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Stories for June 2023

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Brazil: Bolsonaro 1-0 down at TSE trial

    Six magistrates, including Chief Justice Alexandre De Moraes, are still to vote Thursday on whether to disenfranchise Bolsonaro or not

    Case rapporteur Benedito Gonçalves Tuesday voted in favor of convicting former President Jair Bolsonaro in the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) trial for abuse of political power and undue use of the media, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Uruguayan pupils return to virtual classes due to respiratory infections

    “If we do not decree this kind of administrative vacation, the loss of classes will be due to contagions and people falling ill,” Gabito explained.

    Uruguayan authorities Tuesday decided that, effective July 3, schooling nationwide will be online for the next two weeks before winter break, due to the increase of respiratory infections “in the general population and especially in children,” it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Prosecutors want Brazilian broadcaster off the air for misinformation

    “If the Armed Forces are ready to act, what the STF decides is absolutely irrelevant,” Jovem Pan allegedly said

    Brazil's Federal Public Ministry (MPF) has filed a public civil action requesting the cancellation of the three broadcasting licenses granted to the Jovem Pan group due to the alleged station's alignment with the disinformation campaign, Agencia Brasil reported. According to the MPF, some of Jovem Pan's content undermined the democratic regime.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Google announces anti-fake news projects in Brazil

    Google's initiative consists of a series of programs to assist news organizations and reporters

    During the “Google for Brazil” event in São Paulo, the company Tuesday launched an initiative against misinformation while adding sustainability to the work of reporters and their professional training.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2023 - 09:53 UTC

    Brazil reports first case of avian flu in farm bird

    Brazilian authorities insisted commercial production of chickens remains safe

    Brazilian authorities Tuesday confirmed the detection of the first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI - H5N1) in a poultry bird in the municipality of Serra, in the State of Espírito Santo, but insisted commercial production remains safe. The South American country is the world's largest chicken exporter, with US$ 9.762 billion collected in 2022.

  • Tuesday, June 27th 2023 - 11:09 UTC

    Falklands war: Medals for Galician sailors forcibly turned into the crew of a spy vessel monitoring UK Task Force

    The Argentine intelligence officer in charge told them not to be scared, “a missile is worth a million dollars and the English are not going to spend one on a fishing vessel”.

    The Argentine consulate in Vigo, Spain held a ceremony to acknowledge the valor and dedication of two Galician sailors from Vigo and Cangas who were forcibly recruited into the Falklands conflict, 41 years ago, by the Argentine navy when they were about to begin their fishing season in the South Atlantic on board the vessel Usurbil.

  • Tuesday, June 27th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Chile-bound lorries stranded in the middle of the Andes due to bad weather

    Heavy rainstorm caused structural damage to the roads in that area, with both landslides and cracks

    Some 2,000 lorries bound for Chile have been reported to be stranded in the middle of the Andes due to the closure of the Los Libertadores Path despite the road on the Argentine side being clear all the way to the Cristo Redentor tunnel.

  • Tuesday, June 27th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Argentina: The Skyvan is “a symbol of the recovery of rights,” Massa says

    VP Cristina Fernández and Presidential hopeful Sergio Massa took center stage at the event marking the aircraft's arrival back to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery

    Argentine Economy Minister and presidential hopeful Sergio Massa Monday said the arrival back in the country of the former Coast Guard British-built Shorts Skyvan PA-51 aircraft used in the 1970s for the infamous death flights was “a symbol of the recovery of rights.”

  • Tuesday, June 27th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Fernández thankful to his Brazilian friend Lula

    “Brazil and Bolivia criticized the British interference in our Malvinas Islands,” Fernández highlighted

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday told his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva that “when you are in trouble you ask your friends for help and friends are always there,” it was reported. Both leaders met Monday in Brasilia to celebrate 200 years of bilateral relations.

  • Tuesday, June 27th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Torres and Arévalo to clash in Guatemalan runoff

    It will not be the first time Torres reached the runoff

    Former First Lady Sandra Torres will take on Congressman Bernardo Arévalo in the Aug. 20 presential runoff in Guatemala following Sunday's elections, according to preliminary data from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE).