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Stories for June 2023

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:38 UTC

    At least 12 killed in Venezuelan mining tragedy

    “The bodies are quite decomposed,” a local official told reporters

    At least 12 people died in the Venezuelan town of El Callao after a closed gold mine collapsed as a result of the heavy rains affecting the area, it was reported Saturday. “As of today we have 12 dead, who entered a mine that was closed a long time ago,” said the secretary of Citizen Security of Bolivar state, Edgar Colina Reyes. “The mine was flooded by the rains,” which caused “these artisanal miners” to lose oxygen and die “due to respiratory insufficiency,” he explained.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:35 UTC

    Lula favors popular car package

    The tax waiver will be fully compensated “by the measures I took to the President of the Republic,” Haddad explained

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is in favor of a package of measures to boost the production of a so-called popular car, according to Finance Minister Fernando Haddad, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:23 UTC

    Argentine women stage 9th “Ni Una Menos” march

    In 2022, 252 femicides were reported nationwide.

    Thousands of Argentine women marched Saturday through the streets of Buenos Aires and other cities nationwide in the now traditional “Ni Una Menos” (Not one [woman] less) demonstration against gender violence and femicides.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 12:19 UTC

    Business jet crashes after crossing through Washington DC's no-fly zone

    F-16 fighter jets were deployed but the Cessna's pilot was “unresponsive”

    A small plane, identified as a Cessna 560 Citation V business jet, crashed in a sparsely populated area in the US State of Virginia Sunday after the pilot was unresponsive to warnings from Air Force fighters dispatched to escort the aircraft as it was entering Washinton DC's no-fly zone.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 09:53 UTC

    Lula to travel to Paris later this month

    Lula and Macron met during the G7 summit in Hiroshima last month

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is to travel to Paris later this month for a state visit, French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed this weekend on social networks.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 08:15 UTC

    New British business lobby, British Chamber of Commerce, replacing troubled CBI

    British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in a bid to “design and drive the future of the British economy”. Heathrow, BP, IHG Hotels & Resorts and Drax are among its new members

    British media is reporting that a new business lobby group has been formed, boasting some of the UK's largest companies as its founding partners. The Business Council has been launched by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in a bid to “design and drive the future of the British economy”.

  • Monday, June 5th 2023 - 06:13 UTC

    Air New Zealand weighing passengers in international flights to improve fuel efficiency

    Before the pandemic, the airline flew more than 17 million passengers every year, with 3,400 flights per week.

    Air New Zealand is weighing passengers before they board international flights, as part of a survey to determine average passenger weight. The weight will be anonymously recorded in a database but not be visible to airline staff or other passengers, the firm said in a video.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 13:00 UTC

    Falklands lawmakers discuss food prices and market solvency to encourage competition

    “Can the Honorable Gavin Short please say whether in the Falklands have any mechanisms or agency that could be used to investigate the grocery retail market?”

    A spirited discussion surrounding food prices was prompted by a question from MLA Teslyn Barkman in Legislative Assembly last Wednesday, 31st May. MLA Teslyn Barkman asked MLA Gavin Short about the UK’s government’s decision to investigate food pricing. “Can the Honorable Gavin Short please say whether we here in the Falklands have any mechanisms or agency that could be used to investigate the grocery retail market?”

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Covid-19 test or vax no longer required to enter Brazil

    The isolation of passengers with symptoms compatible with covid-19 or with confirmed contamination is maintained.

    In line with the World Health Organization's decision to lift the Covid-19 global emergency, Brazilian authorities decided that both nationals and foreigners entering the South American country no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:46 UTC

    Former detention center in BA granted Mercosur patrimony status

    Pietragalla Corti said the distinction was a recognition for the entire region

    The former Argentine Navy's Mechanics School, which functioned as a clandestine detention center during the 1976-1983 military regime and was later turned into the Memory Museum to promote awareness about human rights violations, has been granted Mercosur cultural heritage status by the Culture Ministers of the bloc, who convened Friday in Buenos Aires for their 54th meeting.