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Stories for March 26th 2024

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 20:55 UTC

    Asunción's Lower House condemns US Senate's decision banning Paraguayan beef

    After the first shipment in January, Paraguay's beef is facing a Congressional rejection in Washington DC

    Paraguay's Lower House unanimously passed a resolution objecting to the US Senate's decision to ban meat imports from the South American country while urging lawmakers in Washington DC to honor the technical reports attesting to the safety of the merchandise, it was reported in Asunción.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 20:29 UTC

    Brazilian FM talks global peace with Russian counterpart

    “Brazil does not accept a world in which differences are resolved by the use of military force,” stressed Vieira

    Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira held a telephone conversation Tuesday with his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov during which they reviewed the recent terrorist attack in Moscow and the UN Security Council resolution ordering an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, among other topics. The South American diplomat offered his country's help to cool down the spiraling global tensions.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 19:56 UTC

    Baltimore port traffic affected after astray ship downs bridge

    At least six people were missing but there could be more

    A powerless large cargo ship hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, early Tuesday, leading to the structure's collapse while many people had to be rescued from the Patapsco River. The FBI ruled out any link with foreign-sponsored terrorism. Opened in 1977, the bridge was named after the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 12:06 UTC

    Falkland Islands' A+ rating retained, signals economic strength

    “The continued A+ rating provides an excellent position to support our future budgetary decisions,” Financial Secretary Pat Clunie said

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has announced the retention of its global A+ sovereign rating by S&P Global Ratings, with a stable outlook. This rating reflects the government's strong financial capacity and prudent fiscal policies.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 11:40 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition unable to enter Yoris' candidacy before deadline

    Venezuelan opposition unable to enter Yoris' candidacy before deadline

    Venezuela's main opposition coalition, the Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD), announced in the early hours of Tuesday that it had been unable to register Corina Yoris' candidacy for the July 28 presidential elections within the deadline established by the National Electoral Council (CNE).

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 11:00 UTC

    Why did Bolsonaro spend two nights at Hungary's Embassy in Brasilia?

    Bolsonaro claimed he visits embassies regularly because he is unable to travel abroad since his passport was seized by the police

    Brazil's Federal Police (PF) are investigating why former President Jair Bolsonaro spent two nights at Hungary's Embassy last month, a fact that was disclosed by The New York Times, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    Mosquitoes invading Montevideo, not the ones carrying dengue

    Uruguayan specialists foresee an increase in the number of cases of dengue after Tourism Week

    Uruguay's Health Ministry (MSP) Zoonosis and Vectors Director Gabriela Willat said Monday that “they are the flood mosquitoes, which breed in puddles and hatch at the same time.” She made those remarks as the number of dengue cases is soaring in neighboring Argentina and Brazil while an increase is expected locally following the current Tourism Week holiday, the country's lay version of the Easter Week recess.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Argentina not using dengue vax for now despite soaring number of cases

    Argentina has recorded 106 confirmed dengue-caused deaths so far this year

    Health Ministers from Argentina's 24 districts (23 provinces plus the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires -CABA-) convened Monday with their federal government colleague, Mario Russo, to review the situation of dengue fever nationwide and agreed to review the use of the Japanese-developed Qdenga vaccine next year.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    Rosario bus drivers resuming work after strike following threatening letter

    Two bus drivers have already been murdered this year in Rosario

    Urban bus services in the violence-torn Argentine city of Rosario were gradually getting back to normal after the drivers went on strike following a threatening letter in the morning presumably from drug-trafficking groups.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 02:26 UTC

    Gaza: UN Security Council passes ceasefire resolution during Ramadan

    Guterres said that the resolution must be implemented on the ground and that the Council’s failure to do so “would be unforgivable”

    The United Nations (UN) Security Council passed Monday a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, it was reported from New York. It was the first time that none of the superpowers powers holding veto rights chose to exercise it.