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Stories for July 17th 2019

  • Wednesday, July 17th 2019 - 23:59 UTC

    Macri paves way for Hezbollah to be deemed 'a terrorist organisation' in Argentina

    Macri's measures are considered to be a response to separate requests from the United States and Israel among other countries as well as from the local Jewish leadership.

    The Argentine Government has created the Public Registry of Persons or Entities Linked to Acts of Terrorism and its Financing (RePET), a tool whereby Hezbollah can be included. So far, local authorities adhered to the list penned by the United Nations, where Hezbollah is not included. President Mauricio Macri also decreed a day of national mourning to mark the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Israeli Social Welfare Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires. In a third measure, Macri gave the victims of that attack 180 days to file for monetary compensation from the state.

  • Wednesday, July 17th 2019 - 22:19 UTC

    Argentina's inflation expected to stay on the downpath in July

    Sandleris founded his inflationary decline forecast on “the goal of zero monetary base expansion.”

    Argentine Central Bank President Guido Sandleris Tuesday admitted inflation remains “high,” but he forecast July's figures will be smaller than those of June in light of the current “clear trend” to the downside.

  • Wednesday, July 17th 2019 - 10:50 UTC

    US Marshals arrest former Peruvian President Toledo pending extradition

    Toledo, who has denied any wrongdoing, has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University

    Peru's fugitive President Alejandro Celestino Toledo Manrique has been arrested Tuesday in California following an extradition request filed a year ago by his country's authorities, it was reported by both US and Peruvian sources.

  • Wednesday, July 17th 2019 - 10:47 UTC

    Tabaré denies brokering meeting with Bolsonaro

    “The issues we have are common to all of Mercosur,” said the Uruguayan president.

    Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez Tuesday denied having sought to meet privately with his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro during Wednesday's Mercosur summit in Santa Fe, Argentina.

  • Wednesday, July 17th 2019 - 10:10 UTC

    Uruguayan State to manage Montevideo gas supply as Petrobras leaves country

    It was agreed that all necessary administrative measures will be taken to put an end to the Conecta S.A. and Distribuidora de Gas Montevideo concessions

    Uruguay's President Tabaré Vázquez and Petrobras CEO Roberto Castello Branco met Tuesday in Santa Fe, Argentina, to discuss a possible solution to the crisis affecting Montevideo's two gas suppliers, which are both subsidiaries of the Brazilian consortium.