MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, November 29th 2023 - 08:30 UTC

Stories for September 23rd 2023

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:55 UTC

    Milei's ghost lingers over convention of rightwing leaders in BA

    Bullrich said Milei would not last long in office if he wins this year's elections

    The Libertad y Democracia Group of center-rightwing leaders gathered in Buenos Aires Friday to express its support to opposition candidate Patricia Bullrich of Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) of former President Mauricio Macri, who co-chaired the event “The ideas of freedom in the politics of the future” with Chile's Sebastián Piñera.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:24 UTC

    Uruguayan President's son makes football top-notch debut

    “Football is enough,” Lacalle Ponce de León said about getting into politics

    Luis Lacalle Ponce de León, son of Uruguay's current President Luis Lacalle Pou and grandson of former head of state Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera (1990-1995), made his First Division football debut this week, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:23 UTC

    Bolsonaro did entertain coup plans, former aide tells

    Cid was paroled after agreeing to cooperate

    Brazilian Army Lieutenant-Colonel Mauro Cid, a former aide-de-camps to then-President Jair Bolsonaro, has told the Federal Police as part of a plea bargain that, shortly after his defeat in the runoff to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the head of state was handed by his advisor Filipe Martins a draft decree to call new elections.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:18 UTC

    Brazil's STF adjourns vote on decriminalizing abortion until face-to-face plenum

    Chief Justice Weber will be retiring next week

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) decided in a virtual gathering Friday to pass judgment on the decriminalization of abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy during an on-site plenary session at a date yet to be determined, Agência Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:09 UTC

    Latin America’s Growth Conundrum

    In some countries, Argentina, Ecuador, and Venezuela, there will be little to no sustained growth until they address serious outstanding fiscal, debt problems.

    By Arminio Fraga, Guillermo Oritz and Andrés Velasco (*) – Since 1960, only a few countries in Latin America have narrowed the gap between their per capita income and that of the United States, while most of the region has lagged far behind. Making up for lost ground will require a coordinated effort, involving both technocratic tinkering and bold political leadership

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:07 UTC

    EU discussing approval of Roundup glyphosate for another ten years

    The EU's 27 members are expected to discuss the Commission proposal and will vote on the issue on October 13.

    The European Commission has proposed extending approval of the controversial weed killer glyphosate, long manufactured under the name Roundup, by 10 years. Approval in the European Union for the agrichemical is due to lapse this December unless member states agree to a reauthorization.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:04 UTC

    Brazil central bank lowers interest rate for second month running

    The central bank lowered its interest rate by 50 basis points to 13.25% in early August -- its first rate cut in three years.

    Brazil’s central bank this week lowered its interest rate by 50 basis points to 12.75% -- its second consecutive rate cut. Banco Central do Brasil last made a rate hike of 50 basis points in August 2022, carrying the rate to 13.75%, the highest since early 2017, and significantly up from a record low of 2% in March 2021.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 11:52 UTC

    US Fed leaves rates unchanged but anticipates one more rise in November

    Fed expects to raise rates one more time this year, according to projections included the statement from the Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC

    The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged this week, pausing an aggressive inflation fight amid growing optimism that the United States can achieve normal price levels without falling into a recession.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 11:40 UTC

    Half a million Venezuelans asylum seekers allowed to work legally in US

    US Homeland Security (DHS) said the expansion of protected status for Venezuelans was warranted due to the country's “increased instability and lack of safety”.

    Venezuelans seeking asylum in the US who are already living in the country will be allowed to work legally under new rules announced by the Biden administration. About 472,000 people will be eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Hangover: England and Wales loose two pubs a day

    Figures showed that 230 pubs vanished in the three months to 30 June - an increase over the previous quarter when the doors to 153 pubs shuttered.

    Two pubs a day have disappeared in England and Wales in the first half of the year, according to government statistics. Figures showed that 230 pubs vanished in the three months to 30 June - an increase over the previous quarter when the doors to 153 pubs shuttered.

  • 1
  • 2