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Stories for September 5th 2022

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 23:56 UTC

    Luis Lacalle Pou won’t attend UN General Assembly

    In the last assembly, Lacalle Pou referred to how the pandemic changed countries all over the world

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou will not attend the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations to be held in New York. Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo will attend in his place, reported El Observador and confirmed MercoPress with sources from the Foreign Ministry.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 23:55 UTC

    Falklands' Stanley Penguins U12, the Golden team of ice hockey Cup in Chile

    In the final game Stanley Penguins beat the Vikings from Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego 7-0.

    On Saturday and following five days of intense competition the ice hockey Endemic Celebration Cup 2022, came to an end with an extraordinary triumph for the Falkland Islands Under 12 team, Stanley Penguins, who won gold in their category. In the final game, they beat the Vikings from Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego 7-0.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 23:13 UTC

    Tories pick Liz Truss to become UK's next PM

    The current Foreign Secretary was full of praise for her departing friend: Boris Johnson

    Foreign Secretary Liz Truss beat former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399 and will thus become the British Conservative Party's New Leader who is to be appointed Prime Minister Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral Castle.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 18:31 UTC

    OPEC to cut down oil output to keep price stable

    A drop in the price of Brent crude led to this measure

    The Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) Monday decided to cut their output of crude and put on sale on international markets 100,000 bpds less daily as fears of a recession keep bringing down the price of crude.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 18:07 UTC

    ECLAC's new boss appointed

    Salazar was described as being an enthusiast for public policy and economic developments.

    Costa Rican economist José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs has been chosen to replace Mexican diplomat Alicia Bárcena at the helm of the ECLAC after 14 years on the job, it was announced. Salazar took the oath of office before UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 17:54 UTC

    Santiago's Stock Exchange booms after Rejection won

    Chile's left-wing government will make another attempt to get a progressive Constitution passed

    Santiago's Stock Exchange reached peak figures Monday after Rejection prevailed in Sunday's referendum, which meant the welfare state failed at least for now to become a reality that would have also included differentiated judiciary systems for native groups.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 10:30 UTC

    Foreign Office update travel advice for Chile: protests can turn violent

    Street demonstrations, protests and strikes are common across all of Chile, Santiago in particular. Although most are peaceful, they can turn violent. IMAGO/Aton Chile

    The latest Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice for Chile, which includes entry requirements, safety, and security, and local laws and customs warns of potential deportation if foreign nationals are involved in protests and demonstrations.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 10:27 UTC

    Petro links FARC groups to bomb trap that killed 7

    A former guerrilla fighter himself, Petro said he believed FARC groups were to blame for the attack

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro said this weekend that it was very likely that dissident FARC groups were behind the bomb trap attack that killed 7 police officers last week.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 10:24 UTC

    Respiratory disease in Tucumán determined to be Legionella

    Authorities insisted on people taking precautionary measures similar to those enforced against COVID-19

    Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti confirmed that the mysterious respiratory disease in the province of Tucumán, which has caused so far 5 deaths, was bilateral pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria.

  • Monday, September 5th 2022 - 10:20 UTC

    Chile: New Constitution rejected

    Boric will insist on having a new, more progressive Magna Carta

    Nearly 62% of Chilean voters chose to reject the Constitution drafted by an Assembly called on after the 2020 incidents that led to President Gabriel Boric Foont's election.

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