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Stories for March 21st 2023

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Venezuelan oil minister resigns amid corruption scandal

    Singled out as a drug lord by the United States, El Aissami said his sidestep sought to help investigators fight PDVSA corruption

    Venezuelan Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami Monday resigned his post on Monday after the opening of a corruption investigation involving the state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) in which two officials have already been arrested. El Aissami, a powerful ally of President Nicolás Maduro, has been singled out by the United States as an alleged drug lord.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Argentina tries to collect toll from Paraguay for Parana waterway traffic

    “This attitude of the Argentine authorities of not recognizing and ignoring international agreements and pacts is very striking,” Dos Santos explained

    As of Monday last week, Argentina's General Administration of Ports (AGP) started issuing invoices for “navigation settlements of the previous months.” In other words, a fee began to be collected for the passage of Paraguayan cargo through the Santa Fe-Confluencia section.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Enslaved Paraguayan workers freed in Rio de Janeiro

    The 19 Paraguayans had been brought in blindfolded and were not aware that they were in Rio de Janeiro

    Brazil's Federal Police Monday freed 19 Paraguayan nationals who were working at a Rio de Janeiro clandestine cigarette factory in slave-like conditions, Agencia Brasil reported. The workers arrived in Brazil blindfolded and did not even know they were in the municipality of Duque de Caxias, in Baixada Fluminense.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Guterres warns climate bomb ticking

    “Our world needs climate action on all fronts,” Guterres insisted

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday in a recorded appearance before a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that in order to avoid a climate catastrophe, carbon emissions must be halved by 2030 because “the climate bomb is ticking.”

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 09:47 UTC

    Argentine electricity company under intervention for 180 days

    Edesur was deficient in the service and it was still moving on with its sale plans, Massa explained

    Following seemingly endless power cuts in the Buenos Aires area, Federal Economy Minister Sergio Massa ordered the intervention of suppliers Edesur and appointed Jorge Ferraresi as the company's new controller for a period of 180 days.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 08:12 UTC

    Xi Jinping and Putin strengthen ties in Moscow

    Russia and China have “similar goals in future aspirations,” Xi told Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held an informal meeting Monday in Moscow. The Chinese leader is on a state visit.