Posted in Australia

Australian state of Victoria extends lockdown until 70% receive first vaccine dose

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says restrictions will only ease when 70% of eligible residents receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. That’s expected to happen on or around September 23. So far, 56% of people aged 16 and above have received their first dose. “What we must do is suppress case numbers sufficiently to buy us time to get people vaccinated. What that means is that we can’t ease restrictions…
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Posted in South America Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition ends boycott against Maduro-run elections – The Washington Post

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Posted in Asia

Asia stocks mixed; private survey shows Chinese factory activity shrinking in August – CNBC

Asia stocks mixed; private survey shows Chinese factory activity shrinking in August  CNBC…
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Posted in Chile South America

Chile Pivots to Aggressive Tightening After ‘Drastic’ Rate Hike – Bloomberg

Chile Pivots to Aggressive Tightening After ‘Drastic’ Rate Hike  BloombergView Full Coverage on Google News…
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Posted in Central America

Central America and Mexico Operational Update, June 2021 – Mexico

Regional context People from Central American countries forced to flee are vulnerable to violence and abuse during their journeys to seek safety according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report “Abused and Abandoned”. The report also notes that women are more likely to be targeted for sexual abuse and assault, with many resorting to taking birth control prior to their journeys to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Persistent violence…
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Posted in Brazil South America

Brazil bank robbers tie hostages to getaway cars in mega-heist – National | Globalnews.ca

A well-armed gang robbed three banks, used hostages to cover their getaway cars and left bombs throughout the city to keep authorities busy in a deadly spree that played out in Brazil. The stunning series of bank robberies happened in Aracatuba, in the state of Sao Paolo, early Monday around midnight. Authorities said the suspects appeared to have “inside information” about a large amount of money at one location, though…
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Posted in North America

An alligator attacked a Louisiana man in an area flooded by Ida.

A Louisiana man was missing and presumed dead after an alligator attacked him on Monday in an area that was flooded during Hurricane Ida, the authorities said. A woman said that at about noon on Monday, her 71-year-old husband was attacked by an alligator while walking in floodwaters at their home in the city of Slidell, about 30 miles northeast of New Orleans on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain,…
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Posted in Ecuador South America

Ecuadorian Coffee Should Be in Your Cup

Ecuadorian coffee Should Be in Your Cup | Food & Wine Skip to content Top Navigation Close this dialog window Explore Food & Wine Profile Menu Follow Us Close this dialog window Share & More Close Sign in Close this dialog window View image Ecuadorian coffee Should Be in Your Cup this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.…
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Posted in South America Uruguay

Price of fuel goes down in Uruguay as of September

Tuesday, August 31st 2021 – 09:50 UTC Full article Without a new adjustment to the PPI formula there would have been no price cut The Government of Uruguay Monday announced a small reduction in the price of fuel at pumps due to the use -for the first time- of the new Import Parity Price (PPI) adjustment formula devised by the current administration. It was the first reduction in the price…
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Posted in Peru South America

There is No Evidence Ivermectin Helped Fight COVID in Peru

click to enlarge Pennsylvania Commonwealth microbiologist Jared Seiders analyzes a PCR run inside the extraction lab at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories on Friday, March 6, 2020. The news regarding ivermectin over the last couple of weeks has been mostly about how Americans are taking deworming medication meant for livestock. While many reports of it leading to explosive diarrhea are hoaxes and trolling, what’s not funny is…
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