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Stories for September 4th 2023

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 11:35 UTC

    Argentina: Leftwing terrorism victims' event sparks reaction from human rights groups

    Congresswoman Villarruel has long pressed for the reopening of the statute-barred crimes of Montoneros and ERP

    Human rights organizations in Argentina Sunday expressed their rejection of Libertarian Congresswoman and Vice-Presidential candidate Victoria Villarruel offering a “tribute” on Monday to the victims of terrorism in the 1970s at the Buenos Aires City Legislature.

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 11:26 UTC

    Peru: State of Emergency around Ubinas volcano extended

    The Ubinas is, together with Sabancaya, the most active volcano in Peru

    Peru's Government extended for another 60 days starting Monday the State of Emergency decreed around the erupting Ubinas volcano in the Moquegua region, some 1,250 km south of Lima, it was published Sunday in El Peruano (Official Gazette).

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 11:22 UTC

    Syphilis cases mounting in Argentine province of Chubut

    “Syphilis has a cure and its treatment is very simple,” Restuccia explained

    Health authorities in the Argentine province of Chubut have expressed their concern about an increase in the number of cases of syphilis. The provincial Health Ministry is working on different strategies and policies aimed at promoting the prevention of this disease and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), according to local media in Rawson.

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 11:17 UTC

    “El Niño” arrives in Argentina

    ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) brings on more or less rain than usual, depending on the region

    Argentina's National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued a report stating that the El Niño phenomenon had arrived in the country after water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean remained above those considered normal, thus triggering an atmospheric response to the warming.

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 11:08 UTC

    Posco pledges US$ 1.7 bn investment in Argentina

    Also in Seoul, Cafiero met with his South Korean colleague Park Jin

    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero signed an agreement in Seoul with steel company Posco, whereby the South Korean company will invest US$ 1.7 billion for the production of lithium carbonate in the provinces of Salta and Catamarca.

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 11:04 UTC

    Brazilian authorities rescue 225 enslaved workers

    Slave labor is frequent on many Brazilian farms and fazendas

    Brazilian authorities have rescued 225 people who were working in slavery-like conditions in the Amazonian state of Pará, it was reported Saturday. In 2023, a total of 2,575 said workers have been saved through various law enforcement operations, which represents a 31% increase from 2021.

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 07:38 UTC

    Brexit tariffs, not the EU’s Malvinas blunder, are the real issue worrying Falkland Islanders

    Goods imported into the EU from the Falkland Islands (such as squid), for the first time, are now subject to the EU’s common external tariff. ( Pic GETTY IMAGINE)

    Boris Johnson’s deal made no provision for exports from the UK overseas territories

    By Teslyn Barkman (*) – In July, a joint communiqué signed in Brussels by 60 European Union and Latin American nations referred to the Falkland Islands as the “Islas Malvinas” despite last-minute attempts by UK foreign secretary James Cleverly to persuade them to drop the reference.

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 07:25 UTC

    Uruguay to resume meat exports to Mexico

    “The Mexican market has always been relevant for Uruguayan meat production,” Buffa said

    Uruguay announced the resumption of meat exports to Mexico after three years, with 22 slaughterhouses authorized to sell beef and sheep meat to that country for the next two years, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 07:17 UTC

    Sky Airlines announces return to Uruguay

    Viera highlighted the importance of the new service attracting more Chilean tourists

    Uruguayan Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera welcomed the return of budget carrier Sky Airlines to the country, connecting Montevideo's Carrasco International Airport with Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru), Salvador, and Florianópolis (Brazil) with direct services, starting in 2024.