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Stories for December 27th 2022

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 19:41 UTC

    No casualties in private boat fire off Buenos Aires

    The black smoke could be seen from various parts of Buenos Aires

    All three occupants of a boat that caught fire Tuesday morning off Buenos Aires were rescued alive and in good condition, the Argentine Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval Argentina - PNA) reported.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 19:24 UTC

    Brazil makes large payments to international organizations

    This week's payment improves Brazil's position before most global agencies for when President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva takes office on Jan. 1.

    Brazil has paid off “almost all” of its debts with international bodies such as the United Nations (UN) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), the South American country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 10:48 UTC

    President elect Lula da Silva's foreign policy strategy

     Future minister Vieira said that besides climate change, the Lula da Silva government will strengthen relations and mechanisms with Mercosur and Brics

    Foreign policy is among the priorities of the incoming Brazilian administration of president Lula da Silva, who will be taking office next January first. Designated foreign minister, Ambassador Mauro Vieira said Brazil will have a leading role in combating climate change.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 10:00 UTC

    Mexico, AMLO’s False Promises and waiting for the next president

    AMLO pledged to improve the economy, fight inequality and corruption. As his six-year term enters its final stretch, it is clear that he will fail to keep his word.

    By Jorge G. Castañeda, NEW YORK – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has reached the beginning of the end. AMLO, as he is widely known, was inaugurated on December 1, 2018, having promised to improve Mexico’s economy, reduce poverty and inequality, and tackle corruption and violence, all while strengthening the country’s infant democracy, and will leave office on September 30, 2024. With his term more over than not, most of what he was going to achieve has already been achieved – and it’s not much.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 09:58 UTC

    Argentina to receive bivalent Covid-19 vaccines in first quarter of 2023

    So far, the only bivalent vaccines developed and approved for use in humans are the adapted versions of Moderna Spikevax and Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty

    Argentina's Health Ministry Carla Vizzotti insisted that people needed to get an additional shot of Covid-19 vaccine if the last application was over 120 days ago, regardless of the number of doses taken previously, and announced the country would have bivalent vaccines available in the first quarter of 2023.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 09:54 UTC

    Lula plans to rebuild bridges with South America

    Lula's first trip after his inauguration will be to Argentina

    Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will seek to rebuild ties with its South American neighbors and regain a leading role in the fight against climate change under future Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira, Agencia Brasil reported Monday.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 09:45 UTC

    State of Sao Paulo insists in privatization of the Port of Santos

    Under the Tarciso de Freitas plan, the state-owned Santos Port Authority (SPA),  would be fully privatized. This is what the PT administration does not want.

    Governor-elect of São Paulo state, Tarcísio de Freitas, is hoping to have a direct conversation with president-elect Lula da Silva and the future Minister of Ports, Márcio França, to try to convince the new federal administration to move forward with the auction of the Port of Santos, the largest and busiest in Latin America.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 09:33 UTC

    Venezuela closer to Mercosur and Argentina

    Ambassador Oscar Laborde has already organized several trade missions to Caracas

    Venezuela's return to Mercosur, the resumption of flights between Buenos Aires and Caracas, and an invitation to President Nicolás Maduro to attend the CELAC summit in Buenos Aires next month are some of the signs showing the Argentine government's rapprochement with Chavismo. In addition to that, a rise in bilateral trade of up to 60% is expected.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 08:19 UTC

    Peruvian generals arrested in corruption scandal involving Castillo

    Castillo is also under investigation for influence peddling

    Six Peruvian generals have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a corruption ring involving former President Pedro Castillo Terrones, the country's Attorney General's Office announced Monday.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 08:11 UTC

    Opposition not happy with President Fernández paying CABA with bonds

    “The TX31 bond with which Alberto Fernández wants to pay CABA is a payment that is not quoted in the market and is not negotiated,” UCR Deputy Mario Negri pointed out

    After Argentine President Alberto Fernández announced Monday that the federal government would abide by last week's Supreme Court (CSJN) ruling and pay the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) its share of the so-called co-participation funds but not with pesos, Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta's administration filed a complaint before the Supreme Court.

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