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Stories for April 4th 2024

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 23:43 UTC

    Brazil: Travelers from US, Australia, and Canada will need a visa starting next week

    The requirement has been reinstated out of reciprocity since Brazilians need to go through the same process to enter those countries

    Holders of US, Australian, and Canadian passports will be required a tourist visa to enter Brazil by air, land, or sea, effective next Wednesday (April 10), Agencia Brasil reported. Under Decree 11.875/2024, the initial Jan. 10 deadline was extended for three months to avoid the negative consequences for Brazil's tourism industry during peak season.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 21:31 UTC

    IMF praises Milei's achievements but says social and political support needed

    “The road to stabilization is never easy,” Kozack said

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Communications Director Julie Kozack praised the “impressive” achievements of President Javier Milei's administration in curbing inflation in Argentina but warned that “it remains important to work pragmatically to build social and political support to help ensure the durability and effectiveness of the reforms” implemented.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 19:16 UTC

    Peru: Boluarte gets Congressional thumbs up amid Rolexgate scandal

    “This issue of the watches will end tomorrow” when Boluarte (L) testifies, Prime Minister Adrianzén (R) hoped

    Peru's Congress gave President Dina Boluarte and her new cabinet a vote of confidence by 70 votes in favor, 38 against, and 17 abstentions while the head of state is still under investigation for what has been dubbed “The Rolexgate,” a scandal consisting of her wearing undeclared pricy wristwatches which prosecutors believe to be proof of illicit enrichment.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay and DEA sign new cooperation deal

    The deal provides for more coordinated joint operations, Martinelli explained

    The Government of Uruguay represented by Interior Minister Nicolás Martinelli and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) signed a “memorandum of cooperation” in Washington DC Wednesday whereby the South American country will receive help fighting trafficking. Joining Martinelli's entourage was Anti-drug Brigade Director Alfredo Rodríguez.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 10:31 UTC

    Dengue kills over 1,000 people in Brazil so far this year

    In all of 2023, 1,079 deaths caused by dengue were recorded in Brazil

    Dengue fever has killed over 1,000 Brazilians so far this year while other 1,531 deaths are under investigation, federal authorities admitted Wednesday. The Health Ministry's Arbovirus Panel said 1,020 deaths from the disease have been recorded whereas the total number of casualties from the same ailment in 2023 amounted to 1,079. The country has recorded some 2.6 million infections, Agencia Brasil also reported.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    General Richardson kicks off Buenos Aires agenda

    Richardson met with Mondino, Isaac, and Petri, among other Argentine authorities

    US Southern Command (Southcom) Chief General Laura Richardson held a meeting in Buenos Aires with Cabinet Chief Nicolás Posse and Ministers Diana Mondino (Foreign Affairs) and Luis Petri (Defense) as well as with Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces Head General Xavier Isaac to discuss “military cooperation” between both countries, with a focus on China's presence in the region. In addition, Argentine purchases of defense equipment were also reviewed. Also participating in the talks was US Ambassador Marc Stanley.