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Stories for February 3rd 2024

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Argentine Lower House broadly approves Milei's workhorse bill

    The House will start reviewing next Tuesday each of the more than 300 provisions featured in the draft

    Argentina's Lower House Friday broadly approved by 144 votes to 109 President Javier Milei's so-called Omnibus Law bill to curb State spending and achieve zero deficit, it was reported in Buenos Aires. Next week, each provision of the draft will be analyzed separately, it was also explained.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:57 UTC

    Dengue emergency reported in Rio de Janeiro

    “If the population doesn't work together, dengue fever will spread,” Paes warned

    Health authorities in Rio de Janeiro are speaking of record hospitalizations of patients with dengue, Agencia Brasil reported Friday. In just one day in January, Rio de Janeiro's municipal health network had 362 people admitted with the condition, thus surpassing the previous record dating back to 2008. Municipal Health Secretary Daniel Soranz confirmed that the city was facing an epidemic of the disease.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    US nuclear aircraft carrier due in South Atlantic later this year

    The USS George Washington will not be mooring at any Argentine port, it was also explained

    The United States Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington is expected to be sailing Argentine Sea waters in May as part of her continental tour, which will include other countries. The last time such a US structure was in the area was in 2010.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    Heat wave grips Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil

    The unusually hot weather is expected to stay around at least for a week

    Media reports all across the Southern Cone Friday underlined the heat wave affecting Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay with temperatures reaching 48 degrees Celsius and forecast to remain around or above 40 degrees for several days.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    Paraná River: Traffic restored after ship is freed from bridge pillar

    Traffic was partially diverted to the Paraná Guazú temporarily

    The Liberian-flagged freighter En May was removed on Friday from one of the pillars of the Zárate-Brazo Largo bridge that connects the Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos, where she got stuck after losing her steering capabilities last Sunday. Full navigation was thus restored on the Paraná River waterway.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    At least 10 killed in simultaneous wildfires across Chile

    Boric declared a national emergency

    At least ten people were reported Friday to have died in Chile as forest firest gripped the Valparaíso area, where President Gabriel Boric Font decreed a state of emergency.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 00:17 UTC

    Uruguayan surgeon dies meters away from Buenos Aires before completing River Plate swim

    Leal, 56, embarked on his journey from Colonia del Sacramento beach at around 4:30 a.m, closely followed by two boats, including one with his son Octavio.

    In a daring attempt to swim across the Rio de la Plata from Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, to Argentina, experienced Uruguayan swimmer and surgeon Gonzalo Leal tragically lost his life. Leal, from the Uruguayan department of Salto, suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after reaching the shore of Buenos Aires, according to El País.