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Montevideo, December 3rd 2023 - 04:36 UTC

Stories for April 2023

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 18:14 UTC

    Uruguayans flock to Argentina due to the convenient exchange rate

    More and more Uruguayans no longer “cross the pond” to just do their shopping

    Uruguayan drivers stayed in line for up to 7 kilometers Saturday trying to cross to Argentina for the long Labor Day weekend to capitalize on the favorable exchange rate, it was reported.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 14:34 UTC

    Japanese vaccine against dengue approved for use in Argentina

    Between week 15 and week 16, there were 15,393 new infections, it was reported

    Argentine health authorities have approved the use of a Japanese vaccine against dengue that needs to be administered in two doses three months apart from one another, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 12:08 UTC

    Paraguay chooses new President

    Peña or Alegre? One of them will become President-elect later Sunday

    Since 7 am local time Sunday (GMT -4), around 4.78 million Paraguayans started voting for the new President, who will take over from Mario Abdo Benítez on Aug. 15, it was reported in Asunción. As per Paraguayan law, there is no runoff, so whoever gets the most votes Sunday, even by the slightest of differences, will be declared the winner.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    DeSantis may remain Fla. Gov. during presidential campaign

    DeSantis (R), who has not confirmed whether he would be running for President, met with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly last week

    The US State of Florida Friday passed an amendment to the current election law which would allow Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to remain in office while running for President next year. As per the previous Florida law, anyone running for another office needed to step down from their current position. The new bill creates an exception for state officials running for President or Vice President.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Brazil recognizes 6 indigenous territories

    “We are going to legalize indigenous lands. It's a process that takes some time because it has to pass through many hands,” Lula said

    Fulfilling a campaign promise, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Friday officially recognized approximately 207,199 hectares (800 square miles) of six ancestral territories, the two largest of which are in the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest and a key carbon absorption site that helps moderate climate change, it was reported.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    Argentina needs a way out of the dollar gamble, Mujica says

    “It has been many decades since the Argentine people lost confidence in their currency,” Mujica explained

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica said Argentines have long lost confidence in their currency; hence the jump of the “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Peru sends troops to Chilean border

    The Armed Forces have been empowered to support the PNP and “preserve internal order,” Chávez explained

    The Peruvian Government of President Dina Boluarte Friday sent troops to the southern region of Tacna, bordering Chile, to support the National Police (PNP) handle the migrant crisis, Defense Minister Jorge Chávez announced.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Borrell and Petro discuss peace process

    Latin America has to promote peace in Ukraine, but not the peace of the defeated, Borrell tells Petro

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro, and the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, gathered in Bogota's Casa de Nariño Friday to discuss the ongoing peace process in the South American country and other bilateral issues. Borrell also announced donations of € 26 million.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Drug trafficking gangs labeled as “terrorists” by Ecuador's gov't

    Lasso's decision allows for direct military intervention

    Ecuadorian gangs linked to drug trafficking have been likened to “terrorists” by the administration of President Guillermo Lasso in a move to curb the escalating violence, it was reported. The decision was taken after a State and Public Security Council (Cosepe) meeting.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    SARS cases on the rise in Brazil

    The Infogripe bulletin stressed the importance of vaccination

    While insisting on the importance of vaccination against Covid-19 and flu, Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) denounced a rise in the number of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) cases in 19 out of 27 in the last 6 weeks ending April 15, Agencia Brasil reported.