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Stories for January 22nd 2024

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 14:02 UTC

    José “Pepe” Mujica criticizes Milei's fanaticism, fears an authoritarian shift in Argentina

    “I hope Argentina rebounds, but I fear that these policies may lead to an authoritarian government,” Mujica said.

    In a press conference on Sunday, former Uruguayan President José Mujica shared his thoughts on the policies of Argentine President Javier Milei since taking office on December 10.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 11:23 UTC

    Argentina's Health Ministry issues Covid-19 vax recommendation

    People under 50 with comorbidities and healthcare workers were included in the intermediate-risk group

    Argentina's Health Ministry issued Sunday a recommendation to patients people over 50 years of age and those at risk to get a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine given the increase in cases reported during the last few weeks. The drug “is essential to maintain adequate protection to prevent complications, hospitalizations, and deaths due to this disease,” the Ministry said in a statement.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    SME industries plummet in Argentina

    In December, 53.4% of Argentina's SMEs reported difficulties replenishing stocks, especially in the procurement of raw materials and inputs

    The Argentine Confederation of Medium-Sized Companies (CAME) released a report in Buenos Aires during the weekend saying industries from those companies had shrunk by 26.9% in December last year from the same month in 2022, amid a presidential changeover and growing uncertainties. The activity closed last year with an accumulated drop of 2.6%.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:56 UTC

    Buenos Aires: Two young men stole a police car, drove 30 blocks and filmed the sequence

    The two young individuals were identified and charged

    Over the weekend, a video went viral depicting two young individuals at the wheel of a police car belonging to the Municipal Security Secretariat in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Vicente López. The incident occurred in the early morning, with the individuals seen holding alcoholic beverages.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Ecuador: 40 arrested for seizing hospital

    Ecuador has become a logistic center in the trafficking chain of illicit substances, said Noboa.

    Ecuadorean authorities arrested 40 gang members this past weekend after they tried to seize the José Cevallos Ruiz hospital in Yaguachi, in the province of Guayas province, killing one person and taking several hostages as one of their comrades was being treated.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Argentina: Kirchnerite leader foresees end of Milei's rule by around Easter

    It is Easter, we do not know if it falls in March or in April,” while clinging to his bucket of popcorn

    A high-profile former Kirchnerite official Sunday posted a video on social media calling on his comrades to be patient and to make sure they did not run out of popcorn to watch it fall by Easter Week. Although former Media Secretary Enrique Pepe Albistur never mentioned President Javier Milei's government, it seemed obvious to local media that the current is believed that Albistur had in mind the current Libertarian administration when he said that “we don't know if it falls in March or in April.”

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:06 UTC

    DeSantis drops White House bid, Trump virtually assured of Republican candidacy

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,” DeSantis said

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Sunday he was dropping his bid to the White House, which would virtually guarantee former President Donald Trump to win the Republican primaries. DeSantis also announced he would be supporting the former head of state's return to power. However, Trump still needs to beat his former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to secure his nomination.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Peru's President attacked by indigenous women

    Boluarte had returned to Ayacucho for the first time since 2022 when demonstrations resulted in some 50 people dead nationwide

    Peruvian President Dina Boluarte was attacked this weekend by a group of indigenous women who wanted her to step down and call for fresh elections and a Constitutional Assembly, among other measures, it was reported from Lima.