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Stories for January 24th 2023

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 21:39 UTC

    Former Brazilian Navy carrier poses environmental threat

    Brazilian groups fear the old Sao Paulo might be sunk under a false excuse, which would amount to state-sponsored environmental crime

    Brazilian Navy's former flagship, the French-built aircraft carrier Sao Paulo, is somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with no port to welcome her after being decommissioned. The old hull, full of asbestos, paint, and other toxic waste, has been anchored 315 kilometers off the Brazilian coast, to prevent drifting, but the possibility that it might sink has not been ruled out. It would be a major environmental disaster, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 21:39 UTC

    Former Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom dies aged 71

    Colom had been banned from entering the United States for his alleged involvement in a case of corruption

    Former Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom (2008-2012) died Monday at the age of 71. The cause of death has not been disclosed, although it was known that Colom was being treated for esophageal cancer.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 18:19 UTC

    WHO issues warning on lethal cough syrup

    The contaminated products have been authorized to enter other markets, although “they are not expected to be on sale,” WHO Spokeswoman Margaret Harris said.

    The World Health Organization Tuesday issued a warning against a deadly cough syrup that has already killed some 300 children in 7 countries.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 18:13 UTC

    Brazil welcomed back into Celac as Summit starts in Buenos Aires

    “We live in the most unequal continent in the world,” President Fernández said in his opening speech

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday opened the VII Summit of Heads of State of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Buenos Aires by welcoming Brazil's return to the forum after a hiatus under former President Jair Bolsonaro. Fernández said that “without Brazil, it was an empty Celac.”

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 09:49 UTC

    Maduro not attending Celac summit after all

    The Venezuelan leader said he endorsed the initiative by Argentina and Brazil to work on a common currency

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro canceled his trip to Buenos Aires for the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac). Upon announcing his decision, Maduro spoke of an “aggression plan” from the “neo-fascist right” which endangered his presence in the Argentine capital.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 09:30 UTC

    Lula promises continued support for Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands

    Lula and Fernandez at the Cooperation Declaration signing ceremony. Photo: Casa Rosada

    The Falkland Islands Question was not absent from the long joint cooperation declaration signed in Buenos Aires by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his host Alberto Fernandez, as pointed out in Article 81. The two leaders met in the Argentine capital in the context of the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), starting Monday.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:52 UTC

    Lula's busy agenda in Buenos Aires

    Lula and Fernández shared a gathering with human rights leaders at Casa Rosada and were joined for a concert later in the day by Evo Morales

    After their bilateral encounter at Casa Rosada, Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of Brazil met with representatives of human rights organizations, who insisted on getting together with the visiting leader, according to Fernández.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:42 UTC

    A currency of South American circulation, “in the long term”

    They will also share the intention of creating, in the long term, a currency of South American circulation

    In the eighty plus Cooperation Declaration signed by Argentina and Brazil this Monday in Buenos Aires are included many different areas and topics, and one of them has been most promoted by the Argentine Media, very much sponsored by the current Fernandez-Kirchner administration, and refers to an alleged bilateral “common currency”.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:40 UTC

    Chinese port in Tierra del Fuego controversy: Argentine media and UK blamed for spreading “fake news”

    Andres Dachary denies the construction of any military base of port in Tierra del Fuego

    The head of the Malvinas Secretariat from the Tierra del Fuego province, southern Argentina, blames the media, the opposition, the UK, and all those pleased with the current status of the South Atlantic for the spread of “fake news” allegedly reporting that China will be setting a military base and naval outpost in Tierra del Fuego.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:38 UTC

    Brazil ratifies in Germany its commitment to sustainable agriculture and respect for the environment

    Minister Carlos Fávaro attended a meeting at the Brazilian embassy in Berlin to discuss contributions that Germany and Brazil can make to changing food systems

    The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Carlos Fávaro, arrived iis in Berlin to participate in the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). In his first official trip abroad as the head of the ministry, he intends to launch a concerted effort to change the image of Brazilian agribusiness and restore ties with important importers, mainly from Europe.

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