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Stories for January 15th 2024

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 20:59 UTC

    Nicaraguan clergymen said to have been freed and deported

    The report is yet to be confirmed by Ortega's government

    Nicaraguan authorities released from prison and deported Catholic Bishops Rolando Álvarez and Isidoro Mora, 13 priests, and three seminarians, it was reported Sunday in Managua. Álvarez was sentenced in February 2023 to 26 years and 4 months in prison for treason.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 20:34 UTC

    Arévalo sworn in as President of Guatemala at last

    King Felipe VI and President Boric had to leave before Arévalo was effectively sworn in due to the 10-hour delay

    Although some ten hours later than scheduled, Bernardo Arévalo de León was eventually sworn in early Monday as Guatemala's new president for the period 2024-2028. After his inauguration, he was to offer his first speech as constitutional head of state. Before Arévalo's turn, 160 deputies took their oaths of office, thus extending the ceremony in time beyond projections.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 16:55 UTC

    Violent confrontation leaves five dead and five injured in Argentina

    The authorities will rely on these recordings to identify and prosecute those responsible for the attack.

    A brutal clash erupted on Sunday afternoon within an occupied area in the Buenos Aires town of González Catán, La Matanza, resulting in a massacre: five dead and five injured, two of them critically.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Milei off to Davos, has meeting arranged with IMF's Georgieva

    Milei is expected to discuss with Georgieva the verbal agreement reached last week between Argentina and the IMF

    Argentine President Javier Milei is departing Monday to Davos, Switzerland, on regular airline flights with stopovers in Frankfurt and Zurich to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF). According to Casa Rosada sources quoted by local media in Buenos Aires, he is also to have a one-on-one meeting with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:43 UTC

    ITA Airways flight makes emergency landing in Montevideo due to passenger's death

    The flight crew called for any medical professionals among the passengers, and appropriate resuscitation measures were taken. Unfortunately, the passenger could not be revived

    An ITA Airways flight traveling from Rome to Buenos Aires had to make an emergency landing at Carrasco Airport in Montevideo this morning following the death of a passenger, according to airport sources.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:26 UTC

    Paraguay cleared to ship beef on the bone to Israel

    Sheep meat may too be exported soon to Israel, it was explained

    Paraguay has been authorized by Israel's Veterinary and Animal Health Service (IVSAH) to sell beef on the bone to that country, the National Animal Health and Quality Service (Senacsa) announced Sunday in Asunción. Uruguay Israel's approval on Jan. 8.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:21 UTC

    Sierra Leone delegation visits Falklands to learn on fisheries and conservation

    The Foreign Office minister with the eight elected members of Falklands Legislative Assembly

    A delegation from Sierra Leone headed by Mrs. Princess Dugba, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources together with Ms Harriet Mathews, Director General Africa and the Americas at the Foreign and Development Office are currently in the Falkland Islands as part of a program to share fisheries, environment and conservation policies experiences.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:18 UTC

    Military exercise in the Falklands at the end of January

    Fast jet and battle simulation sounds should be expected from approximately 0500-0700. Military troop vehicles are to be expected on the roads between these dates.

    The British Ministry of Defense, responsible for the Falkland Islands security, has announced that on January 23 and 24, the Roulement Infantry Company, RIC, will be involved in exercises on Mount Kent and Stanley Common, specifically Mount William and Sapper Hill.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    Paraguay's incipient pig farming exported 5,500 tons of pork to Taiwan in 2023

    Paraguay pork exports, including offal, reached 7,689 tons in 2023. This signifies a substantial increase of 541% compared to 2022, when only 1,184 tons were shipped.

    Following on the opening of the Taiwanese market for Paraguay pork exports, 2023 finished with a remarkable growth of 550%, over 2022, both in volume and value. Paraguay is one of the very few countries in the world that still has full diplomatic relations with the Republic of China, better known as Taiwan.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:10 UTC

    Where will the Global Economy land in 2024?

    Without structural reforms (which do not appear forthcoming), its growth potential will be below 4% in the next three years, falling closer to 3% by 2030.

    By Nouriel Roubini (*)

    Heading into 2024, most economists and market analysts have adopted a baseline scenario in which most major economies avoid both a recession and renewed inflation – the much-desired “soft landing.” But the current encouraging consensus could still be derailed by any number of factors, not least geopolitics.

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