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Stories for April 1st 2023

  • Saturday, April 1st 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    IMF okays US$ 5.4 bn disbursement for Argentina

    ”The Board decision makes possible an immediate disbursement of US$ 5.4 billion (SDR 4 billion), bringing total disbursements under the agreement to about US$ 28.9 billion,” the IMF said.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Executive Board Friday approved the fourth review of last year's Extended Facilities Program with Argentina, after which a US$ 5.4 billion disbursement for the South American country was cleared to proceed, it was reported in Washington DC.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Lukashenko fears nuclear war, calls for a truce in Ukraine

    “If Russia and Europe unite, it will be a powerhouse no one can beat,” Lukashenko suggested

    Belarusian President Alexandr Lukashenko Friday called for a truce in Ukraine “without preconditions” during which time neither Moscow nor Kyiv would be allowed to regroup troops or move equipment.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    US: Trump expected to be arrested Tuesday

    His arrest will backfire massively on President Biden, Trump forecast

    Former US President Donald J. Trump seems to have been right after all when he announced that he would be incarcerated. He was not entirely accurate about the when, but he is now expected to be formally arrested and arraigned next Tuesday after being indicted by a grand jury on Thursday.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Uruguay's Capitán Miranda sets sail

    Uruguay's Schoolship ROU 20 Capitán Miranda is back on a training journey. Law 20,120 dated March 24, 2023, authorized the vessel's departure “in order to carry out the 'XXXIII Training Trip'.” The sailing ship will visit 19 cities in America and Europe where the crew will promote the country's tourism.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2023 - 09:36 UTC

    Brazilian President's trip to China rescheduled for April 11

    Lula (right) and Vice President Alckmin worked Friday at the presidential residence

    After Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva canceled his trip to China last weekend due to health issues, the South American country's authorities confirmed Friday that a new date had been set: April 11, Agencia Brasil reported. Also in April, Lula will travel to Portugal.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2023 - 09:33 UTC

    Colonia launched as possible destination at cruise fair

    Monzeglio (left) and Lammens concurred Argentina and Uruguay should promote themselves jointly for cruise travel

    Uruguayan tourism authorities included the riverside city of Colonia del Sacramento as yet another possible destination for cruise ships already making calls at Montevideo and Punta del Este. Deputy Tourism Minister Renzo Monzeglio headed the South American country's delegation which participated in the recent Seatrade Cruise Global 2023, arguably the most important cruise fair in the world, held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in the US State of Florida.