China temporarily bars Brazilian meat from entry
China suspended the entry of Brazilian meat in the country until Brazil provides clarification regarding Operation Weak Flesh, launched by the Federal Police on Friday (Mar. 17). China is the first country to make the move official.
Colombian Congress Will Seek to Boost Application of Peace Agreement
Sympathizers of the procedures to finalize the conflicto of Colombia will hold in April the Peace Congress in which ideas will be presented to boost the implementation of the pacts signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed today its organizers. Social and political sectors supporters of the pacifying process define the details of the national gathering conceived with the aim of creating alliances and sketch actions that support the carrying out of all that was agreed by both the Government and the guerrilla.
Spain's former PM and Uruguay's former president to verify Colombia peace process
Spain’s former President Felipe Gonzalez and Uruguay’s former President Jose Mujica will lead the commission verifying whether Colombia’s government and FARC guerrillas comply with a peace deal signed in November last year.
Federal Police operation probes into Brazil's biggest meatpackers
In an operation dubbed Weak Flesh, the Federal Police is probing into the involvement of regulators from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) in a scheme of irregular licenses and inspections of meatpackers.
Noam Chomsky Danny Glover Sign Letter Against Argentina`s Macri
The U.S. linguist Noam Chomsky and actor Danny Glover joined more than 100 academics, artists and activists to protest against “the neoliberal policies” of Argentine President Mauricio Macri and the corruption scandals that have affected him and his administration.
Peru: Unesco to examine Machu Picchu`s state of conservation
As part of its Reactive Monitoring process for World Heritage List properties, a Unesco joint mission will visit Peru's Southern Cusco region on February 22-25 to assess the state of conservation of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Ministry of Agriculture of Mexico: At its best level agri-food trade with the USA
Agro-food trade between Mexico and the United States reached its highest level last year totaling 42 thousand 785 million dollars between exports and imports, which represented growth at an annual rate of 5.0 percent.
Maduro Calls for Massive March against "US Interference"
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a "great popular mobilization" for the next Sunday in "defense of the homeland" and to express rejection before the "interfering pretensions of the United States", in collusion with right-wing opposition groups.
Rio's Museum of Tomorrow awarded in France
The Museum of Tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, won the international MIPIM (International Market of Property Professionals) award for Most Innovative Green Building, beating out competitors in the UK, Sweden, and Germany. The result was announced in Cannes, France.