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Stories for March 2024

  • Saturday, March 23rd 2024 - 14:24 UTC

    Bank of England confirms restrictive monetary policy: keeps rates unchanged

    Twelve-month CPI inflation fell to 3.4% in February from 4.0% in January and December, a little below the expectation in the February Monetary Policy Report

    As decided by the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, (MPC) at its meeting ending on 20 March 2024, voted by a majority of 8–1 to maintain Bank Rate at 5.25%. One member preferred to reduce Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 5%.

  • Saturday, March 23rd 2024 - 10:21 UTC

    Argentina's Ambassador to Chile a nuisance to local authorities

    Former Foreign Minister Faurie denied the allegations

    Argentina's Ambassador and former Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie was reported Friday to have been disrespectful to members of Chile's diplomatic corps and other authorities of the hosting country. Four letters were sent to Chile's Presidency explaining the situation during a recent joint visit to the Libertadores border crossing.

  • Saturday, March 23rd 2024 - 10:10 UTC

    At least 93 killed in terrorist attack during rock concert in Moscow

    ISIS said it was behind the killing spree

    At least 93 people were killed -including three children- and hundreds wounded in Moscow during a shooting spree undertaken by a group of gunmen against unarmed civilians at the 6,000-capacity Crocus City Hall concert hall which was also set on fire.

  • Saturday, March 23rd 2024 - 09:31 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition picks alternate candidate given the ban on Machado

    “We have taken a big step towards” victory, Machado underlined when announcing the PUD's decision

    Venezuelan opposition leader María Corina Machado of the Plataforma Unitaria Democrática (PUD), who has been banned from running in this year's July 28 presidential elections, Friday told her followers that they should vote for Historian Corina Yoris, who is “the ideal candidate” to circumvent her “unlawful, totally unconstitutional and coward” disenfranchisement until 2036.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2024 - 19:56 UTC

    JetSmart to fly twice a day between Montevideo and Buenos Aires

    JetSmart also intends to use the air shuttle between Carrasco and Aeroparque as a feeder to the Buenos Aires-Asunción route

    The budget carrier JetSmart announced this week that starting May 29 it will be offering two daily flights between the airports of Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) and Montevideo's Carrasco. The official ceremony was held at the residence of Uruguay's Ambassador in Argentina Carlos Enciso, who was said to be pivotal in brokering these services since 2021 to add to those offered by Aerolíneas Argentinas.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2024 - 19:27 UTC

    Buenos Aires Governor Kicillof turns to BRICS for financial help

    During the videoconference, Kicillof (R) explored the possibility of the province getting a loan from the NDB

    The governor of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires Axel Kicillof Thursday held a video conference with BRICS bank chairwoman and former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to “strengthen collaboration ties and discuss investment opportunities” for the country's largest territory, according to a statement from the Peronist/Kirchnerite leader's office.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2024 - 18:56 UTC

    Princess of Wales admits she has cancer in video message

    Kate Middleton underwent abdominal surgery in January and is now going through the early phases of chemotherapy

    After months of speculations and rumors regarding her retreat from the limelight and despite a brief appearance on a shopping tour alongside her husband, Catherine, Princess of Wales Friday confirmed she has cancer. She made the announcement through a video message posted on social media.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2024 - 09:52 UTC

    Venezuela's Parliament adds Essequibo to official maps

    Until “a solution” is achieved with Guyana, Caracas will appoint the authorities of the territory ruled by Georgetown since 1899

    Venezuela's National Assembly Thursday passed a law creating a new region in the oil-rich Essequibo territory under Guyanese control since the late 1800s on which Caracas claims sovereignty.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2024 - 09:27 UTC

    Argentine VP against involving armed forces to fight drug gangs

    With President Milei we complement each other, Villarruel told TN

    Argentine Vice President Victoria Villarruel spoke against involving the Armed Forces in the fight against crime and defended the need to increase the wages of Senators to cope with the country's rampant inflation. She made those remarks during her first TV interview since taking office on Dec. 10.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2024 - 09:12 UTC

    Over 4,700 Uruguayans displaced due to heavy storms

    A return to normalcy will depend on each department, President Lacalle explained while touring parts of the country affected by the floods (Pic L. Maine)

    A total of 4,722 Uruguayans were displaced from their homes Thursday as heavy rains caused severe floods in the departments (provinces) of Canelones, Colonia, Florida, Durazno, San Jose, Paysandu, and Rivera, the National Emergency System (Sinae) reported. President Luis Lacalle Pou visited some of the affected areas.