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Montevideo, September 25th 2023 - 07:07 UTC

Stories for 2023

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Argentina: August's inflation hits 12.4%

    Massa criticized the IMF's “inflationary and contractionary” recipes

    Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) announced Wednesday that inflation for the month of August had reached 12.4% for a total of 124.4% in the last 12 months. The highest monthly rate in over 32 years came after the Aug. 14 devaluation of the Argentine peso. So far in 2023, the Consumer Price Index has accumulated an increase of 80.2%.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Peru to allocate green debt swap to tropical forest protection in Amazon

    It was Peru's third swap after similar deals in 2002 and 2008

    The Peruvian administration of President Dina Boluarte pledged to use the proceeds from a US$ 20 million debt swap with the United States for climate action in the Amazon to finance a tropical forest protection fund over the next 13 years, it was reported Wednesday in Lima. It is the third debt-for-nature swap between the two governments.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Appointment of New Officer Commanding FID

    Major Daniel Biggs was sworn in by the Governor as the new Officer Commanding FIDF (Pic GH)

    After many years of service with the FIDF, in June 2023 Major Justin McPhee retired as Officer Commanding, Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF), a role he has fulfilled since October 2018.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    “Extraterrestrial” bodies displayed at Mexico's Congress

    The bodies have human-like features plus others more similar to those of birds

    Two fossilized bodies allegedly belonging to beings from outer space were set on display Wednesday at the San Lazaro Palace in Mexico City. According to carbon-14 tests, the items would be over 1,000 years old, ufologist Jaime Maussan said. The remains were displayed during a special session of Mexico's Congress.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition leader Machado asks Brazil for help

    “Maduro knows that, in the presidential elections of 2024, I will defeat him, and that is why he is afraid,” she stressed.

    Venezuelan opposition leader María Corina Machado Tuesday asked the Brazilian Senate's Public Security Committee through a video appearance to help the Caribbean country hold fair primary elections. Machado also denounced the attacks by Nicolás Maduro's regime and insisted she intended to run despite her disenfranchisement.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Libyan storm: Death toll reaches 5,300 and 10,000 people are missing

    People had to resort to rudimentary means to retrieve bodies and pull survivors from the mud

    The latest reports from civil war-torn Libya speak of more than 5,300 casualties left by Storm Daniel, in addition to more than 7,000 people treated for injuries and around 10,000 still missing. It is the worst natural disaster to hit this part of the country since the 1963 earthquake in the city of Al Marj.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Russia's war on Ukraine deserves condemnation, Uruguayan Defense Minister says

    Latin America must condemn the human rights in Ukraine since the Russian invasion, García said

    Uruguayan Defense Minister Javier García Tuesday suggested in Buenos Aires that the II Latin American and Caribbean Conference on United Nations Peace Operations should condemn Russia's military deployment in Ukraine.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Bolsonaro undergoes 3 surgical procedures successfully

    It was the sixth time Bolsonaro was operated on since the knifing

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro successfully underwent surgery at the Vila Nova Star Hospital Tuesday to treat the sequelae in his digestive and respiratory systems from the stabbing he suffered during the 2018 campaign, it was reported in Sao Paulo.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Speaker of the House launches probe into US President Biden's private dealings

    “We have found that the president lied to the American people,” McCarthy said

    House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy of the Republican Party announced Tuesday he had ordered an investigation into President Joseph Biden and his son Hunter's banking transactions in a move to gather evidence for the beginning of impeachment procedures against the head of state.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Lula announces funding for Rio Grande do Sul relief

    “The federal government will not fail to meet the needs of the people of the region” of Rio Grande do Sul, Lula said

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Tuesday that Brazil's federal government would grant R$ 1 billion (around US$ 202 million) in loans through the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to help recover the economy of Rio Grande do Sul, Agencia Brasil reported.