Tag: Latin America

Spotify Launches Into 85 New Markets in ‘Next Few Days’

Spotify is expanding to 85 new markets in the “next few days” across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America, co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced at its online-only Stream On event on Monday. This includes big new markets such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. Put together, the...

Argentina’s president decries ‘unforgivable’ vaccine scandal | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The health minister resigned late on Friday after reports he helped people jump the queue to receive coronavirus jabs. The president of Argentina has decried an “unforgivable” COVID-19 vaccine scandal that prompted the resignation of the country’s health minister. Gines Gonzalez Garcia stepped down on Friday after reports surfaced...

Arauz and Lasso advance to Ecuador’s presidential runoff | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Socialist Andres Arauz and conservative Guillermo Lasso will compete in the second round of the polls in April. Progressive economist Andres Arauz will face conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso in the second round of Ecuador’s presidential election on April 11, according to the country’s National Electoral Council. Arauz, the...

Argentina health minister resigns over COVID vaccine scandal | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Resignation comes after reports of people using connections to jump the queue and receive COVID-19 jabs. Argentina’s health minister has resigned after reports surfaced that people in the South American nation were using connections to jump the queue and receive COVID-19 vaccines. In a statement posted on Twitter on...

Argentina health chief asked to resign after VIP vaccine | Incredible Solutions Tech

Scandal surfaced after a veteran journalist said he had received a jab after speaking directly with Minister of Health Gines Gonzalez Garcia. Argentina’s president has sought the resignation of Minister of Health Gines Gonzalez Garcia, two sources in the presidency said on Friday, after media reports that people had...

J&J submits one-shot COVID vaccine for WHO emergency use | Incredible Solutions Tech

Johnson & Johnson says an emergency use listing is critical for supplying vaccines to poor and middle-income countries through the COVAX programme. Johnson & Johnson said on Friday that it had submitted data to the World Health Organization (WHO) for emergency use listing of its COVID-19 vaccine, which would...

UN chief backs new blueprint to end ‘suicidal’ war on nature | | Incredible Solutions Tech

A new scientific blueprint for tackling climate change, pollution and the accelerating loss of plant and animal species shows how to end the world’s “suicidal” war on nature, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. “Humanity is waging war on nature. This is senseless and suicidal,” Guterres wrote in the...

COVID rumours hamper Brazil’s efforts to vaccinate Indigenous | Incredible Solutions Tech

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Indigenous nurse Almeida Tananta battled heavy downpours of tropical rains as he rode his motorbike for hours across the red-soiled dirt tracks of Tabatinga, a municipality in Western Amazonas, which borders the Amazon rainforest and Colombia, and has the largest concentration of Indigenous Brazilians...

It is time to end extractive tourism | Climate Change News | Incredible Solutions Tech

As we draw closer to the anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, many are hopeful that the vaccine roll-out will help us return to our pre-pandemic “normal”. For a certain privileged group of people, this would mean getting back the “freedom” to travel...

Colombia, Mexico roll out vaccine, Brazil suffers shortages | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Head nurse Veronica Luz Machado, who for months has battled the coronavirus pandemic from an intensive care unit in the northern Colombian city of Sincelejo, became the first person in the Andean country to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. Beginning with Machado, Colombia will kick off its plan to immunise 35.2 million people with vaccines acquired through...

Peru’s ex-president sought COVID jab out of turn, doctor says | Incredible Solutions Tech

Scandal over government officials receiving vaccines early continues to roil the South American nation. The doctor leading a coronavirus vaccine trial in Peru has said former President Martin Vizcarra got a COVID-19 jab out of turn, as a scandal over government officials receiving vaccines before the general public continues...

Texas freeze leaves millions in northern Mexico without power | Incredible Solutions Tech

Mexico’s government-owned utility says operations were stunted as the winter storm in Texas froze natural gas pipelines. Freezing weather in the US state of Texas left almost five million people in northern Mexico without power early on Monday, as a shortage of natural gas disrupted electricity production. Mexico’s government-owned...

Peru’s foreign minister resigns over COVID vaccine scandal | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Elizabeth Astete is the second official to step down amid a growing scandal over politicians receiving jabs well before the general public. Peru’s foreign minister has resigned, the second top official to step down amid a growing scandal over politicians receiving COVID-19 vaccinations well before the general public. Elizabeth...

UN calls for ‘transparency’ in Ecuador vote recount | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The country’s top electoral body said on Friday it plans to conduct a partial recount of last week’s presidential vote. The United Nations has called for “transparency and promptness” in a vote recount in Ecuador to determine who will square off against the frontrunner in a presidential runoff in...

Mexico gets AstraZeneca COVID vaccine shipment from India | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Mexico, which is struggling to control a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths, received 870,000 vaccine doses on Sunday. Mexico has received a shipment of 870,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from India, the government said, as the country prepares to prioritise older adults in the next phase of...