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Montevideo, December 16th 2018 - 12:54 UTC

Stories for 2018

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Italy refuses docking to 629 migrants; Minister Salvani has promised to deport half a million illegals

    Aquarius, which is operated jointly by Medecine Sans Frontiers and SOS Medeterranee, was refused a port of disembarkation by the Italian authorities

    A group of more than 600 migrants appear to have become the first subjects of the new Italian government's tough immigration stance without having even set foot on Italian soil. A charity rescue vessel carrying 629 people is currently stranded in the Mediterranean after Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister, reportedly refused to allow it to dock at Italian ports.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    Brazilian leading presidential candidate softens attitude towards China

    “I don’t want any country buying up Brazil, but we will do business with all countries and China is an exceptional partner,” Bolsonaro told reporters

    Rightwing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said that China was an “exceptional partner” of Brazil, softening earlier criticism that Chinese investors were taking over Latin America’s largest economy. “We will continue being a partner of China,” Bolsonaro said when asked how he would treat Chinese investments if he wins the October election.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:20 UTC

    Mexico's future closely linked to oil development no matter who's the next president

    Energy Minister Joaquin Coldwell said that two further auctions planned before the handover would go ahead, as would tenders for seven joint ventures

    Mexican oil output could return to 2 million barrels per day by about 2022 if the next government pursues plans to auction off development blocs to private investors, Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell announced. Mexico will elect a new president on July 1 but the front-runner in opinion polls, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has threatened to delay opening up the energy sector to private investment.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free

     “Success stories like Paraguay’s show what is possible. If malaria can be eliminated in one country, it can be eliminated in all countries” said Dr Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me great pleasure today to certify that Paraguay is officially free of malaria,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, in a recorded statement.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:06 UTC

    The Day of Malvinas Rights' affirmation remembered in Argentina

    Drawings of early settlements in the Falkland Islands

    Argentina believes that the new climate in bilateral relations with the United Kingdom, started in 2016, will enable to advance in areas of common interest, particularly in the South Atlantic, and will signify the appropriate framework for the resumption of negotiations on the Malvinas Islands question, according to the terms established by United Nations resolutions.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 07:49 UTC

    A picture that sums up the G7 summit in Quebec City

    German Chancellor Merkel in an assertive pose planting both hands firmly on a table as she addresses an emotionless US president Trump

    Of the hundreds of images taken at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec City this weekend, the one released by the office Angela Merkel appears to sum up Donald Trump’s entire trip.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 07:28 UTC

    Argentina/Falklands “constructive spirit” will be tested at the UN C24 presentations

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the recent meeting held in Quebec

    The constructive spirit and pragmatic attitude towards Argentina/United Kingdom relations and shared interests seems to have spilled positively to international forae, for example the latest OAS general assembly declaration regarding the Malvinas Islands, which does not mention “militarization of the South Atlantic or nuclear arms”, as was common in the Kirchner couple years, and rather keeps to the traditional annual disputed sovereignty claim under the umbrella of the United Nations.

  • Saturday, June 9th 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    Brazilian consumer prices climb 0.4% in May; impact of truckers strike and fuel prices expected in June

    Slowing inflation over the past two years has led the central bank to cut its benchmark Selic rate to a record low of 6.5% from 14.25% in October of 2016.

    Brazil's 12-month inflation accelerated in May from April amid strong fuel prices. Consumer prices rose 0.40% in the month, compared with an increase of 0.22% in April, statistics agency IBGE said on Friday. The consumer price index advanced 2.86% in May from a year earlier, up from April's 2.76% pace.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 11:46 UTC

    Falklands government to focus on family-friendly legislation in 2018/19

    The Islands plan to implement updated maritime legislation over the coming year.(Pic FIG)

    In setting its legislative priorities for the next twelve months, the Falkland Islands Government has signalled an intention to focus on legislation of interest to families. The Islands are internally self-governing, with much law created locally or adapted from elsewhere in the world. The program for the next year was published this week alongside their fiscal budget for the year.

  • Friday, June 8th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Temer denies any risk of a currency crisis; Central bank pledges “all the necessary liquidity”

    Investor confidence in Temer's government was shaken after it was forced to reinstate costly fuel subsidies following a strike by truckers

    Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Thursday there was no risk of a currency crisis in Latin America's largest economy despite sharp falls in the exchange rate, while the central bank chief pledged to maintain the bank's intervention in the market.