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Stories for November 6th 2023

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Uruguayan political crisis: Opposition demands accountability amid passport scandal

    “We cannot allow drug trafficking to get into politics,” Pereira argued

    Uruguayan opposition chairman Fernando Pereira insisted Sunday in Montevideo that the political crisis over the issuance of a passport to notorious drug trafficker Sebastián Marset is not over, despite the cabinet reshuffle announced Saturday by President Luis Lacalle Pou, who broke a two-day silence on the political crisis that began with leaked audios between the former foreign minister and his vice minister.

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Storm in São Paulo leaves at least 7 people dead

    Parts of the State still have electricity and water supply problems

    Local authorities confirmed Sunday that the death toll from the storm that hit São Paulo last Friday had risen to 7, Agencia Brasil reported. The latest victim accounted for was a crew member of a boat that sank off Ilhabela while two survivors from the same vessel had been rescued, according to the State’s Civil Defense.

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Netanyahu suspends minister who wanted to nuke Gaza

    Eliyahu’s words are detached from reality,” Netanyahu said

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday banned Heritage Minister Amichay Eliyahu indefinitely from all cabinet meetings following his statements hinting that dropping a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip was “an option” in the ongoing war after the Oct. 7 attacks by the terrorist group Hamas.

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Paraguayan President off to Chile for 3-day state visit

    The meeting between Peña and Boric is expected to mark the beginning of a new era in diplomatic ties between the two countries

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña will be traveling to Santiago for a meeting with his Chilean colleague Gabriel Boric Font on Monday and a conference at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on Tuesday, among other engagements. Peña will stay in the Chilean capital until Nov. 8, it was also announced.

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 09:19 UTC

    Lula’s party announces endorsement to Massa

    Lula is a key regional ally of Argentine President Alberto Fernández.

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s Workers’ Party (PT) announced it would support Argentina’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa against Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei in the Nov. 19 runoff.

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 09:14 UTC

    AP Moller-Maersk cutting jobs as global shipping business declines strongly

    The Danish company said in a trading update last week that there had been “significant pressure on rates” in the past few months.

    AP Moller-Maersk announced it will be cutting 3,500 jobs because of a downturn in business. This adds to another 6,500 jobs cut earlier this year. The Danish company one of the largest global shipping enterprises said profits plunged 92% and a policy of rigorous containment had to be applies. It said “worsening” prices for shipping by sea required further job cuts.