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Stories for February 2023

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Messi, Dibu, Scaloni, and Argentine fans steal FIFA “The Best” show

    After receiving his award, Messi sent his kids to bed

    Argentina's captain Lionel Messi Monday was awarded the 2022 “The Best” award by FIFA for the second time in his career; his teammate Emiliano Dibu Martínez was picked as the best goalkeeper, coach Lionel Scaloni was the best trainer and, if that was not good enough, Argentina's fans were also deemed the best on the planet.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Lima Court rejects habeas corpus for Castillo

    A group of lawyers defending Castillo had argued he was still President due to a technicality

    Peru's Judiciary Monday rejected a habeas corpus request filed by former President Pedro Castillo Terrones' legal counselors to spare the former head of state the 18 months' pre-trial detention he has been sentenced to pending a resolution on the case against him for trying to dissolve Congress and rule by decree.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Argentine gov't fine-tuning fight against informal beef trade

    AFIP auditors tracked all the steps in beef exports to China and detected profits were higher than declared

    Argentine exporters have been discovered inflating their expenses in their beef shipments to China leading to tax deductions of around AR$ 13 million (around US$ 34,200 at the unofficial exchange rate), the AFIP tax bureau reported.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Ecuador, Belgium sign cooperation deal against drug trafficking

    “It is undeniable that we require new cross-cutting responses against organized crime,” Zapata said

    Interior Ministers Juan Zapata of Ecuador and Annelies Verlinden of Belgium Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding whereby police forces of both countries are to exchange information and training to tackle transnational crime, it was reported. Also participating at the signing ceremony was European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 09:48 UTC

    De Moraes says STF has jurisdiction to try Jan. 8 suspects whether civilian or military

    The Jan. 8 events are crimes whether committed by civilians or military personnel alike so there is no room for Military jurisdiction, De Moraes ruled

    Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Monday said civilian magistrates may try military personnel involved in the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 08:54 UTC

    UK, EU reach “Windsor” deal to tackle post-Brexit Ireland crack

    The future of the Good Friday Peace Agreement hinges on how the Windsor deal between Sunak and Von der Leyen plays out

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Monday clinched in principle a deal on Northern Ireland, one of the biggest wounds Brexit had left open, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 08:38 UTC

    Antarctic ice reported to be at an all-time low

    It is not just barely a record low. Climate change is believed to have finally reached Antarctica, which, unlike the Arctic, had been relatively safe due to different geographical conditions

    Antarctic sea ice was reported last Feb. 13 to consist of just 737,000 square miles (1.91 million square kilometers). These figures meant a significant drop from the 741,000 square miles (1.92 million square kilometers) recorded on Feb. 25 last year by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 07:02 UTC

    AMLO wants a five-nation anti-inflation regional alliance

    AMLO needs some regionality after refusing to hand over the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to “puppet” Boluarte

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who insisted Monday on dubbing his Peruvian colleague Dina Boluarte “a puppet,” has launched an initiative to tackle inflation with other regional leftwing leaders, namely Argentina's Alberto Fernandez, Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, Colombia's Gustavo Petro, and Cuba's Miguel Díaz-Canel

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 06:00 UTC

    PepsiCo announces energizing beverage in Uruguay

    PepsiCo purchased Rockstar's licenses for € 3.4 billion

    Uruguay became this week the second Latin American country where Rockstar has been launched since the brand purchased its licenses in March 2020. The energy drink with added caffeine and vitamins B3, B5, and B6, which also contains ginseng and guarana, is to reposition the soft-drink giant in the so-called functional beverages segment together with its local bottling partner, Fábricas Nacionales de Cerveza.

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 17:49 UTC

    Chilean coin commemorating 1973 coup sparks controversy on social media

    The piece contained the inscription “four swords united in the blue of September” and depicted soldiers shooting at the Palacio de La Moneda

    A Chilean Bank was forced last week to withdraw from its online collectors' store a coin alluding to the 1973 coup d'état from sale following protests on social media. One of the sides of the coin showed an image of troops shooting at La Moneda Palace.