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Stories for October 27th 2023

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Sharp drop on “blue” dollar reported in Argentina

    Customs and police raids have discouraged informal currency exchange transactions

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar has fallen sharply against the Argentine peso this week after Sunday's elections and the subsequent fracture within the opposition JxC coalition regarding whether to support or not Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei's bid against Economy Minister Sergio Massa at the Nov. 19 runoff.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Fuel shortages reported in Argentina

    YPF implemented on Monday an average increase of 3%

    Due to fuel shortages in several parts of Argentina, some pumps were forced to sell only up to a quota per customer while others simply closed their activities on Thursday, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    UN Security Council: Brazil drafting 5th resolution on Middle East crisis

    “I think a new resolution has to ask for everything,” Vieira said

    Diplomatic representatives of Brazil, the country chairing the United Nations Security Council, are drafting a fifth resolution regarding the ongoing war between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas after four previous attempts failed to garner enough votes or were vetoed by one or more of the body's permanent members, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    UN General Assembly evaluating ceasefire in Middle East war

    “Why is there so much pain over the deaths of Israelis and so little pain for us Palestinians?” Riyad Mansour wondered

    A United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting where a possible resolution calling for an “immediate ceasefire” in the Middle East was adjourned Thursday, Agencia Brasil reported. The body is to resume Friday the discussion of the conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip region.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 09:45 UTC

    7-year-old Chilean boy living in Gaza Strip is found

    “Now the immediate problem is to set up a place to stay, in Gaza,” Ghassan's uncle said in a video released on social media

    Chilean media reported early Friday the finding of 7-year-old Ghassan Sahurie, a 7-year-old boy of Chilean-Palestinian descent who was missing in the Gaza Strip.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 08:53 UTC

    Paraguayan President involves OAS in Paraná Waterway crisis

    “Foreign trade is key because it is a source of job creation and prosperity,” Peña told the OAS Council

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña has filed a complaint with the Organization of American States (OAS) against Argentina's “unacceptable” and “protectionist” decision to impose tolls on barges passing through the Paraná River waterway. However, he failed to mention the neighboring country during his appearance before the continental body's Permanent Council.