South America

Worst drought in 20 years leaves Brazilian farmers, coffee growers and consumers worried
South America, World

Worst drought in 20 years leaves Brazilian farmers, coffee growers and consumers worried

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 […]

Colombia protests continue for the fourth week – Why are Colombians protesting?
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Colombia protests continue for the fourth week – Why are Colombians protesting?

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, […]

Venezuela votes in parliamentary election amid political crisis
South America, World

Venezuela votes in parliamentary election amid political crisis

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.

Hurricane Iota leaves 30 dead and a trail of destruction
South America, World

Hurricane Iota leaves 30 dead and a trail of destruction

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 […]

38 years after war, Falkland Islands cleared of mines; Islanders celebrate being ‘landmine free’
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38 years after war, Falkland Islands cleared of mines; Islanders celebrate being ‘landmine free’

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 […]