 2022
Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Friday said that whoever is appointed economy minister under him will have the necessary autonomy so long as he or she does not forget who was the one elected for the people to rule the country, which meant that the head of state will not be absent from the most relevant decisions.
- UN says over 50 million people live in modern-slavery conditionson December 3, 2022
About 50 million people live in modern slavery worldwide, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message marking International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on Dec. 2.
- Fifth wave of COVID-19 reported having started in Paraguayon December 3, 2022
Paraguayan health authorities Friday reported the beginning of the fifth wave of COVID-19 in the country, where 621 new cases have been confirmed.
- Uruguay's INE to update measuring of CPIon December 3, 2022
Uruguay's National Institute of Statistics (INE) will change the way it measures inflation, starting in December 2022, it was announced in Montevideo this week. The new method means new products and services will be gauged while others are to be sidelined.
- Viking Polaris vessel was struck by a giant unexpected wave, A US passenger on an Antarctic cruise diedon December 3, 2022
A US passenger on an Antarctic cruise died and four other guests were injured after the Viking Polaris vessel was struck by a giant unexpected wave while crossing the Drake Passage heading for Ushuaia in Argentine Tierra del Fuego province.
- Ozone hole makes third appearance over Argentine Patagonia in 2022on December 3, 2022
Argentine scientists warned this week about the possible consequences on people's skin stemming from the ozone hole positioning itself over the Argentine provinces of Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, which is taking place for the third time in 2022.