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Montevideo, September 22nd 2023 - 05:18 UTC

Stories for March 2023

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:30 UTC

    An optimistic Lacalle warns about authoritarian temptations

    If there is one thing that democracy does, it is to protect those who really cannot do it on their own,” Lacalle underscored

    During his speech at the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou spoke about the need to “serve the weakest” and avoid “authoritarian temptations.” Lacalle also underlined the importance that ratifying the Mercosur trade deal with the European Union would have in that regard.

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:27 UTC

    Maduro finally skips Ibero-American Summit despite announcements otherwise

    Maduro has never attended an Ibero-American Summit since reaching power in 2013

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros canceled his trip to the Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, thus joining Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, and El Salvador's Nayib Bukele as those leaders missing the regional event.

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:24 UTC

    Lula cancels trip to China due to health problems

    Lula was diagnosed with bacterial and viral bronchopneumonia by influenza A

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Saturday that he was canceling his trip to China due to health reasons. The South American leader, who skipped the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo to visit the Asian country instead, was to leave on Saturday and then on Sunday after a rescheduling that failed to meet Lula's recovery.

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:14 UTC

    Presidents Boric and Lacalle hold talks in Santo Domingo

    Boric said he had a good meeting with Lacalle and insisted a common Latin American currency would still take quite a while

    Presidents Gabriel Boric Font of Chile and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay held a bilateral on the sides of the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Among the topics discussed was a joint interest in hosting the 2030 football World Cup. In addition to Boric, Lacalle also held a meeting with Spain's King Felipe VI.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Argentina: Human Rights groups commemorate 24M at Plaza de Mayo

    “We are honoring the memory of those who fought for a just, free, and sovereign homeland,” said Carlotto

    Human rights and leftwing militants convened Friday at Buenos Aires' iconic Plaza de Mayo to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the last military coup d'état in the country and to insist that “Never Again” should democracy be taken away from Argentines.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Falklands, no confirmed cases of avian influenza in wild or domestic birds

    Senior Veterinary Office, Zoe Fowler, “The fact that we have managed to avoid any real suspect, or confirmed case of avian influenza is a significant achievement.” Photo: WHO / Archive

    The Veterinary Department can confirm that, following a major implementation of enhanced bio-security across the Islands, there have, to date, been no confirmed cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in the Falkland Islands wild or domestic birds.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Falklands retains global A+ investment rating; financial and political stability crucial for the achievement

    Financial Secretary, Tracey Prior: “This rating provides external assurance of our strong public finances”

    The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to confirm that, following a detailed review of updated fiscal and economic information, supported by a process of confidential interviews with FIG officers and other stakeholders, including representatives of the business community, S&P Global Ratings have confirmed the sovereign rating for the Falkland Islands remains at A+ with a stable outlook.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Falklands contracts qualified explosive ordnance disposal expert for housing development

    Guy Marot OBE has agreed to take on the role, having previously worked in the Islands with the demining program which ended in 2020.

    Following an extraordinary sitting of ExCo, it has been approved for Fenix Insight Ltd to provide a qualified Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Adviser for the development works of Bennett’s Paddock. This decision follows the discovery of a number of unexploded munitions while excavation work has been undertaken to develop properties.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    XXVIII Ibero-American Summit focused on economic recovery

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be among those not attending the gathering

    Heads of State and Government convened in Santo Domingo for the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit which is focused on post Covid-19 pandemic economic recovery in a world hit by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Former Brazilian President Rousseff to chair BRICS Bank

    Rousseff participated in the founding of the NDB in 2014

    Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been elected Friday to head the New Development Bank (NDB), also known as the BRICS Bank to replace Marcos Troyjo, who had held the post since July 2020. Rousseff will remain at the helm of the Shanghai-based financial institution until the end of Brazil's mandate in July 2025. Each BRICS country (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) chairs the bank for rotating five-year terms. She will take office later next week during President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's visit.