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Stories for April 16th 2023

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 23:28 UTC

    Argentine Cabinet Chief admits war against inflation is being lost

    If the opposition wins this year's elections it would mean more inflation and poverty, Rossi said

    Argentina's Cabinet Chief Agustín Rossi admitted the administration of President Alberto Fernández was losing the battle with inflation. “We thought we were getting there, but we weren't,” Rossi was quoted as saying by local media. “Nobody can be happy, least of all us”, he added.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 13:01 UTC

    Lower-income groups less affected by Brazil's inflation

    Higher-income households were impacted to a lesser extent in the transportation category because of the 5.3% drop in airline tickets

    Inflation in Brazil decelerated for all income brackets in the month of March, according to a report from the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) released Friday, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 12:49 UTC

    Nuclear energy era comes to an end in Germany

    “The risks linked to nuclear power are definitely not manageable even in a high-tech country like Germany,” Environment Minister Steffi Lemke said

    The era of nuclear reactors came to an end in Germany Saturday after the three last such plants were shut down as the country enters a new energy chapter, facing the challenge of doing without fossil fuels while at the same time managing the gas crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 12:15 UTC

    Dutch gov't to extend euthanasia option to children aged 1 to 12

    “This is a very complex subject that deals with harrowing situations that you would not wish on anyone,” Kuipers said

    Dutch Health Minister Ernst Kuipers Friday announced that regulations were being drafted so that euthanasia can be applied to that small group of children aged 1 to 12 “for whom palliative care options are not sufficient to alleviate their suffering” and who has “such a serious illness or disorder that death is inevitable.”

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 11:45 UTC

    Chikungunya kills 90 people in Paraguay so far this year

    Sequera also explained that chikungunya was on the rise in the provinces but decreasing in Asuncion and in the Central department

    Paraguayan health authorities last week confirmed at least 90 deaths this year had been caused by chikungunya fever, while Uruguay detected its first imported case of the malady. One more case was also confirmed in the last days of 2022, according to the latest report from Paraguay's Health Ministry released on Friday.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 11:42 UTC

    Ecuador prison violence: 12 inmates killed in gunfight

    “We are in the worst moment of the violence crisis in the country,” Zapata said

    A new episode of violence has left at least another 12 inmates dead after gunfights at the Guayaquil El Litoral jailhouse, it was reported Saturday. It was the second massacre within the same week at that infamous prison involving rival gangs clashing over drug trafficking territorial control.