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Stories for August 4th 2023

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    “Blue” dollar knows no ceiling in Argentina

    A devaluation of around 20% is expected after the Aug. 13 PASO elections

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar went up again Thursday in Argentina hitting a new all-time high of AR$ 570 at the end of the day as the Aug. 13 Simultaneous, Mandatory, and Open Primary (PASO) presidential elections loom over, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Colombian president under fire after son's money laundering admission

     President Gustavo Petro Urrgo  and his son Nicolas

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro Urrgo insisted Thursday that he intends to remain in office until 2026 because he was elected by the people for such a commitment. The head of state made these remarks after his son Nicolás Petro Burgos admitted that his father's 2022 campaign had been financed with contributions from a questionable origin.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Narcotraficker Sebastián Marset threatens Uruguayan and Bolivian journalists using a Falklands' chip phone

    The same number had been used before by the narcotrafficker to communicate with Telenoche in August 2022 when he sent a series of videos denying his involvement in the assassination of Marcelo Pecci

    Uruguayan news outlet Telenoche (Canal 4) received a chilling threat signed by the elusive Uruguayan drug lord, Sebastián Marset, who remains a fugitive from justice, as the reporters announced during their Wednesday 5 broadcast. The text, sent via WhatsApp at 10:47 PM on Tuesday, 4th, bore a clear warning: “Hello. If you continue making articles about me, there will be consequences. I am Marset.” Accompanying this chilling statement was a photo featuring 24 Glock pistol magazines arranged meticulously in a box.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Brazil's black movement calls for end to Operation Shield

    “The residents are absolutely frightened, terrified,” said Elaine Mineiro

    After police action resulted in the killing of at least 16 people in Guarujá, where extra-judiciary executions are also said to have taken place, members of the South American country's black movement staged a demonstration Thursday in front of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) in downtown São Paulo, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Greenpeace “No New Oil” activists, take their protest to PM Sunak's country estate

    Four individuals scaled Sunak's large house in North Yorkshire and dropped long black sheets to cover the facade and holding up a banner that read “No New Oil.”

    Greenpeace activists carried out a protest on the roof of the country estate belonging to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday. Sunak was not at home at the time as he is on holiday with his family in California.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Supreme Court rules Falklands aquaculture will undergo judicial review

    The review comes following a decision made by Executive Council, March 29, 2022, to not go forward with large-scale aquaculture in the Falkland Islands

    The decision of the Executive Council made on March 29, 2022, to not allow large-scale aquaculture in the Falkland Islands is to undergo a judicial review following a judgment by Chief Justice James Lewis after a preliminary hearing in the Supreme Court on July 28, with the judgment delivered on August 3.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 09:52 UTC

    Espionage charges filed against two US Navy sailors

    One of the defendants was assigned to the USS Essex

    Two California-based US Navy Sailors arrested for allegedly supplying sensitive military Information to China were formally charged Thursday in two separate cases. It remains to be determined whether each accused was aware of the other's activities regarding details on wartime exercises, naval operations, and critical technical material. Both men pleaded not guilty in federal courts in San Diego and Los Angeles.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 09:14 UTC

    Suspected deforestation gang leader arrested in Brazil

    Greater control by the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva reduced logging but it is not enough

    Brazil's Federal Police arrested a businessman believed to be the leader of a “criminal group” responsible for the logging of 65 square kilometers of rainforest. The suspect is said to have illegally seized the Amazon land in the state of Pará for logging and cattle ranching.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 09:09 UTC

    Creating a Storyboard: 6 essential steps for effective visual planning

    Photo: Pexels

    While storyboards are commonly associated with the media industry, their versatility extends far beyond film and animation. Storyboards can be valuable tools in various fields, such as marketing, advertising, event planning, education, and even personal projects.

  • Friday, August 4th 2023 - 08:29 UTC

    Buquebus granted extension to bring decommissioned ship to Uruguay

    he Eladia Isabel was built in 1994 and took three hours to cross the River Plate

    Argentine customs authorities Thursday extended the deadline for the return to Uruguay of Buquebus' Eladia Isabel to “prevent her from sinking,” it was reported in Buenos Aires. Following an inspection in June last, the vessel was found to be in a “distressing condition” and was to be re-exported before July 9. Now it has time so until Oct. 10.

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