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Stories for December 23rd 2023

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Milei calls for extraordinary sessions of Congress

    This is what Milei had in mind when he said there was more coming up

    Argentine President Javier Milei issued a decree on Friday calling for extraordinary sessions of Congress between Dec. 26, 2023, and Jan. 31, 2024, to deal with urgent matters. The head of state said earlier this week that “the crisis requires immediate action.” According to the Constitution, during the legislative recess (from Dec. 1 to the last day of February), Congress can only deal with issues specified in the presidential decree calling for extraordinary sessions.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Paraguayan president says he is inspired by Bukele

    Photos of Operation Veneratio showed inmates face down, seated, on their knees, and in underwear, Bukele-style

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña confirmed in an international interview with CNN that he was inspired by his El Salvador colleague Nayib Bukele when launching Operation Veneratio this week, a move to dismantle virtual ownership by the notorious Rotela Clan drug gang of the Tacumbú Penitentiary in Asunción.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Child labor in Brazil goes up under Bolsonaro

    In Brazil, any form of work is illegal up to the age of 13

    According to a study released this week by the statistics bureau IBGE, child labor went up in Brazil between 2019 and 2022 under then-President Jair Bolsonaro, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2023 - 09:44 UTC

    Brazilian Air Force flight to repatriate people from Gaza takes off

    The return flight is due at Brasilia's air base on Dec. 23.

    A Brazilian Air Force (FAB) KC-30 aircraft (the military version of the Airbus 330-200 passenger airliner), took off from Rio de Janeiro's Galeão Airport to bring back another batch group of nationals of the South American country who lived in the Gaza Strip, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2023 - 09:35 UTC

    Paraguay's GDP grows 4.7% in the first 3 quarters of 2023

    Paraguay's GDP grows 4.7% in the first 3 quarters of 2023

    The Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) issued a report on Friday confirming that the South American country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 4.7% in the third quarter of 2023, after a 3.6% increase over the same period last year, boosted by energy and services, it was reported in Asunción.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2023 - 09:35 UTC

    Former Colombian soldier enters guilty plea in Moïse's murder trial

    After Moise's assassination, gang violence surged in Haiti

    Former Colombian soldier Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios has pleaded guilty in a US court to the July 7, 2021, assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, becoming the fifth of 11 defendants to do so in Miami.