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Montevideo, March 23rd 2023 - 01:48 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 17:25 UTC

    Brazilian minister denies single currency: no death sentence for the Real

    Haddad, who floated such a possibility in an article last year, said removing trade barriers could involve using a single currency for commerce

    Argentina and Brazil are looking at ways to stimulate bilateral trade and investments but not eliminate their own currencies, according to Brazilian Finance Minister Fernando Haddad, who played down the idea of a single shared currency between the two Mercosur partners.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 15:57 UTC

    The Falkland Islands take over Presidency of the UK Overseas Territories Association

    The UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) represents the governments and peoples of the UK Overseas Territories are represented in the UK by their official Representatives

    Today, at the AGM of UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), the Falkland Islands were elected to the Presidency of UKOTA, replacing the Turks and Caicos Islands who held the Presidency for the last year.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    South American bid to host 2030 World Cup launched

    Uruguay is where it all started and the national team won the 1930 cup

    Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile have officially launched their bid to co-host the 2030 football World Cup finals. During an event at the Argentine Football Association's training camp in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, dignitaries from all four countries made the announcement.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 09:49 UTC

    Montevideo safer for cruise passengers

    Montevideo Police Chief D'Elia spoke of progress from December to January

    Around 100,000 passengers have been reported to have visited Montevideo so far this season on some 60 cruise ships, according to local authorities. Montevideo Police Chief Mario D'Elia said that the so-called “Blue Summer” operation in the Uruguayan capital's Old City has been going as planned.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 09:45 UTC

    UN warns 4.3 million girls at risk of genital mutilation

    FGM “is one of the most vicious manifestations of the patriarchy that permeates our world,” Guterres said

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Tuesday warned that some 4.3 million girls worldwide were at risk of being subjected to a Female Genital Mutilation procedure and insisted that eliminating such a practice should be likened to other goals mankind needs to attain by 2030.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Lithium provinces want a slice of huge revenues

    “There is an exorbitant increase in lithium prices at an international level,” Morales underlined

    Argentina's Lithium Round Table convened Tuesday in Buenos Aires to discuss a proposal whereby the country would promote adding value to the extracting activity. The meeting was chaired by Jujuy Governor and Presidential hopeful Gerardo Morales, who warned that the participating provinces were being cast aside from the activity's large revenues.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 08:24 UTC

    Death toll crosses 8,100 threshold in Turkish/Syrian quakes

    “These operations will continue until we reach the last citizen under the rubble,” Türkiye's Vice President Fuat Oktay said late Tuesday

    The latest reports from Türkiye and Syria two days after the series of earthquakes and aftershocks that hit the region mention at least 8,100 people confirmed dead as hopes of finding any new survivors under the rubble of collapsed buildings are turning slimmer by the minute.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 08:20 UTC

    Argentina: Manzur resigning as Cabinet Chief next week

    Manzur and Jaldo said they will be endorsing Alberto Fernández's reelection bid

    Argentine's Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur is to leave his post sometime next week, President Alberto Fernàndez announced during an event in Tafí Viejo, in the province of Tucumán, where Manzur is Governor, albeit on unpaid leave.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 08:06 UTC

    Online child porn more sophisticated, researchers at Brazilian NGO warn

    The number of cybercrimes against children reported during 2022 grew by over 10,000 from 2021 figures, Safernet said

    A Brazilian non-government organization (NGO) Tuesday said it had documented over 111,000 cybercrimes against children in 2022, Agencia Brasil reported. The announcement was made on the occasion of the Feb. 7 Safe Internet Day, which was celebrated for the 15th time in the South American country and 20th globally.

  • Tuesday, February 7th 2023 - 18:01 UTC

    Falkland Islanders Honour Veteran BBC Journalist

    BBC Journalist Harold Briley OBE visiting Falklands

    By Graham Bound, London - HAROLD Briley, a BBC World Service journalist who reported from Buenos Aires throughout the 1982 Falklands War, has received a special and rare honour from the government of the Islands.