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Stories for 2023

  • Tuesday, December 12th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Brazil forecasts a grains harvest of 312 million tons, but climate conditions will hinder soybeans

    Brazil forecasts a grains harvest of 312 million tons, but climate conditions will hinder soybeans

    Brazilian farmers are expected to harvest some 312 million tons of grains and oil seeds in the 2023/2024 crop, which will be 2,4% lower than the record volume of the previous crop.

  • Tuesday, December 12th 2023 - 09:03 UTC

    Chinese economy slower trend impacting the Brazilian beef market

    A ton of beef sold to China last year averaged US$ 5,020 while this November the ton price was down to US$ 3.910

    The impact of a slower Chinese economy has started to be felt in Brazilian exports of proteins, mainly beef with considerable lower prices. Last November and ahead of the stock storing in China for the coming New Year celebrations next February, Brazilian sales increased 47% and reached 256.000 tons compared to 173.000 in 2022, but the overall revenue only grew from 872,4 million of one billion.

  • Monday, December 11th 2023 - 14:54 UTC

    FAB aircraft carrying 48 evacuees from Gaza lands in Brasilia

    A group of 24, mostly men, was banned from leaving

    A Brazilian Air Force Airbus KC-30 (the military version of the A330-200) aircraft landed in Brasilia at 3.47 am Monday after a 15-hour flight from Cairo carrying 48 refugees who had fled the war-torn Gaza Strip, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Monday, December 11th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Milei offers his own version of 'blood, sweat and tears' after taking office in Argentina

    “There is no alternative to adjustment and shock” but there will be “light at the end of the road,” Milei told the crowds at Congress Square

    Javier Milei was sworn in as Argentina's new president on Sunday during a ceremony in Congress in front of outgoing Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK), who once again made headlines for giving the middle finger to supporters of the new leader as she entered the building. Milei received the presidential sash from his predecessor, Alberto Fernández. Minutes later, Victoria Villarruel was sworn in as the new vice president.

  • Monday, December 11th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Cristina Kirchner makes a 'fuck you' and steals spotlight at Milei's inauguration

    Just before entering, she raised her hand and made a “fuck you” gesture, presumably in response to someone who had reportedly shouted “chorra” (thief) at her

    Despite not being the focal point of the day, former Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stole the spotlight during Javier Milei's inauguration as the new President of Argentina, with a series of gestures that drew attention. Among them was a particularly unusual move as she entered the National Congress at noon.

  • Monday, December 11th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Zelensky becomes star guest at Milei's inauguration

    I sincerely wish Argentina good decisions and steady growth, Zelensky said on social media

    Among the foreign leaders to attend Javier Milei's inauguration in Buenos Aires, there were two who stood out from the rest. Topping the list was Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is highly dependent on assistance from abroad to fight off Russia's invasion, and the other was Jair Bolsonaro, who despite no longer being President of Brazil, was given a preferential treatment by Argentina's incoming government.

  • Monday, December 11th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Uruguay's Presidential Secretary resigning to run for office

    “I am leaving with a clear conscience of having been a part of a government that was up to the circumstances,” Delgado underlined

    Uruguay's Presidential Secretary Álvado Delgado said Sunday that he would resign on Dec. 21 to focus on the 2024 presidential campaign. He announced a ruling National Party Convention when speaking about the impending primaries.

  • Monday, December 11th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Argentina: Ministers sworn in unbroadcast ceremony

    “The forces of heaven are going to make us the best government in history,” Milei stressed

    Argentina's new President Javier Milei Sunday signed his first urgency decree cutting down the number of ministries from 21 to 9, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The Libertarian leader had insisted throughout his campaign that there were going to be 8 such agencies in addition to the Office of the Cabinet Chief -which is created by the Constitution- but changed his mind to keep Health a separate issue from Human Capital as previously announced.

  • Monday, December 11th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Argentina to reapply for OECD membership

    The process could take years, Mondino said

    Argentina's new Foreign Minister Diana Mondino confirmed that her country would resume the process of joining the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which had been initiated under President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) but was dropped during the Alberto Fernández years (2019-2023).

  • Sunday, December 10th 2023 - 11:31 UTC

    Bird flu expanding in Antarctica, high mortality among elephant seals

    Health experts say that even penguins are vulnerable to the bird-borne virus since they cluster together during the onset of the breeding season

    Mass elephant seal deaths have been reported in the Antarctic region after a high level of mortality has been detected among elephant seal pups at three sites around South Georgia. Animals have shown symptoms that are consistent with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), and the outbreak affects particularly the southern elephant seal species (Mirounga leonine).