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Stories for August 23rd 2023

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Massa gets loans from IDB and WB ahead of IMF meeting

    Massa is convinced that the IMF will grant Argentina another US$ 7.5 billion

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank (WB) will grant Argentina additional financing of US$ 1,300 million, Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa announced Tuesday from Washington DC.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Uruguayan unions go on strike, again demanding shorter working hours and wage increases

    Union leader Abdala also said that the 48-hour work week leads to the fact that many times workers cannot follow up on the difficulties of childhood and adolescence of their children. Photo: PIT-CNT

    Uruguay's trade union central, the PIT-CNT, carried out this Tuesday a partial four-hour strike with a mobilization, in which it again called for a law to reduce the working day from 48 to 40 hours a week.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina: Sharp drop in mass consumption reported

    Wholesale prices outpaced inflation in July

    Private studies released Tuesday in Buenos Aires showed a 16.1% drop in mass consumption in the first week of August, which further aggravated July's 15.8%, the Buenos Aires daily La Prensa reported.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Spanish Civil Guard seizes 700 kilos of cocaine headed to Europe via Canary Islands

    The Spanish Guardia Civil raided a suspicious Polish flagged vessel headed for Canary Islands and uncovered 700 kilograms of cocaine on it

    Europol has supported the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) in dismantling a criminal organization smuggling large quantities of cocaine from South America to the European Union via the Canary Islands. The operation also involved law enforcement authorities from Croatia, Italy and Serbia. The investigation identified a significant threat; criminal organizations' increasing ability to collaborate closely and deploy members to different locations for longer periods to enable large-scale drug trafficking. The international cooperation of law enforcement authorities across the EU was therefore crucial for intercepting the suspects and halting their criminal activities.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 10:46 UTC

    Falklands' Camp voters demand more engagement and presence from members of Legislative Assembly

    MLAs have “lost contact with the Camp folk –none of them ever ring to see how we live or if we have any complaints.”

    Prior to this Nominations announcement, for the September 21 by election, the Penguin News did with a few interviews, a sample picture of Falkland Islands rural voters demands and concerns, among which, Stanley support for Camp, drought, improved communications and more engagement from representatives at the Legislative Assembly. PN also asked them if Camp voters felt happy for Stanley residents to represent them.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Falklands Government reminds nomination protocols for Medal and Honors

    OBE and MBE are awarded by the Sovereign and recipients can choose to be presented their award in the UK by a member of the Royal Family, or in the Falkland Islands by the Governor.

    The Falkland Islands Government is reminding the public of the specific protocols that are in place when nominating someone for a medal or honor.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 09:24 UTC

    Dozens arrested in Argentina for looting

    “There is no social problem to take care of and attend to,” Minister Aníbal Fernández argued

    Several dozens were arrested Tuesday in Argentina for looting in the provinces of Córdoba and Mendoza, it was reported. There were other incidents in the Greater Buenos Aires area and also in the country's capital.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    Unemployment keeps dropping in Uruguay

    The trend keeps dropping as new people join the labor market

    Unemployment in Uruguay fell yet again last month to stand at 7.8%, according to a report released Tuesday in Montevideo by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Thus, the drop from June's figures was 0.4% for a total of some 144,400 jobless people in the South American country from 152,500 the month before.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 08:49 UTC

    Sea lions in Necochea died of avian flu?

    Most of the sea lions found on the beaches were buried in the sand

    Argentine authorities are investigating whether the death of around 40 sea lions inside the port terminal of Necochea / Quequén was due to an outbreak of avian flu, it was reported Tuesday. A colony of about 400 sea lions is usually to be found there.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 08:37 UTC

    Argentine President not attending BRICS Summit

    President Fernández will resume his post-PASO public life in Neuqén and La Pampa

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández called off his trip to Johannesburg after learning that his country would not be -at least for now- joining the BRICS (a trade bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) during the ongoing XV Summit, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

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