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Stories for February 22nd 2024

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2024 - 11:40 UTC

    Mondino tells Cameron Argentine not happy with his trip to Falklands

    Mondino also recalled her country's support to Ukraine in the face of Russia's invasion

    Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino Wednesday conveyed to her British colleague Lord David Cameron her government's uneasiness for the latter's visit to the Falkland Islands en route to the G20 Summit of top diplomats where they met. Mondino also insisted on Argentina's “sovereignty rights” over the archipelago during their one-on-one encounter on the sides of the G-20 convention.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2024 - 11:25 UTC

    Venezuelan military refugee in Chile is abducted from his home in an apparent commando operation

    Ojeda Moreno spent 249 days at the Ramo Verde prison in Venezuela before escaping and seeking political asylum in Chile, which he was granted late last year

    A former Venezuelan Army Lieutenant who had fled his country and had been granted political asylum in Chile has been abducted apparently in a commando operation sanctioned by Caracas, it was reported Wednesday in Santiago.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Host Vieira criticizes UNSC on first day of G-20 Foreign Ministers Summit

    Vieira said he hoped the meeting would help tackle world hunger

    Brazil's Mauro Vieira launched Wednesday the 2-day summit of G-20 Foreign Ministers in Rio de Janeiro by criticizing the paralysis of the United Nations Security Council in the face of the record number of conflicts in the world.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2024 - 10:29 UTC

    Chilean authorities reopen probe into Neruda's death

    The poet had prostate cancer but was said not to be terminally ill

    Chilean authorities decided this week to launch an investigation into the Sept. 23, 1973, death of Communist poet Pablo Neruda, winner of the 1971 Literature Nobel Prize, who is believed to have been poisoned by the military regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) less than a fortnight after seizing power in a bloody coup d'état. At that time, Neruda, 69, was said to be suffering from prostate cancer, but it is believed he was not terminally ill by then.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2024 - 10:21 UTC

    WHO warns against an increase in the number of cases of measles

    Crowcroft spoke of huge underreporting of the total number of cases worldwide

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned this week of a 79% global increase in the number of cases of measles, “a childhood illness caused by a virus that easily spreads among people and can be very harmful to children,” of which over 300,000 detections were recorded last year.