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Stories for December 31st 2023

  • Sunday, December 31st 2023 - 23:27 UTC

    Bolivian court bans Evo from 2025 candidacy

    Bolivian court bans Evo from 2025 candidacy

    Bolivia's Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) Friday ruled that indefinite reelection is not a human right and therefore former President Evo Morales was banned from running for office in 2025. Under the TCP's new consideration, such a right can now be legally restricted, which reverses a criterion approved by this same court in 2017.

  • Sunday, December 31st 2023 - 23:24 UTC

    Argentina sends note rejecting BRICS entry

    Milei prefers the United States and Israel as partners

    The Argentine Government of President Javier Milei this week sent a note announcing that the South American country would not be joining the BRICS group on Jan. 1 as agreed upon with the previous administration of Alberto Fernández.

  • Sunday, December 31st 2023 - 23:22 UTC

    Covid-19: Alert issued in Paraguay amid growing number of cases

    The most affected age group is between 20 and 39 years old, Paraguayan authorities reported

    Paraguayan health authorities have issued an alert amid an increase in the number of Covid-19 and influenza cases that are pushing the national sanitary network to its limits, it was reported in Asunción.

  • Sunday, December 31st 2023 - 23:20 UTC

    1982 South Atlantic War: Crippa launches fundraiser to bring back his plane

    The aircraft “was sold to an American arms dealer” due to budgetary issues, Crippa lamented

    Retired Argentine Navy pilot Owen Crippa launched this week a fundraiser to bring back from the United States the Italian-built Aermacchi MB-339 with which he attacked the HMS Argonaut on May 21, 1982, during a reconnaissance mission amid the South Atlantic war over the Falkland Islands. He reportedly needs US$ 50,000.

  • Sunday, December 31st 2023 - 23:13 UTC

    Colombia: Petro signs free college education decree

    Despite Petro's decree, some expenses will still be borne by students

    After mistakenly claiming that Argentina had expelled some 20,000 Colombian university students, President Gustavo Petro upped the ante and decreed that such studies would henceforth be free in his country.