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Stories for April 26th 2023

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Uruguayan workers strike against Government's pension reform proposal approved by Parliament

    The reform was described as “necessary” and “solidary” by Lacalle Pou, who has emphasized its approval as one of the top priorities of his presidency

    Uruguayan workers took to the streets on Tuesday as part of a general strike called by the PIT-CNT labor federation to express their rejection of the government's proposed pension reform, which they see as “socially inefficient” and “against the people.” The Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives approved the legislation on Tuesday evening after a “marathon” session.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    No Labor Day parade in Cuba due to fuel shortage

    Díaz-Canel explained that the situation responds to the “non-compliance” of supplying countries that are also going through a “complex energy situation.”

    Cuban authorities had to cancel the traditional May 1 Labor Day Revolution Square parade due to the shortage of fuel, it was announced Tuesday. Smaller events will be staged instead in “communities, labor, and student centers for several days and parades in the country's municipalities,” it was explained. The main event will take place in Havana's Malecon.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Brazilian gov't tightens the screws on gold trade

    The government wants to combat illegal mining on indigenous lands

    The Brazilian Government has finalized what has become known as the Gold Provisional Measure (MP) ending good faith and requiring electronic invoices for buying, selling, and transporting gold in the country, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 09:45 UTC

    New strain of Covid-19 detected: Arcturus

    Arcturus “has already replaced other circulating variants” in India, the WHO reported

    Scientists in India have detected at least 3,000 daily cases of a new subvariant of Covid-19 which has been dubbed “Arcturus” and is a sublineage of the Omicron version. The new strain has been reported to spread fast and affect even the vaccinated population. It also produces unforeseen symptoms.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Lula jeered by far-right groups during Carnation Revolution speech

    Lula chose Portugal and Spain for his first visit to Europe because of Brazil's historical ties with both countries and because they are the “gateway” to the EU.

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was jeered at by a group of far-right lawmakers before the South American while delivering a speech at Lisbon's Parliament to commemorate the Carnation Revolution on his fifth and last day in Portugal.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Biden announces he will seek reelection

    “Wall Street did not build America, the middle class built America,” Biden said

    US President Joe Biden Tuesday announced he would seek reelection in 2024, once again with Kamala Harris as his running mate. The Democratic leader, who will be turning 81 later this year, argued that “every generation has a time when they had to stand up for democracy, defend their fundamental freedoms: I believe this is our time,” Biden said while asking his voters to help him finish the job he has started.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    EU Mission Chief meets Paraguayan President ahead of elections

    Mato highlighted the atmosphere of tranquility that currently exists in Paraguay

    Spanish European Union (EU) MP Gabriel Mato, who heads the bloc's Electoral Mission in Paraguay, Tuesday met with President Mario Abdo Benítez to finalize the details of the April 30 polls whereby the latter's successor will be chosen.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 08:52 UTC

    Round the world solo sailor thanks Falklands waters Taiwanese fishing vessel for his rescue

    “They were just wonderful,” Mr Herbert-Jones said. ”The guys took me to [their] heart, they dressed me, they patched me up.

    BBC Radio Shropshire is reporting that a round-the-world sailor who was hurt and stranded when his boat was damaged in a storm to the northeast of the Falkland Islands has praised the crew of a fishing vessel who rescued him.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 04:48 UTC

    Falklands mark ANZAC national Day and remember Liberation of South Georgia on Tuesday 25th April 1982

    Governor Alison Blake CMG during the service at the Cross of Sacrifice

    Busy early day for Alison Blake CMG, Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. In dawn on Tuesday April 25th, the Governor joined members of the Falklands community, including Australian and New Zealand nationals to the service held at the Cross of Sacrifice, for the ANZAC Day.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 03:46 UTC

    Falklands Workforce Development Strategy: Public views sought on the draft

    The strategy will set out ambitions and direction to support medium term planning over the next five to ten years.

    The Falkland Islands Government would like to remind the public that they are keen for people to provide feedback on the proposed actions to address workforce-related challenges, in relation to education and skills, recruitment and integration, and retention in the Islands.

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