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Stories for September 18th 2023

  • Monday, September 18th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Washington's help called for in Paraná Waterway crisis

    The interests of US companies operating in Paraguay have been affected by Argentina's decision

    With too much negotiating and no solution on the radar, the US-Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce (Usapacc) has asked President Joseph Biden's administration to get involved in the brokering of an answer to Argentina's decision to charge tolls to barges sailing through the Paraná River Waterway.

  • Monday, September 18th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    14 killed in Brazilian Amazonia plane crash

    The EMB-110 can accommodate up to 18 passengers

    Fourteen people were killed during the weekend when an Embraer 110 Bandeirante twin turboprop from Manaus, the capital of the State of Amazonas, tried to land in the tourist resort of Barcelos in heavy rain and poor visibility, it was reported. The aircraft belonged to the ManausAerotáxi company.

  • Monday, September 18th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Relatives of Argentine squad fallen during Falklands War return from humanitarian trip

    The Alacran squad's Puma helicopter was shot down at Mount Kent in 1982 but the bodies were not identified until 2021

    Relatives of Argentine combatants of the Alacran squad fallen in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict returned Saturday after visiting the graves of their loved ones following the Second Humanitarian Project Plan (PPH2) agreed with the United Kingdom and the International Committee of the Red Cross work which gave proper names to what was previously labeled under the generic “soldiers known only to God.”

  • Monday, September 18th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Haitians want PM to step down due to crisis with Dominican Republic

    Hundreds of protesters sought Henry's departure from office due to his mismanagement of the country's socio-political and economic crisis

    Scores of Haitians demanded Sunday the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry following Dominican President Luis Abinader's decision to close all borders between the only two countries sharing the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, it was reported in Port-au-Prince.

  • Monday, September 18th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Lula's team still working on an appointment with Zelensky

    Zelensky has tried for months to talk with Lula

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has reportedly offered his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky two slots on his agenda for a bilateral meeting on the sides of this week's 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

  • Monday, September 18th 2023 - 09:53 UTC

    Peru: Boluarte's gov't targets freedom of the press

    Boluarte's government has downplayed rumors that it might be trying to wage a Bukele-style war on crime

    Journalist guilds in Peru have expressed their concern about restrictions on freedom the government of President Dina Boluarte is planning to exert through changes to the Penal Code to hold demonstrators and reporters criminally accountable, it was reported in Lima.