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Stories for April 3rd 2023

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 14:57 UTC

    Alberto Fernandez suggested that he would run against Cristina Kirchner in the internal elections

    Alberto Fernández advocated for the unity of the Frente de Todos: “The only aspiration I have is for the Frente de Todos to win. I want us to elect the one who can make us win”, he said.

    On Sunday, President Alberto Fernández stated in an interview that Peronism must “renew itself once again and put an end to personalism”. He also emphasized that his ”enemy is not the comrades of the Frente de Todos (FdT) but the Macrismo and the recalcitrant right-wing”. Fernández asserted that the FdT cares about the weakest sectors of society and represents the middle class and impoverished sectors of Argentina.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 14:14 UTC

    Juan Guaidó denounces that “Maduro is about to issue arrest warrant” against him

    It should be noted that Guaidó's interim government was dissolved in December 2022 by the majority of former deputies who had previously supported him in 2019.

    Juan Guaidó, the former interim president of Venezuela and leader of the opposition, has reported that the regime of Nicolas Maduro is planning to arrest him in the coming hours. Guaidó made the announcement in a video posted on his social media accounts on April 2, amidst a series of arrests of officials and personalities close to chavism, who have been accused of corruption in the state oil company PDVSA and other public entities.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 11:01 UTC

    President calls Argentines to hold war veterans where they belong

    Argentina will recover the Malvinas through peaceful means, Alberto Fernández insisted

    President Alberto Fernández called Argentines to “feel proud” and “put the ex-combatants in their rightful place” during the celebration of the 41st anniversary of the landing in Stanley (then renamed Puerto Argentino) by the South American country's troops which kicked off the 1982 Falkland/Malvinas war.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 09:57 UTC

    Brazil: 4 Argentine workers rescued from slavery conditions

    The four victims had been promised monetary compensation for cutting down eucalyptus trees

    Four Argentines working in slavery conditions were rescued by Brazil's Federal Police Saturday in Nova Petrópolis, 90 kilometers from Porto Alegre, according to an O Globo report which also mentioned that the group had been abandoned by their employers in a rural property without resources or food. Among the victims was a 14-year-old minor. A suspect was arrested.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    UK economy just avoided recession in 2022, pushed by 0,1% growth in fourth quarter

    A recession is generally defined in the UK as two consecutive quarters of declining GDP, and the economy had already contracted 0.2% in the third quarter.

    The UK economy avoided recession in the second half of last year, posting 0.1% growth in the fourth quarter. The original estimate for GDP, between October and November, released by the Bank of England in mid-February had shown zero growth.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    OPEC+ countries announce cut in output to keep price stable

    Oil prices fell to 15-month lows in response to the banking crisis

    Oil-producing countries grouped under OPEC+ Sunday announced a voluntary cut in crude output of around 1.15 million barrels per day (bpd) in addition to a 2-million reduction agreed upon in October to boost prices, it was reported. The measure will come into effect in May and last until the end of this year.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 09:40 UTC

    Tornadoes kill at least 26 across US

    At first, there were 24 fatalities but two more were confirmed Sunday in Tennessee

    At least 26 people were killed and dozens of others were injured during the weekend when a series of tornadoes hit south central-eastern United States.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 09:24 UTC

    China and Brazil reach accord to trade with their own currencies, avoiding the US dollar

    At the end of January, the central banks of China and Brazil signed a memorandum that established a “clearing house” in Brazil

    China and Brazil have reached a deal to trade in their own currencies, ditching the US dollar as a common currency, the Brazilian government said on Wednesday, March 29. China has become Brazil's main trading partner.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 09:19 UTC

    Ecuadorian President okays right to bear arms and pepper spray

    Lasso spoke of a “crusade for security”

    The Ecuadorian government of President Guillermo Lasso announced during the weekend that the possession and carrying of handguns by civilians had been authorized in another move to curb violent crime nationwide. “We have a common enemy: delinquency, drug trafficking, and organized crime; we are going to fight them with three new urgent measures,”

  • Monday, April 3rd 2023 - 09:06 UTC

    EU should reconsider electric cars-only plans: not enough lithium

    If implemented as planned, the initiative would make the price of lithium skyrocket and, even then, there might not be enough mineral available

    Europe's plans to ban all fossil fuel-powered vehicles by 2035 might be thwarted by the world's lithium supply not being large enough, according to a Financial Times report published Sunday. If the European Union is to switch to electric cars, demand for lithium will skyrocket and there would not be as much supply, the article noted.