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Montevideo, May 31st 2023 - 03:47 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Cleverly insists: the Falklands are British

    The Falklanders have chosen to remain a British Overseas Territory, Cleverly said after being told by Cafiero about Argentina's decision

    British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly wrote on Twitter that the Falkland “islanders have the right to decide their own future: they have chosen to remain an autonomous British Overseas Territory,” and therefore “the Falkland Islands are British.”

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Chile's Senate agrees to virtual appearance by Ukrainian President

    Latorre said he felt for the people of Ukraine but international affairs should be handled by the President and not the Legislative

    Chile's Senate has voted in favor of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski making a virtual appearance at the South American country's legislative, while a green light from the Lower House was to be confirmed shortly to make it a joint session if possible. Zelenski's telecast would be sometime between the last week of March and the first week of April.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 09:11 UTC

    Record high temperatures recorded in Buenos Aires and other Argentine localities

    Thursday's temperatures fit the requirement and therefore heat waves were to be declared in various areas

    The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) Thursday equaled its all-time high temperatures dating back to March 7, 1952, according to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), thus making the capital one of the hottest places nationwide with 37.9 °C. Despite falling to 35.4 °C at 4 pm, the wind chill hit 43°C, the SMN said.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 08:59 UTC

    Supermarket owned by Messi's wife's family targetted by maffia-style assailants

    “The note they left has no spelling mistakes, this is uncommon in this type of notice,” Prosecutor Federico Rébola explained

    A supermarket in the Argentine city of Rosario owned by the family of Antonela Roccuzzo -Lionel Messi's wife- was stormed by two men on a motorcycle who fired at least 14 shots and left a maffia-style threatening message for the national football team's captain. The note also said Rosario Mayor Pablo Javkin was a “narco” who would not protect the Messi family.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 08:54 UTC

    Peru's Congress to decide on reconsidering electoral rescheduling

    “On Friday we are going to make the reconsideration that must be voted in order to be able to define when the advance could be,” Williams said

    A Peruvian Congress plenum is to decide Friday whether further consideration will be given to the possibility of moving forward the elections in a country that has seen some 70 people dead in rampant episodes of violence following the Dec. 7 impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones and the subsequent promotion of Vice Pte. Dina Boluarte to the position of head of state.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 08:46 UTC

    John Swinney to step down as Scotland's Deputy First Minister right behind Sturgeon

    Swinney goes down in history as Scotland's longest-serving deputy first minister

    Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney Thursday sent a note to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon telling her he would be stepping down the same day she leaves her post. Sturgeon announced last month that she was resigning as Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and subsequently also as chief executive, effective sometime later in March.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 19:24 UTC

    Former Paraguayan President Lugo makes virtual Senate appearance from BA

    Lugo seems okay but has some difficulties speaking

    Former Paraguayan President and current Senator Fernando Lugo Thursday returned to the political arena through a virtual appearance at Asunción's Parliament from Buenos Aires, where he has been recovering from the brain stroke he suffered on Aug. 10, 2022.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 15:10 UTC

    Argentina withdraws from Foradori-Duncan Treaty

    Cafiero suggested Cleverly that Argentina and the UK sat in New York at the UN headquarters to discuss sovereignty over the Falklands and the other South Atlantic islands

    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Thursday told his British colleague James Cleverly that the South American country was pulling out of the Foradori-Duncan agreement signed between both countries in 2016 and which was pivotal to the identification of bodies of soldiers known only to God buried in the Falkland Islands, among other improvements in bilateral ties.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Key members of the Irish Diaspora recognised at the inaugural Business Post Global Irish Diaspora Awards

    Joanna Bound, Hon Alexandra Shacklerton, Sir Bob Geldof KBE and Mensun Bound during the Global Irish Diaspora Awards

    The Business Post Global Irish Diaspora Awards were held at the Waldorf Hilton, London on Friday, February 24, 2023. With over 70 million people across the globe who claim Irish ancestry, these awards have been established to recognize and celebrate the vast contribution to the world of business that Ireland and its people have made.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 09:33 UTC

    Argentine President celebrates 40 years of democratic rule

    “We built democracy, we live in freedom, let us achieve equality,” President Fernández said

    During his last Legislature opening speech, Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday lashed out at the country's Judiciary claiming magistrates seek to disenfranchise Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK).