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Stories for November 9th 2023

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 22:42 UTC

    Suspected Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Brazil

    Hezbollah and the Iranian regime continue to operate around the world to attack Israeli, Jewish, and Western targets,” the Mossad said

    Brazil’s Federal Police (PF) Wednesday arrested two suspects in Sao Paulo in connection with plans to stage “terrorist acts” against the Jewish community in the South American country. Behind the plot was reported to be the terrorist group Hezbollah, according to Israeli secret service Mossad sources quoted by local media.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 11:31 UTC

    Spanish minister wants the world to isolate Israel

    Belarra called for “economic sanctions against Netanyahu and his political leadership, and to bring before the international criminal court all the political leaders who are pressing.” Photo: EFE

    After Bolivia severed diplomatic ties with Israel in the aftermath of the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, Spain’s Social Rights Minister Ione Belarra said Wednesday that her country and the rest of the world should follow suit due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ”planned genocide” against the people of Palestine.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 11:28 UTC

    Nicaragua must still respect human rights outside of OAS, members of the organization said

    ”No, Mr. Ortega, it is not going to be so easy to leave the defense of human rights in the continent,” Uruguay’s Abdala said

    Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) Wednesday insisted Nicaragua must still respect human rights regardless of its detachment from the group effective Nov. 19, two years after announcing its decision to leave according to the applicable rules.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 11:24 UTC

    More funding needed for polar research as ice keeps melting

    Funding for polar research is “clearly insufficient,” Olivier Poivre d'Arvor said

    As the melting of glaciers and poles keeps expanding, scientists Wednesday asked during the “One Planet Polar Summit” for additional funding to address the issue.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 11:19 UTC

    Argentina’s next VP: Rossi uneasy in TV debate with Villarruel

    Rossi criticized LLA’s plans to appoint a foreign minister willing to dialogue with the people of the Falkland Islands

    Although most local media were reluctant to say who had won Wednesday’s debate between vicepresidential contenders Agustín Rossi (Unión por la Patria – current Cabinet Chief) and Victoria Villarruel (La Libertad Avanza – current Congresswoman), it could be determined by neutral observers that Economy Minister Sergio Massa’s running mate was somewhat uncomfortable with the situation.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Brazil: Appointment of official with previous office under Bolsonaro sparks controversy

    Fufuca said Medeiros’ background is purely technical

    Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva appointed Antonio Paulo Vogel de Medeiros as Deputy Sports Minister, it was reported Tuesday. The news became relevant since Medeiros worked as the executive secretary (second-in-command) at the Education Ministry under former President Jair Bolsonaro and even served as acting Minister between 2019 and 2020 following the departure of staunch Bolsonarist Abraham Wintraub.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 09:34 UTC

    Brazil: Bird flu emergency extended

    The PAHO has recorded human cases of bird flu in the Americas, including the United States, Chile, and Ecuador

    Brazilian authorities Wednesday extended for 180 days a declaration of animal health emergency nationwide due to avian influenza, Agencia Brasil reported. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock adopted the measure due to the identification of outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, mainly in wild birds.