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Stories for February 16th 2024

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 11:50 UTC

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni dies in prison

    Alexei Navalny (Pic FT)

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni died suddenly today in the Arctic prison where he has been held since last December, Russia's prison services said.

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 11:40 UTC

    Now Argentines do their shopping across the border due to lower prices

    A “blue” dollar exchange rate in Bolivia makes things even more affordable to Argentines in bordering areas

    After little over two months in office, President Javier Milei has managed to reverse a trend whereby people from neighboring countries crossed the border to do their shopping in Argentina. According to reports from the provinces of Misiones and Jujuy, it is now less expensive for Argentines to do it the other way around.

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 11:39 UTC

    Police find fraud evidence against Jair Bolsonaro Jr

    It is now up to the Public Prosecutor's Office to decide whether to file charges against the former President's youngest son

    Jair Renan Bolsonaro, the youngest son of former Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, is suspected together with a friend (and shooting instructor, Maciel Alves) of fraudulent misrepresentation, use of false documents, and money laundering in connection with an application for a bank loan, the Federal District Civil Police (PCDF) said in a statement Thursday. No further details were released, given the case's seal of secrecy.

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 11:28 UTC

    Defendant sentenced to nearly 40 years for involvement in Pecci's murder

    “She should have been given the maximum sentence,” Pecci's mother said

    Defendant Margareth Lizeth Chacón Zúñiga was sentenced Thursday by a court in Cartagena to 39 years and 10 months in prison for her involvement in the murder of Paraguayan anti-Mafia Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in May 2022 while honeymooning in Colombia. Pecci's family requested for Chacón the maximum sentence of 47 years in prison.

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 11:14 UTC

    Joint statement issued against the arrest of Venezuelan opposition activist

    San Miguel has been accused of plotting to kill President Nicolás Maduro

    Given the arrest in Venezuela of opposition activist Rocío San Miguel last week, the governments of Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay issued a joint statement Thursday calling for her release.

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 11:10 UTC

    Uruguayan Senator praises Bukele's transformation of El Salvador

    Sartori praised Bukele's “political will” whereby “positive transformations are possible”

    Uruguayan Senator Juan Sartori of President Luis Lacalle Pou's National Party met this week with his Salvadorean President “friend” Nayib Bukele and said that the Central American country had “achieved a total change in security and openness to the world.”

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 10:57 UTC

    CFK warns of Argentina's third debt crisis

    CFK also mentioned in a 33-page report the danger of Argentina's foreignization over the control of land, water, and natural resources.

    Former Argentine two-time President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) described Javier Milei as a “showman-economist in the [Casa] Rosada.” In a 33-page document released on St Valentine's Day, CFK also spoke of the incumbent head of state's “failed officials” and warned that dollarizing the country's economy “would mean losing forever the possibility of development.”

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Lula condemns Israel's killings in Gaza

    During Lula's stay in Cairo, the governments of Brazil and Egypt signed two bilateral agreements

    During his stop in Egypt as part of his new African tour, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that the killings in Gaza were unjustifiable and denounced the United Nations' inability to solve armed conflicts as Israel's offensive against the terrorist group Hamas failed to comply with any of the global organization's decisions.

  • Friday, February 16th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Dental marketing budget: How much do you need to spend to scale your business?

    Photo: Unsplash

    In the competitive world of dental care, standing out in a sea of choices isn't just about offering top-notch services or having the most advanced equipment. It's increasingly about how effectively you market your practice.