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Stories for May 11th 2023

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Brazilian envoy meeting Ukrainian officials to devise a peace plan

    Lula described Amorim as “one of the most experienced diplomats in the world”

    Ukrainian diplomat Andrij Melnik Wednesday said Brazil can “play an important role” in stopping the war with Russia ahead of his meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's envoy Celso Amorim in Kyiv.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Brazil to begin dredging channel linking Merín and Los Patos lagoons this year

    Olaizola recalled that the dredging will be financed by the Brazilian government

    Brazilian authorities have pledged to start dredging the Merín-De los Patos lagoons waterway later this year, most likely in the spring, Uruguayan Undersecretary of Transport and Public Works, Juan José Olaizola said. The initiative is part of the agreements reached by presidents Luis Lacalle Pou and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during their meeting in January in Montevideo.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Colombian president wants compulsory military service to end

    Petro also wants to increase the wages of the military personnel

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro wants his country to have more professional armed forces and thus bring the compulsory military service to an end, it was reported Wednesday in Bogota. The head of state also insisted on further funding the activity. In September last year, then Interior Minister Alfonso Prada had spoken about the government's plan to replace mandatory military service with a voluntary one. In the last five years, 460,113 young people between 18 and 24 years of age served compulsorily in the Armed Forces.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Brazilian coffee exports fall 10.3% in April

    The arabica variety represented 82.5 % of the total sales abroad

    According to this week's latest report from the Council of Brazilian Coffee Exporters (Cecafé)., Brazil exported some 2.7 million bags (60 kilos) of coffee last month, 10.3% less than in April of 2022, which represented US$ 604.5 million in revenues, 16.9% less than in the same month last year.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Brazilian authorities make 157 drug-related arrests

    According to Mario Sarrubbo, all the evidence seized will be used to devise future operations against drug gangs

    At least 157 people were arrested Wednesday in Brazil in a police raid against drug-trafficking gangs, it was reported in Rio de Janeiro. Among those taken into custody were leaders of the two largest Brazilian criminal factions -the First Capital Command (PCC) and the Red Command (Comando Vermelho)- according to police sources cited by Xinhua.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Brazil: Telegram removes postings against Fake News Bill

    Telegram acquiesced to a ruling by STF Justice De Moraes

    The Telegram messaging service platform Wednesday acquiesced to a Supreme Federal Court (STF) ruling and removed all postings against the so-called Fake News bill which is already under Congressional debate, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Chilean Army declares red alert after Mapuche arson attacks

    Monsalve also announced a stronger amry deployment in La Araucania as Mapuche violence mounts

    Chile's Undersecretary of the Interior Manuel Monsalve Wednesday announced that a red alert was being declared in the southern part of the country following arson attacks allegedly perpetrated by Mapuche rebels, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    7 Best Footballers Of All Time

    If you wanted to compare a player from the 80s to a player from today, it would be hard, the game has evolved, and player popularity has become a big deal.

    The most popular sport for betting across the entire world is football, but, is it astounding, football is massively popular in almost every country across the world?