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Montevideo, May 29th 2023 - 15:52 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Brazilian President supports regulation of digital platforms

    “We cannot allow the integrity of our democracies to be affected by the decisions of a few players who today control the platforms,” Lula underlined

    In a letter to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva called for an end to hate speech and stressed that “what happened on January 8 in Brasilia was the culmination of an operation that used lies as ammunition.” Hence, he advocated the regulation of digital platforms to address the dissemination of lies and misinformation in the virtual environment.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    British Ambassador to BA reaffirms her Scottish heritage

    Hayes' family were “not at all disappointed” by Maradona’s Hand of God goal in 1986

    British Ambassador to Buenos Aires Kirsty Hayes took Argentina's Energy Secretary Flavia Royon on a tour of her native Aberdeen in Scotland to show her how the city was spearheading the green revolution, which might shed some light on how other countries may shift to net zero.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:40 UTC

    Uruguay importing over 50% of its electricity

    Importing electricity from neighboring countries is cheaper than producing it at diesel-powered plants

    A report released Tuesday by Uruguay's Electricity Market Administration (ADME) showed that energy imported from Argentina and Brazil made up over 50% of the South American country's supply.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:32 UTC

    President Fernández sends message from “the end of the world”

    Fernández became the fourth head of state to visit Antarctica

    In a message broadcast from the Marambio Base in Antarctica, Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday underlined his country's 119th year of uninterrupted presence in the so-called White Continent. “Here, at the end of the world, one can assume the dimension of the Homeland,” said Fernández during the Antarctica Day celebrations.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    Brazilian beef sales to China suspended due to case of mad cow

    “All measures are being taken immediately,” Minister Carlos Favaro stressed

    Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture announced Wednesday that even though it poses no threat to human consumers, beef exports to China are to be halted effective Thursday after a case of the mad-cow disease has been confirmed in the State of Pará, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    British maker of autoparts closes Argentine business

    TI Fluid Systems will halt production on Feb. 28 and cease all operations by April 30

    A British maker of auto parts is closing its plant in Victoria in the province of Buenos Aires on the northern outskirts of the country's capital due to the “serious economic situation” the South American nation is going through, it was reported. The sector is particularly affected by foreign exchange restrictions which render inputs unattainable.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Chilean, Argentine nationalities available to Nicaraguan stateless expatriates

    Argentine Foreign Minister Cafiero insisted the first step should be taken by the interested person at the Argentine Embassy

    The Governments of Chile and Argentina are among those who would grant citizenship to the Nicaraguan expatriates who were expelled from their country earlier this month and stripped of their nationality on treason charges, it was reported Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Falklands War frigate to be turned into a museum

    HMS Ambuscade was decommissioned and sold to Pakistan where it was recommissioned as PNS Tariq and remained in active service

    The Royal Navy's HMS Ambuscade is to be preserved as a shipbuilding museum in Glasgow following her decommissioning by the Pakistan Navy, it was announced this week.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Brazil's rains: Fishermen bring jerry cans of water to neutralize black market trade

    Faucet water comes out brown, full of dirt from the landslides.

    Residents of Boiçucanga, a neighborhood heavily affected by the weekend's storm in São Sebastião, on São Paulo's northern coast, have been without drinking water for four days, due to which the local fishermen's association made arrangements to help those in need, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Brazil receives first shipment of Swedish fighter parts from Saab

    Saab used to ship complete, tested, and airworthy aircraft

    Brazil has taken delivery of the first shipment of parts of Swedish Gripen F-39E fighters to be assembled at Embraer's Defesa & Segurança's facilities in Gavião Peixoto, in the state of São Paulo. Hence, the aircraft with serial number 6032 will be the first to be entirely assembled in the South American country.