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Stories for August 16th 2022

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 21:01 UTC

    Chile's proposed Constitution unlikely to prevail

    Rejection seems to be a good thing for Chile's economy

    Three weeks ahead of Chile's Constitutional Plebiscite, the nays (Rejection)are still ahead, according to a survey by the consulting firm Cadem, which showed 46% of the voters would rather keep the Constitution drafted under Dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1980 instead of adopting the one penned by the Constitutional Assembly convened last year.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 20:49 UTC

    FLOTUS tests positive for COVID-19

    Mrs. Biden is being treated with Pfizer's Paxlovid

    US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, after showing cold-like symptoms Monday night which prompted PCR measurings, it was announced Tuesday by White House sources.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 20:40 UTC

    Removal of sunken ships from Montevideo port to last until mid-2023

    The estimated time of completion was based on favorable weather conditions and a suitable wind and tide.

    Private contractors believe they will complete the removal of sunken ships from the port of Montevideo in the first half of 2023 after having taken away so far two entire units and several parts of three others to facilitate navigation in the area, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 20:30 UTC

    Brazilian port of Santos handles growing volumes of trade

    The quarterly net profit totaled R$ 144.8 million (US$ 28.17 million), a 46.4% improvement from the second quarter of 2021

    The state-owned Santos Port Authority (SPA) reported over the weekend that volumes handled through the largest seaport in Brazil grew 2.3% between April and June of 2022, reaching 42 million tons of goods.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Uruguayan FM stresses “One China” principle

    “Since 1988 there are no two opinions,” Bustillo insisted

    Uruguay's Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo said in an interview published over the weekend that his country adhered to the one-China principle whereby Taiwan would be a rogue province yet to rejoin the mainland politically.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 09:14 UTC

    Argentine Gov’t tipped of Iranian terrorist arriving in the country

    There were no reports on the accuracy of Milman’s allegations

    Argentine Deputy Gerardo Milman of the opposition Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio – JxC) alliance Sunday requested immigration and airport Police authorities to investigate allegations that an Iranian terrorist of the Quds Force arrived in Argentina on a Turkish Airlines flight.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 08:34 UTC

    Argentine exports reach historic highs

    Argentina's trade surplus for the first half of the year was US$ 3,093 million.

    Argentina has shipped exports worth an all-time high of US$ 44 billion in the first half of 2022, according to Foreign Ministry data, it was reported Monday.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 08:27 UTC

    Lula wants BRICS to broker ceasefire in Ukraine

    Lula also insisted Bolsonaro was isolating Brazil from the world

    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who leads all polls to return to the Planalto Palace after the October elections, met with Russia's Ambassador to Brasilia Alexei Labetski and suggested the BRICS group the two countries share with India, China and South Africa should broker a cease-fire in Ukraine.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 07:54 UTC

    China stages major military deployment around Taiwan

    “Using Taiwan to contain China” is doomed to failure, Chinese officials warned

    China resumed military maneuvers around the island of Taiwan following the presence in Taipei of yet another delegation of US lawmakers. After the visit by a group led lead by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this month, the new team was headed by Senator Ed Markey from Massachusetts.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 07:27 UTC

    Uruguay's Lacalle gets highest approval ratings in LatAm

    Under Lacalle, Uruguay's economy was also found to be the best in the region.

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou tops the list of most-approved Latin American heads of state, according to an Ipsos survey released Monday.