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Stories for February 17th 2024

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 23:34 UTC

    Falklands' visit for David Cameron? FIG readies to receive a VVIP

     Foreign Secretary David Cameron

    The UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron plans to visit the Falkland Islands soon in a show of British sovereignty over the archipelago after newly-elected Argentine President Javier Milei pledged to “get them back,.” according to reports in the London Media.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 23:23 UTC

    Memorial stone at Westminster Abbey to mark Shackleton 150th birth anniversary

    The service at Westminster Abbey was attended by HRH Princess Anne, Patron of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.

    A memorial stone to Sir Ernest Shackleton, one of the most celebrated Antarctic Explorers of the twentieth century, was dedicated at Westminster Abbey in London on Thursday 15th February 2024. The service was attended by HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 16:13 UTC

    Pepe Mujica criticizes Venezuelan Government's authoritarianism: “You can call him a dictatorship”

    Mujica expressed during the press conference that “Venezuela's misfortune is that it has a lot of oil and has felt encircled and has an authoritarian government”

    In the wake of Venezuela's recent wave of repression and arrests, former Uruguayan President and leftist regional leader José “Pepe” Mujica has spoken out against the Government of Nicolás Maduro, denouncing it as authoritarian. In an address to journalists, Mujica highlighted the concerning developments in Venezuela, stating, “Venezuela has an authoritarian government that goes the other way.”

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 11:17 UTC

    US and Uruguay deepen bilateral ties at annual meeting in Washington DC

    Next year's annual meeting will take place in Uruguay

    The United States and Uruguay held their second Annual Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue in Washington on Feb. 15, 2024. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols and a US delegation of six federal departments and agencies, welcomed Foreign Minister Omar Paganini and the Uruguayan delegation to Washington, D.C. Together, they agreed innovation and common purpose characterized the US-Uruguay relationship and the opportunities that lie ahead.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    Maria Corina Machado: Leading Venezuela towards democratic renewal against all odds

    In response to Chavistas, Machado said: “Of course there is life for you after the transition, but in a country with clear and democratic rules”

    Maria Corina Machado, the presidential candidate chosen through Venezuela's historic primary elections on October 22nd, asserts her commitment to democratic principles and inclusive governance in an exclusive interview with El Pitazo.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    Argentina achieves financial surplus for the first time in 12 years

    “Vaaaaaaaaaaaamoooooo Toto...!!!,” Milei congratulated Caputo on social media

    The Argentine government of President Javier Milei announced Friday in Buenos Aires that the country had achieved a financial surplus for the first time in 12 years. In the first full month of the new administration, tax revenues grew by 256.9% which in addition to stringent cuts in public expenditure yielded these results, it was explained.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    Uruguay: Pepe Mujica says only Yamandú Orsi can beat the Whites

    Mujica admitted that a ticket bringing together Orsi and Cosse would be a wonderful thing

    Former Uruguayan President José Pepe Mujica said Friday that he would endorse the presidential bid of Canelones Governor Yamandú Orsi on behalf of the leftwing Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA) because, although Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse is “very good,” she cannot ”beat the Whites (the other name under which the National Party of President Luis Lacalle Pou is known.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:24 UTC

    FBI asked to help Chubut in National Park fire case

    Governor Torres and Ambassador Stanley discussed US cooperation

    The Argentine province of Chubut has asked the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for help in the probe into the fires in the Los Alerces National Park, Governor Ignacio Torres announced after meeting with US Ambassador Marc Stanley. “We need to find those responsible as soon as possible, and that there is an exemplary measure in the courts,” said Torres about the catastrophe that has been ongoing since Jan. 25 in which some 8,000 hectares have already been burned down.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:18 UTC

    Blinken to tour Brazil and Argentina next week

    Blinken will be meeting with Lula and Milei to discuss global affairs

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is planning a trip to Brazil and Argentina next week, during which he will meet with local authorities to discuss regional matters in addition to participating in G20 engagements in Rio de Janeiro. In Buenos Aires, he will be welcomed by President Javier Milei, who will be traveling to the US the same week, it was also announced.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:11 UTC

    Brazil: Six state capitals begin vaccinating children against dengue

    Cases of dengue are mounting nationwide

    Health authorities in Brazil started Friday vaccinating children against dengue in six out the the ten State capitals chosen to start the South American Country's immunization program for which 712,000 doses were made available. The distribution of dengue vaccines to 315 municipalities began on February 8.

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