Stories from January 29, 2022 — MercoPress

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  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 10:09 UTC

    Brazil’s Federal Police (PF) say President Jair Bolsonaro’s “direct” and “conscious” action was established when confidential data on the country’s electronic voting system was leaked.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 10:00 UTC

    Colombian President Iván Duque announced on Friday his intention to create a Regional Solidarity Fund, in order to serve the population in terms of health and in the event of natural disasters. He made the remarks during the II Ministerial Summit of the Caribbean Community in Barranquilla.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 09:47 UTC
    A spate of rapes has been reported in recent weeks, prompting a backlash from feminist groups.  Photo: Sebastian Astorga

    Thousands of Uruguayan women marched through the streets of Montevideo on Friday to protest what they called the “rape culture” and urged the government of President Luis Lacalle Pou to take action to protect them.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 09:36 UTC
    Prime Minister Trudeau said the protesters were a 'small fringe minority' whose 'unacceptable views' do not represent the majority of Canadians

    Canadian truckers honked Friday as their caravan converged on the capital Ottawa for a large protest against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vaccination mandates to cross the Canada-US border.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 09:27 UTC
    Mamani said 4,225 barrels have already been recovered from the sea and beaches

    Peru’s Environment Minister Rubén Ramírez said on Friday that the amount of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean was almost double the amount reported so far.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 09:23 UTC
    A batch of 1.8 million doses of Pfizer's pediatric vaccine will arrive at Viracopos airport on January 31

    Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) released a statement on Friday warning of differences between COVID-19 vaccines for children to highlight the specifics of newly marketed drugs.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 – 02:40 UTC
    Scientists from the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) are on board the Irízar

    The Argentine Navy icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar has added four biologists to its crew to monitor wildlife in the South Atlantic and around Antarctica, the Telam news agency reported.

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