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Stories for February 12th 2024

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Lacalle Pou insists Venezuela a dictatorship with no free elections

    The Uruguayan president criticized those who were unwilling to admit what was going on in Venezuela and argued it must be “for a reason”

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said Sunday from Melo, the capital f of the department (province) of Cerro Largo that the current government of Venezuela was “a dictatorship.”

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    Milei and Francis embrace at Mama Antula's canonization

    “It is a very important moment for Argentine history,” Milei said about Mama Antula's sainthood

    Argentine President Javier Milei and the Argentine-born Pope Francis embraced Sunday at the Vatican during the canonization of María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa (1730-1799), known as Mama Antula, who thus became the first female saint stemming from the current South American country.

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    Youth Orchestra to perform at Urguay's Artigas Base in Antarctica

    The open-air show would be a first of its kind in Antarctica, Dubra explained

    Uruguay's Official Service of Broadcasting, Performances, and Shows (Servicio Oficial de Difusión, Representaciones y Espectáculos - Sodre) National Youth Orchestra (OJS) will send a delegation of 16 musicians to the Artigas Scientific Base in Antarctica to give a concert “For Peace and Science” marking the 40th anniversary of the South American country's presence in the area, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Explosion leaves key Buenos Aires neighborhoods powerless for hours

    Edesur said service was restored to 80% of the affected users

    Some 30,406 households were still without electricity in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) after an explosion Saturday of a generating substation of the Edesur company in the strategic Caballito neighborhood in the Argentine capital left some 60,000 users powerless for hours, after which service was gradually restored, the (National Entity Regulating Electricity (Ente Nacional Regulador de la Electricidad - ENRE) reported Sunday.

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Britain spends in defense companies an average of £370 for each Briton

    The latest jobs figures – published in the summer - also show 209,000 UK jobs are supported through the MOD’s expenditure with the UK defense industry

    The 2022/23 statistics released last week detail the money spent by the Ministry of Defense, MOD with UK defense companies. The breadth of spending highlights the government’s commitment to continually improving the defense sector, while supporting the economy and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country.

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 09:57 UTC

    Oil leak off Trinidad and Tobago causes national environmental emergency

    The ship's crew did not send any distress calls and remains unaccounted for. An illicit operation is not to be ruled out

    An oil leak from an unflagged overturned ship named Gulfstream off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago has led Prime Minister Keith Rowley to declare Sunday a national emergency because the situation along some 15 km of coastline in Tobago is “not under control.” The mystery vessel capsized Wednesday off the coast of the Cove Eco-Industrial Park in southern Tobago, and currents have dragged the boat shoreward.

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 09:35 UTC

    Trump wins New Hampshire primary: What are his odds of victory?

    Nikki Haley in the all-important New Hampshire primary. What does this victory mean for his chances of success in the upcoming election?

    A year or two ago, Donald Trump's political rivals were celebrating his demise and even looking forward to the day when the former president would be behind bars. With several legal cases still pending against him, Trump chose to ignore and alarm his critics as he secured the New Hampshire nomination in late January.

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 09:24 UTC

    Brazilian refugees from Gaza arrive in Sao Paulo

    It was the Brazilian government's fourth operation to repatriate nationals who were on the Palestinian side of the conflict with Israel

    Brazilian authorities Sunday confirmed the landing in Sao Paulo on a commercial flight of a 30-year-old woman and her children, aged 4, 2, and a baby born on Dec. 24 last year, who fled the war-torn Gaza Strip through Cairo, Agencia Brasil reported.