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Stories for December 29th 2023

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentine unions call for nationwide strike on Jan. 24

    Milei seeks to suppress Congress, Palazzo and Daer concurred

    Argentina's General Labor Confederation (CGT) Thursday called for a nationwide strike next Jan. 24 to protest against President Javier Milei's sweeping emergency decree (DNU) deregulating most aspects of the South American country's economy in addition to the bill sent Wednesday to Congress to deepen those reforms.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Paraguay's BCP meets inflation target for 2023

    For next year, the BCP also foresees inflation around 4%, Mora pointed out

    Paraguay's Central Bank (BCP) confirmed Thursday in Asunción that after 2 years of overshooting the target, inflation in 2023 resulted according to plan. After the Consumer Price Index (CPI) exceeded 6% in 2021 and 2022, it ended at 3.7% in 2023. The BCP had set a 4% cap for the current exercise and could thus herald hopeful expectations for the year ahead.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Number of visitors to Pele's mausoleum on the rise

    Pele died on Dec. 29, 2022

    German travelers topped the list of foreign visitors to pay their respects to the late football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, it was reported Thursday in Santos, Brazil, one day before the first anniversary of his passing.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    When FIC tried to buy Peninsula Valdes and land in Tierra del Fuego

    Peninsula Valdes is currently a nature reserve and a great tourist attraction for whale watching and enjoying sights of other sea mammals and sea birds

    The history section of daily “Diario del Fin del Mundo”, edited in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego province, extreme south of Argentina, recalls that almost a century and a half ago, more precisely December 1881, the Falkland Islands Company, FIC, “at the time with total control over the Falklands economy”, approached the Argentine government offering to buy the total of Peninsula Valdes, Chubut province and an area in Tierra del Fuego next to San Sebastian Bay, and its surrounding 160 leguas (league) for the rearing of sheep.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Uruguayan hospitals: Facemasks no longer mandatory

    Medina had insisted that it was about time for the measure to be more flexible

    The Uruguayan Government lifted the mandatory requirement to wear facemasks at healthcare facilities nationwide, it was reported in Montevideo Thursday. The document was signed by President Luis Lacalle Pou.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Essequibo crisis: Venezuela launches defensive military operation

    The Trent's presence in the area has been “synchronized with actions by the United States Southern Command,” Maduro's government also pointed out

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ordered preventive measures be taken as the Royal Navy's HMS Trent was reaching the area to side with Guyana amid tensions over the disputed oil-rich Essequibo area.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Lula enacts so-called “poison law” in Brazil

    Brazil is the largest consumer of pesticides worldwide

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday signed into law the so-called “pesticides bill” easing down restrictions on the use of those chemicals, albeit with partial vetoes, it was reported in Brasilia.