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Stories for March 13th 2023

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 11:38 UTC

    Technician with little political background to become Uruguay's new health minister

    Rando has received training in public health in London

    Anesthesiologist Karina Rando will take over from Daniel Salinas Monday as Health Minister of Uruguay, thus replacing the official who took center stage during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported in Montevideo. Salinas explained his resignation was for personal reasons to avoid further public exposure, particularly to anti-vaccine groups, and to devote himself to his profession as a neurologist.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 11:18 UTC

    Argentine Navy rescues injured sailor off South Georgia Islands

    The Irízar was deployed in this rescue operation.

    The Argentine Navy rescued from the oceanographic fishing research vessel (BIPO) “Victor Angelescu”, 90 miles off South Georgia Islands, a 55-year-old man who suffered a crushing trauma to his right leg, reported Clarin. The operation involved the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Peña is Cartes' puppet, Paraguayan Presidential hopeful Alegre argues

    Alegre insisted: “We cannot allow illegality to be normalized.”

    Paraguay's leftwing Concertación's presidential hopeful Efraín Alegre stressed this weekend that “a person who is not willing to submit to a debate before the public opinion cannot aspire to be President.” He made those remarks after candidate Santiago Peña of the ANR refused to discuss with him how he planned to rule the country if elected on April 30.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    China appoints Defense Minister sanctioned by the US

    General Li Shangfu is regarded as a technocrat specializing in aerospace

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday announced he had picked General Li Shangfu for the position of Defense Minister despite sanctions by the US Government against the newly-appointed official for approving arms purchases from Russia. Xi Jinping has kept Finance Minister Liu He and Central Bank Governor Yi Gang in their posts.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 08:54 UTC

    Will Australia's Navy have nuclear submarines?

    Western powers are upping their military deployments given China's growing presence in the Indo-Pacific

    Prime Ministers Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom and Anthony Albanese of Australia are to discuss Monday with US President Joseph Biden the so-called AUKUS defense pact in San Diego, California, which could culminate the delivery of nuclear submarines to the Royal Australian Navy. Britain, the US, and Australia announced the AUKUS plan in 2021 to counter China's growing military presence in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 08:48 UTC

    Argentina's industry grows 6.3% YoY in January

    Various reports yielded similar conclusions

    Argentina's industrial output recorded a 6.3% interannual growth in January of 2023 and 9.6% against the same month of 2019, the Secretariat of Industry and Productive Development reported. It was the second-highest January, only surpassed by 2018. Against January 2022, the sectors that grew the most were Food and Beverages (+9.1%), Automotive (+24.8%), Metal Industries (+8.9%), and Metal Products (+15.2%).

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 08:35 UTC

    Nicaragua breaks up with the Holy See

    Ortega made his decision as the Argentine Pope was reaching his 10th anniversary as head of the Catholic Church

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega chose to sever diplomatic ties with the Vatican after Pope Francis dubbed the Sandinista regime as a “Hitlerian dictatorship” headed by a leader who would suffer from some sort of “imbalance.” The Pope also praised imprisoned Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando José Álvarez, “a very serious man” who “wanted to give his testimony and did not accept exile.”