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Stories for July 13th 2023

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar pierces AR$ 500 barrier

    Meanwhile, Massa held a working meeting with senior executives of firms associated with the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar Wednesday pierced the AR$ $500 barrier and set a new record high, it was reported in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, the official exchange rate also went up despite the Central Bank (BCRA) selling some of its reserves.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Uruguay's Tourism Minister says Argentine President's words were harmful

    Viera regretted that President Fernández would echo fake news

    Uruguay's Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera Wednesday said that Argentine President Alberto Fernández's remarks that no water came out when people opened the faucets in Montevideo had resulted in numerous cancellations.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Extreme heatwave grips Southern Europe, thermometers hit forty degrees

    Temperatures are expected to surpass 40C in parts of Spain, France, Greece, Croatia and Turkey. In Italy, temperatures could reach as high as 48.8C

    A heat-wave is sweeping across parts of southern Europe and north-west Africa, with potential record-breaking temperatures in the coming days. Temperatures are expected to surpass 40C (104F) in parts of Spain, France, Greece, Croatia and Turkey. In Italy, temperatures could reach as high as 48.8C (119.8F), is reporting BBC.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Brazilian scientists given back their decorations

    Lula restored the distinctions the scientist had been stripped of or renounced under Bolsonaro

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday presented researchers, professors, authorities, and representatives of entities that have made relevant contributions to national scientific and technological development with the National Order of Scientific Merit, Agencia Brasil reported. Joining Lula was Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Luciana Santos.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Over 43 million Brazilians cross poverty line, gov't says

    The federal government relaunched the Bolsa Família program in March

    Brazilian authorities announced Wednesday that over 43 million people –or 18.52 families– left the poverty line in June due to an increase in the allowances in the Bolsa Família welfare program, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Bolsonaro denies having taken part in a coup plot

    Senator Do Val must explain why he said what he said, Bolsonaro told reporters

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday testified before the Federal Police for about two hours about his alleged plans prior to Jan. 1 and denied any involvement in the plot to stage a coup d'état against incumbent President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva denounced by Senator Marcos do Val.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Is groping, 'palpata breve', less than ten seconds a crime? No, according to an Italian Judge

    A Rome public prosecutor asked for a three-and-a-half year prison sentence but this week the caretaker was acquitted of sexual assault charges

    Many young people in Italy are expressing outrage on social media after a judge cleared a school caretaker of groping a teenager because it did not last long enough.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    IAPA warns about risks of commission against disinformation in Chile

    Jornet insisted regulation was not the way forward

    The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) insisted that the creation of a commission against disinformation in Chile as promoted by the administration of President Gabriel Boric Font could open the door to sheer censorship. In response, the Chilean government invited IAPA to participate in a Senate committee discussing the issue, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    WHO concerned bird flu virus might affect humans more easily

    The first lineage of the bird flu virus was identified in 1996 and has since caused several infectious outbreaks among birds

    The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday said it has “strong concerns” that the avian flu virus (H5N1) might mutate to infect humans, as outbreaks of the disease among birds are becoming more frequent. In the WHO's assessment, the virus might adapt to infect humans more easily.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    South & North America – Best Destinations for Gambling Lovers

    A list of some of the best destinations you can visit in South and North America if you love gambling:

    For many individuals, nothing is more enjoyable and thrilling than traveling to a city famed for its casinos and entertainment. Almost any well-known party city on the globe seems to combine these two. The potential of casinos in Latin America and the Caribbean is always enticing.

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