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Montevideo, September 24th 2018 - 11:48 UTC

Stories for August 1st 2018

  • Wednesday, August 1st 2018 - 07:12 UTC

    China and Argentina ties increasingly closer

    China proposed an expansion of the currency swap deal with Argentina, whose foreign reserves have been drained by interventions aimed at propping up the peso

    China's offer of financial support to Argentina is the latest example of the Asian nation filling a vacuum in what has traditionally been the backyard of the U.S. While President Donald Trump has not paid a visit to Latin America since his inauguration in January 2017, China has stepped up its financial assistance to Argentina and worked to strengthen their trade ties.

  • Wednesday, August 1st 2018 - 07:01 UTC

    Aeromexico Embraer crashes in Durango: passengers and crew jump to safety

    TV images showed the severely damaged body of the plane after it came to rest in scrubland and a column of smoke rose into the sky

    Dozens were injured when a packed Aeromexico-operated Embraer jet crashed right after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango on Tuesday, but authorities said most were not seriously hurt and there were no fatalities.

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