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Stories for 2023

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Police close down Buenos Aires bar hosting massive sexual gathering

    The owner of the place was fined for exceeding the scope of its operating permit

    A restaurant named “Swap” in the most exclusive Parque Leloir area in Ituzaingó, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, has been closed after patrons were found trading ordinary culinary activities for couple swinging, threesomes, and orgies, it was reported in the Argentine capital.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Chile denounces Argentina drying up binational river

    Judging by the current water levels, Chilean authorities suspect works continue on the Argentine side of the Vizcachas river

    Following complaints by Chilean ranchers, Santiago sent a note to Argentina for works that dried up the Vizcachas, a transboundary river originating in southeast Santa Cruz and reaching Magallanes. The land owners claim that the binational watercourse has suddenly dried up and denounce that it is due to works carried out on the Argentine side.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    On Brazil's lead, Canada and Mercosur advance trade negotiations

    Between January and April 2023, Brazil exported US$ 1.526 billion to Canada and imported US$ 1.104 billion, resulting in a surplus of US$ 421.7 million for Brazil.

    Brazil is leading efforts to increase its own and Mercosur interests in closer trade and investment relations with Canada. This week the Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretary from the Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade and Services, MDIC, Tatiana Prazeres received the Canadian ambassador in Brasilia, Emmanuel Kamarianakis and special representatives, with the purpose of strengthening trade relations between both countries and the regional block Mercosur.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Brazilian FM says EU's proposal too demanding for Mercosur-EU FTA

    The fulfillment of those environmental goals depends on the “climate conditions” and should not be open to sanctions, Vieira explained

    Brazil's Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira Thursday said during an appearance before his country's Senatorial Foreign Relations Committee that the European Union's (EU) new environmental requirements for the Mercosur-EU agreement could cause “enormous damage” to the South American bloc.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Paraguayan Court rules out international audit of voting machines

    The TSJE said such an audit would be unnecessary

    Paraguay's Superior Electoral Court (TSJE) of Paraguay Thursday decided not to accept the request of several political sectors to submit to an international audit the computer system software and the voting machines used in the general elections of last April 30 on the grounds that it could produce a “breach” of the control mechanisms.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Brazil: De Moraes orders Torres' release from jail

    The former minister must nevertheless wear an electronic anklet and is banned from leaving Brasilia

    Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexander De Moraes Thursday ordered former Justice Minister Anderson Torres released from jail where he was under pre-trial detention for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 8 uprising in Brasilia.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Despite fears of recession and bank failures, US economy manages 4,9% inflation and unemployment stands at 3,4%

    While prices for milk, airline tickets and new cars fell during April, housing, petrol and used car prices all jumped from March to April

    Inflation in the US has fallen to 4,9%, in the twelve months to April, according to official figures. That was down from 5% in March and marks the tenth month in a row that price rises have slowed.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Ecuador and China reach FTA

    The deal “puts Ecuador on the map of Asia,” Prado said

    Ecuador and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA) whereby the South American country will have access to a market of 1.4 billion people, it was reported in Quito on Wednesday. It was the second such pact signed under the administration of President Guillermo Lasso, following the one reached with Costa Rica.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    WHO declares end of monkeypox emergency

    MPOX and Covid 19: “Both viruses continue to circulate and both continue to kill,” Tedros warned

    Monkeypox, or MPOX, is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization declared Thursday after a nearly one-year-long alert for the disease that resulted in 87,000 confirmed cases in 111 countries, and 140 deaths recorded worldwide.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 09:56 UTC

    Brazil's Minerva Foods profits sustained with shipments from Uruguay and Argentina

    In February, Brazil voluntarily halted its beef exports to the Chinese market after the discovery of a case of “mad cow disease” in Pará

    Minerva Foods, South America’s largest animal protein exporter, ended the first quarter of this year with a net income of R$ 114 million, (Some five Reais to the US dollar).The result was only 0.5% lower than in the same period of 2022, despite the temporary interruption of shipments of Brazilian beef to its leading buyer, China.