MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, March 2nd 2024 - 01:08 UTC

Stories for February 9th 2024

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 11:05 UTC

    Uruguay anticipates a record cruise season with an 11% compared to 2022/23

    Four vessels, MSC Preziosa, Silver Nova, Zaphire Princess and Asamara Quest with some 7,000 visitors landed this week in Montevideo.

    The port of Montevideo is looking forward to a record season of cruise vessel visits with some 166 calls, out of a total of 241 which are expected to be completed by the end of April, which should represent an 11% compared to the previous situation 2022/2023.

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Ecuadorean councilwoman shot dead

    Authorities believe Carnero was killed by hitmen

    Ecuador's so-called “internal armed conflict” added a victim to its list of fatalities late Wednesday when 29-year-old Councilwoman Diana Carnero from the coastal municipality of Naranjal was shot dead in what is believed to be a murder-for-hire case.

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    Brazil's CPI 0.42% up last month

    Airline tickets fell in January, which drove inflation downward

    According to Brazil's IBGE statistics bureau, inflation last month in South America's largest country reached 0.42% for an accumulated 4.51% year-on-year. These results were driven mainly by increases in the prices of food, Agencia Brasil explained. January's figures were lower than the 0.56% recorded by the Broad National Consumer Price Index (IPCA) in December.

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:45 UTC

    Paraguay chooses new Supreme Court Chief Justice

    Benítez Riera has written a thesis on money laundering

    Luis María Benítez Riera has been unanimously chosen as the new Chief Justice of Paraguay's Supreme Court, it was announced in Asunción Wednesday. Justice Gustavo Santander Dans was elected as Deputy Chief Justice by a majority vote and Alberto Martínez Simón will be third in line also after a unanimous decision.

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:43 UTC

    Bolsonaro's Party Chairman arrested

    The former President was ordered to surrender his passport

    Brazilian Liberal Party (PL) Chairman Valdemar Costa Neto was arrested Thursday and former President Jair Bolsonaro was ordered to surrender his passport as the investigation into the Jan. 8, 2023, coup attempt moved forward.

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Lula plants tree of “hope” at Palestinian Embassy

    Lula is to meet next week with the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmud Abbas

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday planted a tree at the Palestinian Embassy in Brasilia where a group of Arab and Islamic diplomatic missions gathered to pay him a tribute. “You are planting hope for the Palestinian people,” Palestinian Ambassador Ibrahim Alzeben told the South American leader before all the guests shared dinner.

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    Milei rounds up a three-day tour of Israel

    “Nazism did what it did because the free world remained indifferent,” Milei argued

    Argentine President Javier Milei rounded up his tour of Israel Thursday with a visit to the Old City in Jerusalem, where he stopped by the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and then met with relatives of people kidnapped during Hamas' Oct. raids before heading for Rome to meet with Pope Francis.