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Stories for July 18th 2023

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 22:55 UTC

    Four out of ten Uruguayans unaware of the reason for the holiday on Constitution Day

    Constitution Day holds deep significance for Uruguayans, marking the date when the country's first Constitution was promulgated in 1830.

    In celebration of Constitution Day, a national holiday in Uruguay, local TV program Telemundo took to the streets, traversing the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio, the most important in Montevideo's downtown, to gauge the public's awareness and engagement on this significant occasion. However, a surprising revelation emerged during their interviews with the public, as it was found that a considerable portion of Uruguayans interviewed remained uninformed about the reason for the holiday.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 22:46 UTC

    Lacalle Pou urges swift action on EU-Mercosur Agreement: “Enough of 25 years of negotiations”

    President Lacalle Pou cautioned against excessive protectionism. He stressed the need for swift decision-making in the face of a rapidly evolving world

    In a strong plea for progress on the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou demanded an end to decades of fruitless negotiations, urging the involved parties to reach an agreement.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Solution to Venezuelan crisis sought in Brussels

    Machado's disenfranchisement was discussed by Fernández, Lula, Petro, Macron, Borrell, Rodríguez, and Blyde, according to diplomatic sources

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, Gustavo Petro of Colombia, and Emmanuel Macron of France Monday got together in Brussels on the sides of the EU-Celac Summit with Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and opposition leader Gerardo Blyde in a multilateral effort to find a solution to the political crisis in the Bolivarian country. Also participating in the gathering was the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Paraguayan minister wants a wall bordering Argentina

    Castiglioni insisted smuggling had grown due to Argentina's macroeconomic policies

    Paraguay's Minister of Industry and Commerce Luis Castiglioni Monday said he would like to see a wall across the border between his country and Argentina. He added the idea was inspired by former US President Donald Trump's plan to build such a structure con control illegal immigration from Mexico.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Climate change, blistering record heat wave in Europe, US, Japan and flooding in China and South Korea

    Climate change, blistering record heat wave in Europe, US, Japan and flooding in China and South Korea

    Dozens of cities across southern Europe were under heat wave red alerts, as officials warned of extreme temperatures persisting over the coming days. In Italy, at least 16 cities were under “red” alerts for heat, including Rome, Florence and Bologna.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    EU to invest € 45 billion in Latin America and Caribbean

    Europe “aspires to be the partner of choice for Latin America and the Caribbean,” Von der Leyen said

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Monday an investment of € 45 billion over several years for Latin American and Caribbean economies through the Global Gateway program, the EU's response to massive Chinese undertakings in the region.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Growing concern in China over urban areas youth (16 to 24 years) unemployment

    Youth employment is being closely watched by economists as a record 11.58 million university graduates are expected to enter the Chinese job market this year.

    The jobless rate of 16 to 24 year olds in Chinese urban areas rose to 21.3% last month, official figures released by Beijing show. It comes as the world's second largest economy grew just 0.8% in the three months to the end of June.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Lula wants to deepen discussion with EU on climate issue

    Von der Leyen welcomed Brazil's return to the international scene

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen that his country wanted to generate a common agenda with the European Union (EU) to respond to present and future environmental challenges and the transition to renewable energies.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    British gov't lifts restrictions on Brazilian meat

    The technical visit in October last year was the first British audit mission abroad after Brexit

    British authorities have decided to lift the reinforced controls on Brazilian meat, Brasilia's Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture announced Monday, according to Agencia Brasil. The measure was adopted nine months after a technical team visited the South American country.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Bottleneck dolphins attack swimmers in Japanese and Irish beaches

    Signs have been put in Fukui prefecture up telling swimmers to avoid approaching or touching the mammals.

    Swimmers have been injured in dolphin attacks on a beach in central Japan, officials say. One man, in his 60s, suffered broken ribs and bites to his hands after a dolphin rammed him a few meters off Suishohama beach in the town of Mihama, Fukui prefecture, early on Sunday.

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