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Montevideo, April 21st 2024 - 21:29 UTC

Stories for April 2nd 2024

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 23:58 UTC

    Argentina: Milei calls for reconciliation with Armed Forces at Malvinas tribute

    The President's remarks also touched upon economic and geopolitical considerations, emphasizing the need for a prosperous economy and a capable defense force to assert Argentina's sovereignty claims

    President Javier Milei, along with Vice President Victoria Villarruel, led a solemn tribute to the fallen of the Falklands/Malvinas War on the 42nd anniversary of the conflict. In an emotional move, Milei called for a new era of reconciliation with Argentina's armed forces, emphasizing their role in the nation's history and sovereignty, despite criticism from various civilian sectors about their role during the last military dictatorship (1976-1983).

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 22:40 UTC

    Argentina needs strong economy to be heard regarding Malvinas, Milei says

    “Nobody listens to or respects a country that only produces poverty and whose politicians despise their own forces,” Milei argued

    Argentine President Javier Milei claimed that Argentina's claim over the Malvinas Islands has not been heard internationally given the country's poor management and economic back-to-back failures. He made those remarks Tuesday during the main event marking the 42nd anniversary of the military landing that triggered the 1982 South Atlantic war with the United Kingdom over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 22:38 UTC

    Kicillof tells Milei he cannot honor Thatcher and claim to defend Argentina's interests

    “Sovereignty is not only a speech on April 2,” Kicillof insisted

    Axel Kicillof, Governor of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, criticized President Javier Milei and his speech during the event marking the 42nd anniversary of the landing in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands by claiming that “you cannot pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher and have her as your idol” and at the same time say that you defend Argentina's claims.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 22:00 UTC

    Israel to ban Al Jazeera, PM announces

    Netanyahu insisted the station was Hamas' bullhorn and a terrorist channel

    Press freedom advocates worldwide expressed concern Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would use newly passed temporary legislation to shut down the local operations of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news service. The new law will only be in effect for 45 days and must be re-approved every 45 days, expiring on July 31. The judges have three days to decide whether to “amend” the decision or limit its duration.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 20:07 UTC

    Bolsonaro lawsuit against Lula dismissed

    Lula (R) cannot be targeted for his statements as president, the judge ruled

    A court in Brasilia on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit filed by former President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife Michelle, demanding that President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva retract his statements that furniture was missing from the Alvorada Palace when he returned there last January. The Bolsonaros had also requested R$20,000 (US$3,953) in damages.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 09:56 UTC

    First “celebrity” among dengue deaths in Argentina

    De la Mota Claverie was to turn 34 on April 13

    The latest epidemiological report of the Argentine health authorities on the dengue fever outbreak mentions 129 deaths and a total of 180,529 cases since the beginning of the 2023-2024 season until the 12th week of 2024. Among the dead is the country's first “celebrity” - the 33-year-old wife of a professional golfer, who died over the weekend.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 09:52 UTC

    Peru: Boluarte reshuffles cabinet ahead of congressional vote of confidence

    Boluarte is in the eye of the storm over her pricy Rolex watches

    As signatures continue to be collected in Congress to impeach her over the Rolex watch scandal, Peruvian President Dina Boluarte was forced to make a snap cabinet reshuffle.