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Stories for May 4th 2023

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    “Argentina extremely cheap,” says Uruguayan president

    “Naturally the residents of the coastal cities consume where it is cheaper for them,” Lacalle admitted

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said his country has a problem with prices in Argentine being so low due to a favorable exchange rate that people cross the border to do their shopping.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Petro critical of Western powers and NATO during speech in Madrid

    In his speech, Petro denounced the Western powers' “invasion” of the Falkland Islands, Grenada, and Panama

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro was welcomed with honors in Madrid by King Felipe VI and jeered at by Vox opposition lawmakers who left the Spanish Congress when the South American leader was to deliver his message. The South American head of state also denounced the United Kingdom's “invasion” of the Falkland Islands, and those of the United States in Santo Domingo, Grenada, and Panama.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Ecuador's Armed Forces ordered to carry out immediate operations against terrorism

    Lasso blames drug trafficking for the increase in crime and violence

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Wednesday issued an executive decree ordering the Armed Forces to carry out immediate operations nationwide to confront and counteract “terrorist” individuals and organizations, it was announced.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Argentine deputies want lithium nationalized

    “It is time to break with the extractivist-export model [and] modify the mining code...,” Alderete said

    A group of lawmakers from Argentine's ruling Everybody's Front (Frente de Todos - FdT) has launched an initiative to nationalize the country's lithium resources, it was reported Wednesday in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Latin America lost over 39 million hectares of forests

    Some species have not been previously intervened by humans, making their loss irreplaceable

    Agriculture has taken its toll on Latin American forests, particularly in South America's two largest countries. Argentina reached 444,535 hectares deforested to prioritize crops and cattle feeding.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Police raid Bolsonaro's home in Covid-19 vax card probe

    “I did not take the vaccine and that's the end of it,” Bolsonaro told reporters

    Brazilian Federal Police Wednesday morning raided Jair Bolsonaro's home in Brasilia and seized the former President's mobile phone and other evidence in a probe into allegations that the retired Army captain had falsified his Covid-19 vaccination certificate to enter the United States, which he denied.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    US Fed raises interest rate yet again

    Further rate increases by the Federal Reserve may lead to recession, it is feared

    The US Federal Reserve Wednesday upped its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to between 5% and 5.25%, its highest level in 16 years, which further tightened credit for businesses and consumers, it was announced.