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Stories for September 2018

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 14:17 UTC

    March for Diversity illuminates Montevideo in favor of LGBT culture

    In the eleventh edition of the mobilization, thousands of people marched under different slogans in Montevideo. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Since 2006, the March for Diversity illuminates every year the most important avenue in Montevideo with a 'comparsa' of thousands of people who dance, celebrate and shout slogans in favor of policies for the rights of the LGBT community. In this year's edition, held on Friday, many marched with yellow and red handkerchiefs, colors chosen by the movements of activists in favor of the so-called trans law, which is under discussion in the Uruguayan Parliament. Diplomatic figures such as the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada participated in this march with their own posters and slogans.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 12:36 UTC

    Haddad could defeat Bolsonaro in Brazil's runoff vote, according to latest poll

    Bolsonaro remained the leader in simulated first-round voting, taking 28% voter approval, as he did in a Sept. 20 Datafolha poll. Haddad took 22%

    Brazil’s Workers Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, would defeat far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in an expected runoff vote in next month’s election, a Datafolha poll showed on Friday. In a simulated runoff vote, the poll found Haddad would get 45% voter support, beating Bolsonaro with 39%, with the rest of those asked saying they were undecided or would annul their ballot. Voting is compulsory in Brazil.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 10:38 UTC

    Two more Argentine conscripts fallen during the Falklands' conflict have names

    The Argentine military cemetery at Darwin has less tombstones reading, Argentine soldier, only known to God

    The remains of two more Argentine conscripts who lost their lives during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict and are buried at the Argentine military cemetery in the Falkland Islands have been identified, according to the Human Rights Secretariat Office in Buenos Aires. This brings the total number of identified soldiers, previously only marked as “Argentine soldier, only known to God”, to 99.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    World Heart Day will emphasize awareness on air pollution risk

    Poor air quality is ranked as the 4th cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY), one lost year of ‘healthy life’, says latest Global Burden of Disease study

    This year the World Heart Federation (WHF) is raising awareness of an increasingly important CVD risk factor: air pollution. World Heart Day takes place this Saturday. The latest scientific evidence by Nature warns that exposure to nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter air pollution is clearly linked to CVD mortality. Poor air quality is also ranked as the 4th cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) – one lost year of ‘healthy life’ – according to latest Global Burden of Disease study .

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    WHO-led initiative to reduce the use of alcohol by 10% by 2025

    Alcohol consumption contributes to more than 3 million deaths globally every year and over 5% of the global burden of disease and injury, according to WHO

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Chile calls for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela

    The President of Chile Sebastián Piñera called on the international community to increase efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela. Piñera made the statement during a visit to the Organization of American States headquarters in Washington.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    British government ready to support a joint bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup

    UK PM Theresa May said the decision is for the football associations to make. If they decide to go forward, they can count on this government's full support.”

    The British government says it would back a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup in the UK and Ireland. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland are considering putting forward a proposal to stage the tournament.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Sir John Major to the rescue of “routine attacked” PM Theresa May

    The ex-PM called those challenging Mrs May “inexperienced”, adding that he felt “even more closely drawn” to her when he looked at the alternatives.

    Taunts being made against Theresa May and “routine attacks” on her leadership by some Tory MPs are “completely unacceptable”, Sir John Major has said. The ex-PM called those challenging Mrs May “inexperienced”, adding that he felt “even more closely drawn” to her when he looked at the alternatives.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    Princess Anne will visit Chile for the bicentenary of the country's Navy

    The Princess Royal will travel in the company of her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will visit Chile in November and December to attend the activities organized to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Chilean Navy. The Princess Royal will travel in the company of her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

  • Friday, September 28th 2018 - 20:06 UTC

    “Corruption in Argentina surpasses fiction”, and neighboring Uruguay is the “perfect Swiss laundry” for funds

    “The reality of corruption in Argentina surpasses fiction,” said Hugo Alconada Mon, an investigative journalist and the author of The Root of All Evils

    The book topping Argentina's bestseller list is not a thriller or a murder mystery. It’s a crime story of another sort: a blockbuster about political corruption that suggests that bribery is an integral part of the country’s body politic. And neighboring Uruguay is also described as the perfect Swiss laundry for most of the money swindled from Argentina.