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Stories for August 27th 2023

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 15:41 UTC

    Guyana: Former slave-owning British PM family apologies not enough

    Charles Gladstone called on the United Kingdom to hold talks with CARICOM on reparations (AP Photo)

    Activists were not entirely satisfied with Friday's apology speech by a descendant of former British Prime Minister and slave exploiter/trader William Gladstone at the University of Guyana and insisted reparations worth around US$ 1.2 trillion were due as messages along the lines of “our ancestors deserve real justice” became rife.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 15:02 UTC

    Recife subway strike ends after 23 days

    “What we witnessed was an alarming situation,” Senator Humberto Costa said

    Workers of Recife's underground have announced the end of their 23-day strike. Therefore, trains in the capital of the Brazilian State of Pernambuco will be running again as of Monday, it was decided late Friday.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 14:48 UTC

    Emperor penguins in danger due to sea ice melting

    Hotter temperatures melt the ice before the chicks develop their waterproof feathers (BAS pic)

    According to a peer-reviewed British Antarctic Survey report released late last week, the melting of sea ice might have caused the death of some 10,000 Emperor penguin chicks by the end of 2022.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 14:36 UTC

    Argentina to keep collecting Paraná Waterway toll, FM says

    “A toll is not going to define the relationship between” Argentina and Paraguay, Cafiero argued

    Argentina will continue to collect tolls from barges sailing through the Paraná-Paraguay River Waterway “because it is something that was contemplated,” Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said this weekend after his Paraguayan colleague Rubén Ramírez's announcement last week otherwise. “A toll is not going to define the relationship between both countries,”.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 14:17 UTC

    Mar del Plata breakwater closed due to sea lions dying of bird flu

    Sea lions would contract avian influenza through sick wild birds' excretions, Argentine experts speculate

    Coast Guard and port authorities in the Argentine beach resort of Mar del Plata Saturday closed the South breakwater after the National Service of Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa) confirmed two cases of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5 in sea lions in the area where 4 dead specimens were found.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 08:41 UTC

    Lula wants Brazil to strengthen its presence in Africa

    We're going to start financing African countries again,” Lula pledged

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Saturday that the South American country wants to open a consulate general in Luanda, the capital of Angola, Agência Brasil reported.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 03:00 UTC

    Former Bolsonaro aide isolated pending ongoing investigations

    Cid is currently under arrest for his alleged involvement in the forging of a Covid-19 vaccination card in the name of Bolsonaro

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Friday issued a resolution banning Lieutenant-Colonel Cid is currently under arrest for his alleged involvement in the forging of a Covid-19 vaccination card in the name of Bolsonarofrom having any contact with former President Jair Bolsonaro and former First Lady Michelle in addition to his own wife Gabriela, it was reported in Brasilia.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 02:51 UTC

    Documents revealing US involvement in Pinochet's coup declassified

    Chile's Deputy Foreign Minister Gloria de la Fuente thanked President Joseph Biden's administration for the transparency process

    Documents revealing the US government's involvement in the Sept. 11, 1973, coup d'état against Chilean President Salvador Allende have been declassified, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 00:56 UTC

    Bolsonaro's son's properties raided by Brazilian police

    Jair Renan Valle Bolsonaro is believed to be an accomplice and beneficiary of a money laundering scheme

    Brazilian police Thursday raided two properties belonging to Jair Renan Valle Bolsonaro, the 25-year-old son of former President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, in Camboriú, (Santa Catarina) and Brasília, for his alleged involvement in a money laundering and embezzlement scheme.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 00:37 UTC

    Brighter future ahead for businesses in Latin America

    Paraguay is the country expected to grow the most this year by the FGV

    According to a study by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) released Thursday, businesses in Latin America are up to their best level in two years after hitting unusual lows from the third quarter of 2022 through the second quarter of 2023.

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