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Stories for February 23rd 2023

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Argentina: Ruling bloc in the Senate breaks up and a new bench emerges

    The ruling party will have even more difficulties to achieve, with allies, the quorum of 37 seats necessary to enable a session in the Upper House.  ”

    A group of Argentine senators announced on Wednesday their withdrawal from the bloc of the ruling Frente de Todos in the Upper House and their decision to form their own bench, in the run-up to the complex electoral process that the South American country will undergo this year.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Penguin fossil trails shed light on continent's separation from Antarctica

    There is no volcanic activity presently, as there was at the time of the separation of Antarctica and South America, and the difference can be traced in fossil penguin bones

    Researchers from Argentina's National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) came up with penguin fossil indicators of a historical separation between Antarctica and South America, it was reported Wednesday.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    São Paulo mudslides: death toll reaches 48

    Residents of Barra do Sahy said they did not receive any warning about the risk of landslides

    Authorities in the Brazilian state of São Paulo Wednesday said that the death toll from last weekend's heavy rains and subsequent mudslides had reached 48 as relief teams are still looking for the 40 people still missing, particularly in the mountain of mud formed by the mudslides in the beach resort of Barra do Sahy.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Putin no longer recognizes Moldova's independence - new invasion ahead?

    Biden ratified the US support to Moldova during a meeting with President Sandu on Tuesday

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has repealed a 2012 decree recognizing Moldova as an independent country, thus sparking concern among western powers that a new invasion could be in the making, as Russia's Defense Ministry denounced that Kyiv was preparing an armed provocation in the Moldovan separatist region of Transnistria

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Brazilian President supports regulation of digital platforms

    “We cannot allow the integrity of our democracies to be affected by the decisions of a few players who today control the platforms,” Lula underlined

    In a letter to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva called for an end to hate speech and stressed that “what happened on January 8 in Brasilia was the culmination of an operation that used lies as ammunition.” Hence, he advocated the regulation of digital platforms to address the dissemination of lies and misinformation in the virtual environment.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    British Ambassador to BA reaffirms her Scottish heritage

    Hayes' family were “not at all disappointed” by Maradona’s Hand of God goal in 1986

    British Ambassador to Buenos Aires Kirsty Hayes took Argentina's Energy Secretary Flavia Royon on a tour of her native Aberdeen in Scotland to show her how the city was spearheading the green revolution, which might shed some light on how other countries may shift to net zero.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:40 UTC

    Uruguay importing over 50% of its electricity

    Importing electricity from neighboring countries is cheaper than producing it at diesel-powered plants

    A report released Tuesday by Uruguay's Electricity Market Administration (ADME) showed that energy imported from Argentina and Brazil made up over 50% of the South American country's supply.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:32 UTC

    President Fernández sends message from “the end of the world”

    Fernández became the fourth head of state to visit Antarctica

    In a message broadcast from the Marambio Base in Antarctica, Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday underlined his country's 119th year of uninterrupted presence in the so-called White Continent. “Here, at the end of the world, one can assume the dimension of the Homeland,” said Fernández during the Antarctica Day celebrations.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    Brazilian beef sales to China suspended due to case of mad cow

    “All measures are being taken immediately,” Minister Carlos Favaro stressed

    Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture announced Wednesday that even though it poses no threat to human consumers, beef exports to China are to be halted effective Thursday after a case of the mad-cow disease has been confirmed in the State of Pará, Agencia Brasil reported.