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Stories for October 20th 2023

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    José 'Pepe' Mujica begs Hamas for Latin American hostages

    The hostages will not solve the problems of the Palestinians, Mujica argued

    Former Uruguayan leftwing President José 'Pepe' Mujica Thursday called on the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas to release the Latin American hostages captured since the beginning of the conflict with Israel on Oct. 7, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Peruvian Prime Minister targeted by prosecution probe

    Otárola is said to have met before with people who were awarded juicy government contracts

    Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation against Prime Minister Alberto Otálora for his alleged involvement in acts of corruption, it was reported Thursday in Lima.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    China and Brazil should join forces, Xi Jinping tells House Speaker

    Xi Jinping also hoped that Brazilian lawmakers ”will actively promote exchanges and cooperation between China and Brazil

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told Brazilian Lower House Speaker Arthur Lira in Beijing Friday that their countries should firmly support each other in the face of “a tumultuous world.” Xi also insisted the BRICS partners were the two largest developing nations on the planet.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Drought hitting Chaco region concerns Paraguayan authorities

    Peña said on social media that action would be taken “so that the long-awaited aqueduct becomes a reality”

    Paraguayan authorities expressed their concern Thursday given the dramatic drought causing social, economic, and environmental devastation in the region of Chaco, which is also affecting parts of neighboring Bolivia, it was reported.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Massa says future of Mercosur lies in Argentina's north

    Massa proposed “changing the educational system” because “kids get bored at school” when they should “feel part of and integrated into the country”

    Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa said Thursday that the heart of Mercosur lies in the country's north and urged his supporters to “go for our flag” in Sunday's elections. Massa's remarks came during a campaign closing event at a factory in the city of Pilar, some 50 kilometers northwest of the capital. He also promised to improve salaries “and the purchasing power of the people” if Unión por la Patria (UP) wins.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 09:09 UTC

    Brazil: Bolsonaro fined for abusing reporters verbally

    The journalists' union recorded 175 attacks by Bolsonaro against the press in 2020 alone

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was sentenced Thursday by a Sao Paulo court to pay journalists R$ 50,000 (US$ 9,900) for collective moral damages which will go to the State Fund for the Defense of Diffuse Rights.