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Stories for November 24th 2023

  • Friday, November 24th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Milei plans to privatize Paraná-Paraguay Waterway

    The waterway used to be in private hands between 1995 and 2021

    Argentina's future government of President-elect Javier Milei intends to privatize the Paraná Paraguay Waterway and bidding documents have already been drafted, but collecting tolls would remain in place, it was reported Thursday in Buenos Aires. Future Infrastructure Minister Guillermo Ferraro is said to have been working on the issue for weeks.

  • Friday, November 24th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Who chooses Argentina's next cabinet? Not Milei apparently

    Bullrich will be returning to her post as Security Minister under Milei

    Former President Mauricio Macri is collecting on his Propuesta Republicana (PRO) party contribution to have Javier Milei win last Sunday's runoff against Economy Minister Sergio Massa and two of the most prominent members of the next administration's cabinet will be from Macrist allegiance, it was reported Thursday in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, November 24th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    WHO wants data from China on respiratory disease affecting children

    The disease could be circulating in school settings, given the absence of cases in adults

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has requested that Chinese health authorities explain the rapid spread of a respiratory disease among children.

  • Friday, November 24th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Central Bank of Paraguay lowers interest rates

    According to the BCP, inflationary pressures remain moderate

    The Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) lowered its benchmark interest rate from 8.50 to 7.25%, for a cumulative reduction of 1.25 basis points so far this year, in response to an encouraging macroeconomic scenario and positive international economic indicators. The decision was made after a meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) late Wednesday, it was reported in Asunción.

  • Friday, November 24th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Ecuador's new president sworn in

    “I have always been a person of few words,” stressed Noboa

    Daniel Noboa, aged 35, was sworn in Thursday as Ecuador's new president during a ceremony at Quito's Legislative Palace. He will be at the helm of this country for 18 months to complete the term of office left unfinished by Guillermo Lasso, who activated the so-called “crossed-death” mechanism to avoid impeachment and called for snap elections.

  • Friday, November 24th 2023 - 09:28 UTC

    G20: Leading it is Brazil’s top global responsibility, says Lula

    Lula warned his cabinet that the G20 presidency would entail a bigger workload

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday launched a commission to handle the matters stemming from Brazil's pro-tempore presidency of the G20 between Dec. 1 and Nov. 30, next year, Agencia Brasil reported.