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Montevideo, September 23rd 2023 - 19:09 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Denmark to donate over US$ 22 million to Amazon Fund?

    Minister Franco issued a joint statement with the Danish government

    Brazil's Environment Minister Marina Silva Wednesday said Denmark might donate R$ 110 million (US$ 22.4 million) to the Amazon Fund between 2024 and 2026, in exchange for which the South American country should pledge to fight deforestation, Agência Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Brazilian gov't signs deal with Meta to track down missing children

    Dino hoped similar partnerships take place soon

    Brazil's Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP) Wednesday signed a technical cooperation agreement with the company Meta, owner of the digital platforms Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and WhatsApp, to find missing persons, Agência Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Brazil's oil production hits record figures in July

    A total of 2.638 million barrels of oil per day and 114.8 million cubic meters of natural gas per day were produced from 142 wells

    According to a document released Wednesday by Brazil's ANP oil agency, South America's largest country produced 4.482 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, Agencia Brasil reported. The amount was the highest in recorded history.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 09:21 UTC

    4 countries against Argentina collecting tolls on Paraná Waterway

    The controversy may end up in the hands of an ad-hoc tribunal

    Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay insisted Wednesday on their objections to Argentina collecting tolls on the Paraná River Waterway and demanded the latter to halt that practice until it demonstrates services effectively rendered to navigation justify the measure.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 08:48 UTC

    Gabon: Deposed President's cousin to chair transitional committee

    General Oligui had been a bodyguard for Bongo's late father and was the head of the secret service before becoming leader of the guard (Pic AP)

    The Gabonese military officers who seized power earlier this week in the African country Wednesday announced General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, chief of the Republican Guard, was to be appointed president of the transitional committee.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 08:38 UTC

    Idalia makes landfall a Category 3 hurricane in Florida

    “We have to remain vigilant,” President Biden said

    Two people have died and “incalculable damage” was caused by Idalia as it hit Florida before moving on to Georgia and the Carolinas as a tropical storm. The storm reached Category 4 status with winds up to 131 mph before hitting as a Category 3 hurricane.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 07:15 UTC

    Multiple explosions rock Quito downtown in suspected car bomb attack

    Images from the scene show a burnt car and a nearby cylinder that is believed to be a gas cylinder.

    A car bomb, believed to be loaded with two gas cylinders and dynamite sticks, caused multiple explosions in a commercial area of Quito on Wednesday night. The event is generating concern due to the ongoing climate of violence in Ecuador.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 07:07 UTC

    Popular Uruguayan trap artist arrested twice in Argentina: Suspected of robbery

    Cedrés was arrested again in the context of a robbery at a country house in the San Vicente neighborhood

    Uruguayan singer Facundo Cedrés, better known as Pekeño 77, has been arrested twice in Argentina in recent days. On Saturday, he was arrested in Buenos Aires for “suspicious attitude” when police officers observed a Ford Ecosport van entering a service station. Cedrés was one of three Uruguayan citizens in the van and identified himself as Pekeño 77. The police seized the van, tools, and a significant amount of money in US dollars and Argentine pesos. He was released after the arrest.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 20:50 UTC

    Meta thwarts “Spamouflage,” covert campaign to boost China and criticize US

    Meta said the so-called “Spamouflage” campaign targeted Taiwan, the US, Australia, Britain, Japan, and global Chinese-speaking audiences.

    Facebook parent Meta announced on Tuesday it had shut down a so-called “Spamouflage” campaign to covertly boost China's image on its platforms. Some 7,700 Facebook accounts plus hundreds of other pages, groups, and Instagram accounts that pushed pro-China narratives online, were eliminated.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Cafiero, Kishida discuss deepening ties

    Argentina's FM and Japan's PM met as part of the celebrations of 125 years of diplomatic ties

    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Tuesday met in Tokyo with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss further Japanese investments in the South American country, where there are already some 70 leading companies from the Asian power.