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Montevideo, September 23rd 2023 - 18:41 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 21:11 UTC

    UK's PM Sunak under investigation over his wife's shareholding dealings

    Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy are the richest couple ever to occupy 10 Downing Street (Pic REUTERS)

    UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak is being investigated by Parliament in relation to his wife's shareholding in a childcare company that may benefit from the new government policy. Parliament's Commissioner for Standards started the investigation into the “declaration of interest” on April 13th, according to an official list of open inquiries.

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 16:54 UTC

    25 Years of the Good Friday Agreement, but still a fragile Irish peace process

    The secret of its success was the ultra-open border it created between the British-ruled province and the Irish republic

    U.S. President Joe Biden visited Ireland this week to celebrate an anniversary that almost didn’t happen — the 25th anniversary of the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ of 1998 that ended 30 years of killing in Northern Ireland, but it almost unraveled this year.

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 15:52 UTC

    Ukraine rejects Lula's peace initiative to end the Kyiv/Moscow conflict

    Ukrainian officials rejected the proposal, stating that they would not renounce Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

    Ukraine, arguing sovereignty and territorial integrity has rejected a peace plan proposed by former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, stating that they will not renounce Crimea. Lula's proposal involved the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine and the establishment of an autonomous region in the Donbass region.

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Argentine Patagonian provinces elect new governors

    Weretilneck had become governor of Río Negro in 2012 after Carlos Soria's assassination

    The Argentine Patagonian provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén have new governors-elect after Sunday's elections. Opposition candidate Rolando Figueroa brought Movimiento Popular Neuquino's rule to an end after four decades and former Río Negro Governor Alberto Weretilneck was elected back into office. Figueroa and Weretilneck currently hold seats on the federal Lower and Upper Houses respectively.

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 09:24 UTC

    New UAE investment in Brazil announced

    It was a hasty encounter, probably due to Ramadan limitations

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and his entourage reached an agreement with the United Arab Emirates which foresees investments worth R$ 12 billion (around US$ 2.45 billion) in Bahia, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 09:11 UTC

    Petro lands in NY for busy week leading up to Summit with Biden

    Petro has a busy agenda before Thursday's meeting at the White House

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro Sunday landed in New York for a series of engagements leading to a bilateral summit with his United States colleague Joseph Biden at the White House on April 20.

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 09:04 UTC

    Russian FM kicks off Latin American tour in Brazil

    Lavrov praised the region's not taking sides in the Ukrainian conflict

    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is off on a Latin American tour during which he will visit Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba between April 17 and 21 to strengthen bilateral cooperation in political, economic, commercial, educational, and humanitarian matters, according to Moscow.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 23:28 UTC

    Argentine Cabinet Chief admits war against inflation is being lost

    If the opposition wins this year's elections it would mean more inflation and poverty, Rossi said

    Argentina's Cabinet Chief Agustín Rossi admitted the administration of President Alberto Fernández was losing the battle with inflation. “We thought we were getting there, but we weren't,” Rossi was quoted as saying by local media. “Nobody can be happy, least of all us”, he added.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 13:01 UTC

    Lower-income groups less affected by Brazil's inflation

    Higher-income households were impacted to a lesser extent in the transportation category because of the 5.3% drop in airline tickets

    Inflation in Brazil decelerated for all income brackets in the month of March, according to a report from the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) released Friday, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 12:49 UTC

    Nuclear energy era comes to an end in Germany

    “The risks linked to nuclear power are definitely not manageable even in a high-tech country like Germany,” Environment Minister Steffi Lemke said

    The era of nuclear reactors came to an end in Germany Saturday after the three last such plants were shut down as the country enters a new energy chapter, facing the challenge of doing without fossil fuels while at the same time managing the gas crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine.