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Stories for April 29th 2023

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Peru sends troops to Chilean border

    The Armed Forces have been empowered to support the PNP and “preserve internal order,” Chávez explained

    The Peruvian Government of President Dina Boluarte Friday sent troops to the southern region of Tacna, bordering Chile, to support the National Police (PNP) handle the migrant crisis, Defense Minister Jorge Chávez announced.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Borrell and Petro discuss peace process

    Latin America has to promote peace in Ukraine, but not the peace of the defeated, Borrell tells Petro

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro, and the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, gathered in Bogota's Casa de Nariño Friday to discuss the ongoing peace process in the South American country and other bilateral issues. Borrell also announced donations of € 26 million.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Drug trafficking gangs labeled as “terrorists” by Ecuador's gov't

    Lasso's decision allows for direct military intervention

    Ecuadorian gangs linked to drug trafficking have been likened to “terrorists” by the administration of President Guillermo Lasso in a move to curb the escalating violence, it was reported. The decision was taken after a State and Public Security Council (Cosepe) meeting.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    SARS cases on the rise in Brazil

    The Infogripe bulletin stressed the importance of vaccination

    While insisting on the importance of vaccination against Covid-19 and flu, Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) denounced a rise in the number of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) cases in 19 out of 27 in the last 6 weeks ending April 15, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Fitch highlights Peru's performance

    Peru can improve its credit rating in the coming years if levels of growth higher than those projected by Fitch are achieved

    Peru's macroeconomic strength proved decisive for the international agency Fitch Ratings to grade the South American country with a BBB quotation thanks also to its moderate public debt, strong external liquidity, and its fiscal discipline, it was reported.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Telegram to appeal Brazilian ban

    Telegram will, however, stick to its confidentiality policy and leave the Brazilian market if need be, Durov hinted

    After Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) ordered access to the message application Telegram be banned nationwide after failing to honor a request to turn over to law enforcement information on a high-profile school shooting, the company said it would appeal the measure.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Lula wants to host South American “retreat” summit

    Lula also insisted it was imperative that South America be regarded as a region of peace and cooperation

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva has been reported to be planning a major Summit in the form of a retreat in Brasilia on May 30 and is sending letters of invitation to his South American colleagues to relaunch the South American Union of Nations (Unasur), as per an O Globo article.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Lava Jato scandal: Marcelo Odebrecht serves out his prison sentence

    Odebrecht was involved in the scandal that resulted in Lula's incarceration and ban from running in the 2018 elections

    Businessman Marcelo Odebrecht has been fully released from jail in Brazil Friday after serving his sentence for corruption, illicit association, and money laundering that went public in the Operation Lava Jato scandal. He had been doing community work at a hospital in exchange for a sentence reduction.