The Spanish government announced that the country will achieve herd immunity from COVID-19 by the end of summer 2021 if enough people are vaccinated by then.
Venezuelan authorities announced that fourteen people who traveled from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago were found dead in waters near the South American country’s coast.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro is blocking a deal to allow the United Nations food agency to bring aid into Venezuela, as he insists on controlling distribution.
The Brazilian government faces a $7 billion hole in its 2021 budget because of the emergency aid payments being held over to next year and welfare benefits indexed to a higher inflation rate than anticipated.
Venezuelan opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaido said on Thursday morning that he will stay in Venezuela despite the political situation, pointing out that he’s working with the administrations of US President-elect Joe Biden and other world leaders to revise sanctions aimed at ousting dictator Nicolas Maduro.
Another 853,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, representing the largest number of claims since the second week of September. The decline came on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The US stock market fell in pre-market trading session as rising COVID-19 cases in the country raised fear of more lockdown measures to contain the spread.
US airlines carried 62 percent fewer passengers in October over the same month last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown restrictions imposed to contain its spread.
The US stock market fell in pre-market trading session as surging COVID-19 cases in the United States and Europe threatened to further hamper a slowing economic revival.
Workers from the Doe Run mine complex in Peru joined a group of farmworkers in blocking the most important highways in capital Lima, in a massive protest that increases pressure against the newly appointed interim President Francisco Sagasti.