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Stories for July 8th 2022

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 22:45 UTC

    Lula now wears bulletproof vests during political rallies

    For Senator Randolfe Rodrigues, one of Lula's campaign coordinators, much of the encouragement for these attacks comes from Bolsonaro

    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva began wearing a bullet-proof vest during a mass rally Thursday evening in Rio de Janeiro after a homemade explosive device containing excrements blew up, although nobody was injured.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 22:37 UTC

    Argentine Navy 2022 social campaign comes to an end

    The ARA King played a key role in joint social services provided by the armed forces and other offices of the federal administration

    The Argentine Navy has rounded up its 2022 Socio Sanitary Fluvial Campaign with the arrival of patrol boats ARA King and ARA Río Santiago at the Buenos Aires Naval Base, it was announced this week.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 20:36 UTC

    China on war alert over US Senator trip to Taiwan

    China’s current maneuvers are linked to the visit by US Senator Rick Scott of Florida to Taiwan

    China is said to be upping its military preparations while US Senator Rick Scott is visiting Taiwan, which Beijing considers to be a rogue province. “These actions by the United States seriously violated the One China principle,” Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesman Wu Qian said Friday.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 10:28 UTC

    Argentina protests the designation of Protected Areas in South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

    Map of the sea area claimed by Argentina

    The Argentine government in a protest note addressed to the United Kingdom pointed out its complete rejection of UK's intended designation of the entire landmass of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) as Specially Protected Areas.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shot dead

    Abe, 67, was the longest-serving prime minister in Japan's history

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after taking two shots during an election rally in the western city of Nara Friday after which he was hospitalized in a serious condition, it was reported. A man in his 40s has been arrested and a gun was seized.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 09:54 UTC

    Gibraltar tells Andalucía, “cooperation YES, joint sovereignty NO, they don't mix!”

    Partido Popular celebrate their landslide victory in Andalucía

    The Government of Gibraltar announced it has taken notice of the positive statements by the President of the Junta de Andalucía on cooperation. The President made the comments in the context of the political changes happening in the United Kingdom, and also on the recent June election overwhelming victory of the conservative opposition, Popular Party described as “historic”.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 09:47 UTC

    Uruguayan official says judge's ruling on vax was “nonsense”

    The Judiciary is accountable for what may happen to children with comorbidities who signed up for vaccination, Delgado argued

    Uruguay's Presidential Secretary Álvaro Delgado Thursday admitted that “rulings are obeyed, but they can be criticized and this ruling is nonsense.” He made those remarks after Surrogate Judge Alejandro Recarey ordered vaccination against COVID-19 of children aged under 13 years of age to be halted.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 09:05 UTC

    Argentine minister off on European tour to buy new submarine

    Argentina's Defense Ministry intends to strengthen its stance regarding the South Atlantic as a strategic space

    Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana and a team of top-ranking Navy officers are on a trip to Europe to hold talks with several shipyards for the purchase of a new submarine to replace the ARA San Juan, it was reported.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 09:05 UTC

    Bolivia to produce toothpaste made of coca leaves

    In its natural form, coca is not a narcotic and is long linked to Andean traditions

    The Bolivian government Tuesday announced the creation of the state-run Empresa Pública Productiva de Industrialización to start the production of a new brand of toothpaste made from coca leaves to fulfill the Constitutional mandate to capitalize on a native and ancestral natural resource, which is the cultural heritage of the country.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    New species of Patagonian dinosaur described by scientists

    The project was supported by the National Geographic Society ad other sponsors from Argentina and the United States

    The prestigious Current Biology journal Thursday carried a report on findings by Scientists in Argentina regarding a new giant carnivorous dinosaur found in the country, which has been named “Meraxes.”

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