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Stories for October 2023

  • Saturday, October 21st 2023 - 11:06 UTC

    Lula partially vetoes time frame clause for indigenous ancestral lands

    Guajajara said that the points that were not vetoed do not harm the indigenous policy

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva exercised his veto powers when enacting a law passed by Congress regarding the timeframe for ancestral land ownership by indigenous communities, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, October 21st 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    New batch of Argentine evacuees land in Ezeiza

    Aerolíneas Argentinas is making its resources available for an emergency, Ceriani said

    A third Aerolíneas Argentinas flight carrying nationals of the South American country who had been evacuated through the “Safe Return” operation from war-torn Israel via Rome landed at Ezeiza's International Airport, it was reported Friday.

  • Saturday, October 21st 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Ecuador undertakes Amazon reforestation project

    Dávalos stressed that the forests “are essential to guarantee a prosperous and sustainable future”

    Ecuador's Environment and Ecological Transition Minister José Antonio Dávalos announced that some 4,000 hectares of native forests in the Amazon region will be reforested because they are “sources of life” that provide clean air, water, and recreational spaces, it was reported in Quito.

  • Saturday, October 21st 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    BAS begins its ambitious 2023/24 Antarctic field season: 60 projects and 600 people

    Twin Otter “Ice Cold Katy” is prepared on the skiway at Rothera (Matt Hughes)

    The British Antarctic Survey has announced that the 2023/24 Antarctic field season has started, with over 600 people beginning the journey South to work on over 60 projects on station and in the field. The season of work speaks clearly to the new 10-year science strategy, Polar Science for a Sustainable Planet, making the most of our operational capabilities across BAS five Antarctic stations, aircraft, and research ship.

  • Saturday, October 21st 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Argentina ready to choose next president: What has each one said about the Falklands?

    There are 35.8 million people registered to vote

    Amid rampant inflation, Argentina will celebrate 40 years of democracy when the new president to be elected on Sunday, Oct. 22, takes office. Although five candidates made it through the Aug. 13 Open, Mandatory, and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections, only three of them are considered to have a real chance to succeed Alberto Fernández.

  • Saturday, October 21st 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Hamas releases first two hostages

    Netanyahu said Israel will keep fighting until the “final victory”

    The pro-Palestine terrorist group Hamas Friday released Judith Tai Raanan and Natalie Shoshana Raananan taken hostage since the beginning of hostilities on Oct. 7, it was reported. “From our side, it is a clear humanitarian step to show that our conflict is only with Israel,” a spokesman for the Al Qasam Brigades (Hamas' armed wing) said.

  • Saturday, October 21st 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Dollar “bluer than blue” ahead of Argentine elections

    The exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the US dollar ranged anywhere between AR$ 348 and AR$ 1,065

    Argentina's bewildering economy recorded this week a new first: an “official” quotation for the black market dollar, commonly referred to as “blue” in addition to a new “bluer than blue” for the few transactions actually carried out ahead of Sunday's elections and amid raids on “cuevas” (illegal currency exchange parlors). However, there was no Michael Jackson singing Randy Goodrum's hit.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    José 'Pepe' Mujica begs Hamas for Latin American hostages

    The hostages will not solve the problems of the Palestinians, Mujica argued

    Former Uruguayan leftwing President José 'Pepe' Mujica Thursday called on the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas to release the Latin American hostages captured since the beginning of the conflict with Israel on Oct. 7, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Peruvian Prime Minister targeted by prosecution probe

    Otárola is said to have met before with people who were awarded juicy government contracts

    Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation against Prime Minister Alberto Otálora for his alleged involvement in acts of corruption, it was reported Thursday in Lima.

  • Friday, October 20th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    China and Brazil should join forces, Xi Jinping tells House Speaker

    Xi Jinping also hoped that Brazilian lawmakers ”will actively promote exchanges and cooperation between China and Brazil

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told Brazilian Lower House Speaker Arthur Lira in Beijing Friday that their countries should firmly support each other in the face of “a tumultuous world.” Xi also insisted the BRICS partners were the two largest developing nations on the planet.