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Stories for October 2023

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Uruguay doing its best to help Hamas-held hostage

    Shani Goren Horovitz met the requirements to be granted Uruguayan citizenship and now Lacalle's administration is brokering her release

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou explained Wednesday that the South American country's Foreign Ministry was engaged in the ongoing talks for the release of the hostages in the hands of the pro-Palestine terrorist group Hamas.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Hamas has 21 Argentine hostages, Buenos Aires confirms

    Argentina is banking on Massa's close ties with Qatar to broker the release of those held by Hamas

    Argentine authorities confirmed Wednesday that 21 nationals of the South American country were among the hostages held by the pro-Palestine terrorist group Hamas in addition to the 9 fatalities since the Oct. 7 attacks against Israel, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The hostages, whose identities were not released for security reasons, are presumably somewhere in the Gaza Strip, it was also explained.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Mass shooting spree leaves at least 22 dead in US State of Maine

    Maine State Police Commissioner Michael Sauschuck told reporters late Wednesday that the search for a person of interest was still ongoing

    At least 22 people have been reported dead Wednesday following yet another shooting spree. This time around it was Lewiston in Androscoggin County, Maine, some 35 miles north of Portland. The suspected perpetrator of the attack remained at large in the early hours of Thursday.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 09:56 UTC

    UN Security Council rejects US draft resolution

    The UN body failed once again to pass a resolution despite Vieira's warning: “This Council must rise to the challenge we face”

    Russia and China exercised their veto power on Wednesday and therefore the United Nations (UN) Security Council rejected a proposed resolution by the United States on the conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas. The document had received the nod from ten countries while chairing Brazil abstained, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 09:15 UTC

    Mike Johnson becomes new Speaker of US House of Representatives

    “We want our allies around the world to know that this body of lawmakers is reporting again to our duty stations,” said Johnson with the ongoing Middle East crisis in mind

    Republican Congressman Mike Johnson of Lousiana was sworn in Wednesday as the 56th Speaker of the US House of Representatives after seemingly endless weeks of internal squabbling among his party's lawmakers.

  • Thursday, October 26th 2023 - 09:03 UTC

    Presidents of Peru and Ecuador ratify “historic friendship”

    “The current relationship between Peru and Ecuador is an inspiring example,” Lasso told Boluarte

    Presidents Dina Boluarte of Peru and Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador Wednesday ratified a “historic friendship and cooperation ties” between the two countries, 25 years after the signing of the Comprehensive and Definitive Peace Agreement, which in 1998 put an end to the armed conflict over a territorial dispute.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 20:43 UTC

    Argentina: Macri and Bullrich go rogue from JxC to support Milei

    “When the homeland is in danger, anything goes,” argued Bullrich.

    The opposition coalition Juntos x el Cambio (JxC) of former President Mauricio Macri is practically broken after presidential candidate Patricia Bullrich announced following dinner with the former head of state that the two of them would support the candidacy of Congressman Javier Milei (La Libertad Avanza - LLA) in the Nov. 19 runoff against Economy Minister Sergio Massa of Unión x la Patria (UP).

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 16:22 UTC

    EU calls for immediate repeal of “golden passports” proliferation among Caribbean countries

    The trade of the “golden passports” has proliferated with five Caribbean states revealing they sold citizenship to 88,000 individuals from countries including Iran, Russia, Bielorussia and China

    The European Commission has urged Member States to immediately repeal any existing investor citizenship schemes and to ensure strong checks are in place to address the risks posed by investor residence schemes. The Commission has frequently and consistently raised its serious concerns about investor citizenship and residence schemes and the inherent risks they pose. The latest recommendation forms part of the Commission's broader policy to take determined action on these schemes. The current context of the Russian aggression against Ukraine is once again highlighting these risks.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 16:15 UTC

    Argentine fisheries exports in nine months, 350,219 tons, 4.5% below 2022

    Jiggers landed some 134,000 tons of squid and exports reached 129,000 tons, prices have been slightly higher 4% than in 2022.

    Argentine fisheries exports during the first nine months of the year reached 350,219 tons, and US$ 1,36bn, mainly to Asia and Europe, but were 4,5% lower than in the same period last year, according to CaPeCa, Argentine chamber of fishing vessels and freezers. As is traditional for Argentina the main export items were hubbsi hake, shrimp tails, while squid faced lower catches, and whole shrimp given a bumper crop saw prices plummet 30%. A major issue in this situation has been the tepid demand from China.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 15:25 UTC

    Dubai DP World joins Russia to develop the Northern Sea Route through the melting Arctic

    The joint venture, International Container Logistics, was registered on Oct. 20, with authorized share capital of 960 million rubles (US$ 10.3 million).

    Russian nuclear agency Rosatom announced this week it has set up a joint venture with Dubai’s DP World to develop container shipping through the Arctic as part of an initiative heavily promoted by President Vladimir Putin.