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Stories for August 19th 2023

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 17:38 UTC

    Javier Milei plans to give a “prominent role” to Mauricio Macri in his future government

    Macri has approached the libertarian candidate, who often voices discontent with the political class, seeing them all, including the former President, as part of the same “caste.”

    The libertarian Javier Milei, the most voted presidential candidate in the last Primary, Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory (PASO) elections in Argentina, with about 30.90% of the votes, ratified that he maintains a strong dialogue with former President Mauricio Macri. So much so that he plans to offer him “a prominent role” if he were elected as the next national president, as he expressed in radio statements this week.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    IMF holds talks with Argentina's opposition economists

    For the IMF the meetings were one of the Fund's regular and routine contacts with “a wide range of political and economic references”

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) specialists Friday held separate video conferences with economic teams from Argentina's two main contenders for the Oct. 22 presidential elections: La Libertad Avanza (LLA) and Juntos por el Cambio (JxC).

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Ecuador: 3 people arrested in Manta mayor murder probe

    “There is a fourth person” involved in the crime, but he is already in jail, Zapata explained

    Ecuadorian authorities Friday announced the arrest of three people suspected of being involved in the July 23 murder of Manta Mayor Agustín Intriago and a young woman when gunmen opened fire at a municipal construction site.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Peru: Congress Speaker to be removed?

    “The Ethics Committee can only investigate me for my performance as a congressman, from 2021 onwards,” Soto argued

    The new Speaker of Peru's one-house Congress, first in line to succeed President Dina Booluarte in case of vacancy, has stepped under the spotlight following a barrage of allegations linking him to cases of corruption.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Falklands' delegation to Uruguay's Prado agriculture trade show

    This the 118th Prado Show and is International (plus Mercosur countries).

    The Falkland Islands delegation for this year’s Prado agricultural trade show in Uruguay show are all set to attend.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 09:52 UTC

    Russia and Bolivia deepen nuclear alliance

    Bolivia is interested in joining BRICS, a bloc featuring both Russia and China in addition to Brazil, India, and South Africa

    Following talks in Moscow involving local, Venezuelan, and Bolivian military chiefs this week, the first Russian nuclear reactor vessel has arrived in La Paz, it was reported. The Aug. 16 gathering took place after Bolivia signed a “preventive and corrective maintenance” agreement with Iran for the use of drones in border control activities.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 09:28 UTC

    Bird flu emergency suspended in Uruguay

    The sanitary emergency had been imposed due to the appearance of a case of influenza in a black-necked swan in Rocha

    Uruguayan authorities Friday announced that the sanitary emergency decreed on Feb. 15 would be lifted for 60 days. Hence, the traditional Expo Prado fair starting in Montevideo on Sept. 8 will feature a poultry show, it was reported.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 09:21 UTC

    Massa clinches deal to curb price hikes

    The cost of the devaluation cannot be paid by the people, Massa argued

    Argentine Economy Minister and presidential hopeful Sergio Massa Friday announced an agreement with most leading supermarket chains and wholesalers for 90 days, during which prices will remain frozen in principle for some 52,300 mass consumption products and increases will be capped at 5% per month, it was reported in Buenos Aires.