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Stories for January 23rd 2023

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 19:19 UTC

    Uruguayan FM makes a remark on his Ambassador to Argentina after political statements on investors

    In his letter to Enciso, the Foreign Minister asks for reserve and discretion, and warns that his statements cannot be repeated.

    Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo, sent a note with a remark to the Uruguayan ambassador in Buenos Aires, Carlos Enciso, in which he questions the pertinence of his statements in a radio interview. Enciso spoke of a possible drop in Argentine investments if there is a political change in his country's government after the favorable policies in the past few years by President Luis Lacalle Pou.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 18:56 UTC

    Uruguay's FTA with China would endanger Mercosur, Vieira says

    Brazil will take over as pro tempore president of Mercosur in the second half of 2023, Vieira also underlined

    Brazil's Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira told Folha de Sao Paulo that a possible free trade agreement between Uruguay and China would endanger the future of the South American Common Market (Mercosur). In Vieira's view, such a move would contradict the bloc's integration policies.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 18:51 UTC

    Evo says Argentina supports Bolivia co-hosting 2030 football World Cup

    Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile are bidding to co-host the 2030 event, 100 years after the first World Cup, with the final at the same venue (Montevideo's Centenario Stadium).

    President Alberto Fernández told Evo Morales that the country currently holding the football World Cup will support Bolivia's bid to co-host the 2030 finals together with Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 18:50 UTC

    Religious intolerance on the rise in Brazil

    Mãe Gilda became a symbol for the religions of an African matrix after her home in Salvador was attacked

    According to the “II Report on Religious Intolerance: Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean,” a publication by the Center for Articulation of Marginalized Populations and the Observatory for Religious Freedoms, with support from the Representation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) in Brazil, an increase in cases of religious intolerance has been detected in the country, Agencia Brasil reported. The survey was conducted as part of the Jan. 21 National Day Against Religious Intolerance.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 18:43 UTC

    Presidents Fernández and Lula launch new stage in Argentina-Brazil ties

    Alberto Fernández and First Lady Fabiola Yáñez welcomed Lula and Janja Da Silva at Casa Rosada. Photo: Casa Rosada

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of Brazil met Monday morning at Casa Rosada in what is regarded as the relaunching of bilateral ties after the Jair Bolsonaro years.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 15:58 UTC

    A news site set AI to write text and had to cancel the whole thing: it turns out bad

    As with automation in other parts of the workforce, some people don't trust companies to use AI ethically.

    The U.S. technology website CNET has stopped publishing articles written by Artificial Intelligence (AI), at least for the time being, as reported by The Verge.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Hopefully, CELAC will “help us deepen links with China”, Argentine president

    “China in the region acts respecting our logic and our policies. They have been most respectful with the country, and I am very grateful”.

    Argentine president Alberto Fernandez is confident that “Celac can help deepen links with China”, and strongly criticized the United States for “demonizing” the Asian giant. On Monday/Tuesday Argentina and president Fernandez will be hosting the Community of Latin American and Caribbean, CELAC, seventh summit of heads of state when all the leaders of the region are expected to attend, including the 'bad boys' of the club such as Nicolas Maduro from Venezuela, Cuban president Miguel Días Canel and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 09:57 UTC

    Lula da Silva overshadowing Mercosur diplomacy and trade agreements

    “If negotiations take place outside the Common External Tariff, they will destroy the common tariff, and destroying the tariff and Mercosur is in nobody's interest”

    A free trade agreement between Uruguay and China would destroy Mercosur since it contradicts the block's integration policies, according to Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira said in a Sunday interview with Folha de Sao Paulo, a leading daily of the country's financial capital.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 09:47 UTC

    Brazil: Health emergency declared in Yanomami territory

    PT lawmakers want to hold Bolsonaro accountable for the malnutrition of the Yanomami people

    Brazilian authorities declared a public health emergency in the territories where the native Yanomami community resides in Roraima and set up the Center of Operations for Emergencies in Public Health (COE - Yanomami) reporting directly to the Indigenous Health Department (SESAI).

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 09:44 UTC

    Pope welcomes Ecuadorian President, calls for no more deaths in Peru

    Lasso and Francis met for 50 minutes.

    The Argentine-born Pope Francis welcomed Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso at the Vatican during the weekend to discuss indigenous issues and other matters concerning South America. Last week, the Catholic leader also held a meeting with Paraguay's Mario Abdo Benítez.

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