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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.