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Stories for January 2nd 2024

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2024 - 10:46 UTC

    At least 30 killed in Japan tremor

    Although the tsunami alert was downgraded, people were advised to evacuate all coastal areas and not return there until further notice

    At least 30 people have been killed following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the Japanese Prefecture of Ishikawa. Around half the casualties were recorded in the town of Wajima, where a fire destroyed several houses. Japan Railways announced that high-speed trains between Tokyo and Ishikawa were interrupted.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2024 - 10:36 UTC

    Bolivia under orange alert as many rivers might overflow

    An orange alert “is declared when the upward trend of river levels and the persistence and intensity of rains indicate the possibility of overflowing rivers in the coming hours,” said Senamhi

    Bolivian authorities have enacted an orange alert after eight rivers were determined to be at imminent risk of overflowing, which would affect eight departments nationwide, the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (Senamhi) reported. The measure will be in force until Jan. 7.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    UK, Guyana mocking Venezuela, Maduro warns

    Maduro also said Milei wanted to turn Argentina into the new colony in South America

    In a year-ending interview with Le Monde Diplomatique's Ignacio Ramonet, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said his Guyanese counterpart Irfaan Ali was mocking his country and other regional multilateral organizations who sponsored the St Vincent and the Grenadines understanding whereby the dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo area would not escalate.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2024 - 10:05 UTC

    Milei traveling to Antarctica this week

    Milei has been criticized for his disregard of environmental issues

    Argentine President Javier Milei will be traveling to Antarctica this coming Friday, Jan. 5, alongside Ministers Diana Mondino (Foreign Affairs) and Luis Petri (Defense), it was reported in Buenos Aires. The head of state intends to launch a “pollution control,” according to Casa Rosada sources.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Low food prices and high interest rates behind Brazil's waning inflation

    Braz fears that if the government is unable to meet its budget target in 2024, a devaluation of the real might ensue

    After Brazil's statistics bureau IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) released the inflation for 2023 in the South American country (4.72%), Agencia Brasil delved into the possible reasons behind this achievement and determined that low food prices and high interest rates played a significant role.