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Stories for April 30th 2023

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 18:14 UTC

    Uruguayans flock to Argentina due to the convenient exchange rate

    More and more Uruguayans no longer “cross the pond” to just do their shopping

    Uruguayan drivers stayed in line for up to 7 kilometers Saturday trying to cross to Argentina for the long Labor Day weekend to capitalize on the favorable exchange rate, it was reported.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 14:34 UTC

    Japanese vaccine against dengue approved for use in Argentina

    Between week 15 and week 16, there were 15,393 new infections, it was reported

    Argentine health authorities have approved the use of a Japanese vaccine against dengue that needs to be administered in two doses three months apart from one another, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 12:08 UTC

    Paraguay chooses new President

    Peña or Alegre? One of them will become President-elect later Sunday

    Since 7 am local time Sunday (GMT -4), around 4.78 million Paraguayans started voting for the new President, who will take over from Mario Abdo Benítez on Aug. 15, it was reported in Asunción. As per Paraguayan law, there is no runoff, so whoever gets the most votes Sunday, even by the slightest of differences, will be declared the winner.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    DeSantis may remain Fla. Gov. during presidential campaign

    DeSantis (R), who has not confirmed whether he would be running for President, met with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly last week

    The US State of Florida Friday passed an amendment to the current election law which would allow Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to remain in office while running for President next year. As per the previous Florida law, anyone running for another office needed to step down from their current position. The new bill creates an exception for state officials running for President or Vice President.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Brazil recognizes 6 indigenous territories

    “We are going to legalize indigenous lands. It's a process that takes some time because it has to pass through many hands,” Lula said

    Fulfilling a campaign promise, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Friday officially recognized approximately 207,199 hectares (800 square miles) of six ancestral territories, the two largest of which are in the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest and a key carbon absorption site that helps moderate climate change, it was reported.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    Argentina needs a way out of the dollar gamble, Mujica says

    “It has been many decades since the Argentine people lost confidence in their currency,” Mujica explained

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica said Argentines have long lost confidence in their currency; hence the jump of the “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar.