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Stories for 2023

  • Sunday, December 10th 2023 - 11:13 UTC

    Milei's colorful list of guests to his taking office ceremony

    Foreign minister for the Americas David Rutley will attend the taking office ceremony of president Milei

    It's a great day for Javier Milei, the libertarian who in just two years from scratch managed to defeat the main dominant political forces in Argentina and will become this Sunday the country's elected president.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 11:05 UTC

    Uruguayan president clashes with potential successor

    Orsi said he was ashamed of Lacalle's attitude

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou exchanged verbal flak with his likely successor Friday while shaking hands at a business event in Progreso. “If you want to maintain a good relationship, try to mind your manners,” Lacalle told Canelones Mayor (Governor) Yamandú Orsi of the opposition Frente Amplio.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Singapore signs free trade agreement with Mercosur at the Rio summit

    Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan with Alberto Fernández, Santiago Peña, Lula da Silva, and Luis Lacalle Pou, at the signing ceremony for the Mercosur-Singapore FTA in Rio

    The city-state of Singapore and a leading business and financial hub in Asia finally signed a free trade agreement with Mercosur during the South American countries summit held in Rio do Janeiro. It is Mercosur's first deal with a Southeast Asian nation.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    1982 war veteran slated for Argentine Defense Ministry's “Number 2” job?

    Esteban was forced to retire in 2007 after being passed over for promotion to the rank of General

    Argentina's future government of La Libertad Avanza (LLA) is entertaining the possibility of appointing retired Colonel Daniel Esteban, a Malvinas War Veteran, as Deputy Defense Minister as of Dec. 10, according to Buenos Aires daily Clarín. Esteban would serve under former Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) Vice Presidential candidate Luis Petri, who has been picked to head the Ministry following the now-defunct alliance's support to Javier Milei against Sergio Massa at the Nov. 19 runoff.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Uruguayan Navy delegation off to South Korea to bring home patrol boat

    Only 52 Chamsuri class boats remain active worldwide to this day

    A 7-member team of the Uruguayan Navy has been dispatched to South Korea to take delivery of a Chamsuri-class patrol boat donated to the South American country, it was reported in Montevideo. The unit is due in the River Plate by early 2024, aboard a specialized transport vessel, it was explained.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Essequibo: Guyanese president hopes Maduro will not act recklessly

    Ali hopes... but Maduro is said to be planning a trip to Russia. To get military help from Putin?

    Guyanese President Irfaan Ali said that Venezuela's latest actions regarding the dispute over the Guaiana Essequiba were “a regional threat” and hoped Nicolás Maduro's regime would not act “in an adventurous and very irresponsible manner.”

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Guatemalan Prosecutors want June 25 elections annulled

    Prosecutors insist there were many irregularities around Bernardo Arévalo de León's win

    Guatemala's Public Prosecutor's Office said this week that the voter rolls used in the elections won by Bernardo Arévalo de León “were not authorized” by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and therefore the results thereof were “null and void.” Arévalo had warned on Sept. 1 that Attorney General Consuelo Porras was carrying out a “coup d'état” against him to prevent him from taking office on Jan. 14 to succeed Alejandro Giammattei.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 09:57 UTC

    Moody's downgrades China's debt; Beijing insists “unnecessary to worry”

    Moody's is concerned with China's economic slowdown and property crisis. The days of double digit growth are over and the declining trend according to IMF could reach 3,5% in a couple of years.

    Credit risk agency Moody's is warning about growing problems with the Chinese economy, and has cut its outlook on government-s debt to negative from stable. China has become the world's second largest economy and the main trading partner, among others of South American countries.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 08:32 UTC

    Case of type 4 dengue reported in Rio de Janeiro

    More than 6,000 dengue viral identifications have been made this year, with only one type 4 case

    Health officials in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have confirmed a case of type 4 dengue fever, which has not been seen in the area since 2018, Agencia Brasil reported. In response, measures are being considered to control the spread of the mosquitoes that transmit the disease (Aedes aegypti). More than 6,000 dengue virus cases have been identified this year, with 5,532 type 1 cases, 820 type 2 cases, and only one type 4 case.

  • Friday, December 8th 2023 - 15:19 UTC

    Lula invites Lacalle Pou to surf in Brazil, President responds with a 'shaka'

    Lacalle Pou smiled and made the shaka, a characteristic surfer's gesture, extending his thumb and pinkie.

    During his introductory speech to fellow Mercosur leaders, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took a moment to acknowledge the passion for surfing of Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou. Lula extended an invitation for Lacalle Pou to surf in Brazil once his presidential term concludes.