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Stories for March 9th 2023

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 19:37 UTC

    The Falklands' voice heard: Commemorating 10 years since the Referendum

    A special Referendum film has been produced to outline the reasons for the referendum

    Ten years ago, the people of the Falkland Islands participated in a landmark referendum, overseen by international observers, to determine their political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. The question posed was, “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status?” and an overwhelming 99.8% of voters, on a 92% turnout, chose to remain a self-governing territory of the UK.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay, Brazil agree on joint infrastructure works

    Brazil also invited Uruguay to the 2024 G20 Summit

    Brazilian and Uruguayan officials have reached an understanding whereby the Rivera airport will become binational, a waterway will be developed, and a new bridge will be built over the Yaguarón river, it was announced after Tuesday's encounter in Brasilia featuring Foreign Ministers Francisco Bustillo and Mauro Viera, among other dignitaries.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Uruguay going through largest cruise season ever and wants more

    The number of arrivals is to grow when Colonia del Sacramento becomes a new destination for cruise ships, Monzeglio explained

    Uruguay's Deputy Tourism Minister Remo Monzeglio said this week that the South American country was going through the most active cruise season in the past 8 years, with 160 ships arrived so far (116 in Montevideo, 44 in Punta del Este and 44 others yet to reach its shores.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Chile shows negative inflation in February

    Central Bank President Rosanna Costa said the economy was taking longer to cool down

    Chile recorded a 0.1% decrease in its Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of February of 2023 for an interannual 11.9% increase, the National Statistics Institute (INE) reported in Santiago Wednesday. It was the first negative monthly variation since November 2020.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Ireland to hold referendum to rephrase Constitutional mandates for woman

    Women's “duties at home” are expressly contained in the current Constitution dating back to 1937

    Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Wednesday that his country was “an unfinished republic” soo long as there is still some inequality between men and women and in order to solve that a referendum will be held in November to remove sexist content from Constitution.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Brazilian women march against increase in femicides

    Eight women have been murdered so far in 2023 in Brasilia

    Brazilian women focused Wednesday during their annual March 8 march across the Federal District of Brasilia (DF) on the eight femicides already recorded so far this year in the country's capital, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Uruguayan women stage 8M demonstrations and commemorations

    Opposition leader Cosse is one of the likely contenders for Uruguay's Presidency in 2025. She would become the first woman to hold that post

    Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse took center stage during the Women's Day demonstrations across Avenida 18 de Julio organized by 50 feminist collectives under the motto “against hunger and oppression”.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 09:57 UTC

    Argentine Women's Ministry an achievement of feminist struggles, Minister Mazzina says

    Mazzina highlighted the “political will” of this government to support the cause of women

    Argentina's Minister of Women Ayelén Mazzina Wednesday warned that the opposition has long called for the closing of her office but celebrated it did not go beyond words, claiming that the agency's existence was a victory “in the heat of feminist struggles.”

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 09:53 UTC

    Machismo kills, says Argentine President

    “Our commitment and daily work is for a society free of gender-based violence,” President Fernández said

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández said that “in its maximum expression, machismo kills” and saluted the feminist movement that had managed to bring gender issues to the center stage of political debate to fight “inequality.” Fernández also questioned the “lack of gender perspective in the Judiciary.”

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Firefighter, assailant killed in robbery attempt at Santiago's airport

    The money had arrived from Miami on a LATAM Airlines flight

    Two people were killed at Santiago de Chile's Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Wednesday when a commando-style group tried to rob an armored vehicle carrying over US$ 32 million straight from the tarmac.