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Stories for March 2024

  • Saturday, March 30th 2024 - 11:33 UTC

    Datafloha: About 55% of Brazilians think Bolsonaro tried to stage a coup d'état

    Bolsonaro was denied his passport by De Moraes to travel to Israel in May

    According to a Datafolha survey released Friday by Folha de S.Paulo, 55% of Brazilians believe former President Jair Bolsonaro wanted to stage a coup d'état whereas 39% of those interviewed thought the retired Army captain never had such intentions. In addition, 7% of respondents were unable to answer that question.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2024 - 11:24 UTC

    No diplomatic rift between Argentina and Mexico despite verbal clash between Milei and AMLO

    Mondino and Bárcena agreed that things would not escalate

    Foreign Ministries Diana Mondino of Argentina and Alicia Bárcena of Mexico held a telephone conversation Friday during which they concurred that the recent exchange of epithets between Presidents Javier Milei and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) did not jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations, which they agreed to label as “solid.” Bárcena and Mondino thus made it clear that neither nation intended to escalate the dispute.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2024 - 11:14 UTC

    Over-the-counter dietary supplement kills at least 5 in Japan

    In 2023, some 18.5 tons of benikoji products were manufactured by Kobayashi

    At a time when the spread of dengue fever in South America -particularly in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay- led the region to seek the Japanese-developed Qdenga vaccine from the Takeda laboratories to tackle the disease, the case of at least five dead and over 100 hospitalized in the Asian insular nation after taking cholesterol-lowering red yeast rice dietary supplements did not go unnoticed.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    Unusual criticism from Lula da Silva and Petro on Venezuela's presidential race controversy

    There have been several countries that have censured what happened with the exclusion of the two opposition leaders. But this time it has drawn attention that the governments of Colombia and Brazil

    Renowned South American political figures Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, and Gustavo Petro, head of state of Colombia, have taken an unusual stance against Venezuela's government, criticizing its refusal to allow opposition candidate Corina Yoris to register for the upcoming presidential elections.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2024 - 06:23 UTC

    UK defense capabilities of the Falklands, following the Danish F16s deal for Argentina

    Denmark’s plan to sell 24 of its 43 F-16A/B fighters will provide Argentina with capable fourth generation fighter aircraft, able to conduct a wide range of missions.

    Army Technology, a business service agency located in London that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field, has offered a piece on the UK defense capabilities of the Falkland Islands following the agreement between Denmark and Argentina for the sale of a squadron of F16 fighters to Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 19:31 UTC

    Paraguay and US stand against situation in Venezuela

    The meeting between Campbell (L) and Ramírez (R) helped to “highlight the solid friendship between both countries.”

    Paraguayan Foreign Minister Rubén Ramírez Lezcano and US Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell discussed this week in Washington DC the ongoing events in Venezuela, where opposition leaders have been unable to enter this year's presidential elections.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 19:03 UTC

    Dengue epidemic over in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro health authorities will now focus on influenza, Soranz said

    Rio de Janeiro City authorities Friday announced that the dengue fever epidemic in the country's former capital was over, Agencia Brasil reported. The worst part of the outbreak was recorded between Feb. 18 and 24.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 18:38 UTC

    Province of Buenos Aires' economy contracts under Libertarian policies

    The “macroeconomy cannot be stabilized if production is destroyed,” López stressed

    Pablo López, the Economy Minister of the Argentine Province of Buenos Aires, a territory larger in size and productivity than many independent countries worldwide, wrote on X that the “macroeconomy cannot be stabilized if production is destroyed.” López, of Argentina's main opposition front, made those remarks after announcing a 4% drop in economic activity in the first two months of the year, for which he blamed President Javier Milei's policies.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    FTA deal between EU and Mercosur needs to start from scratch, says Macron

    “Let’s put aside an agreement from 20 years ago and build a new” one, Macron insisted

    French President Emmanuel Macron told a business forum in São Paulo that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the South American Common Market (Mercosur) and the European Union (EU) needed to be ”renegotiated from scratch,” Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 10:43 UTC

    Petro and AMLO describe Milei in not-quite-friendly words

    I still do not understand how Argentines, being so intelligent, voted for someone who is not accurate,” AMLO wrote on X

    After derogatory remarks against them from Argentina's Javier Milei, Presidents Gustavo Petro of Colombia and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) of Mexico also had their say Thursday.