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Stories for October 2023

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Record sales for Uruguay in an exceptional year for rice production

    Some 159,700 hectares were sown, with an average yield of 9,000 kilos per hectare totaling 1,4 million tons, making Uruguay the main exporter of quality rice in South America and the sixth worldwide.

    For the first time in many years Uruguayan rice farmers are not complaining about the cereal's price or asking for some form of government support. On the contrary the Association of Rice Farmers have admitted to have sold overseas all of this year-s crop an estimated 1,26 million tons out of a total harvest of 1,4 million tons. Uruguay usually consumes 10% of its rice production and the rest is exported.

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 10:32 UTC

    Impoverished Argentines concern Uruguay's Chamber of Commerce

    Uruguayans even cross the border into Argentina to go to the doctor, Lestido explained

    As the summer season approaches and Argentina lives through a not-quite-unprecedented crisis, Uruguay's Chamber of Commerce and Services fears it may result in fewer travelers and ensuing economic losses when compared to other years.

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Gloomy IMF projections for Argentina this year

    Excluding Argentina and Venezuela, the IMF foresees a downward trend in inflation in the region

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) foresees a 2.5% drop in Argentina's GDP and warned that the program between the South American country and the credit agency was in a “critical” state, barely over one week ahead of the presidential elections.

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Hamas' “Friday of Rage” leads to additional security measures in Argentina

    “The goal is to get everyone out as soon as possible,” Cafiero said in radio statements

    Authorities in Argentina – the only Latin American country ever hit by large-scale antisemitic attacks, in 1992 and 1994 – upped the security measures around Jewish people and entities amid Hamas' “Friday of rage” threats, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Chilean fruit exporters sue major shipping line

    MSC “deliberately chose to exploit other businesses to the detriment of our clients” the legal team representing the exporters claimed

    Chilean fruit exporters have filed a lawsuit for a “systematic succession of abuses” before the Court of Defense of Free Competition (TDLC) against the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), it was reported in Santiago.

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 09:36 UTC

    Pre-trial detention imposed on Uruguayan torturing physician

    Suzacq practiced medicine in Spain for 29 years

    Uruguay's Judiciary placed physician Carlos Suzacq Fiser under pre-trial detention for his alleged involvement in torture practices exerted by the military dictatorship (1973-1985) against prisoners, it was reported Friday in Montevideo.

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 09:31 UTC

    Evacuation of Brazilians from Gaza Strip through Egypt greenlighted

    Brazil would continue to promote dialog, Vieira said

    Brazilians wishing to leave the Gaza Strip will be allowed to do so Saturday through the Rafah crossing after Egypt greenlighted the move, Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira confirmed Friday, according to Agencia Brasil.

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 06:35 UTC

    The Hamas trap; the Arab world has abandoned Palestinians to their fate

    The “mighty vengeance” that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises to rain down on the Gaza Strip is exactly what Hamas actually wants, the mightier the better

    By Gwynne Dyer - If you are wondering why Hamas launched its all-out assault on Israel on Saturday, I wrote it right here last week. “The Arab world has basically abandoned the Palestinians to their fate, whatever that may be. Six Arab countries have established diplomatic ties with Israel and several more, including Saudi Arabia, are on the brink of doing so.”

  • Saturday, October 14th 2023 - 06:30 UTC

    Infantry Patrol Competition in the Falklands' capital Stanley

    Daily patrols through Stanley will start at 0600hrs from King Edward Memorial Hospital and ending at approx. 0730hrs at the FIDF Headquarters. (Pic BFSAI)

    Starting on Saturday, 14 October 2023, until 22nd October, the British Army Roulement Infantry Company currently stationed at Mount Pleasant Complex will be running a patrol competition mainly through the capital Stanley.

  • Friday, October 13th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Lula asks Israeli president for humanitarian corridor

    “Brazil is available to try to find a path to peace,” Lula also wrote

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday thanked his Israeli colleague Isaac Herzog during a telephone conversation for the assistance provided to the South American country's mission evacuation people from the war-torn area, Agencia Brasil reported. The Workers' Party leader also condemned the “terrorist” attacks perpetrated by the Hamas group.