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Stories for June 2023

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 16:15 UTC

    Brazilian Justice disqualifies Jair Bolsonaro for eight years due to abuse of power

    The TSE reached a 4-1 majority in favor of condemning Bolsonaro for having questioned the reliability of the electronic ballot box system with “false” information. Photo: Pilar Olivares / Reuters

    Brazilian magistrate Carmen Lúcia Antunes from the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) has found former President Jair Bolsonaro guilty of abuse of power. This decision adds to the majority opinion in favor of stripping Bolsonaro of all his political rights for a period of eight years, effectively barring him from running for any elected office or holding positions in the public administration.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 11:03 UTC

    Setback for PM Sunak: Courts rejects policy deporting migrants to Rwanda

    The ruling is a blow to PM Rishi Sunak who backs the controversial plan to reduce the number of people arriving in UK on small boats across the English Channel.

    Three judges at the Court of Appeals in London ruled on Thursday that the UK government's plan to deport migrants to Rwanda was unlawful as it cannot be treated as a safe third country.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Cuban footballers defect to US

    Roberney Caballero was among those who left the Cuban delegation while competing in the United States this week

    Four Cuban footballers have defected after their national team's debut in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States, it was reported this week. “Roberney Caballero, Denilson Morales, Neisser Sandó, and Jassael Herrera left the delegation,” a local TV sportscaster was quoted as saying.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Petro says false positives were “the worst contemporary crime”

    Petro made these statements while his approval ratings are rapidly decreasing

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro stressed Thursday that the so-called “false positives” were “the worst contemporary crime.” He was referring to the more than 6,400 extrajudicial executions committed by federal troops supposedly fighting rebel guerrillas. Petro made those statements after eight military personnel admitted their participation in some of those executions.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Bolivia signs lithium production deals with Russian, Chinese companies

    Arce also underlined that Bolivia continues to be the country with the largest certified lithium reserves on the planet

    Bolivia's state-owned company Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) Thursday signed two separate agreements whereby Chinese and Russian companies will invest over US$1.4 billion to build two industrial complexes for the production of lithium carbonate, it was reported in La Paz.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Argentina to pay the IMF with Chinese money

    Argentines will also be able to open bank accounts in yuan, the BCRA ruled

    Argentine authorities Thursday announced that ”the payment of 2.7 billion dollars to the IMF corresponding to the second quarter will be made, partly in Special Drawing Rights (SDR) of the Treasury and partly with yuan, without using Central Bank reserves.”

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Bolsonaro now 3-1 down at TSE

    If any of the three remaining judges votes against him, Bolsonaro would be disenfranchised for eight years and would therefore not be eligible to run in 2026

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was one vote short of disenfranchisement when the Superior Electoral Court adjourned Thursday's session with a score of 3-1 with three magistrates still to vote when the trial for abuse of power resumes Friday, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Bill allowing Peru's president to leave the country and stay in charge signed into law

    Boluarte needs to exercise “presidential diplomacy” abroad

    Peru's one-house Congress passed a bill whereby President Dina Boluarte will be able to leave the country and continue to exercise the presidency remotely, it was reported in Lima Thursday. Boluarte was the only South American leader to miss out on Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's Summit last month.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 08:25 UTC

    Falklands organizing campaign to completely eradicate hydatid disease

    Dogs and sheep, “partners” in the spread of the E.granulosus tapeworm

    The veterinary service of the Falklands is asking Islanders to fill out a short survey to help with the battle against tapeworms. The tapeworm E.granulosus primarily completes its lifecycle between dogs and sheep, with the intermediate stage in sheep causing hydatid cysts.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 08:01 UTC

    Falklands Government acquires Stanley Growers provider of 90% of fresh vegetables and fruit

    Some of the valuable producing land of Stanley Growers. (Pic Stanley Nurseries & Garden Centre)

    Last 21 June it was announced that the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) would be acquiring Stanley Growers Limited and Stanley Nurseries and Garden Centre and the land which both businesses occupy, with the intention of managing the business for a time before selling it.