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Stories for August 12th 2023

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:58 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar still climbing on last working day before PASO elections

    Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa could announce no measures due to the electoral ban

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar climbed AR$ 3 and reached AR$ 605 on the last working day before Sunday's Open, Mandatory, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections in Argentina, it was reported Friday in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, the official exchange rate closed at AR$ 300.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Japan resumes poultry imports from Brazil

    A mission headed by Fávaro persuaded the Japanese health authorities

    Japan has honored the agreement it signed late last month with Brazilian authorities and resumed importing live poultry and meat, eggs, and poultry products after halting these purchases in June following the discovery of the first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a domestic poultry farm in the municipality of Serra, in the Metropolitan Region of Vitória, the capital of the State of Espírito Santo, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Bird flu detected in dead sea lions on Tierra del Fuego shores

    “Two previous suspicions in sea lions had been treated in the country and were negative,” Senasa pointed out

    Argentine authorities Friday confirmed the detection of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in sea lions found dead on the Tierra del Fuego shores.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Chile's Social Development Minister resigns amid scandal

    Jackson is known to be a close friend of President Boric's

    Giorgio Jackson, of President Gabriel Boric Fnt's Democratic Revolution (RD) party, Friday turned in his resignation as Social Development Minister following his involvement in a corruption scandal splashing several cabinet members and even the head of state, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Water transfer pipeline operational in Uruguay to fight drough

    “We have some peace of mind for a month and a half or two if it does not rain,” President Luis Lacalle Pou said

    Water began being transferred from the San José River dam to the Aguas Corrientes area of the Santa Lucía River in a move to alleviate the drinking water supply to the Uruguayan capital, it was reported in Montevideo. The works carried out in record time are expected to result in lower salinity in the metropolitan area.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Legionella forces the removal of UK asylum seekers from Bibby Stockholm barge

    UK government is planning to move more asylum seekers onto the large grey, three-storey barge that can hold some 500 people in 200 bedrooms.

    Frustration for 10 Downing Street migrant policy. The United Kingdom was forced to remove migrants from the barge where they were being held after Legionella bacteria was found in the water supply, the government said on Friday.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Brazilian gov't launches third version of PAC

    The initiative will lead to “the refinement of government management and planning,” Haddad explained

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's government announced federal funds in the amount of R$ 371 billion (US$ 75.62 billion) over four years for the creation of roads, railways, ports, and airports in what is known as the New Growth Acceleration Plan (New PAC), which is a re-edition of an initiative undertaken during his second term in office and in the early stages of the Dilma Rousseff administration.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Tech billionaires Musk and Zucherberg in an ¨epic cage duel, Roman style¨

    Musk said on his social media platform X, formerly Twitter, that he has agreed with Italian authorities on an “epic location” for the cage fight with Zuckerberg

    A Roman duel in tech times. In effect, Elon Musk on Friday said he spoke with Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, about planning a cage fight with rival tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg in Italy.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 08:51 UTC

    Number of kids vaccinated against Covid-19 going down in Brazil

    Brazil recorded 80 deaths of children up to 4 years old between January 1 and July 11, 2023

    According to a study released Friday, the number of Brazilian children aged between 6 months and 5 years old who have taken at least two doses of Covid-19 vaccine has gone down, Agencia Brasil reported.