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Montevideo, October 1st 2023 - 08:58 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 11:22 UTC

    Chilean ambassador before the UK sacked

    “She exceeded competences, and this was the main reason taken into account in accepting Ambassador Ms Herrera resignation,” according to foreign minister Alberto Van Klaveren.

    The Chilean ambassador before the UK government Susana Herrera has resigned (removed), the Foreign Ministry announced. The Chargé d'Affaires is taking over in the meantime. Apparently, the ambassador did not adjust to regular proceedings, but the work atmosphere at the embassy in London was not the best.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 11:01 UTC

    Brazil's Finance Minister proposes trade with Argentina in yuan

    It will be good news if Argentina agrees, Haddad said

    Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said Wednesday in Johannesburg during the 15th BRICS Summit that Argentina might finance its foreign trade with his country by using Chinese yuan instead of US dollars, Agência Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Paraguay reforms Finance Ministry

    One of Peña's Government's goals is to make the State more agile and modern, Minister Carlos Fernández Valdovinos explained

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña Wednesday signed into law a bill suppressing the Finance Ministry and creating a Ministry of Economy and Finance instead, it was reported in Asunción. The motion had been passed by the Lower House earlier this month.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Reception for Falklands athletes and shearers in a great year of achievements

    The Falklands athletes team at Guernsey. Photo: Penguin News

    The Falkland Islands National Sports Council is reminding that on the evening of Friday 25 August, members of the Legislative Assembly are hosting a public reception for Falklands athletes and shearers.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 10:58 UTC

    IMF Board approves US$ 7.5 bn disbursement for Argentina

    It will be the “second largest disbursement in the history of the IMF,” Massa explained

    The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) board of directors Wednesday approved a US$ 7.5 billion disbursement for Argentina, the South American country's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa announced from Washington DC. The decision was adopted unanimously, it was also explained.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Uruguay: End of water crisis decreed

    The quality of the water today is very good, Lacalle argued

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou decreed the end of the water crisis affecting the South American country's capital, it was announced Wednesday in Montevideo. Lacalle said Decree 177 dated June 19, 2023, had been revoked, thus reinstating taxation on bottled water, it was explained.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Discovery of a new species of Antarctic strawberry feather, a 20 tentacle creature

    The Antarctic strawberry feather star gets its name from the strawberry-like nub on its body, from which string like appendages called cirri protrude anchor the animal to the seafloor

    Researchers have discovered an otherworldly, 20-tentacled creature lurking in the freezing depths of the Antarctic Ocean. Resembling an alien or a Lovecraftian horror, the Antarctic strawberry feather star (Promachocrinus fragarius) is one of four new species of crinoids that scientists found at the bottom of the ocean, reports an article in Live Science.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Dublin Rose relishes her incredible time growing up in the Falkland Islands

    Bethany said that living in the Falklands was a “different way of life; it was just incredible.” She added, “I'm still in touch with a lot of people that I went to school with”

    Bethany Cushing from Ballyhea has been selected as Dublin Rose 2023, and joined contestants from all over Ireland and further afield for the top Rose of Tralee Festival that took place this week. The Rose of Tralee international festival celebrated this year its 62nd year, and was broadcast live from the Kerry Sports Academy in Tralee.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Assange's father thanks Brazil for supporting his son's release

    Assange's possible extradition to the US would be a “death sentence,” his father said

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's father John Shipton, who is in Brazil promoting a movie on his son, has thanked the South American country for standing in favor of the journalist’s release, Agência Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 04:01 UTC

    Agreement reached on principles for adding members to BRICS

    “We have agreed on the issue of enlargement,” Pandor said in a radio interview

    A document outlining the guidelines for the addition of new members to the BRICS bloc was signed Wednesday in Johannesburg during the group's XV Summit, South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor announced. Over 20 countries have expressed their interest in joining the alliance, which could entail significant changes in the current world order.