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Stories for March 2nd 2024

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:57 UTC

    Milei launches “May Pact” offer to governors in exchange for financial aid

    Milei chose Córdoba for the historical agreement because it is “the country's foundational place in terms of knowledge”

    Argentine President Javier Milei Friday announced he was summoning the governors of the 23 provinces plus the mayor of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires as well as former heads of state and other political leaders to sign on the national May 25 holiday what he named “the May Pact,” a foundational agreement whereby the rules of the country's future would be laid out. He launched this appeal during his speech opening the 142nd Legislature.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Brazil: IBGE announces economy grows 2.9% in 2023

    “Agriculture grew by 15.1% last year, pushed by the growth in soybean and corn production,” IBGE's Rebeca Palis said

    According to a report released Friday by Brazil’s Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the gross domestic product (GDP) in South America's largest country grew by 2.9% in 2023 driven by a record 15.1% expansion in the agricultural sector. It was the most significant leap since the beginning of the series in 1995. Industry (1.6%) and services (2.4%) also saw an improvement.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Lula brings spotlight onto Gaza crisis during Celac speech

    Lula spoke of a “carnage” in the Middle East

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Friday brought before the United Nations a proposal from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) to end “the genocide” in the Gaza Strip. During his speech at the 8th Celac Summit in Kingstown (St Vincent and the Grenadines), the South American leader also referred to the situation in the Middle East as a “carnage.”

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Strengthening Celac key to avoid return to colonial order, Bolivian president says

    Arce also met with his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to discuss the expansion of trade and investment in infrastructure and natural gas exploration in Bolivian territory

    Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora said Friday in Kingstown (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), said that strengthening the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) and every regional integration space was the only alternative to war to fend off any foreign interference seeking the return to the “already outlawed” colonial order. He made those remarks during his speech at the 8th Celac Summit.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Lula and Maduro review Venezuelan elections; Essequibo not discussed

    Maduro told Lula that international observers would monitor the elections in Venezuela

    Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela met Friday in Kingstown, (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) to discuss issues concerning both countries, Agencia Brasil reported citing a statement from the Planalto Palace. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 8th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    First case of autochthonous dengue reported in Uruguay

    The Montevideo resident was in Maldonado at the time of the detection but has been discharged from hospital

    Uruguay's Health Ministry confirmed Friday the first case of autochthonous dengue in the country. There are currently 32 confirmed cases of imported infections, according to Montevideo outlets. The last autochthonous case in Uruguay dates back to 2020 and only three detections were registered in the country in the past four years.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:03 UTC

    Guterres praises Brazilian initiatives on sustainability

    Guterres also urged regional leaders ”to uphold the rights of Afro-descendent and Indigenous Peoples

    During his appearance at the 8th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said he counted “on Brazil’s leadership as Chair of the G-20” to move forward towards achieving the sustainability goals the planet so badly needs.