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Stories for May 27th 2023

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 23:10 UTC

    Uruguayan Presidential Secretary discharged from hospital

    “A couple of days' rest and then continue working calmly,” Delgado said in a press conference

    Uruguayan Presidential Secretary Álvaro Delgado was discharged from a Paysandú hospital Saturday afternoon after being involved in a violent car crash on Friday while on his way to the Anchorena ranch in Colonia to participate in a lunch hosted by President Luis Lacalle Pou.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Argentina lost about 80 MSMEs per week under Alberto Fernández

    These figures speak of the need for labor reform, the study concluded

    Argentina lost an average of 80 companies each week in the last three years, according to a private study released in Buenos Aires Friday, which means that when President Alberto Fernández leaves office on Dec. 9, 2023, he will leave behind a country with over 12,000 fewer companies.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Lula's Summit to gather 11 South American leaders in Brasilia

    In addition to the meeting, Lula is expected to have one-on-one encounters with some of his guests

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's “retreat” Summit scheduled for May 30 will gather 11 South American leaders, it was confirmed Friday in Brasilia. The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela have confirmed their presence. The only absence will be that of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, who has internal legal impediments, it was reported. Instead, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola will be attending.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Lula not to travel to St Petersburg for Putin meeting

    The Brazilian leader's decision has been regarded as a sign of moderation after failing to meet with Zelensky in Hiroshima

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has become a major player in South American diplomacy lately, but he has been forced to decline an invitation from his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin to go to St. Petersburg. “I can't go to Russia now,” Lula said days after a frustrated meeting with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky in Hiroshima.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 09:35 UTC

    Record trade of Latin America with India, but mainly commodities for industrial goods

    Car exports to Latin America were US$ 2,225bn (up from US$ 1,793bn in 2021-22). This was one-third of India’s global car exports of US$ 6.68bn.

    India’s exports to Latin America reached a record high of 22.41 billion dollars in 2022-23 (April-March), according to the latest release from the Commerce Ministry of India. Exports increased by an impressive 19% from US$ 18.89 billion in 2021-22, exceeding the 6.86% increase in India’s global exports.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:48 UTC

    Belém to host UN Climate Summit 2025 (COP30)

    “I am sure that Governor Helder Barbalho and the people of Pará are prepared to promote the best COP in history,” Lula said when making the announcement

    The Brazilian city of Belém, the capital of the state of Pará, will host UN Climate Summit 2025 (COP30), President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Friday in a video published on social networks. “It will be an honor for Brazil to receive representatives from all over the world in a state of our Amazon,” said Lula.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:44 UTC

    Roger Waters investigated in Germany for incitement to public hatred

    Nazi uniforms, flags and other symbols are banned in Germany, but police said Waters is being investigated under a separate law of “incitement of the people.”

    German police have launched an investigation into Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters after he appeared on stage in Berlin last week wearing a Nazi-style uniform and firing an imitation machine gun.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:31 UTC

    Uruguayan Presidential Secretary survives serious car crash

    The vehicle Delgado was riding turned over probably due to the heavy rain that was falling at the time of the accident

    Uruguay's Presidential Secretary Álvaro Delgado and his driver Carlos Soria were hospitalized in Paysandú Friday after a serious car crash on Route 24 while on their way to the Anchorena ranch for a cabinet lunch called by President Luis Lacalle Pou, it was reported.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:00 UTC

    UK and Brazil sign launching of the Partnership for Green and Inclusive Growth

    Foreign Secretary James Cleverly. and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Mr. Mauro Vieira

    Brazil and UK signed this week a Joint Declaration launching the Partnership on Green and Inclusive Growth on the occasion of the official visit to Brazil of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr James Cleverly.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:00 UTC

    Pope Francis picks Río Gallegos Bishop as new head of Church in Argentina

    The 55-year-old García Cuerva was appointed Bishop of Río Gallegos in 2019

    Pope Francis has picked the 55-year-old Bishop of Río Gallegos Jorge García Cuerva to become the new Archbishop of Buenos Aires after Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli submitted his resignation due to his age. Poli succeeded Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio when he became Pope in 2013.