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Stories for May 9th 2023

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Talks between Argentina and IMF “progressing constructively”

    Argentina hopes the IMF makes all of its 2023 disbursements next month

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) admitted negotiations with the Argentine Government were still going on toward a redesigning of the country's program in light of the present drought, while Casa Rosada sources agreed that “the conversations” were “progressing constructively.”

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Argentina: Milei picks Vice-Presidential candidate

    As a lawyer, Victoria Villarruel has long defended the military officers who fought Montoneros and ERP terrorists in the 1970s

    Argentine Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei has announced that fellow Congresswoman Victoria Villarruel will be his running mate.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Paraguay closer to selling beef again to the US

    Bertoni insisted on the importance of opening up the US market to Paraguayan beef

    Paraguay's Agriculture and Livestock Minister Santiago Bertoni Monday held a bilateral meeting with US authorities Monday to discuss the agricultural agenda between the two countries, especially Paraguayan beef imports, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:29 UTC

    Brazilian authorities need to tackle bias against Afro-descendants

    Afro-Brazilian people are particularly targeted by private security guards out of sheer bias

    Brazilian authorities are considering tougher measures against racism following a new incident at a Carrefour supermarket, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Lula supports Assange's cause

    Lula also lambasted the media for not supporting their colleague

    During his recent visit to London, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed his strong disapproval of the UK's treatment of Julian Assange. Lula criticized the UK for imprisoning the WikiLeaks founder for his professional activities as a journalist and called for his immediate release.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    “I did not step down from any fight,” Argentine president says

    Fernández traveled to La Rioja to celebrate fellow Peronist Ricardo Quintela's win last Sunday

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández traveled to La Rioja Monday to celebrate the Frente de Todos (FDT) win in last Sunday's gubernatorial elections and insisted he had not stepped down from any fight in a statement that baffled everyone following his announcement that he would not seek a second term at Casa Rosada.