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Stories for May 2023

  • 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.

  • 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.