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Montevideo, April 24th 2024 - 15:03 UTC

Stories for April 3rd 2024

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 19:58 UTC

    Paraguay not unwilling to pay Waterway toll, FM says

    Article 8 of the Waterway Treaty allows countries to charge tolls under certain conditions, Ramírez recalled

    Paraguayan Foreign Ministry Rubén Ramírez Lescano told Congress Wednesday in Asunción that the government of President Santiago Peña was not against barges sailing through the Paraná Waterway paying toll provided there was a service in return.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 19:25 UTC

    Brazilian industry slides for second straight month

    February's results were influenced by a calendar effect, Macedo explained

    According to the Monthly Industrial Survey released Wednesday by Brazil's Rio de Janeiro-based Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), industrial production in South America's largest country fell 0.3% in February, which represented its second straight monthly decline after January's -1.5%, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 19:02 UTC

    Oldest man on earth dies aged 114

    Juan Vicente had 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren

    Venezuelan national Juan Vicente Pérez Mora passed away Tuesday due to respiratory complications at the age of 114 in San José de Bolívar, Francisco de Miranda municipality, in the state of Táchira. He was certified by the Guinness World Record on Feb. 4, 2022, as the oldest man on earth. He had been born in El Cobre, Táchira State, on May 27, 1909.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Milei pledges to obtain a roadmap for the return of Malvinas during his mandate

    Milei and Villarruel deposit a flower wreath at the Cenotaph

    On the 42nd anniversary of the start of the Falklands/Malvinas war, President Javier Milei pledged that during his term in office “we will have a roadmap so that the Malvinas Islands return to Argentine hands,” underlining that the South Atlantic Islands sovereignty claim is an includible mandate for all Argentines, but for this we need “a country with a vigorous and prosperous economy” and that respects its armed forces.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Milei and Villarruel embrace next at the Cenotaph

    Milei and Villarruel embrace next at the Cenotaph

    Taking advantage of the commemoration to honor the Heroes of Malvinas, Milei stressed the importance of a strong and prosperous economy, based on the concept of freedom to produce and trade and thus respected internationally, as the basis for ensuring that claims over the Malvinas sovereignty will be taken seriously, and with prospects of advancing. He said that a leadership that for decades only produced more poor people and made Argentina a serial defaulter, had no chances of being listened or considered.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:08 UTC

    General Laura Richardson arrives in BA for talks with Milei's gov't

    “The ties between our respective Armed Forces are solidly established, reflecting the deep relationship between our countries,” Richardson said

    General Laura Richardson, chief of the US Southern Command (Southcom) arrived Tuesday in Buenos Aires for a 3-day visit to Argentina during which she intends to engage in talks with local military and defense authorities to discuss geopolitical issues of mutual interest. According to local media, an encounter with President Javier Milei was not to be ruled out.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Haitian authorities fend off yet another attack against Gov't Palace

    There was an undetermined number of casualties on Barbecue's side

    Five Haitian law enforcement officers were wounded while fending off an onslaught from Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier's Vivre Ensemble (Living Together) gang against the Government Palace in Port-au-Prince on Monday. According to local media, there were various casualties on the attackers' side, but the number remained undetermined.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 09:51 UTC

    Uruguay's new cargo train completes first trip

    “UPM's people, of course, have a fundamental role in this first stage of the new railway development in Uruguay,” Falero admitted

    Uruguay's first railway shipment between the UPM 2 pulp mills and the port of Montevideo arrived at its destination Tuesday at 6 pm after traveling 264 kilometers, marking the beginning of a new era. “It is not the UPM train, it is the railroad that will run in Uruguay,” Transport Minister José Luis Falero stressed.