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Stories for January 24th 2024

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 17:00 UTC

    “Society of the Snow”, a film based on the epic tragedy of the Andes, wins Oscar nominations

    Spanish film director Bayona remarked, “I am very moved by how the Uruguayan public has embraced our film and made it their own.”

    The critically acclaimed film “Society of the Snow,” directed by J. A. Bayona, has achieved significant recognition with an Oscar nomination for Best International Film, along with a nod for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 11:09 UTC

    Increase in air travel reported in Brazil

    Domestic flight passengers increased from 82.2 million in 2022 to 91.4 million last year, Costa Filho explained

    South America's largest country is achieving record figures in its travel industry, Agencia Brasil reported. In 2023, Brazil saw 112.6 million passengers on domestic and international flights, marking a 15.3% increase from 2022's 97.6 million. “In the next three years, we aim to reach 140 million passengers,” Ports and Airports Minister Silvio Costa Filho said.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Argentina: The right to demonstrate must be preserved, judge rules

    Judge Kreplak decided in favor of protecting the people's freedom of movement but found no grounds to declare Minister Bullrich's anti-picketing protocol unconstitutional

    Argentine law enforcement authorities have been banned by Federal Judge Ernesto Kreplak from filming Wednesday's demonstrations during the nationwide strike called for by opposition labor unions and groups in rejection of President Javier Milei's most-encompassing emergency decree and the so-called Omnibus Law bill seeking to curb public spending,

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Ecuador eases curfew severity as violence gradually subsides

    A total of 3,052 people have been arrested since violence started escalating this month

    Ecuadorean President Daniel Noboa Tuesday decreed a one-hour reduction to the curfew after the number of daily homicides was reported to have fallen from 27 to 11 nationwide in a country under a state of emergency following drug-trafficking gang revolts.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    NASA acknowledges Uruguay's striking advancements in wind energy integration

    Despite being a developing nation, Uruguay's commitment to renewable energy surpasses that of many high-income countries

    In a recent article, NASA's Science Mission Directorate commends Uruguay's impressive strides in rapidly incorporating wind energy into its electricity grid, spotlighting the Peralta wind farm in Tacuarembó, in the center of the country.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 10:14 UTC

    UN body gathers in Chile to discuss labor issues

    'We need increased investment to create more decent jobs,” Narváez said

    The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Tuesday launched an appeal to intensify international cooperation and joint work in times of great global uncertainty, it was reported in Santiago de Chile, where the agency convened at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 09:38 UTC

    Toyota's first plant in Brazil shut down

    The facilities had become obsolete since opening in 1962 and newer factories were preferred for current challenges

    Japanese giant carmakers Toyota this week closed its São Bernardo plant, the company's oldest factory in Brazil which had been established in 1962. It was there that the Land Cruiser “Bandeirante” and the Corolla models were built in South America. Toyota's administrative headquarters for Brazil and South America also operated there for decades. It was said to be the company's first production facility outside Japan.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 09:31 UTC

    Sweden closer to joining NATO after Ankara's nod

    Now only Hungary's approval is needed for Stockholm's accession to the military alliance, which would alter Northern Europe's military map

    Türkiye's Parliament Tuesday greenlighted Sweden's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by 287 votes in favor, 55 against, and four abstentions. However, the rest of the 600 lawmakers did not attend Tuesday's session. The surprising nod came after months of objections citing the Scandinavian country's stance regarding Kurdish militants and members of a network believed to be behind a failed coup in 2016.