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Stories for March 29th 2024

  • 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.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    PAHO: Historic dengue outbreak to hit mainly Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay

    Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina account for 92% of Latin America's dengue cases and 87% of deaths

    According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Latin America is looking ahead at the worst dengue season in history, mainly due to the global increase in temperatures and extreme weather. The worst scenario is likely to occur in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.