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Stories for October 2023

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    City of Buenos Aires has new Mayor-elect: another Macri

    Jorge Macri will thus succeed Horacio Rodríguez Larreta on Dec. 10

    Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri's cousin Jorge will become the next Mayor of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires after Leandro Santoro of Economy Minister and presidential hopeful Sergio Massa's Unión por la Patria (UP) announced he would not be taking part in the runoff for which he had qualified last Sunday.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Lula plays football and criticizes Israel after hip surgery

    “At a negotiating table, no one dies,” Lula said about the ongoing crisis in the Middle East

    President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva “is already back, to score many more goals for Brazil,” said Vice President Geraldo Alckmin Tuesday while posting a picture of the head of state playing football. Lula, 77, underwent hip surgery on Sept. 29 at the Syrian-Lebanese hospital in Brasilia due to a case of osteoarthritis, which was causing him severe pain.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    “The Croatian,” alleged mastermind behind the “blue” dollar, arrested in Buenos Aires

    The businessman is allegedly linked to laundering money for the Sinaloa cartel and would also run the largest illegal currency exchange parlor behind the ups and downs of the “blue” dollar

    Argentine authorities Tuesday arrested Ivo Rojnica, a.k.a. “The Croatian,” who is believed to be the mastermind behind the US dollar black market, commonly referred to as “blue,” it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Former Uruguayan President Lacalle under home hospitalization after stroke

    A vessel has been affected, Lacalle Herrera's doctors said

    Former Uruguayan President Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera, father of the current head of state, is under home hospitalization after suffering an ischemic stroke on Sunday, which is now in remission, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Flybondi to revolutionize peer-to-peer airline seats market

    The Argentine low-cost carrier made the announcement during a forum in Mexico

    Argentine budget airline Flybondi will be the first in the world to allow passengers to trade tickets among themselves, the company announced Tuesday during a business forum in Mexico. The details on how travelers will be able to deal their seats are still being finalized, as is the exact moment when the mechanism would become available for users to exchange Flybondi tickets among themselves on both domestic and international routes.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2023 - 09:57 UTC

    Uruguayan Supreme Court ruling leaves Member of Parlasur on the brink of extradition

     A final ruling is still pending in Uruguay on Pepín's case

    A ruling this week by Uruguay's Supreme Court left Argentine Member of Parlasur Fabián “Pepín” Rodríguez Simón on the verge of extradition to his country, where he is wanted for influence peddling and other crimes allegedly committed during the presidency of Mauricio Macri (2015-2019), it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 11:23 UTC

    Falkland Islands peatland project aims to combat climate change

    Falklands Conservation leads a three-year initiative, funded by UK Defra, to explore the carbon sequestration potential of the Falkland Islands' peatland habitats.<br />
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    The Falkland Islands are set to embark on a comprehensive study to assess the greenhouse gas emissions from their vast peatland habitats, investigating their potential for carbon sequestration and offsetting. This groundbreaking project, titled “Improving Falkland Peatland GHG Data: Understanding Carbon Sequestration and Offsetting Feasibility,” aims to not only address environmental concerns but also lay the groundwork for future economic opportunities in the rural community.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    St. Helena residents in Falklands can transit to Jamestown via Ascension Island

    Following the completion of the runway works of the South Atlantic Airbridge to Ascension, residents of St Helena living on the Falklands have the opportunity to travel via Ascension Island

    The Ascension Islands Government Resources Directorate has announced new travel arrangements that will enable residents of St Helena to transit between the Falkland Islands and St. Helena via Ascension. The UK Ministry of Defense have introduced these arrangements with immediate effect following consultations with the FCDO, AIG, SHG and FIG.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Bullrich will defend her values, but her coalition is mortally wounded

    “I am not the one who is going to congratulate someone who has been part of the worst government in Argentina,” Bullrich said about Massa

    Former Security Minister Patricia Bullrich admitted that she would not abandon her values after being eliminated from the Argentine presidential race on Sunday. But her loss may have signaled the end of the Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) coalition.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    US troops to perform joint exercises in Brazilian Amazon

    The visiting troops will be carrying state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, optical devices, as well as control and communication technology

    US troops will be commencing Tuesday a training exercise in Brazil's Eastern Amazon area, Agencia Brasil reported. Operation Core (Combined Operation and Rotation Exercise) 23, which stems from a bilateral defense deal signed in 2015, will bring together 294 US military personnel with the Brazilian Army from Oct. 24 to Nov. 20 in Belém, the capital of the Northern state of Pará, as well as in the municipalities of Ferreira Gomes, Oiapoque, and Macapá, in Amapá state.