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Montevideo, September 30th 2023 - 05:20 UTC

Stories for September 2nd 2023

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Guatemalan President-elect says there is a coup in the making

    “The justice system is being used to violate justice itself,” Arévalo stressed

    Guatemalan President-elect Bernardo Arévalo de León Friday said there was “a coup d'état in progress” in his country, with many organizations wanting to “break the constitutional order and violate democracy” by attacking him and his Semilla Movement party.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Brazil: Lula to undergo femur surgery

    Lula has a tight international agenda ahead of him before his medical procedure

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva explained Friday that he will be undergoing surgery later this month to correct his femur problems.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Iceland resumes whaling after temporary ban

    Killing whales would now be admissible, albeit in a more humane way, according to Iceland's government

    The government of Iceland announced whaling was to resume effective Sept. 1 after banning the practice two months ago. The new measure sparked rage among environmentalists concerned about the endangered species. However, more effective hunting methods and equipment need to be used, the authorities said.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Uruguayan exports suffer 17% YoY drop

    Exports of beverage concentrates and rice did have a positive variation from 2022 figures, the document also showed

    According to a study by consultants Uruguay XXI released Friday in Montevideo, exports from the South American country -duty-free zones included- totaled US$ 1.027 billion in August, which represented a 17% year-on-year drop.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Bidding for new bridge between Uruguay and Brazil to be launched in October

    They are going to finance the total work of the bridge and the connection on the Brazilian side, Falero explained

    Uruguayan authorities Friday announced the opening for biddings toward the construction of a bridge across the Yaguarón River onto Brazil will commence in October, while the existing Baron of Mauá bridge, built in 1930 linking Rio Branco and Jaguarão will also be remodeled.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    UN reports nearly 2,500 people killed in Haiti this year

    US citizens were urged through a travel advisory this week to leave the country amid mounting violence

    Around 2,500 people have died in Haiti this year while 1,000 have been injured and nearly 970 have been kidnapped, according to a statement from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released this week.