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Stories for July 11th 2023

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Colombian Ambassador in Nicaragua marches in support of Daniel Ortega's regime

    The Colombian Government stated that this matter is being internally reviewed, along with possible actions against the ambassador, León Fredy Muñoz, for participating in political events.

    In the same week that a new ruling from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague is expected regarding the longstanding maritime dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua, the Colombian ambassador in Nicaragua has ignited an unexpected political controversy. The Nicaraguan opposition shared a video on social media this Monday showing León Fredy Muñoz dressed in symbols of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in support of Daniel Ortega’s regime during a march on July 7th, commemorating the revolution that overthrew former dictator Anastasio Somoza.

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 09:30 UTC

    Case against Bolsonaro might be reopened following STF ruling

    Mendes' decision was based on the fact that former Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello has special jurisdiction and cannot be tried by a court lower than the STF

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Gilmar Mendes decided to undo the shelving of a lawsuit against former President Jair Bolsonaro, Agencia Brasil reported Monday.

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

    Pablo Escobar's house museum demolished after all

    The demolition was carried out to avoid the so-called “narcotours” praising the notorious criminal

    Colombian authorities Monday demolished legendary drug lord Pablo Escobar's House-Museum in Medellín, in a move to bring the so-called “narcotours” to an end.

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 09:16 UTC

    Water crisis: Uruguay accepts Argentina's help

    Lacalle insisted Argentina's help “adds up” but is “insignificant” in terms of volumes of drinking water consumed normally in Montevideo

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Monday said his country would be accepting Argentina's help to mitigate the water crisis but added that the amount of drinking water offered was nowhere near the needs to match the volumes consumed normally in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 08:46 UTC

    Bolivian traveler dies in Argentine roadblock

    Doctors at the Abra Pampa hospital were unable to revive Flórez Gómez

    A 66-year-old Bolivian tourist died Sunday in the Argentine province of Jujuy when the bus she was riding was held by a roadblock and she could not receive proper and timely medical attention after fainting, it was reported Monday.

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 08:29 UTC

    LatAm lures record foreign direct investment in 2022

    Brazil accounted for 40.7% of the FDI

    According to a report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released Monday, Latin America and the Caribbean attracted a record volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2022 with US$ 224.58 billion injected, which represented a 55.2% increase from 2021.

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 08:12 UTC

    Peruvian president involved in plagiarism scandal

    Boluarte co-authored the book in question with six other people (Pic Infobae)

    Peruvian President Dina Boluarte Has been accused of having plagiarized a book she included as her own work in her resume in 2007 when applying for a job in the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status, it was reported in Lima.