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Stories for April 27th 2023

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Spanish PM promises Lula he will push for EU-Mercosur deal closure

    Spain “maintains a firm commitment to advance in the ratification of this important trade agreement,” Sánchez told Lula

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday insisted in Madrid on his unorthodox view regarding the war in Ukraine but the approval of the Mercosur-European Union (EU) deal signed in 2019 that still needs to be ratified looked closer following Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's comments.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Bolsonaro insists he was not behind Jan. 8 riots

    Bolsonaro had said that Lula had not been elected by the people but by the courts of justice

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denied being behind the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia whereby some of his followers were trying to lure the Armed Forces into staging a coup d'état against President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Argentina: US dollar recoils after Minister Massa's measures

    Massa managed to calm down the market frenzy

    After the “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar reached nearly AR$ 500 on Tuesday, Superminister Sergio Massa's measures “in order to avoid speculative maneuvers” resulted in a drop to AR$ 474, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    How well did Uruguay do with S&P's latest ratings?

    Arbeleche said there were four basic reasons for the new grading

    The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Wednesday upgraded Uruguay BBB+, with a stable outlook, the highest level in the country's history, it was announced. This index reflects the level of risk involved in lending money to governments according to their economic conditions.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    State of emergency decreed in Peruvian borderline areas

    Foreigners “are the ones who are unfortunately committing these” crimes, Boluarte argued

    Peruvian authorities have declared a state of emergency across its areas bordering Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile in a move to curb a surge in crime President Dina Boluarte claims is linked to migrant offenders. While the measure is in force, certain constitutional rights such as the inviolability of the home, freedom of transit, freedom of assembly, and personal freedom and security are restricted or suspended.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    AMLO sends message showing he is recovering well from Covid-19

    AMLO said he would live through his entire presidential term, which finishes in September next year, despite his adversaries' wishes

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Wednesday posted a video on social media saying he was recovering well from his bout of Covid-19. Interior Minister Adán López Hernández said the head of state would resume his duties before the weekend.