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Stories for March 8th 2024

  • Friday, March 8th 2024 - 11:05 UTC

    Milei threatens to pee on all of Argentina's governors and shut down Congress

    Milei's “Who do they think they are?” might enrage governors worse than they already were

    Argentine President Javier Milei was quoted as saying during a private event at the ExpoAgro rural fair in San Nicolás de los Arroyos late Wednesday that he would “piss on all” of Argentina's provincial governors who were reluctant to endorse the reforms the Libertarian government seeks to impose.

  • Friday, March 8th 2024 - 11:00 UTC

    Biden gives State of the Union speech in campaign mode

    Freedom and democracy are under attack both at home and overseas, Biden also said

    US President Joseph Biden of the Democratic Party Thursday gave the traditional State of the Union speech before Congress which was regarded by many as the kickoff of his reelection bid against his predecessor, the Republican Donald Trump, who won sweeping victories in primaries on Super Tuesday this week.

  • Friday, March 8th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Argentina: Libertarian gov't wants wage hike for lawmakers reversed

    Menem will seek to have the wage increase repealed as per Milei's instructions

    Argentina's Lower House Speaker Martin Menem admitted Thursday that a bill was to be submitted to backtrack on the resolution granting wage increases of nearly 30% to lawmakers amid strict austerity measures affecting most of the country's population, particularly the more vulnerable.

  • Friday, March 8th 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    No backtracking on Rule 1115, EU envoy tells Paraguayan producers

    Pitto also said his trip was to “see the efforts” Paraguay was making to guarantee that its products” do not come from deforested land

    European Union (EU) Environment Commission envoy Emanuele Pitto told Paraguayan exporters Thursday in Asunción that there would be no turning back from Rule 1115 banning raw materials and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation. The measure not allowing imports nor exports of these goods has been in force since June 29 last year.

  • Friday, March 8th 2024 - 09:01 UTC

    US lawmakers want Uruguay to join USMCA

    It is good news but it will not happen overnight, Paganini warned

    A group of US lawmakers introduced a bill before Congress in Washington DC to make Uruguay a new member of the free trade agreement already in force with Mexico and Canada, currently known as USMCA, a successor to the NAFTA deal.

  • Friday, March 8th 2024 - 08:47 UTC

    Spanish PM insists before Lula: EU needs new partners such as Mercosur

    Brazil and Spain are facing “extremism, the denial of politics, and hate speech, fueled by fake news,” Lula told Sánchez

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Wednesday signed a series of bilateral agreements at the Planalto Palace. The documents dealt with communications; science, technology, public administration, and health issues, Agencia Brasil reported. Both heads of government also concurred on the importance of expanding political, commercial, and investment relations.