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Stories for March 7th 2023

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 15:06 UTC

    Uruguay-China’s FTA is “improving” at a slower pace, President Lacalle says

    “Perhaps the speed that one would like is not the one we have today. The processes of those giant countries are not like ours,” Lacalle stated.

    The President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, referred to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. In an interview with the Argentine radio program “Alguien tiene que decirlo” (Radio Mitre), Lacalle stated that negotiations with Chinese authorities are “progressing”. However, the processes of the Asian country advance at a “slower” pace, the head of the South American Government said.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Chile: Constitutional reform Admissibility Committee picks its authorities

    A new attempt to reform Chile's Constitution is going on amid popular indifference

    Chile's Admissibility Technical Committee for Constitutional reform started functioning Monday in Santiago by picking its authorities. The body is made up of 14 representatives from different political parties who were appointed on Jan. 25.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Rice an exception in drought-hit Uruguay

    The 2022-23 rice harvest will be similar to the previous one, Mattos explained

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and Agriculture Minister Fernando Mattos spoke to reporters after attending the ceremony Monday marking the launch of the 2023 rice harvest, which will be one of the few items with something to celebrate in a country hit by drought.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Britain's security compromised due to ammo shortage after aiding Ukraine

    “To be a credible force the UK needs to ensure that it has the capabilities it needs,” MP Ellwood said

    The British House of Commons Defense Committee urged the Government to devise a plan to boost the UK arms industry after a shortage in ammunition was reported due to constant assistance to Ukraine since the Russian invasion a little over a year ago. The House of Commons defense committee also warned that the UK's ammunition stockpile had dropped to a point that it jeopardized the country's security.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Uruguayan torturer convicted beyond prosecutor's request

    Ferreira has been under house arrest since March 2020

    Former Uruguayan military officer Alejandro Ariel Ferreira has been sentenced to 9 years in jail for torture and crimes against humanity at the clandestine detention center known as “Los Vagones” during the 1973-1985 military regime, it was announced Monday. It was the first conviction by oral and public trial for crimes against humanity through the new criminal code and the first ruling for a crime under international law.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Lugo discharged from Buenos Aires clinic

    Lugo was hospitalized at the Fleni clinic in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for six months

    Former Paraguayan President and current Senator Fernando Lugo has been discharged Monday from a Buenos Aires hospital where he was flown to after suffering a brain stroke last year, Presidential candidate Efraín Alegre announced.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Fitch foresees end of Colorado rule in Paraguay

    The ANR has two prominent leaders singled out as most corrupt and is also going through an internal crack between those following Abdo and those supporting Cartes (or his protégé Peña)

    A study by Fitch forecasts that next month's Presidential elections in Paraguay will mark the end of one of the two surviving conservative governments in the region. Should Santiago Peña of the Colorado Party be defeated on April 30 by Efraín Alegre of Concertación, Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou would become the only non-leftwing leader in all of South America.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 09:23 UTC

    Lula gets call from King Charles III

    Lula and Charles had met in 2009 when the then-Prince of Wales visited the Planalto Palace

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Monday held a telephone conversation with King Charles III to discuss environmental issues and bilateral ties, Agencia Brasil reported. The call took place around 3:30 pm Brazilian time and was included in the agenda released by the Planalto Palace.