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Stories for October 2023

  • Wednesday, October 18th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Amazonian rivers in Brazil hit by severe drought

    A state of emergency has been declared in local municipalities

    According to reports released in Brazil Tuesday, the Solimões River has dried up and has become a desert while the Negro River in Manaus has reached historic levels of drought and nearing figures similar to those recorded during the Oct. 2010 crisis.

  • Wednesday, October 18th 2023 - 09:29 UTC

    Deal between Venezuelan gov't and opposition welcomed worldwide

    Negotiations will continue until the liberation of the 300 political prisoners and other topics can be discussed, Blyde said

    The agreement signed Tuesday in Barbados between the Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro and the main opposition leaders has been welcomed by the European Union, the United States, Brazil, and Argentina among other players on the world stage.

  • Wednesday, October 18th 2023 - 09:13 UTC

    Hamas, Israel blame each other for killing 500 at Gaza hospital

    According to Israeli media, the number of casualties “was not as high”

    A missile hit a Christian health facility belonging to the Anglican Church in Gaza City Tuesday, killing at least 500, according to authorities in the Islamist-controlled Strip, after which the terrorist group Hamas and the government of Israel exchanged accusations as to who had fired the deadly rocket.

  • Wednesday, October 18th 2023 - 08:57 UTC

    Argentine President has busy agenda in China

    Fernández met with Xi Jinping in Beijing

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández met with the head of the New Development Bank (NDB), Dilma Rousseff, to advance the South American country's accession to the BRICS financial institution.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Biden to travel to Israel while Washington might ease sanctions against pro-Palestine Venezuela

    Israel has the right to defend itself, Blinken insisted

    While US President Joseph Biden announced Monday he would be traveling to Israel this coming Wednesday to express his country's support in light of Hamas' attacks, his administration hinted sanctions against Venezuela would be eased if free and fair elections are held in 2024. Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro has forcefully expressed his support for the Palestinian cause and against Israel.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Fuel shortages reported in Uruguay and Argentina

    The lack of inputs and fuel is a threat to the stability of Argentine rural producers

    Fuel shortages have been reported on both ends of the River Plate. But while supply is expected to be back to normal before the end of this week in Montevideo, Argentine rural producers are concerned that the lack of diesel might impact their activity shortly.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    Uruguay calls it a day regarding evacuations from Israel

    No more Uruguayans have signed up for evacuation, it was explained in Montevideo

    A Uruguayan Hercules C-130 transport aircraft performed the South American country's last relief flight, bringing out people from war-torn Israel to Madrid while Argentina was still evacuating its own Tuesday, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2023 - 09:29 UTC

    Members of Chilean delegation in China test positive for Covid-19

    “It is clear to me that there are endless opportunities” for Chinese companies in Chile, Boric said

    Various members of the Chilean delegation touring China ahead of the III Forum of the Belt and Road International Cooperation have tested positive for Covid-19 although President Gabriel Boric Font's results came back negative. All those infected will begin a 5-day isolation as per Chilean sanitary protocols, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2023 - 09:13 UTC

    Argentine President starts holding meetings in Shanghai

    Fernández has yet to meet with Rousseff

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández held meetings in Shanghai with businessmen and local authorities ahead of his participation at the Third Belt and Road Forum to which he was invited by Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2023 - 08:34 UTC

    Argentina: JxC's strength lies in the others' weaknesses

    Bullrich insisted Argentina would “free itself from this mafia once and forever”

    Opposition candidate Patricia Bullrich of former President Mauricio Macri's Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio - JxC) Monday closed her presidential campaign in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) together with Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, whom she defeated in the primaries and would now appoint as Cabinet Chief if elected.