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Stories for March 15th 2023

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 19:09 UTC

    Argentine Muslim woman to collect damages after burkini ban

    A burkini “seeks to avoid objectification,” Jafella explained

    A judge in the Argentine province of Mendoza sentenced a hotel to pay AR$ 400,000 (around US$ 1,070 at the unofficial exchange rate) in damages to a young Muslim woman who was not allowed in 2017 to use the facility's swimming pools wearing a burkini in 2017, it was reported this week.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Argentina's interannual inflation reaches three digits

    The annual target of 60% for 2023 is beginning to look unattainable, Economy Ministry sources admitted

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February of 2023 was reported to stand at 6.6%, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec), which resulted in interannual inflation of 102.5%. In this scenario, Economy Ministry sources quoted by Buenos Aires media admitted the possibility of not meeting the 60% annual target outlined in the 2023 Budget.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Bolsonaro wants TCU to hold the jewels pending a final ruling

    TCU Justice Nardes had appointed Bolsonaro as a trustee of the items pending a final decision

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday asked the Federal Court of Audit (TCU) to keep in its possession a set of jewels received as a gift from Saudi Arabia, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Missing fishermen found alive, Uruguayan Navy says

    After a large-scale deployment by the Uruguayan Navy and Coast Guard, the survivors were found by the crews of artisanal fishing boats

    Uruguay's Navy confirmed Tuesday that two fishermen who had gone missing had been finally found alive by artisanal fishing boats in the River Plate after the South American country's force staged a mass deployment of manpower and resources.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Quito, Buenos Aires expel ambassadors over convicted minister's escape

    Argentina regretted the “incomprehensible decision of the Government” of Quito to request the recall of Gabriel Fuks

    Quito expelled Argentina's Ambassador Gabriel Fuks and Buenos Aires retaliated by giving Xavier Monge his marching orders after a former official of the Rafael Correa administration fled to Caracas where she expects to complete her asylum process with the government of Alberto Fernández.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Manaus: Landslide leaves at least eight dead after heavy rains

    There was no previous indication that the area could be at risk, Mayor Almeida explained

    Authorities said that at least eight people, including four girls, had been killed after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Manaus, in the Brazilian State of Amazonas. The event occurred late Sunday in the precarious Nova Floresta neighborhood in Manaus.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Lula insists on demarcating indigenous lands in Amazon rainforest

    If there is gold in the indigenous land of Roraima, no one has the right to take it out without the authorization of the indigenous people of Brazil, Lula said.

    President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Tuesday pledged to expand the indigenous territories in northeast Brazil in a move to expel organized crime groups extracting natural resources from those areas.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 09:56 UTC

    Argentine President advised to rest due to back pain

    Fernández will undergo a painkilling procedure in the next few days

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández was taken late Tuesday to Buenos Aires' Sanatorio Otamendi due to severe back pain. After a series of tests were performed, Fernández was advised to rest at the Olivos residence. He was diagnosed with a herniated lumbar disc, for which he will undergo a painkilling procedure in the next few days, according to the Presidential Medical Unit.