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Stories for February 13th 2023

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 21:22 UTC

    Pablo Neruda: Chilean poet was “poisoned”, says his family

    “We now know that the 'clostridium botulinum' should not have been in the skeleton,” said Rodolfo Reyes, the poet's nephew.

    International experts will reveal on Wednesday that the bacteria found in the remains of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda “was in his body at the time of death,” which would prove that he was “poisoned” 12 days after the 1973 military coup, his family told EFE in an exclusive interview.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 14:41 UTC

    Significant drop in prices China is prepared to pay for beef

    As a result, overall export sales grew by just 7%, against volumes 17% above, at US$ 851.2 million and 183.800 tons of fresh and processed product.

    China purchased much more beef in January than in the same month of 2022, but paid much less. In effect during most of the second half of 2022, China was prepared to pay up to US$ 6,200a ton of prime beef protein, but since last month it dropped drastically to US$ 4,800 the ton, forcing a renegotiation of volumes and having an impact on the overall industry.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 14:39 UTC

    Falklands and Gibraltar in Spanish List of tax havens and alleged money laundering

    The List was published last Friday by the Official Spanish Gazette, and “will be submitted to review according to international legislation and the different national advances”.

    The Falklands/Malvinas and Gibraltar figure among the latest list of countries and territories, which are considered tax havens by the Spanish Government, allegedly involved in money laundering operations, following on the latest international concept of non-cooperative jurisdiction in the matter.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguayan Air Force to handle UFO sightings

    Witnesses in the department (province) of Paysandú and in the neighboring Argentine province of Entre Ríos saw the strange lights and uploaded pics on social media

    Uruguay's Air Force (FAU) is to investigate the sighting of strange red lights in the sky in Terma del Almirón, in the department (province) of Paysandú, the Receiving and Investigating Committee of Denunciations of Unidentified Flying Objects (Comisión Receptora e Investigadora de Denuncias de Objetos Voladores No Identificados - Cridovni) said in a statement on social media.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Chile: Poll shows Boric's popularity slightly improving from worse to just bad

    31 people have been arrested for arson

    The Government of Chile failed to make timely decisions to fight the forest fires that broke out in the southern and central parts of the country, according to 68% of respondents to a survey by pollsters Cadem released on Sunday, which also showed the popularity of President Gabriel Boric Font slightly improving.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Mercosur-Singapore free trade agreement coming up?

    Argentina plans to seek a deal with Asean with or without Mercosur

    Under Argentina's pro-tempore presidency, Mercosur will try to clinch a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore, according to Palacio San Martín (Foreign Ministry) sources quoted by BAE Negocios. The Alberto Fernández administration is particularly eager to show results, the report also said.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Türkiye-Syria quake: UN expert fears death toll may exceed 60,000

    Turkish authorities have arrested people for looting and also for their alleged negligence in real estate developments with no anti-seismic precautions

    With around 33,000 people so far reported dead in both countries affected by last week's series of earthquakes and aftershocks, a United Nations expert predicted that the final number of victims will be twice as many “or even more.”

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 09:52 UTC

    US Gov't seizes Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC

    Carlos Vecchio announced on Jan. 5 the closure of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC

    The Government of the United States has taken temporary control of the premises where the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC used to function following the dissolution of the so-called interim government of Juan Guaidó, it was reported during the weekend citing State Department sources admitting that the premises had been seized on Feb. 6 last.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 09:36 UTC

    Luxury Coffee Experience: Australian coffee shop offers Panamanian coffee at $140 per cup

    These beans won a competition in Panama in 2022 in the “Natural Geisha” category with a score of 96.5 out of 100.

    A café in Melbourne, Australia offers its customers a unique experience by serving a cup of coffee for 140 dollars, 50 times the market price. The city of Melbourne has a tradition of coffee culture, which was fostered by Italian and Greek migration from the 1940s.