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Stories for July 26th 2023

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 20:16 UTC

    Spain summons Uruguayan ambassador over criticism of PSOE by interim vice-president

    Acting VP Graciela Bianchi (left) asserted that the PSOE “has secured funding and embraced the values of Ibero-American narco-dictatorships.” FM Bustillo (right) apologized to his Spanish counterpart

    The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Uruguay's Ambassador to Madrid, Ana Teresa Ayala, in response to controversial statements made by acting Vice President of the Uruguayan government, Graciela Bianchi, concerning Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE) in the wake of the recent Spanish general elections.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Latin America to grow this year above IMF's previous projections

    Domestic demand in the region remains “relatively strong,” Gourinchas explained

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday admitted that Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.9% this year, 0.3 percentage points above April's projections due to the momentum of the economies in Brazil and Mexico.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Bolivian gas production and exports forecasted to drop dramatically by 2030

    According to Wood Mackenzie, Bolivia’s natural gas production is expected to fall from 39 million cubic meters per day in 2022 to 11 million cubic meters/day in 2030.

    Bolivia may shift from being an exporter of natural gas to Brazil and Argentina to becoming an importer by 2030. A report by British energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie indicates that Bolivia’s natural gas production will decline faster than expected. The reason is the aging of the country’s production fields and the absence of new discoveries.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    China's foreign minister sacked, no reason from Beijing for his removal

    Appointed as foreign minister in December 2022, Qin has not been seen in public since June 25, when he met Russia’s deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko

    “China’s top legislature voted to appoint Wang Yi as foreign minister… as it convened a session on Tuesday,” state media outlet Xinhua said. “Qin Gang was removed from the post of foreign minister.” No reason was given for Qin’s removal, however, state media reported that President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order to enact the decision.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Brazil working on satellite partnership with NASA

    “This is a proposal that the NASA administrator brought on the visit to President Lula,” Santos explained

    Brazilian Science Minister Luciana Santos Tuesday launched a proposition to United States Space Agency (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson for both countries to develop together new satellites and aerospace technologies to monitor deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Massive strand of dozens of pilot whales in Western Australia

    Photo: Tamzin Henderson/AP

    Some one hundred pilot whales ended stranded on a beach in Western Australia on Tuesday with wildlife officials announcing 51 had already died on Wednesday. The whales were spotted swimming near Cheynes beach east of Albany early on Tuesday, but by the afternoon the beached whales covered a stretch of the shoreline, despite earlier efforts to guide them back to sea.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Nicaragua on verge of FTA with China

    We thank God for the good news, Laureano Ortega Murillo said

    Nicaraguan authorities Tuesday announced that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China is ready to be signed next month after the “substantial conclusion” of the ongoing negotiations, it was reported in Managua.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Spain dodges a far-right bullet, Socialists poised to return to office

    While many European countries, have long struggled to contain their respective proto-fascist parties, Spain’s center-right People’s Party (PP) succeeded in integrating remaining Francoist forces

    By Shlomo Ben-Ami (*)

    A few days ago, the Vox party appeared to be on the cusp of becoming the first far-right party in Spain’s government since the end of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship nearly 50 years ago. That did not happen, but Spanish politics may nonetheless be headed for a new and volatile chapter.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Building an equitable fiscal future for Latin America

    LAC countries suffer from staggering income disparities, with the top 10% of earners making 22 times more than the poorest 10% and the top 1% accounting for 21% of the region’s total income

    By Jose Antonio Ocampo (*)

    BOGOTÁ – On July 27-28, Colombia will host the first ministerial summit for sustainable, inclusive and equitable global taxation, with the support of Brazil and Chile. The choice of venue is not coincidental: it reflects Colombia’s commitment to tackling poverty and inequality through progressive taxes.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Ecuador: Death toll in prison clashes rises to 31

    “The force of the State will never bend,” said Interior Minister Juan Zapata

    Ecuadorian authorities Tuesday confirmed that the number of inmates killed in prison clashes nationwide since July 22 had reached 31. In this scenario, President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency in all correctional facilities for 60 days, through which some 2,700 law enforcement officers carried out a control operation at the premises, it was announced.

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