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Stories for 2023

  • Monday, November 13th 2023 - 09:17 UTC

    “Scholar” Milei praises Thatcher and loses presidential debate

    Milei spoke to a few who would understand his intellectual stance and was outperformed by Massa, who understood elections are about winning over the rank-and-file

    Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei somehow lost his temper during Sunday's debate with Economy Minister Sergio Massa, insisting that the latter should raise the level of his discourse. He even accused the representative of the ruling Union for Patria (UP) coalition of resorting to a strategy known as “falacia ad populum,” insisting on technical jibber-jabber as if the auditorium were the illustrated faculty made up of a few and not millions of voters.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 11:55 UTC

    Tuesday, King's birthday, public holiday in Falklands; Charles will launch the Coronation Food Project

    The occasion, 75th birthday of the monarch, will be marked by King Charles as the cover star of the Big Issue magazine, which helps the homeless.

    The Falkland Islands Government has notified that Tuesday 14th November will be a Public Holiday for His Majesty the King’s Birthday. All Government Departments (other than those providing essential services) will be closed.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 11:50 UTC

    More trouble ahead for Mercosur: EU Parliament agreement on Nature Restoration Bill

    Allegedly 80% of EU habitats are in poor condition, 70% of soils are un healthy, and 10% of bees and butterfly species, crucial for pollination, face extinction

    The European Parliament negotiators agreed on Thursday the EU Nature Restoration Bill which requires member countries to restore 20% of EU land and sea habitats by 2030, a bill that has already triggered spontaneous protests from the farming community in several EU countries.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 10:52 UTC

    Argentina and Chile sign key lithium agreement

    The agreement “represents a milestone for Chile, being of great value for the National Lithium Strategy,” van Kleveren explained

    Authorities from Argentina and Chile Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Binational Lithium and Salt Flats Working Group which represents a significant step towards strategic cooperation in this regard, it was reported in Santiago and Buenos Aires following negotiations dating back to June 2022.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Former VP Astori, architect of Uruguay's 21st century economy, dead at age 83

    Astori was elected many times to the Senate, served as Economy Minister twice under President Tabaré Vázquez, and was VP under José “Pepe” Mujica

    Former Uruguayan Vice President Danilo Astori (2010-2015) died Friday at the age of 83 from complications following a hip fracture for which he had been hospitalized since late October, it was reported in Montevideo. Astori had resigned his seat on the Senate late last year due to other health problems.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    APEC: No major breakthrough expected from Biden-Xi meeting

    It will be San Francisco's biggest political event since 1945

    San Francisco is finalizing its arrangements for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit during which a key meeting between Presidents Joseph Biden of the United States and Xi Jinping of China is expected to take place on Nov. 15. Xi and Biden will get together to discuss a range of “potentially contentious” topics including the need for military-to-military dialogue.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Argentina getting ready for last presidential debate

    Online betting shows Massa slightly ahead for the Nov. 19 runoff against Milei

    Online betting platforms have been reported by Argentine media to be paying 1.85 if Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei wins the Nov. 19 presidential runoff and 1.7 if Economy Minister Sergio Massa does. In other words, AR$ 10,000 could become AR$ 18,500 or AR$ 17,000 depending on the outcome.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 09:47 UTC

    Lula discusses international agenda with Indian PM Modi

    “Had a good conversation on phone with President @LulaOficial,” Modi wrote on X

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed Friday during a telephone conversation the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and other matters of mutual interest, it was reported.

  • Friday, November 10th 2023 - 11:10 UTC

    Treaty creating police force of the Americas signed

    Ameripol will be essential to fight transnational organized crime and terrorism, Rodrígues said

    A new organization for police cooperation on the American continent was agreed upon Thursday with the Treaty for the Constitution of the Police Community of America (Ameripol) which will act in line with Interpol criteria, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, November 10th 2023 - 11:08 UTC

    Mercosur Cultural signs declaration against racism

    Menezes handed over the pro-tempore presidency of Mercosur Cultural to Paraguay

    The Culture Ministers of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) Thursday signed a declaration in Belém condemning racism, thus reaffirming the bloc's commitment to promoting ethnic-racial equality and combating racism in the region, Agencia Brasil reported.