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Montevideo, September 30th 2023 - 15:45 UTC

Stories for September 2023

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    “Extraterrestrial” bodies displayed at Mexico's Congress

    The bodies have human-like features plus others more similar to those of birds

    Two fossilized bodies allegedly belonging to beings from outer space were set on display Wednesday at the San Lazaro Palace in Mexico City. According to carbon-14 tests, the items would be over 1,000 years old, ufologist Jaime Maussan said. The remains were displayed during a special session of Mexico's Congress.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition leader Machado asks Brazil for help

    “Maduro knows that, in the presidential elections of 2024, I will defeat him, and that is why he is afraid,” she stressed.

    Venezuelan opposition leader María Corina Machado Tuesday asked the Brazilian Senate's Public Security Committee through a video appearance to help the Caribbean country hold fair primary elections. Machado also denounced the attacks by Nicolás Maduro's regime and insisted she intended to run despite her disenfranchisement.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Libyan storm: Death toll reaches 5,300 and 10,000 people are missing

    People had to resort to rudimentary means to retrieve bodies and pull survivors from the mud

    The latest reports from civil war-torn Libya speak of more than 5,300 casualties left by Storm Daniel, in addition to more than 7,000 people treated for injuries and around 10,000 still missing. It is the worst natural disaster to hit this part of the country since the 1963 earthquake in the city of Al Marj.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Russia's war on Ukraine deserves condemnation, Uruguayan Defense Minister says

    Latin America must condemn the human rights in Ukraine since the Russian invasion, García said

    Uruguayan Defense Minister Javier García Tuesday suggested in Buenos Aires that the II Latin American and Caribbean Conference on United Nations Peace Operations should condemn Russia's military deployment in Ukraine.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Bolsonaro undergoes 3 surgical procedures successfully

    It was the sixth time Bolsonaro was operated on since the knifing

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro successfully underwent surgery at the Vila Nova Star Hospital Tuesday to treat the sequelae in his digestive and respiratory systems from the stabbing he suffered during the 2018 campaign, it was reported in Sao Paulo.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Speaker of the House launches probe into US President Biden's private dealings

    “We have found that the president lied to the American people,” McCarthy said

    House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy of the Republican Party announced Tuesday he had ordered an investigation into President Joseph Biden and his son Hunter's banking transactions in a move to gather evidence for the beginning of impeachment procedures against the head of state.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Lula announces funding for Rio Grande do Sul relief

    “The federal government will not fail to meet the needs of the people of the region” of Rio Grande do Sul, Lula said

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Tuesday that Brazil's federal government would grant R$ 1 billion (around US$ 202 million) in loans through the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to help recover the economy of Rio Grande do Sul, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, September 12th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    There were other ways out, Boric says on 50th anniversary of Pinochet's coup

    Boric described Allende as a man “of impeccable democratic trajectory”

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font insisted there were other ways out of the crisis his country was going through when Socialist President Salvador Allende was overthrown 50 years ago Monday by the military uprising of General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, marking the beginning of a 17-year dictatorship.

  • Tuesday, September 12th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Brazilian indigenous women staging 3-day march for equal rights

    Minister Guajajara is regarded as a sign of women healing the land and being the answer to gender violence and forms of racism

    Brazilian indigenous women convened in the capital of South America's largest country to march for equal rights and demand a land demarcation together with the end of illegal mining, Agencia Brasil reported Monday.

  • Tuesday, September 12th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    FDA approves latest Covid-19 vaccines

    “This decision comes at a time when Covid-19 cases are once again climbing,” Bourla said

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the latest versions of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna which target newer variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it was announced Monday. However, this time around, the US federal government is not covering the costs of the shots. The full price is expected to range between US$ 110 and US$ 130 per dose, it was reported.