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Stories for June 17th 2023

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 10:46 UTC

    Argentina wants 1955 bombings to become a crime against humanity

    Although most of the perpetrators are already dead, the State must investigate, judge, punish, and repair crimes against humanity, the Human Rights Secretariat argued

    Argentine authorities have asked the Judiciary to stage a “trial for the truth” about June 16, 1955, bombings at Plaza de Mayo during the military revolution that ousted then-President Juan Domingo Perón.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    The Nazi eagle of battleship Graf von Spee to become a dove of peace

    The eagle with the Nazi emblem in its claws hoisted from the River Plate back in 2006

    The man-sized, 350 kilos bronze eagle holding the Nazi emblem in its claws, rescued from the remains of the German battleship scuttled in the River Plate will be turned into a dove of peace, to be located somewhere along the Uruguayan coast where the mighty River Plate becomes the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Paraguay foreign trade rebounds in May, surplus of US$ 1,261 billion

    The Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) reveals that exports in May 2023 reached a total value of US$ 7,174.9 million, marking a significant 26.9% increase

    The latest foreign trade report from the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) reveals that the country’s exports in May 2023 reached a total value of US$ 7,174.9 million, marking a significant 26.9% increase compared to the same month in the previous year.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Is it really the end of populism

    It feels over in the UK, where Johnson is totally discredited and the Conservative Party is heading for almost certain defeat in the next election

    By Gwynne Dyer – We’re going to miss them the populist ‘big beasts’ now they’re gone. Who will now tell us that “Voting Conservative will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3”? (Boris Johnson)

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 09:44 UTC

    Peruvian paramilitary chiefs convicted of a murder in the 1990s

    Montesinos was then-President Fuhimori's Chief Intelligence Officer

    Former Peruvian National Intelligence Service (SIE) Chief Vladimiro Montesinos and Santiago Martin Rivas, leader of the paramilitary Colina Group created under then-President Alberto Fujimori, were sentenced Friday to 23 years in prison for the premeditated murder of Mariella Barreto, it was reported in Lima.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 09:35 UTC

    Chilean ferry agrees to keep accepting Argentine pesos

    The shuttle is essential for the province of Tierra del Fuego to connect with the Argentine mainland

    The Chilean sea shuttle connecting the Argentine provinces of Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego through the Atlantic Ocean will continue to accept Argentine pesos but only from private individuals, the company TABSA had announced earlier this month that, effective June 16, it would only agree to payments in US dollars, Chilean pesos or credit card.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 09:06 UTC

    WWII: Graf Spee's eagle to be turned into a bronze dove of peace

    “The signal from our country to our people and the outside world is that we are a society of peace and union,” Lacalle said

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Friday announced that the bronze eagle retrieved from the wreckage of the German World War II battleship Admiral Graf Spee in 2006 will be transformed into a dove as a “symbol of peace and union” by local artist Pablo Atchugarry, whose work is expected to be completed by November, it was reported in Montevideo.