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Stories for April 1st 2024

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 23:01 UTC

    Ceremonies in Buenos Aires on the Day of the Malvinas Veteran and the Fallen in combat

    The cenotaph at Plaza San Martin which honors the 649 Argentines fallen in combat during the Falklands conflict.

    April 2nd is a very special day in the Argentine calendar, a national holiday, which recalls the Falklands conflict, (when the Argentine military landed and occupied the Islands that day in 1982) and is remembered as the “Day of the Malvinas Veteran and the Fallen in combat”.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 19:54 UTC

    Brazilian VP down with Covid-19

    Alckmin was said to be doing well after showing mild symptoms of the malady

    Brazil's Vice President Geraldo Alckmin stayed at home Monday after being diagnosed with Covid-19, Agencia Brasil reported. Alckin is also Minister of Development, Industry, Trade, and Services.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 19:05 UTC

    Ties between Argentina and Colombia getting back to normal

    Argentina's Foreign Minister Diana Mondino will be traveling to Bogotá shortly

    Diplomatic authorities of Argentina and Colombia have taken “concrete steps” to overcome their government's “differences” and restore ties between both countries to normal following the engagement in reciprocal diatribes on TV and on social media by Presidents Gustavo Petro and Javier Milei.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 18:44 UTC

    Google to lay submarine cable between Chile and Australia

    The Humboldt cable will join other infrastructure projects, Google Cloud's Quigley said

    Tech giants Google plan to link Chile with Australia and French Polynesia through the Humboldt cable, which would become first direct submarine link between South America and Oceania, thus expanding the digital infrastructure of the South Pacific.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 12:32 UTC

    Uruguay reports 224 case of dengue disease transmitted by mosquitoes

    The disease has been constantly increasing but is expected to become less significant in May with cold weather that will help eliminate mosquitoes

    Uruguay has reported 224 cases of the mosquito transmitted disease dengue, including three related deaths, of which 113 are identified as autochthonous and 111 imported, according to the latest release (March 30) from the country's Public Health Ministry, MSP. The release also mentions imported cases of chikungunya (1) from Brazil and zika (2) from Southeast Asia.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 12:22 UTC

    Federal Reserve chairman Powell, “in no rush to begin cutting interest rates”

    Powell said, and even though the numbers showed less of a slowdown than last year, “you won't see us overreacting.”

    Despite an encouraging Personal Consumption Expenditure Index, PCE, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell repeated on Sunday that the U.S. central bank isn’t in any rush to cut interest rates as policymakers await more evidence that inflation is contained.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 12:16 UTC

    Falklands: happy birthday to the Typhoon

     Typhoon overflying the Falklands (Pic  Andy Donovan.)

    It’s 30 years today since the first Eurofighter Typhoon flight of Development Aircraft 1 (DA1) at Manching in Germany. The first UK development aircraft, DA2, flew a few weeks later at Warton on the 6th April 1994.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Paraguay records highest economic growth in the region in 2023

    Increasing household consumption is driving prices upward, also pushing the guaraní down against the US dollar

    Paraguay's Central Bank (BCP) issued a report last week announcing that the country had recorded the highest regional growth in the last quarter of 2023, with a positive rate of 4.9%.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 10:57 UTC

    Milei denounces intimidating threats on social media

    Milei also spoke of a campaign of violence against him

    Argentine President Javier Milei wrote Sunday on social media about intimidating messages and death threats he had been receiving. He showed drawings of himself, one of them captioned: “The noise will be the tomb of the regime.” Milei also questioned reporters “who joined the wave of violence.”

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Rosario people switching housing preferences to meet security demands

    Parts of Greater Rosario have seen their population double in recent years

    Realtors in the Argentine city of Rosario -the hometown of Lionel Messi and many other celebrities in the country- reported that local clients are switching to apartments from houses as they felt more secure given the mounting drug gang violence. Those who can afford it also prefer gated communities such as country club residences.

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