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Stories for December 24th 2023

  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 18:02 UTC

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  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 16:09 UTC

    Argentine airplane from 1982 to be restored and shown at museum?

    The emblematic unit was traded in 2005 in exchange for spare parts for Sea King helicopters to be deployed in the Antarctic campaign

    The Italian-built Aermacchi MB-339 used by then-Argentine Navy Lt Owen Crippa on May 21, 1982, to attack the HMS Argonaut is about to be flown from the United States to be restored in the city of Sunchales and later displayed at a museum, it was reported last week.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 15:04 UTC

    Interoceanic train launched in Mexico

    The Panama Canal “is already saturated,” AMLO said

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on Friday inaugurated the new interoceanic railroad through the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which will cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vice versa, and somehow compete with the 80-kilometer Panama Canal, which takes 8 to 10 hours to cross.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 14:27 UTC

    Uruguayan President to insist on a more flexible Mercosur in his last full year

    With Milei “we will talk as soon as we can,” Lacalle said

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said on Friday during the inauguration of an intensive care unit in the department (province) of Cerro Largo that “we shall insist on Mercosur to get out of this corset and to be able to connect with the rest of the world.”

  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 14:20 UTC

    Milei says Argentina was left in a “regrettable” situation

    Milei insisted those who opposed his DNU were the ones who would lose some privileges

    Argentine President Javier Milei said his country's situation was “regrettable.” He made those remarks Saturday evening during his appearance together with Security Minister Patricia Bullrich on a live TV show with 96-year-old hostess Mirtha Legrand.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 13:35 UTC

    Arrest of former Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani ordered

     Cristiani, 76, is said to be residing in Rome, Italy, but his current whereabouts are unknown

    A court in the Salvadoran city of San Francisco Gotera has issued a warrant for the arrest of former president Alfredo Cristiani (1989-1994) and some former lawmakers for their alleged involvement in the 1981 El Mozote massacre in which around 1,000 peasants were killed during the civil war (1980-1992).

  • Sunday, December 24th 2023 - 13:12 UTC

    Covid-19 shows social inequalities in Brazil and kills 2 in Bolivia

    Patients in private healthcare facilities in Brazil did better on average than those treated in public hospitals for Covid-19

    According to a study by the National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz) released this week, COVID-19 turned out to be a reflection of the South American country's socioeconomic and health disparities while in Bolivia -a full Mercosur member since earlier this month- two people have died of the disease.