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Stories for March 2nd 2023

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 19:24 UTC

    Former Paraguayan President Lugo makes virtual Senate appearance from BA

    Lugo seems okay but has some difficulties speaking

    Former Paraguayan President and current Senator Fernando Lugo Thursday returned to the political arena through a virtual appearance at Asunción's Parliament from Buenos Aires, where he has been recovering from the brain stroke he suffered on Aug. 10, 2022.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 15:10 UTC

    Argentina withdraws from Foradori-Duncan Treaty

    Cafiero suggested Cleverly that Argentina and the UK sat in New York at the UN headquarters to discuss sovereignty over the Falklands and the other South Atlantic islands

    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Thursday told his British colleague James Cleverly that the South American country was pulling out of the Foradori-Duncan agreement signed between both countries in 2016 and which was pivotal to the identification of bodies of soldiers known only to God buried in the Falkland Islands, among other improvements in bilateral ties.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Key members of the Irish Diaspora recognised at the inaugural Business Post Global Irish Diaspora Awards

    Joanna Bound, Hon Alexandra Shacklerton, Sir Bob Geldof KBE and Mensun Bound during the Global Irish Diaspora Awards

    The Business Post Global Irish Diaspora Awards were held at the Waldorf Hilton, London on Friday, February 24, 2023. With over 70 million people across the globe who claim Irish ancestry, these awards have been established to recognize and celebrate the vast contribution to the world of business that Ireland and its people have made.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 09:33 UTC

    Argentine President celebrates 40 years of democratic rule

    “We built democracy, we live in freedom, let us achieve equality,” President Fernández said

    During his last Legislature opening speech, Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday lashed out at the country's Judiciary claiming magistrates seek to disenfranchise Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK).

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 08:53 UTC

    Uruguayan February exports 8% less than same month last year

    China remained Uruguay’s second most-prolific buyer but for lesser amounts

    Uruguay's exports, including those shipped out of duty-free zones, totaled US$ 939 million in February of 2023, which represented an 8% decrease. The main reason for this setback was reported to be a drop in sales of beef and by-products, rice, wood, and wooden by-products.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 08:39 UTC

    Brazil bans cosmetics testing on animals

    Experiments with animals are already not allowed in the European Union

    The Brazilian Government of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva has banned the use of animals in cosmetics and perfume research. The measure also applies to products with proven safety and efficacy, Agencia Brasil reported Wednesday.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 08:21 UTC

    Ecuador: Parliamentary Committee gives nod to President Lasso's impeachment

    Since losing his Constitutional reform referendum, Lasso seems weaker and many speculate he will not complete his presidency

    Ecuador's parliamentary committee investigating a corruption scandal approved by 6 votes to 1 to move on with the impeachment of President Guillermo Lasso, who has been linked to drug trafficking and possible crimes against the security of the State and the public administration, it was reported in Quito.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 08:20 UTC

    Single World Cup most prolific scorer Fontaine dies aged 89

    Fontaine was forced to retire through injury at the age of 27

    French football legend Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden thus drawing attention to personal achievements for the first time, died Wednesday at the age of 89. His record remains unsurpassed to this day.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 08:09 UTC

    Power cut hits nearly 40% of Argentine households

    Shortages of electricity and a strong heat wave stir memories of 1988/89 when inflation kept then-President Alfonsín from completing his term

    About 40% of Argentine households were reported to have been left powerless Wednesday afternoon amid unprecedented heat following “several failures in the interconnected system” stemming from a fire that “disturbed a 500 kw high voltage line that connects Campana with General Rodríguez” in the province of Buenos Aires, according to local media.