MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Central Bank of Venezuela said on Thursday that its digital currency will enter circulation on 1 October.
Local officials authorised the rodeo although such events were banned under coronavirus regulations. An investigation was launched by the local government into why organisers were granted a licence.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Interpol and the Colombian Attorney General's Office have issued international arrest warrants for Ivan Marquez, a former top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the head of Colombia's police, Jorge Vargas, said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Nicaraguan opposition party Citizens Alliance for Liberty (CxL) has announced that its vice-presidential candidate, former beauty queen Berenice Quezada, was put under house arrest.
President Jovenel Moise was shot dead at his residence on July 7, with his wife, Martine, wounded and airlifted to a US hospital. 28 suspects in the assassination have been arrested, including 18 Colombians, five Haitians and three US citizens. The Pentagon has confirmed that seven of the Colombians had received US military training.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The first Brazilian patient with type 2 diabetes underwent a robotic metabolic surgery and was discharged on Monday, Agencia Brazil reported.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) asked the Supreme Court (STF) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro's criticism of electronic ballot boxes and the country's electoral system, as well as his statements claiming there will be fraud in next year's elections.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Argentina begins vaccination against COVID-19 for teenagers aged 12-17, the country's Health Ministry said.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Mexican Navy ship Libertador Bal-02 has arrived in Cuba with 612.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid, the news agency Prensa Latina said.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Washington's new bout of sanctions against the Cuban police and its leaders is a means to justify the island's continued economic blockade, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Sputnik) - A fourth Haitian police officer has been arrested during the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, the Haitian National Police said.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - At least 41 people were injured after a strong earthquake hit northwestern Peru, the Piura region's health department said.
Due to a severe shortage of medical goods on the island caused by US trade-blocking sanctions, solidarity groups in the US have donated millions of syringes to help Cuban doctors administer the country's highly effective self-developed COVID-19 vaccines. Mexico, Russia, and Nicaragua have also shipped hundreds of tons of aid to Cuba.
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Sputnik) - The assassins who killed Haitian President Jovenel Moise believed that they also killed his wife upon leaving the scene, Martie Moise said an interview with the New York Times on Friday.
A similarly strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake previously struck Peru in late June. At the time, the unexpected shake was captured on live TV as news anchor Alvina Ruiz was conducting an on-air interview, in which she nonchalantly admitted that earthquakes "happen."
RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) - A fire erupted overnight in the building belonging to Brazil's national film institute, the Cinemateca Brasileira, in Sao Paulo, destroying almost 1,000 square meters (10,700 square feet) of its territory, the UOL news portal reported.
Archaeologists in Mexico received a full dose of shock in October 2019 in the outskirts of Mexico City after uncovering the entrance of a 17th-century tunnel adorned with a variety of carved reliefs of animals and Aztec iconography. Now, despite excavation efforts, officials are having to rebury the historic find.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A historic wave of cold is passing through Brazil, bringing snowfall to the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, the G1 news portal said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Martine Moise, the widow of Haiti's assassinated president, has left the country with her children and headed for the United States, the news agency Haiti 24 reported on Thursday.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Argentina has received 500 litres (132 gallons) of the active substance to produce the second component of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, Argentina's Richmond Laboratory said on Twitter.