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Montevideo, February 22nd 2018 - 06:58 UTC

Stories for 2018

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:14 UTC

    Blue tongue outbreak among sheep in Brazil

    “Blue tongue” is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease of ruminants, mainly sheep and less frequently cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries, and antelope.

    Uruguayan animal health authorities are on the alert following the outbreak of a blue tongue focus among sheep in south Brazil. The outbreak has been located in Santa Maria, in central Rio Grande do Sul, and Uruguay's Agriculture and Livestock ministry has strengthened controls along the border which divides the rich farmland region.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:03 UTC

    Brazilian politics at its best: nepotism and a sentenced rapist to Congress

    The future minister Cristiane Brasil, was ordered to pay a labor debt to a driver who provided services to her family for three years.

    Brazilian president Michel Temer's latest cabinet reshuffle has not been very encouraging or in accordance with his survival abilities so far. In effect the candidate named as future minister of Labor had to reach a debt payment deal with a driver that provided services to the family, and the politician who will be replacing her in Congress was sentenced for raping minors.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:57 UTC

    Great recession almost over, “but no time for complacency”, warns World Bank

    “The broad-based recovery in global growth is encouraging, but this is no time for complacency,” World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim said.

    The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1% in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues, and as commodity-exporting developing economies benefit from firming commodity prices.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:52 UTC

    Argentine central bank cuts basic rate to 28%; annual inflation target 15%

    Argentina also has a new 2019 inflation target of 10% and 5% for 2020. “This pathway is now the objective of central bank monetary policy,” the bank said

    Argentina’s central bank cut its policy rate to 28% from 28.75%, two weeks after relaxing its 2018 inflation target, the bank said on Tuesday. The bank’s first rate cut in 14 months came after a December 28 news conference announcing an official inflation target for this year of 15%, up from the bank’s previous target range of 8% to 12%.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    Women to the rescue of men: don't fall into a “Puritanical” witch hunt

    Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an editorial Tuesday in Le Monde, criticizing the current #MeToo movement for restricting sexual freedom.

    Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an editorial Tuesday in French daily Le Monde, criticizing the current #MeToo movement for restricting sexual freedom.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    Petro: The cryptocurrency that is not cryptocurrency

    For technology analyst Luis Carlos Diaz, “Petro does not approach a cryptocurrency but rather a bond, and we already know what happens with Chavism bonds”

    According to the journalist specialized in technology Edgar Rincon, the solution devised by the Venezuelan government to evade the “strong and cruel sanctions of the international community to Venezuela”, the Petro, is not a cryptocurrency because “within the guidelines of the cryptocurrency guide does not fit. ”

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    Eastern Falkland Plateau to be surveyed by state of the art scientific research vessel

    The RRS Discovery was designed by A.S. Skipsteknisk and was delivered to the National Oceanography Centre on 8 July 2013. (Pic NOC)

    The RRS Discovery arrived on Tuesday in Chile's extreme south port of Punta Arenas in advance of her next research expedition, to undertake seismic survey and piston coring operations in the eastern Falkland Plateau region of the Sub-Antarctic Southwest Atlantic Ocean.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 10:08 UTC

    Sixth major oil find offshore Guyana at the Stabroek block

    The well was spud on 5 November 2017 by the Stena Caron drillship and drilled to 6450m depth in 2735m of water.

    For the sixth time Exxon and partners at the Stabroek block offshore Guyana are celebrating another major find in northern South American waters. In effect, Ranger-1 exploration well, the sixth find since discovering Liza in 2015, hit approximately 70m of high-quality, oil-bearing carbonate reservoirs some 60mi northwest of the Liza development.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 10:01 UTC

    Brazilian stocks edge higher convinced Lula will be barred from running in election

    The rally in Brazilian stocks has been supported by investor betting on a market-friendly winner in this year's presidential elections

    Brazilian stocks edged higher to mark a record close on Monday, underpinned by optimism over the nation's fiscal outlook as well as a strong flow of international investment. The benchmark Bovespa stock index continued its climb following a seven-day string of gains.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 09:55 UTC

    World's largest party: New Year celebrations in Rio beaches attracted 2.4 million people

    Cariocas and tourists of all ages had the opportunity to enjoy a seventeen minute pyrotechnic spectacle and an eclectic line-up with ten musical attractions

    Where was the best New Year party in the World? At Times Square New York in below zero temperature or on a sunny summer beach day in Rio De Janeiro with 2.4 million happy tourists and locals going wild. On Sunday, December 31st, 2.4 million people gathered on Copacabana’s beach to welcome 2018. According to Riotur, this is the largest audience ever registered in Copacabana’s New Year’s Eve celebration, considered one of the best in the world.