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Stories for October 2023

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 09:39 UTC

    “Blue” dollar back on surging track day after Argentine elections

    Massa was said to be planning new measures to address this situation shortly

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar stood at AR$ 1,100 Monday, an AR$ 200 increase from Friday's quotation, after Sunday's elections which saw Economy Minister Sergio Massa and Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei advance to the Nov. 19 runoff, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 09:21 UTC

    New school attack leaves one student dead in Brazil

    “We are appalled at yet another terrible attack in our schools,” São Paulo Governor Tarcísio de Freitas wrote on X

    At least one student was killed and three other people were injured during a shooting spree at a public school in São Paulo, Brazilian authorities said. “During the shooting attack, three students were hit. One student died and three others are being treated at the Sapopemba General Hospital, one of whom was wounded while trying to flee during the attack,” the São Paulo State Governor's office explained in a statement.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 09:14 UTC

    Machado wins Venezuelan primaries by a landslide

    Machado's ban needs to be lifted before she can run against Maduro

    Opposition leader María Corina Machado obtained 93.13 % of the vote in Venezuela's primary elections held Sunday. According to local authorities in Caracas, the results were not released until Monday due to technology issues. Although Machado was widely expected to win, it remains to be seen whether she is allowed to run against President Nicolás Maduro, who has been in office since 2012.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    Last Brazilian evacuation flight from Israel lands home

    No further flights are scheduled at this point, Brazilian authorities said

    A Brazilian Air Force (FAB) aircraft touched down in Rio de Janeiro at 4 am Monday after successfully performing the South American country's eighth evacuation flight from war-torn Israel, Agencia Brasil reported. This last batch consisted of 209 people and nine pets.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 08:55 UTC

    Paraguayan president says regional integration will not stop due to Argentine elections

    Peña would not oppose a trade agreement between Mercosur and China, but Paraguay will continue to recognize Taiwan

    During a speech at the Wilson Institute in Washington DC, Paraguayan President Santiago Peña highlighted the importance of Mercosur in the face of the recent Argentine elections - regardless of the outcome of the Nov. 19 ballot - and greenlighted China's approach to the bloc.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 08:55 UTC

    BAS reports first confirmed cases of Avian Influenza in South Georgia; Biosecurity Handbook must be handy

    Brown skua (Catharacta antarctica) on Bird Island, South Georgia (Richard Phillips)

    The highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in brown skua populations on Bird Island, South Georgia – the first known cases in the Antarctic region, reported British Antarctic Survey, BAS.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 08:36 UTC

    Big news in oil industry: Chevron takes over Hess Corporation in a US$ 53 billion transaction

    Under the terms of the agreement, Hess shareholders will receive 1.0250 shares of Chevron for each Hess share.

    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced on Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Hess in an all-stock transaction valued at US$ 53 billion, or US$ 171 per share based on Chevron’s closing price on October 20, 2023. Under the terms of the agreement, Hess shareholders will receive 1.0250 shares of Chevron for each Hess share. The total enterprise value, including debt, of the transaction is US$ 60 billion.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    No president-elect in Argentina

    Presidential Secretary Julio Vitobello announced the preliminary results before 10 p.m., as originally hoped

    Argentina's next president will be chosen in a runoff election on Nov. 19, according to preliminary results released Sunday minutes before 10 p.m. local time in Buenos Aires (GMT -3).

  • Monday, October 23rd 2023 - 09:17 UTC

    CFK insists that Alberto Fernández's was not “her” government

    After Dec. 10, the former president said she would remain in politics

    Argentine Vice President and former two-time President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) insisted Sunday when voting in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz that the current administration of Alberto Fernández, which ends on December 10, was not “her” government because “I do not decide policies,” as her differences with the incumbent head of state are also well known.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2023 - 09:09 UTC

    Milei willing to reshuffle and deal again to beat Kirchnerism

    “All of us who want change must work together,” Milei said in one of his messages to JxC

    Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei said Sunday after finishing second in Argentina's presidential election that he was willing to reshuffle and deal again to defeat Kirchnerism, which is represented by Economy Minister Sergio Massa, who was Sunday's winner but failed to avoid a runoff.