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Montevideo, September 25th 2018 - 19:09 UTC

Stories for September 4th 2018

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Bye, Bye Lula

    The two terms president and most popular politician in Brazil, Lula da Silva, is currently jailed in Curitiba

    On Sunday, Brazil’s top electoral court ruled that “Lula”, former president Luiz Inácio da Silva, cannot run in the presidential election this October. He served two terms as president (2003-2011), he dutifully waited out the following two terms, and his Workers’ Party (PT) has nominated him for the presidency again.

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Brazil's Electoral Court bans political campaign ads with Lula da Silva

    A small political party Novo, filed the complaint after Lula appeared on a radio on Saturday

    Brazil's top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Lula da Silva as a candidate, according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party.

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:41 UTC

    Brazil's Real and Argentina's Peso slumped on Monday

    The Argentine Peso led losses, slipping by more than 3%, on expectations of the talks with IMF on Tuesday

    The Brazilian Real slumped on Monday as mounting concerns over this year's presidential election added to global risk aversion, while the Argentine peso extended a recent sell-off that also spread into stock markets in Latin America.

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Falklands' penguins at risk from Brexit and an end to EU conservation funding

    By leaving the EU, Falklands will lose access to a million Euros in potential environmental grants and another 5 million Euros from the Best program

    The Falkland Islands have warned that a million penguins are at risk from a funding black hole caused by Britain’s exit from the European Union. The Islands rely on European conservation projects to care and protect the penguin colonies, rookeries, in its shores. But with the U.K. fast approaching Brexit Day in March 2019, Falklands' lawmaker Teslyn Barkman has urged clarity on the future of Islands’ flippered friends.

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 06:58 UTC

    Brexit debate: PM May “on a narrow path with people chucking stones from both sides”

    PM May holidayed in Italy, then met President Macron on the Cote d'Azur before travelling to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya last week on an official visit  (Pic PA)

    British Prime Minister Theresa May's brief summer holiday from Brexit battles came to a noisy end Monday, as she faced attack from both sides of her divided Conservative Party. Archrival Boris Johnson inflamed speculation that he aims to oust May by branding her plan for Brexit “a disaster”.