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Stories for March 2024

  • 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.

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 13:47 UTC

    Uruguayan State summoned by Inter-American Commission over nationality treatment

    This situation has reached absurd situations such as that of legal citizens whose documents indicate that their nationality is “Soviet”, since they were born in the USSR.

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has summoned the Uruguayan State following concerns raised by the association Somos Todos Uruguayos regarding the treatment of Uruguayan nationality and the risk of statelessness. The hearing is scheduled for this Tuesday in Washington DC.

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    G-20 economy ministers fail to reach consensus due to ongoing wars

    “As far as the financial track is concerned, there was consensus on everything we discussed. We didn't discuss geopolitical conflicts in our meetings,” Haddad explained

    The summit of Economy Ministers of the G-20 in São Paulo failed Thursday to reach a unanimous declaration due to discrepancies over the ongoing armed conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, it was reported. ”We came very close (...) it was almost by a word,“ Brazil's Fernando Haddad said during a press conference. Brazil, which this year holds the rotating presidency of G-20 wanted to ”leave aside” all geopolitical tensions but to no avail.

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 10:23 UTC

    Emergency declared in Paraguay's Ciudad del Este amid growing crime rate

    Some 200 law enforcement officers would be sent in from Asunción, Governor Landy Torres explained

    The Paraguayan enclave of Ciudad del Este, the capital of the department of Alto Paraná, on the border with Argentina and Brazil, has been declared under emergency due to a growing wave of insecurity. Mayor Miguel Prieto spoke of an “unsustainable” situation with many robberies “that we only see in movies.” The measure will be in force for 30 days but might be extended to deal with “repeated criminal events.”

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 10:11 UTC

    Petro: Colombia no longer buying guns from “genocidal” Israel

    “The world must block Netanyahu,” Petro demanded

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro insisted Thursday on dubbing Israel's military deployment in Gaza as “genocide” and ordered his administration to halt all purchases of weapons from that Middle East country, it was reported in Bogotá.

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 10:06 UTC

    Interannual figures highlight contrasting realities in Brazil and Argentina

    In Argentina, mass consumption contracted 3.8% year-on-year while in Brazil it grew 1.2%

    Reports released Thursday showed contrasting realities between South America's two largest countries. While consumption grew 1.2% interannually in January, according to the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (Abras), the situation was quite the opposite in Argentina due to rampant inflation outpacing wage updates.

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 09:50 UTC

    Exploring virtual entertainment with these thriving industries

    Source: Unsplash

    The realm of virtual entertainment has captivated the globe, transforming how we engage with media and interface with technology. In this era, where the line between physical and virtual is getting indistinct and the opportunities seem infinite, sectors devoted to virtual entertainment are prospering unparalleled. From virtual reality games to interactive streaming platforms, digital entertainment has completely transformed over the years. So, dive into the realm of virtual entertainment where we’ll learn about its influence on diverse sectors and discover how creative advancements persistently mold our online interactions.

  • Friday, March 1st 2024 - 09:49 UTC

    Brazil surpasses 1 million probable cases of dengue this year

    Brazil could have twice as many dengue cases this year as in 2023, Trinidade said

    Brazil has recorded 1,017,278 probable cases of dengue and 214 confirmed deaths from the disease so far this year, Agencia Brasil reported Thursday. Another 687 fatalities are under investigation.