BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in the country's largest cities to protest against the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro and show support for the vaccination program against COVID-19, Brazilian media reported on Saturday.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Ecuadorian Police Chief Tannya Varela has dismissed reports about alleged lethal ammunition deliveries to Bolivia during the tenure of ex-interim President Jeanine Anez by the former Ecuadorian government of then-President Lenin Moreno.
Earlier this week, the Twitter account for Mexico's Solidarity Encounter Party, or Partido Encuentro Solidario (PES), added a rainbow overlay to its logo and issued a series of tweets that, in part, called for equal rights for all. Netizens were quick to tie the act to a hacker, rather than the conservative Christian party.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - A parliamentary commission investigating allegations of violations committed by Brasilia during the pandemic will launch an inquiry with Facebook and YouTube concerning broadcasts of controversial statements made by the nation's president, Jair Bolsonaro, about COVID-19, the G1 news portal reported on Friday.
On 15 June, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) of Peru announced that Pedro Castillo of the left-wing Peru Libre (Free Peru) party won the presidential election after all electoral voting records had been counted in the second round. How did the schoolteacher manage to rise to prominence and how could he change the face of Peru?
The implementation of nuclear programmes and utilisation of atomic energy could ensure the sustainable development of Latin American countries, says former Bolivian Vice Minister of High Energy Technologies Luis Alberto Echazu, commenting on Evo Morales' initiative to create a centre for nuclear technology research in Bolivia.
An iconic player and coach, Diego Maradona died last year due to a heart attack after successfully undergoing brain surgery. His family claimed that the tragedy happened due to medical negligence. Currently, seven medical staff members are under investigation, following charges brought by prosecutors in May.
Venezuela was once hailed as a model for developing food security, but years of destructive sanctions by the US and its European and regional allies aimed at forcing Venezuelans to oust their government have hurt that record. Ironically, the US says it wants to improve the humanitarian situation in the country.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday threatened to veto a bill on COVID-19 passports, which is currently being debated in parliament.
Video allegedly showing the moment of the explosion hitting the territory of the 30th Brigade of the National Army of Colombia went viral. According to local media reports, the blast occurred at around 3:30 p.m., local time.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has announced that, in lieu of a federally funded border wall on the US-Mexico border wall, the Lone Star State will construct its own wall along the southern border with Mexico. Federal funds for the structure were redirected, as US President Joe Biden believed the project was "a waste of money."
A massive sinkhole measuring several hundred feet across first appeared in the town of Zacatepec, in Mexico’s Puebla state, in late May, prompting authorities to create a barrier to ensure a safe distance is kept from the site. To date, the sinkhole has not caused any fatalities.
Suspected serial killer Andrés N. was taken into custody by law enforcement officials in Mexico in late May, after a search for a missing woman revealed that the individual had entered the suspect’s home and never left. A subsequent search of the house led to the discovery of the woman’s dismembered remains.
While Argentina-born Cuban revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara would be 93 on 14 June 2021, the island is finalising testing its domestically made anti-coronavirus vaccines as the end of the pandemic is nowhere in sight. Latin America experts have shed light on how Che and Fidel laid the ground for Cuba's healthcare and biotech development.
The Brazilian president is a well-known COVID-19-skeptic, who has repeatedly violated the restrictive measures introduced in the country to combat the virus, as well as several times publicly belittled its danger, although he claimed he contracted the virus twice over several months.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - A new batch of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Venezuela, Russian Ambassador to the Latin American country Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov said.
The US earlier expressed concerns regarding media reports about two Iranian warships in the Atlantic Ocean possibly trying to deliver weapons to Venezuela. The online publication Foreign Policy noted, however, that Washington's options to legally stop them are severely limited.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Cuban authorities have advised tourists to visit the Caribbean country without bringing any cash in dollars, which will no longer be accepted as valid currency starting from 21 June, the first vice president of the Central Bank, Francisco Mayobre Lence, said.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - An explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia has left two people dead and another seven trapped, the country’s National Mining Agency reported.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro demanded the US release the funds the country paid for vaccines through the COVAX scheme.