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Stories for July 2023

  • Monday, July 31st 2023 - 02:45 UTC

    US emergency alert: Air conditioners to fight heat wave could cause power outages

    Nearly 200 million Americans are under “dangerously hot conditions” alerts with temperatures expected to soar past 100F (38C) in several major cities.

    Energy providers are warning United States clients to be frugal with air-conditioning this weekend, as intense heat and increased demand could lead to blackouts. Nearly 200 million Americans are under “dangerously hot conditions” alerts with temperatures expected to soar past 100F (38C) in several major cities.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    Argentina announces new deal with the IMF

    It is not good that a country has to be continuously renegotiating with the IMF because of bad management by the previous government, Massa said

    The Government of Argentina reached an understanding with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) whereby the global agency will make disbursements worth over US$ 7 billion in August and November, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 11:11 UTC

    Argentina forced to import 6,1 million tons of soybeans in first half of 2023

    Argentina is the world’s largest exporter of soybean meal and oil, with a processing capacity of around 70 million tons

    Argentina hit by a once-in-a-lifetime drought, has been forced to import 6,1 million tons of soybeans in the first half of 2023, according to data published by the Rosario Stock Exchange. The volume, the highest ever recorded for the period, is triple the amount imported in the first half of last year. It is also very close to the 2018 annual record when the country imported 6.4 million tons of soybeans.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 11:04 UTC

    Falklands: Argentine official complaint, stimulates Warrah Resources mineral exploration

    Warrah Resources Directors have significant Falklands' knowledge and experience.

    Argentina in an official release has complained bitterly what it describes as UK's unilateral activity, for having awarded a new license for gold and other minerals exploration to Warrah Resources in the Falkland Islands.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 11:01 UTC

    RRS Sir David Attenborough preparing for its first Antarctic science cruise

    RRS Sir David Attenborough is currently undergoing trials in preparation for a full science season in Antarctica. BAS.

    The British Antarctic Survey is reporting that further trials are underway on the Falkland Islands-flagged RRS Sir David Attenborough in preparation for its first Antarctic science cruise.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Biden says Lula wants to meet him

    “There is more carbon absorbed from the air in the Amazon than all the carbon admitted to the United States annually,” Biden said

    US President Joseph Biden Friday said his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wanted to meet him to discuss climate issues, Agencia Brasil reported. “Lula of Brazil wants to meet with me soon because you know there is more carbon absorbed from the air in the Amazon than all the carbon admitted to the United States annually,” Biden pointed out during a campaign event.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Freedom of the press threatened in Argentine provinces

    Whoever may feel harmed by a publication, already has the legislation in force to resort to the Judiciary,” Adepa said in a statement

    Amid the controversy on who gets to decide what is true or not, the Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (Adepa) Friday expressed its deep concern over the passing by the provincial Lower House in Salta of a bill establishing penalties (arrest and/or fines) for “whoever spreads false news” within the digital spectrum, it was reported.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Uruguay to build prison for transgender inmates

    Petit estimated that the new penitentiary could be ready in less than two years.

    Uruguayan authorities have announced plans to build a prison for transgender offenders, it was reported in Montevideo. Uruguay is the country with the highest per capita incarceration rate in South America, with four out of every 1,000 inhabitants behind bars.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Argentina: Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo find Grandchild 133

    “We found the son of Cristina Navajas and Julio Santucho,” Carlotto said

    The organization Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Friday announced in Buenos Aires the finding of the 133rd grandchild taken during the military dictatorship (1976-1983). He is a nephew of Mario Roberto Santucho, founding leader of the guerrilla organization PRT-ERP, whose mother Cristina Navajas was kidnapped in 1976.

  • Saturday, July 29th 2023 - 10:29 UTC

    Brazilian gov't ready to create National Guard

    “It will be an institution dedicated to the security of civic areas, but it can act in border areas, indigenous territories, and conservation units,” Dino explained

    Brazil's Justice Minister Flávio Dino said President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's Government was to launch a proposal for the creation of a permanent National Guard to protect federal public buildings in Brasilia and participate in special operations in indigenous lands, border areas, conservation units and support for state security, Agencia Brasil reported.