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Montevideo, May 29th 2023 - 14:55 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Massa has busy agenda in India

    The pre-G20 Summit meeting is likely to issue a direct recommendation to the IMF to cut down the surcharges billed to emerging countries

    Argentina's Superminister of Economy Sergio Massa met Thursday with colleagues from hosts India and also of China during his stay in the Indian city of Bengaluru, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, where arrangements are being made by finance ministers and central bank presidents for the G20 Summit of heads of state and government later this year.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:29 UTC

    G7 Ambassadors issue joint statement on anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

    “The Russian Federation has deliberately used energy and food as weapons, knowingly accepting that the entire population around the world would suffer...” the G7 ambassadors in Argentina wrote

    To mark the first anniversary of Russia's military deployment in Ukraine, all G7 ambassadors to Buenos Aires issued a joint statement condemning President Vladimir Putin's move and reiterating their countries' full support to Kyiv.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Uruguay demands foreign tourists have medical insurance

    Previous Covid-19 requisites have been lifted

    Effective this month, a decree signed by Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou on Feb.16 requires all foreign travelers entering the country to have medical insurance, regardless of whether they arrive by land, sea, or air. The same measure, which has also been approved by the Council of Ministers, also lifts all previous Covid-19 requisites.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Colombia to endorse Bolivia's bid to remove coca from list of banned substances

    The Uruguay-born Gil insisted authorities should tackle the mafias behind the illegal cocaine business, not peasants chewing coca leaves

    The Colombian government of leftwing President Gustavo Petro announced it will endorse Bolivia's request before the United Nations (UN) for the declassification of the coca leaf as a narcotic drug, it was reported.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Biden picks Indian-American candidate to chair World Bank

    “Ajay is uniquely equipped to lead the World Bank at this critical moment in history,” Biden said

    Former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga has been picked by US President Joseph Biden to vie for chairman of the World Bank (WB), it was announced Thursday in Washington DC. Banga, 63, who was born and raised in India, has the indispensable experience to mobilize public and private resources to address the most urgent challenges of our time, including global warming, the White House explained through a statement.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Pfizer appoints new country manager for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay

    Ruiz Villamil joined Novartis in mid-2018 and became CEO in June 2021

    Doctor Agustina Ruiz Villamil has been appointed as Pfizer's new Chief Executive Officer for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay to replace Nicolá Vaquer, who was the laboratory's chief during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing negotiations for the purchase of vaccines.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Argentina: Ruling bloc in the Senate breaks up and a new bench emerges

    The ruling party will have even more difficulties to achieve, with allies, the quorum of 37 seats necessary to enable a session in the Upper House.  ”

    A group of Argentine senators announced on Wednesday their withdrawal from the bloc of the ruling Frente de Todos in the Upper House and their decision to form their own bench, in the run-up to the complex electoral process that the South American country will undergo this year.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Penguin fossil trails shed light on continent's separation from Antarctica

    There is no volcanic activity presently, as there was at the time of the separation of Antarctica and South America, and the difference can be traced in fossil penguin bones

    Researchers from Argentina's National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) came up with penguin fossil indicators of a historical separation between Antarctica and South America, it was reported Wednesday.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    São Paulo mudslides: death toll reaches 48

    Residents of Barra do Sahy said they did not receive any warning about the risk of landslides

    Authorities in the Brazilian state of São Paulo Wednesday said that the death toll from last weekend's heavy rains and subsequent mudslides had reached 48 as relief teams are still looking for the 40 people still missing, particularly in the mountain of mud formed by the mudslides in the beach resort of Barra do Sahy.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Putin no longer recognizes Moldova's independence - new invasion ahead?

    Biden ratified the US support to Moldova during a meeting with President Sandu on Tuesday

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has repealed a 2012 decree recognizing Moldova as an independent country, thus sparking concern among western powers that a new invasion could be in the making, as Russia's Defense Ministry denounced that Kyiv was preparing an armed provocation in the Moldovan separatist region of Transnistria