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Stories for June 1st 2023

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    One-third of Chileans okay with Pinochet overthrowing Allende

    “Pinochet was a coward... never a statesman,” Boric argued

    Over 30 % of Chile's population still approves of General Augusto Pinochet staging a military coup d'état nearly half a century ago to topple Socialist President Salvador Allende, according to a study by Market Opinion Research International (MORI) released in Santiago this week.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Former Brazilian President Collor sentenced to nearly 9 years for corruption

    Former president Collor will not be arrested immediately because he may still appeal the ruling

    Former Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Melo was sentenced by the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to 8 years and 10 months in jail Tuesday for having received some US$4 million to “irregularly facilitate contracts” between a construction company and a Petrobras subsidiary.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Pope Francis and Lula discuss Ukraine and possible trips

    Lula last met with Pope Francis in February, 2020

    Pope Francis and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday discussed the situation in Ukraine during a telephone conversation in which the South American leader invited the Argentine priest to visit his country soon.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Brazil's surplus falls 47% interannually in first four months of 2023

    The BCB said the consolidated public sector result between January and April was 2.31% of the country's GDP.

    Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) reported Wednesday that the South American country's public sector accounts (federal government, states and municipalities, and state-owned companies) recorded a primary surplus of R$ 78.7 billion reais (US$ 15.515 billion) in the first four months of 2023, which represented a 47% YoY drop.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Medvedev: British officials legitimate targets for Russia

    Medvedev referred to the UK as “our eternal enemy”

    After British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said that Ukraine has the right to strike military targets inside Russian territory, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that British Officials have become “Legitimate” Targets for his country because the United Kingdom was “de facto” leading an undeclared war. Medvedev, who is deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, called the UK Moscow's “eternal enemy.”

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 09:56 UTC

    Falklands adjusts Government Reserves Policy to 1,5 times (from 2,5) departmental operating expenditure

    FIG is committed to maintaining a vibrant and sustainable economy and a high standard of public services. Prudent fiscal and economic management are central to these objectives.

    Following the sitting of the Executive Council on Wednesday 10 May, a paper was approved to update the Government’s Reserves Policy to hold 1.5 times adjusted departmental operating expenditure in unrestricted reserves.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 09:56 UTC

    No prescription required in Argentina for “morning-after pill”

    Vizzotti signed the resolution expanding access to Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC)

    Argentina's Health Ministry issued a resolution allowing for the emergency hormonal contraception method (AHE), also known as “the morning-after pill” to be sold in all pharmacies nationwide without a medical prescription. This measure, published in Thursday's edition of the Official Gazette, also includes an update of the protocol for the comprehensive care of persons entitled to the voluntary and legal termination of pregnancy.