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Stories for March 10th 2023

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 12:32 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Result of referendum remains clear 10 years on

    Over 10 and 11 March 2013, Falkland Islanders overwhelmingly decided their future political status. The referendum asked voters “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?”

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Argentine soldier dies while training amid heat wave

    “It is with deep regret that we report the death of first-year cadet Lautaro Pilloud, during a service activity in the CMN,” the Argentine Army said

    An Argentine Army cadet died Monday during a training session in the middle of a heat wave, it was reported this week. A 21-year-old young man in the first year of his military career died during “physical training” practices at the National Military College (Officer's Academy - CMN).

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Scioli asks Brazil to bring down barriers and even up the trade balance

    Argentina has had a trade deficit with Brazil for the past two decades and Scioli sought too reverse that trend

    Buenos Aires' Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli Thursday asked the local administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva to even up the trade balance between the two countries because it has been negative from Argentina's side for the past two decades.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Uruguayan news team visits Falklands ahead of referendum's 10th anniversary

    Former MLA Summers wants to renegotiate the agreement to identify fallen Argentine soldiers after Argentina pulled out from the Foradori-Duncan Treaty

    A team from Uruguay's news show Telenoche (Montevideo's Channel 4) is visiting the Falkland Island marking the 10th anniversary of the referendum whereby the local population ratified its will to remain a British Overseas Territory despite sovereignty claims from Argentina.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Castillo's pre-trial detention extended to 36 months

    The former president faces up to 32 years in jail, Judge Chuckley argued

    Peruvian Supreme Court Justice Juan Carlos Checkley Thursday extended former President Pedro Castillo Terrones' pre-trial detention to 36 months. The former head of state is held at the Barbadillo Prison next to fellow former President Alberto Fujimori after being impeached for trying to close Congress and rule by decree. Castillo is also under investigation for acts of corruption committed during his time in office.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Xi Jinping wins unprecedented third term as Chinese President

    Xi Jinping won by 2,952 votes in favor, none against, and no abstentions

    Xi Jinping has become the longest-serving president of the People's Republic of China since its founding in 1945 after being elected once again for a third five-year term. He was also chosen chairman of the Central Military Commission by a National People's Congress (NPC) plenum.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    FMs of Brazil, Paraguay highlight mutual progress

    Since Lula took office on Jan. 1, Brazil's connections with its neighbors are a priority again, Vieira told Arriola

    Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira and Julio Cesar Arriola Thursday underlined in a joint statement how bilateral trade and cooperation in security areas between Brazil and Paraguay was progressing. The document was released Thursday during Vieira's first official visit to Asunción, where he also met with President Mario Abdo Benítez.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Peru lifts state of emergency in Lima

    Violence in the country's capital has subsided, Otárola said

    The Peruvian Government Thursday lifted the state of emergency decreed in Lima amid mounting violence since the Dec. 7 impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola announced. Castillo's government had also decreed a state of emergency in Lima and its neighboring province of Callao to combat crime.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Brazilian magistrate says Bolsonaro may not wear or use Arabian jewels

    Justice Nardes is known to be close to Bolsonaro

    A magistrate from Brazil's Court of Audit (TCU) Thursday banned former President Jair Bolsonaro from wearing and selling jewelry worth R$ 400,000 (around US$ 77,430) brought from Saudi Arabia which the once head of state allegedly admitted having received.