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Stories for January 12th 2023

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 18:58 UTC

    UK, Japan sign reciprocal defense treaty for troop deployments

    The “Reciprocal Access Agreement” signed by Sunak and Kishida made the UK the first European state to have a reciprocal access deal with Japan. Photo: gov.uk

    Following an agreement signed Wednesday between Prime Ministers Rishi Sunak and Fumio Kishida, Japan and the United Kingdom will be able to deploy military forces in one another’s territory, as Tokyo draws closer to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) concerns over Chinese warfare growth in recent years.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 18:54 UTC

    HRW warns of “oppressive regimes” and “weaknesses” in Latin American democracy

    The HRW document made no mention of Uruguay

    The Non-Government-Organization (NGO) Human Rights Watch (HRW) was particularly attentive to Latin America in its latest report, released this week.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 11:53 UTC

    Mercosur needs changes, former Uruguayan President Pepe Mujica says

    China is not going to fight with Argentina and Brazil over Uruguay, Mujica also said about Lacalle's unilateral endeavors

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica met Argentina's head of state Alberto Fernández over a barbecue at the Olivos residence in Buenos Aires to discuss the importance of integration of Latin America, because in the guest's words “we do not exist in the world.”

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 11:20 UTC

    First human patient with avian flu reported in Ecuador

    The consumption of chicken and eggs poses no risk to human health, the authorities insisted

    Ecuadorian health authorities have confirmed the first case of avian influenza in a human patient. The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) announced it was a 9-year-old girl who had been in contact with infected birds in the province of Bolivar.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 11:12 UTC

    Pro Bolsonaro leader arrested over Sunday's riots

    Bolsonaro followers claim Azevedo is a leftist infiltrator

    A woman said to be behind Sunday's events in Brasilia has been arrested by Brazil's Federal Police, it was announced Wednesday. Ana Priscila Azevedo is accused of organizing a coup attempt after parading through social media under the slogan “Power belongs to us.”

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 11:10 UTC

    Brasilia bracing for fresh riots

    Cappelli ordered a full-scale deployment of security forces

    Brazilian authorities have stepped up security measures amid fears of new riots like those staged Sunday against the headquarters of the three branches of government, it was reported.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 11:05 UTC

    Brazil's Judiciary freezes bank accounts of Bolsonaro, Rocha, and Torres

    Doctors in the US were not accompanying me, Bolsonaro said

    Brazil's Judiciary issued a court order freezing former President Jair Bolsonaro's bank accounts as well as those of other people who held public offices during his administration to fund the repairs of Sunday's riots in Brasilia, it was announced after the former head of state was discharged from hospital in the US state of Florida.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Lula's intervention decree OK'd by Congress

    Lula also signed into law an amendment increasing penalties for racist remarks

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday welcomed Lower House Speaker Arthur Lira (PP) and Senate Acting Speaker Veneziano Vital do Rego (MDB) at the Planalto Palace for the symbolic delivery of Sunday's presidential decree ordering the federal intervention of the security areas in the Federal District, which has been ratified by Congress earlier this week.