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Stories for May 26th 2023

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 14:20 UTC

    Controversial maneuver in Argentina's new Presidential Plane sparks criticism

    Experts consulted Argentine media referred to this maneuver as a “low pass” in aeronautical terms and labeled it an act of “negligence.”

    Argentina has recently acquired a new presidential plane, which cost $25 million and was unveiled through initial images a few days ago. However, it wasn't until the country's patriotic date, May 25th, commemorating the formation of the First Patriotic Government, symbolizing independence from Spain and the transition to the viceroyalty, that the aircraft was observed in action. Unfortunately, the arrival of the plane was marred by various criticisms, not because of the expenditure on a presidential aircraft, but due to the maneuver executed by the pilot upon landing, drawing condemnation from several political leaders and experts.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Lula pledges to defend SMEs in EU-Mercosur deal

    President Lula will not give in, even if it means taking a little longer to conclude the Mercosur-EU deal

    Regarding the European Union-Mercosur trade deal, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva insisted that his government's purchases were “non-negotiable” and promised not to give in because it would entail killing ”the possibility of growth of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs).“ The Workers' Party leader also admitted that discrepancies on this point might delay the agreement ”a little longer.”

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Brazil: All STF members to decide on Collor's sentence

    Justice Fachin understood that those who voted for Collor's acquittal could not decide on the length of the sentence. But his view was overruled.

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Thursday decided that all of its justices will vote on May 31 on the length of the sentence to be imposed on former Senator and President Fernando Collor de Melo, who has been found guilty of passive corruption and money laundering in Operation Lava Jato, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Peru's Congress declares AMLO “persona non grata”

    López Obrador was accused of ignoring “the legitimate constitutional succession” of President Dina Boluarte

    Peru's one-house Congress Thursday declared Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) a “persona non grata” on the grounds that “the Peruvian people do not accept acts of interference and meddling in our sovereignty,” it was reported in Lima.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:29 UTC

    Unesco to create spaces for Latin American reporters at risk

    Costa Rica will be “a pilot instance” to be replicated throughout Latin America, said Weibel

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) announced that the global project Supporting Safe Spaces for Journalists in Conflict Situations will reach Latin America, starting in Costa Rica in the second half of 2023, it was reported Thursday.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    Indigenous leader to vie for Ecuador's presidency

    Yaku Pérez finished third in the 2021 elections

    Ecuadorian Indigenous leader, lawyer, and anti-mining activist Yaku Pérez will run in the upcoming snap elections called after President Guillermo Lasso dissolved Parliament through a so-called “crossed-death” decree earlier this month, it was announced Thursday in Quito. Pérez, 54, will participate as a candidate of a coalition of several leftist movements.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:07 UTC

    Argentina imposes more impediments to foreign trade; Central bank desperately short of US dollars

    The Argentine Central Bank established a decree encouraging the non-collection of freight rates for imports to avoid delivering US dollars.

    Given the financial problems and shortage of foreign currency, on Wednesday, May 24, the leading shipping company MSC, followed by seven others, announced that, as from June, ‘freight collect’ will be charged for exports from Argentina, meaning that these charges will be billed to the party receiving a shipment, often called the consignee.