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Stories for June 15th 2023

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 11:52 UTC

    Falklands Liberation Reception in London

    Stephen Doughty Shadow Minister for the Falklands, John Birmingham MLA, Rt. Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP Speaker of the House of Commons, David Lammy MP Shadow Foreign Secretary

    At the invitation of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt. Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, who visited the Falklands last year, the Falklands Liberation Reception was held this year in the magnificent surroundings of the Speakers House at Westminster.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 11:45 UTC

    Argentina's ruling party changes name ahead of presidential elections

    The Everybody's Front (Frente de Todos) has become United for the Homeland (Unidos por la Patria)

    Argentina's ruling Frente de Todos (FdT) Wednesday changed its name ahead of this year's presidential elections but continues to be unable to join forces behind a unified candidate after President Alberto Fernández said he would not be running and Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner insisted she has been disenfranchised, which is technically inaccurate because all appeals in her conviction for corruption have not been exhausted. Hence, the current Peronist alliance has adopted the name “Unión por la Patria” (Union for the Homeland).

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Brazil: Haddad congratulates Congress and STF for better S&P ratings

    Haddad wants the Central Bank to lower the Selic interest rate

    Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad Wednesday said that the improved outlook by the risk rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) was due to the harmony between the branches of government, Agencia Brasil reported. In Haddad's view, National Congress and the Federal Supreme Court (STF) have an important role in the S&P's decision, but the Central Bank (BCB) needs to “join the effort” and start reducing the interest rates.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    Bolsonaro's funds frozen over unpaid Covid-19 fines

    “For now I have funds,” Bolsonaro said about his fines

    A Sao Paulo court Wednesday froze former President Jair Bolsonaro's bank accounts over unpaid fines worth R$ 87,000 (about US$ 18,000) for failing to comply with health laws during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 09:32 UTC

    Blinken going to China amid growing tension between Washington and Beijing

    Blinken was about to travel to China in February but canceled his trip due to the spying balloon incident

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this weekend amid growing tension between the two countries in a move to keep lines of communication open, the State Department said.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    Argentine jurist chosen for international Sea Law court

    Armas Pfirter has a PhD with a specialization in Sea Law

    Argentine jurist Frida Armas Pfirter has been appointed as a judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, where she will serve until 2032, it was reported in New York.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 09:01 UTC

    CPI officially 7.8% up during May in Argentina

    “If you do your shopping daily you know these numbers cannot be real,” a supermarket customer told MercoPress.

    Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) Wednesday announced that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of May of 2023 was 7.8% for a total interannual of 114.2% and a 42.2% in the first five months of the year, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 06:50 UTC

    Fed makes a pause, leaves rates unchanged but anticipates two further moves before 2024

    We’ve covered a lot of ground and the full effects of our tightening have yet to be felt,” said Fed Chair Jerome Powell at a news conference

    The United States Federal Reserve this Wednesday, following a two-day meeting decided to keep the interest rate unchanged but the Federal Open Market Committee anticipated that a further two hikes of quarter percentage moves can be expected before the end of the year.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 06:43 UTC

    Relief for Paraguay: chicungunya vaccine in humans showed promising results

    Chikungunya virus is transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes.Tropical regions currently see the highest rates of the virus, with Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Thailand most affected

    A new clinical study shows promising results of a Phase III chikungunya vaccine trial, the first time the shot has been tested in humans. If approved by regulators, the vaccine would have the capacity to protect millions of people from the debilitating mosquito-borne disease, authors explained in the study published June 12 in The Lancet.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 06:31 UTC

    Overseas business risk for Uruguay, according to UK FCDO

    The impressive pulp mills of which Uruguay is preparing to inaugurate a third

    The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office has published Information on how UK companies can control risks when doing business in Uruguay.

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