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Stories for September 8th 2023

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Maduro to visit China “and other friendly countries”

    Maduro rarely travels abroad out of security concerns

    Venezuela's National Assembly gave the green light for President Nicolás Maduro to leave the country on an international tour of “friendly” nations, it was reported in Caracas.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Argentina: Export taxes lifted from industrialized agriculture products

    There are no magical recipes, Massa argued

    Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa Thursday announced the lifting of all export taxes to the sales abroad of regional economy products with added value, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The measure favors the agro-industrial sector which features over 1,200,000 registered workers.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Chile: Boric and former presidents sign declaration against dictatorship

    “One cannot be permanently begging democratic political parties to adhere to such a simple commitment,” Boric insisted

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font and his four living predecessors Thursday signed a so-called “commitment for democracy” document as the 50th anniversary of the coup d'état that brought General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte to power between 1973 and 1990 looms over.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Argentine President assures Chile a natural gas supply through 2024

    Fernández will be in Santiago attending the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Pinochet's coup

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Thursday said his country would guarantee the supply of natural gas to neighboring Chile until Dec. 31, 2024, it was reported in Buenos Aires. With Bolivia's production declining, South America is looking to Vaca Muerta as a possible source, it was also explained. Between January and July, Argentina sold Chile US$ 556 million worth of natural gas, an 86.8% growth from the same period last year.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Lula headed for G20 Summit

    The Brazilian leader will receive the group's rotating presidency of the group on Sunday

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his entourage are due in New Delhi later Friday to participate in this coming weekend's Summit of G20 leaders, during which he is expected to deliver three speeches and take over the group's pro tempore presidency.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Falklands delegation present at Gibraltar National Day on Sunday

    Picture by Jim Watt

    A group of eighteen members from the House of Commons and the House of Lords will be in Gibraltar this week on a working visit for National Day, Sunday September 10. They will coincide with a separate delegation of leaders from the British Overseas Territories, including Falkland Islands representatives who will engage in preparatory work with a view to the next meeting of the Joint Ministerial Council with the UK in November.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Gibraltar announces plans for a new cruise liner terminal

    Gibraltar has the potential to become the most important cruise destination in the Western Mediterranean

    Gibraltar has plans to build a new cruise terminal, Minister for Tourism, Vijay Daryanani made the announcement. The new state of the art facility will replace the current one, comprising of two floors and a roof top. Sustainability aspects are also being worked on.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Violence against reporters on the rise in Ecuador

    Villavicencio's work had led to former President Correa's conviction for corruption

    Death threats against the media doubled in Ecuador from last year's figures, three press associations denounced in Quito Thursday during a press conference. At least 15 journalists have received life-threatening messages amid growing violence nationwide.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Falklands: joint helicopter/offshore patrol vessel logistics exercises

    One of two new Sikorsky S-92A Helicopters on Falkland Islands

    HMS Medway, a Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel, has recently conducted a joint training exercise with Bristow Search and Rescue off the Falkland Islands. The collaboration involved the mastering of winching drills.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:01 UTC

    Investments That Pay Off: Latin America’s Response to Recent Global Shocks

    “This time it wasn't us,” Guillermo Ortiz, then governor of Mexico’s central bank, said at the 2008 start of the global financial crisis.

    By Rodrigo Valdes, IMF Director of the Western Hemisphere Department

    The region, which successfully navigated economic turmoil, now must boost inclusive growth, reduce debt, and capitalize on new opportunities. Praise for policies implemented by the LA5 Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and also Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Costa Rica.

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