On 9 June, the Congress in El Salvador passed a bill to make Bitcoin a legally accepted currency in the country. It is the first ever country to include a cryptocurrency as its official currency. Individuals investing more than three Bitcoins in the country will also be given citizenship. The move will enable citizens to […]
A Bloomberg report stated that the severe drought condition in Brazil’s Center-South region, a powerhouse of agricultural output, has left farmers worried about running out of the water reserves that help keep crops alive over several months of the dry season. Further, it stated that as these areas cannot get enough water, Brazil’s coffee and […]
At least 50 people have died since the protests in Colombia began, according to media reports, while 524 have disappeared. The protests are turning out to be a big headache to the Colombian government, which is already struggling to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in the country. With Colombia fast running out of hospital beds, […]
Venezuelan officials and the United Nations World Food Programme announced a deal to provide food for school children in the country, which is suffering from an economic collapse. The program announced on April 19 will attempt to reach out to 1,85,000 children by the end of 2021 and will stretch to cover 1.5 million children […]
The 2020 Venezuelan parliamentary elections are being held amid a raging political crisis. The opposition has boycotted the elections alleging that it would help President Nicolas Maduro strengthen his grip on both the country’s legislature and the National Assembly. His opponent Juan Guaido is set to lose his leadership of Venezuela’s National Assembly.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has alleged that he has information that there was a ‘lot of fraud’ in the just concluded US Presidential Elections. He said this while speaking to the reporters in Rio De Janeiro over recognizing the victory of Joe Biden, reports Washington Post. Bolsonaro who was seen as a supporter of Donald […]
The Atlantic hurricane that hit Central America has been categorised as the strongest hurricane in history to hit Nicaragua forcing thousands to flee homes. More than 400,000 people in Nicaragua have reportedly been affected by hurricane Iota that made landfall near Haulover on Tuesday. The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has categorised Iota as Category 4 […]
Nearly 40 years after the Falklands Wars, all but one of the remaining anti-personnel landmines on the islands have been cleared. On Tuesday 10th November, the UK’s foreign office announced that the final landmine will be set off clearing the islands of landmines placed during the 1982 war. The islanders had called for a celebration […]