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Stories for February 24th 2024

  • Saturday, February 24th 2024 - 11:58 UTC

    Bullrich tells Bukele she wants to replicate his security plan in Argentina

    “We are at your service for whatever you need,” Bukele told Bullrich at the Conservative gathering in Washington DC

    Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele Friday in Washington DC at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) summit that “we want to follow the model you are carrying out” to tackle crime. Argentine President Javier Milei is scheduled to speak Saturday at this event after meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2024 - 11:21 UTC

    UK Ambassador visits Uruguayan Antarctic Base, praises program's efforts

    “Her simplicity and human warmth made each of the shared moments enjoyable,” wrote the Institute on social media

    The Uruguayan Antarctic Institute welcomed United Kingdom Ambassador to Uruguay, Faye O'Connor, to the Artigas Antarctic Scientific Base between February 14th and 19th.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2024 - 11:09 UTC

    Bulgarian Navy hands over parts of 1976 Argentine plane crash found in Antarctica

    The retrieved items were handed over during a ceremony onboard the Bulgarian ship

    The Bulgarian Navy's Brothers Cyril and Methodius scientific vessel docked in Mar del Plata this week to hand over pieces of an Argentine Navy aircraft that crashed in Antarctica in 1976 with ten military personnel and a television crewman on board. The items, found on Jan. 15 on Livingston Island, will be taken to a Navy facility in Bahía Blanca to determine if they belong to the twin-engine plane.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    Controversial reporter files criminal case against Uruguayan president

    Supplies for a feast in Punta del Este were allegedly let into the country after “Luis called,” it was reported

    Uruguayan reporter Jorge Bonica, who achieved notoriety in his country for continuous allegations against leading political figures and even tried his luck with the Basta Ya political party allegedly targeting corruption, Friday filed a criminal complaint against President Luis Lacalle Pou for smuggling and influence peddling. The head of state was said to have allowed the entry of Argentine goods into the country.

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

    Argentina: Chubut Governor threatens to cut oil supply if federal funds are withheld

    “We will use all the tools we have to defend ourselves,” Torres warned

    Chubut Governor Ignacio Torres Friday warned Argentine President Javier Milei that his province would stop exporting oil if the federal administration insisted on “improperly withholding half of the [so-called] co-participation” funding. “If on Tuesday there is no resolution from the courts, we will not export even one more barrel of oil,” threatened Torres, whose stance was endorsed by several fellow governors and also by Buenos Aires Mayor Jorge Macri.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2024 - 10:08 UTC

    Hyundai pledges US$ 1.1 billion investment in Brazil until 2032

    The South Korean brand will focus particularly on hybrid, electric, and green hydrogen cars

    South Korean carmakers Hyundai announced this week a US$1.1 billion investment in Brazil during a meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the Planalto Palace on Thursday, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2024 - 09:09 UTC

    Blinken meets with Milei at Casa Rosada

    Milei invited Blinken and his entourage to the historic balconies of the Government Palace alongside other members of the local cabinet

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Friday conveyed to Argentine President Javier Milei the support of the Joseph Biden administration to the South American country's economic plan. Blinken described his meeting of nearly two hours as “incredibly positive” and highlighted Argentina's “extraordinary potential,” it was reported from Buenos Aires.