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Montevideo, September 26th 2023 - 05:44 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Gibraltar announces plans for a new cruise liner terminal

    Gibraltar has the potential to become the most important cruise destination in the Western Mediterranean

    Gibraltar has plans to build a new cruise terminal, Minister for Tourism, Vijay Daryanani made the announcement. The new state of the art facility will replace the current one, comprising of two floors and a roof top. Sustainability aspects are also being worked on.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Violence against reporters on the rise in Ecuador

    Villavicencio's work had led to former President Correa's conviction for corruption

    Death threats against the media doubled in Ecuador from last year's figures, three press associations denounced in Quito Thursday during a press conference. At least 15 journalists have received life-threatening messages amid growing violence nationwide.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Falklands: joint helicopter/offshore patrol vessel logistics exercises

    One of two new Sikorsky S-92A Helicopters on Falkland Islands

    HMS Medway, a Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel, has recently conducted a joint training exercise with Bristow Search and Rescue off the Falkland Islands. The collaboration involved the mastering of winching drills.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:01 UTC

    Investments That Pay Off: Latin America’s Response to Recent Global Shocks

    “This time it wasn't us,” Guillermo Ortiz, then governor of Mexico’s central bank, said at the 2008 start of the global financial crisis.

    By Rodrigo Valdes, IMF Director of the Western Hemisphere Department

    The region, which successfully navigated economic turmoil, now must boost inclusive growth, reduce debt, and capitalize on new opportunities. Praise for policies implemented by the LA5 Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and also Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Costa Rica.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 01:43 UTC

    Ways to maximize your money at online casinos

    Photo: Pexels

    You’ve set aside money to have fun at your favorite online casino. You want to play the best-rated video slots, one round of poker, and a few blackjack hands. How do you maximize your money?

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 11:19 UTC

    “The situation in Chile was chaotic”, ex president Piñera recalls the Chilean coup

    Piñera points fingers towards elected president Salvador Allende as the most responsible actor of what happened.

    Next Monday, September 11th, Chile will remember the fiftieth anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet which overthrew constitutionally elected president Salvador Allende, the first Marxist to reach the highest office in the land. But the coup and half a century, far from healing the wounds that caused it have remained alive in Chile, in a community that can be said has been divided in half.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 11:17 UTC

    Bilateral trade shows Argentina's growing dependence on neighboring Brazil

    During August Argentina had a negative trade balance with Brazil, US$ 292 million, for the eighth consecutive month

    Overwhelmed by its financial problems and lack of foreign currency, which seriously limits international trade, there is an increasing position among some Argentine government theorists that Brazil's better performance could help its Mercosur partner with loans and other credit instruments to keep the country's activity going and safeguarding jobs.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 11:14 UTC

    US accuses China of IUU fishing; Beijing hits back, “a complete political manipulation”

    China argues a general identification and determination of a country based on the illegal fishing activities of individual fishing vessels, has no legal basis

    Beijing described the US' designation of China for illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, as “a complete political manipulation”. Last week the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2023 Report to Congress on Improving International Fisheries Management, in which the US designated China as one of the seven nations and entities for IUU fishing.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    More rain forecast in southeastern Brazil as cyclone death toll rises

    Pimenta admitted he had found “a sad and desolate scenario”

    Brazil's National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) said on Wednesday that more rain was to be expected in parts of the State of Rio Grande do Sul throughout the September 7 holiday as the death toll from the recent extratropical cyclone rose to 37 (including one victim in the neighboring State of Santa Catarina), Agência Brasil reported. Rio Grande do Sul's government was to declare a state of public calamity.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    ECLAC's outlook for the region is grim, but better than in April

    Salazar-Xirinachs spoke of a disease of low growth

    The latest report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released Tuesday in Santiago foresees low regional growth for at least the next two years. For 2023, the organization projects a 1.7% increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) while in 2024 it would fall to 1.5%, while the world's GDP is expected to grow by 3% in 2023 and 2024, down from 3.5% in 2022.