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Stories for January 12th 2024

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 13:33 UTC

    FMI hopes Milei's plan gets enough political support

    President Javier Milei's administration “is already implementing an ambitious stabilization plan,” Kozack also noted

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spokeswoman Julie Kozack Thursday said the global credit agency hoped Argentina's latest measures would have the political support they needed, particularly the adjustments included in the so-called Omnibus Law bill currently in Congress.

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 11:21 UTC

    Drug trafficking scandal: How cocaine made it from Uruguay to Belgium undetected?

    The discovery was made by Belgian Customs on December 28

    A shipment of 22,320 units of Portezuelo brand budines and alfajores (La Plata river sweets), along with 1,122 bottles of vermouth, originating from Uruguay and bound for Belgium, was found to contain 2.16 tons of cocaine. The discovery was made by Belgian Customs on December 28, sparking an investigation into the oversight during its transit through the Uruguayan port.

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 11:11 UTC

    Argentina: Patagonian League relaunched to protect local interests from national gov't

    The Patagonian Governors seek to have a say on issues that have a direct impact on regional economies

    Despite stemming from different political forces, the governors of Argentina's Patagonian provinces Thursday issued a joint statement condemning President Javier Milei's bold approach to the country's economic crisis, particularly his most-encompassing emergency decree (DNU) and the so-called Omnibus Law bill currently in Congress.

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    CPI goes up 25.5% in December in Argentina

    “We applied a much deeper adjustment plan than the one requested by the IMF,” Milei explained

    Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) Thursday said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December 2023 went up by 25.5% for an interannual total of 211.4%, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 10:31 UTC

    Ecuador: Life slowly getting back to normal

    Some 178 corrections officers are still held hostage by drug-trafficking gangs as authorities massively search for alias Fito

    Ecuadorean authorities Thursday confirmed drug-trafficking gangs continued to have a total of 178 hostages in prisons nationwide while the number of casualties after four days of internal turmoil was updated to 16 as the outlaws retaliated following law enforcement forces operations. In this scenario, daily life is gradually getting back to normal.

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 10:29 UTC

    Second victim dies of equine encephalitis in Argentina

    All 10 cases in the province of Buenos Aires required hospitalization, with only four of them discharged so far

    Health authorities in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires Thursday confirmed the first death due to Western equine encephalitis in the territory which was also the second nationwide. The victim was a 74-year-old woman with comorbidities from a semi-rural area. All 10 cases in the province -in General Viamonte, Junín, Leandro N. Alem, Arrecifes, Baradero, La Plata, Ramallo, Campana, and Bragado- required hospitalization, with only four of them discharged so far.

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 10:25 UTC

    Paraguayan experts call for action against Covid-19

    “Right now we have a Covid epidemic,” Cabello said

    Paraguay's Director General of Health Surveillance, Águeda Cabello, this week echoed a recommendation by the country's leading physicians to wear face masks in healthcare facilities as the number of Covid-19 cases is reported to be on the rise.