Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been under a barrage of criticism from experts, deploring the country’s statistics on COVID-19 as woefully deficient and in some instances manipulated, while the central government was slammed for its failings in handling the outbreak
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Mexico has confirmed its commitment to the OPEC+ deal reached in April, which stipulates oil production cuts for Mexico for May-June only, the country’s Secretary of Energy, Rocio Nahle Garcia, said after the Saturday meeting of oil producers.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump cut ties with the World Health Organization after accusing the agency of having a "China-bias" amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
During a confrontation with police in Mexico’s second-largest city on Thursday, protesters demonstrating over the death of a man in police custody set one Guadalajara officer ablaze after spraying him with lighter fluid.
Earlier, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro set of a succession of rumours after hinting that opposition leader Juan Guaido was “hiding from justice” at an undisclosed location.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – The Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires has received an email that warned it about a bombing threat, which prompted a response from de-mining units of the Argentine Federal Police, the city police told Sputnik.
Camargo has not denied the authenticity of the recording and appeared to take a defensive stance, saying that the cultural foundation he is heading is “in sync” with Bolsonaro’s federal government. Meanwhile, a group of MPs have asked the Public Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the comments.
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump administration had added seven new subentities to the Cuba Restriction List under a pretext that profits from these businesses are being used by the Castro regime to "to oppress the Cuban people and to fund its interference in Venezuela".
The Embassy Protection Collective Four received yet another legal victory when federal charges issued by US government prosecutors were dropped on Wednesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that a total of seven subentities will be added to the Cuba Restricted List over their alleged contributions to the government of the late former Prime Minister of Cuba Fidel Castro and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Raúl Castro.
According to preliminary information provided by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), a quake has struck at a depth of 80 kilometres.
Recently, Venezuela received a large tanker shipment of gasoline from Iran, another country under US sanctions, amid domestic fuel shortages. At the same time, US media reports suggested that several tankers carrying Iranian oil turned away from the Latin American state due to pressure from Washington on their owners.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi signaled Tehran’s willingness to go ahead with its oil shipments to Venezuela if Caracas needs more such supplies.
Earlier, two American media outlets reported that several tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela were forced to turn around as Washington placed pressure on the ships' owners.
According to the US National Hurricane Centre's advisory, the storm has dissipated but it is expected to produce heavy rainfall over El Salvador, southern Guatemala, western Honduras, and southern Mexico during the next few days.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has sent 2 million doses of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to Brazil to help it fight the new coronavirus, the White House said on Sunday.
On Thursday, Nicolas Maduro said that the Venezuelan government plans to review prices for imported gasoline on the domestic market amid the shutdown of many of the national oil and gas company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)'s refineries.
Last year, the Latin American country was hit by a powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake that left two people dead and some 30 injured.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela is set to lift coronavirus-related restrictions in the country starting from Monday on and allow some businesses to reopen, President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday.
Iran has been supplying petroleum products to Venezuela as the Latin American country is facing a severe shortage of gasoline and is struggling to procure it abroad because of US sanctions.