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Stories for January 20th 2023

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 19:39 UTC

    Vizzotti, Manzur land in Tucumán as healthcare workers catch pneumonia

    One Tucumán healthcare worker is in serious condition with pneumonia of unknown causes

    Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti and Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur arrived in Tucumán Friday after five healthcare professionals were reported to be suffering from pneumonia. Manzur is also a physician and a former federal Health Minister (2009-2015), in addition to being the current Governor of Tucumán, albeit on unpaid leave while discharging duties for the federal government.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 18:37 UTC

    Former Brazilian First Lady regarded as possible presidential contender

    Michelle has a good image but Bolsonaro's sons Eduardo and Flávio have political ambitions of their own

    Brazilian rightwing politicians are focusing on former First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro to pick up the baton should her husband be disenfranchised and therefore become ineligible to run in future elections.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 18:33 UTC

    Paraguayan President meets with Pope on second day of Italian tour

    A previous audience between Francis and Abdo had taken place in 2018

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Friday paid a visit to the Argentina-born Pope Francis in Vatican City. The encounter, held at 10.30 local time, lasted 20 minutes during which both leaders discussed the fight against poverty and the overcoming of inequalities, in addition to the challenges facing the Abdo administration regarding climate change in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 18:30 UTC

    Ancap announces e-vehicles chargers to be installed in Uruguayan interior

    If nothing unexpected happens, Uruguayan drivers will be spared an increase in the price of fuel next month

    Uruguay's state-run oil company Ancap plans to set up a charging station for electric vehicles in Paysandú, right beside the international bridge leading to Colón in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, in a move to promote sustainable international travel in the near future, according to the website Surtidores citing company Vice President Diego Durand.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 14:59 UTC

    Viking Neptune will test hydrogen power during its 138-day world cruise

    The Neptune has a small hydrogen fuel system, making it the “first ship in the cruise industry to test the use of hydrogen power for on-board operations.”

    Viking Neptune, the company’s newest ocean liner, was named during a ceremony in Los Angeles. Nicole Stott, a retired NASA astronaut, aquanaut, and artist, gave the ship a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing as part of the occasion.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Argentine gov't siding with self-proclaimed machi, Villa Mascardi residents say

    The Lafken Winkul Mapu is not a Villa Mascardi ancestral community, the residents argued

    Residents in the Argentine town of Villa Mascardi deemed unacceptable Thursday the proposal extended by Human Rights Secretary Horacio Pietragalla Corti whereby Betiana Colhuan, a self-proclaimed machi (Mapuche leader) who eventually garnered additional support from members of the indigenous community, have access to the land she claims to be sacred to her and her ancestors of the Lafken Winkul Mapu group.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    New Emperor Penguin colony discovered in Antarctica with satellite mapping

    Aerial imagery from the Maxar WorldView-3 satellite shows the newly discovered Emperor penguin colony at Verleger Point. Satellite image. 2023 Maxar Technologies.

    Scientists have discovered a new emperor penguin colony in Antarctica using satellite mapping technology. This new colony makes a total of 66 known emperor penguin colonies around the coastline of Antarctica, with exactly half having been discovered by satellite imagery.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Taiana says UK attitude a “lack of respect for international law”

    The Argentine Blue Helmets took off for Cyprus an Air Force transport Boeing 737 aircraft named “Islas Malvinas”

    Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana Thursday demanded once again that Great Britain agrees to discuss the Malvinas/Falklands issue and insisted that the latter's reluctance to do so was a “lack of respect for international law.” Taiana also argued that “the powerful should not use force to impose their interests.”

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Lula announces German Chancellor due in Brazil this month

    Lula and Scholz are also expected to discuss bilateral trade and the growth of the extreme right

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva said Thursday in an interview with GloboNews that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz should arrive in Brasilia on Jan. 30 together with members of the European country's cabinet and a group of executives representing large German companies, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Argentina's trade surplus in 2022 shows significant drop

    Had it not been for a recovery in December the outcome would have been even poorer with all the restrictions on imports already in place

    Argentina recorded a trade surplus in 2022 of US$ 6.923 billion, according to a National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) report released Thursday. It was a significant setback from the US$ 14.751 billion recorded in 2021, particularly after additional restrictions were placed on imports in the second semester after Super Economy Minister Sergio Massa took office.

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