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Stories for March 19th 2024

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 19:54 UTC

    No more petrol stations for the next 5 years in urban Paraguay

    In Paraguay there are approximately 35 gas stations per 100,000 inhabitants

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña Tuesday signed a decree whereby the opening of new petrol stations was suspended for the next five years in all of the country's urban areas citing environmental concerns. The measure will thus be in force for the remainder of Peña's term in office and is already in force, it was explained.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 19:05 UTC

    Drug gang expansion feared as federal forces handle security in Rosario

    “If they are not stopped,” these gangs will “move to another territory,” Roncaglia warned

    As federal troops are deployed to tackle drug trafficking in the city of Rosario, authorities in other parts of the province of Santa Fe and its neighboring territories now fear gangs might migrate in search of other, less challenging venues to keep their illegal business going.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 18:35 UTC

    Police indict Bolsonaro in vaccine certification fraud probe

    The Public Prosecutor's Office must now decide whether to press charges against Bolsonaro

    Brazil's Federal Police (PF) Tuesday indicted former President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly forging his Covid-19 vaccination records. The case now goes to the Public Prosecutor's Office for a final decision on whether or not to press formal charges against the former head of state, his then aide-de-camps Lieutenant Colonel Mauro Cid, and Congressman Gutemberg Reis as well as 14 other people listed in the investigation.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 12:02 UTC

    Russian presidential elections 2024: Foreign Secretary's statement

    Foreign Secretary David Cameron said: These Russian elections starkly underline the depth of repression under President Putin’s regime

    The Foreign Secretary condemns electoral violations and the suppression of opposition voices during the Russian elections, as well as the breaches of Ukrainian sovereignty in conducting elections on Ukrainian territory.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 11:04 UTC

    Boric says Chile's economy will take off in 2024 after dodging recession

    Growth is going to be noticed in the pockets of families, said Boric

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font said Monday that his country's economy would “take off” this year after dodging recession in 2023 and reaching a meager 0.2% growth.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Milei and Villarruel together at event marking anniversary of Israeli Embassy bombing

    Milei gave no speech during the event

    President Javier Milei and Vice President Victoria Villarruel were seen together Monday at the ceremony marking the 32nd anniversary of the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires after they were reported to be at odds following the Senate's rejection of the head of state's most-encompassing emergency decree (DNU) 70/2023 last week. They reportedly held a confidential meeting at Olivos Residence to lower tensions.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 10:56 UTC

    Falklands' government donation to Red Cross Appeal for Israel and occupied Palestinian Territory

    The £5,000 donation underscores the Falkland Islands Government's commitment to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the ongoing situation in the region.

    The Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly is pleased to announce the approval of a £5,000 donation to the International Red Cross in January, aimed at supporting humanitarian aid efforts in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory. This donation underscores the Falkland Islands Government's commitment to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the ongoing situation in the region.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Cases of dengue soar in Argentina

    Adorni explained that no vaccination campaign was under consideration

    Argentina's medical facilities have been reporting an increasing number of patients with dengue-fever-like symptoms over the past few days as authorities say that over 120,000 positive cases and 79 deaths have been confirmed in the last eight months. Nevertheless, the government of President Javier Milei will not follow up on Brazil's model and no action will be taken for the State to afford a mandatory and free-of-charge vaccination campaign.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 10:30 UTC

    Paraguayan President highlights his country's productive model

    Peña underlined Paraguay's strengths regarding business undertakings

    President Santiago Peña highlighted Paraguay's productive model and spoke about his country's future in terms of economic and financial development in the panel “Spotlight on Latin America” sponsored by the Financial Times, it was reported Monday in Asunción. The head of state also pointed out that the technology incorporated into the agricultural production system will allow Paraguay to achieve the development it has longed for.

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 09:00 UTC

    The West can’t ‘solve’ its Russia problem: Here’s how it should handle six more years of Vladimir Putin

    The West can’t ‘solve’ its Russia problem. Here’s how it should handle 6 more years of Putin

    By Peter Tesch - In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, Vladimir Putin has triumphed at the Russian ballot box and been enthroned for the fifth time as president. He will serve for six more years. He will be 77 years old in 2030. According to the constitution, which he re-wrote to his benefit in 2020, he then could stand again for a further six-year term.

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