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Stories for May 15th 2023

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Shortage of drinking water in Montevideo getting critical

    “We have a crisis and we have to recognize it, we must not be in denial,” Cosse said

    Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse will ask the National Emergency System (Sinae) to step in as the shortage of drinking water in the Uruguayan capital gets more and more serious. The city and the Metropolitan area is feared to run out of drinking water in between 20 to 30 days due to lack of rainfall.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Three governors reelected in Argentina

    Melella was reelected as governor of Tierra del Fuego

    The governors of the Argentine provinces of La Pampa, Salta, and Tierra del Fuego were reelected Sunday. Meanwhile and following a Federal Supreme Court ruling, San Juan and Tucumán had to postpone their gubernatorial elections, but the former voted for local authorities anyway, while the latter adjourned the process altogether.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Petro downplays risk of coup d'état

    “What happened in Peru will not happen here,” Petro said.

    After a group of retired military officers made dubious statements, Colombian President Gustavo Petro said this weekend that a situation like the one Peru went through is unlikely to happen in his country and that he feared no coup d'état.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Brazilian Gov’t to launch agrarian reform this month

    Teixeira also spoke wonders of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST)

    According to Agrarian Development and Family Agriculture Minister Paulo Teixeira, Brazil’s federal government will announce later this month the resumption of a series of actions aiming to promote the redistribution of unproductive lands, Agencia Brasil reported. The official made these remarks during a fair of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in São Paulo.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Argentina to import food to curb price hikes

    Food accounted for much of the inflation the Argentine government is unable to control

    Argentine authorities Sunday announced a set of measures to tackle inflation, which include more active involvement in the foreign exchange market. But the most striking of them all was the opening of food imports at zero tariffs to hit local producers who over-benefitted from protectionism.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Google and Telegram CEOs under investigation in Brazil

    The request for the investigation was made by the attorney general's office following a complaint by Lower House Speaker Arthur Lira

    Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Friday launched an investigation against the heads of Google and Telegram in the country for the alleged disinformation campaign and attacks launched against the so-called fake news bill.