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Stories for January 27th 2024

  • Saturday, January 27th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Milei: Cabinet crisis, diplomatic clash with Colombia and Argentina “closer” to dollarization

    Economy Minister Luis 'Toto' Caputo said the taxation chapter of the Omnibus Law bill was left for later and admitted he would be taking over Infrastructure after Ferraro's sacking

    While Argentine President Javier Milei said Friday that his country was closer to dollarizing its economy, Minister Luis 'Toto' Caputo announced that the taxation part of the so-called Omnibus Law bill was being spared for a later date in a move to have the legislation passed as soon as possible to achieve a zero deficit. However, the Chief of State's plans clash with other conflicts within the cabinet and also in diplomatic matters.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    French PM says his country would not endorse EU-Mercosur deal

    President Macron “has always opposed” such an understanding, Attal explained

    French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal Friday announced his country's decision once again to oppose the free trade deal between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur amid protests from local farmers objecting to President Emmanuel Macron's latest measures affecting agrifood production.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2024 - 10:46 UTC

    UN agency staff in Gaza sacked for allegedly helping Hamas during Oct. 7 raid

    “Anyone who betrays the fundamental principles of the UN also betrays the people it serves in Gaza,” Lazzarini said

    The United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) Friday sacked 7 of its workers for their alleged involvement in the Oct. 7, 2023, raids by the terrorist organization Hamas into Israeli territory killing some 1,200 people and taking hundreds hostage, which triggered the ongoing crisis given Tel Aviv's stern response.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    Gaza crisis has repercussions in South America

    Milei attended a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Buenos Aires

    Brazil's Foreign Ministry Friday issued a statement urging Israel to abide by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling and prevent the ongoing conflict in Gaza from escalating into genocide, Agencia Brasil reported. Itamaraty also called for the immediate release of all Israeli hostages in the hands of Hamas.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2024 - 10:31 UTC

    Venezuela's Supreme Court upholds Machado's electoral ban

    With Friday's ruling, “the regime decided to end the Barbados Agreement,” Machado argued on X

    Venezuela's Supreme Court (TSJ) Friday upheld a decision by the Comptroller General's Office whereby opposition leader María Corina Machado may not run in this year's elections after having been disenfranchised despite garnering 92.35% of the votes in the Oct. 22 primaries. The TSJ also confirmed Friday the disqualification of two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2024 - 10:30 UTC

    ICJ ruling on Gaza prompts mixed reactions

    South African President Ramaphosa dubbed Friday's ruling a “victory for international law, for human rights, and, above all, for justice”

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Friday ordered Israel by 15 votes to 2 to take all necessary measures to avoid genocide in Gaza. But, while failing to declare that such a calamity already existed in the war-torn Middle East region as those filing the case earlier this month presumably expected, it also stopped short of mandating a ceasefire.