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Stories for April 5th 2024

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 21:34 UTC

    Kicillof blames Milei for writing himself off from battle against dengue

    Milei's health strategy “seems like a joke, but it is very serious,” Argentina's main opposition leader stressed

    Buenos Aires province governor Axel Kicillof accused Argentine President Javier Milei of writing himself off the country's plight with dengue fever and leaving it all up to the different jurisdictions. Kicillof, a political figure akin to Kirchnerism and arguably the most prominent opposition leader these days, said the federal government behaved as one of a “deserting and absent national State.” The Libertarian administration has no State strategy to tackle the problem, he also argued.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 21:04 UTC

    Maduro angered by Milei's calls to sanction Venezuela

    The Venezuelan president argued that his Argentine colleague represented Zionism and fascism

    President Nicolás Maduro Thursday criticized his Argentine counterpart for promoting sanctions against Venezuela. The Bolivarian successor of Hugo Chaves Frías stressed that with Milei came “fascism” and “Zionism, which is the new fascism.”

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 19:49 UTC

    Rare earthquake hits New York City area

    Although rare, previous seisms have been recorded in the New York area

    No victims were reported after a 4.8º magnitude on the Richter scale hit the vicinity of New York City and parts of neighboring New Jersey. According to local media citing United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports, the epicenter was located some 60 miles from Manhattan, in the town of Lebanon in New Jersey State at a depth of 5,000 meters. The quake was also felt in parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as in Philadelphia.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Milei makes snap trip to Ushuaia to meet Southern Command Chief Richardson

    Milei gave a press conference in the early hours of Friday after meeting Richardson

    Argentine President Javier Milei made a snap trip to Ushuaia late Thursday to meet US Southern Command Chief General Laura Richardson after Governor Gustavo Melella refused to welcome her and insisted she was “persona non grata.”

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Uruguayan Senator and former Minister Adrián Peña killed in car crash

    Peña was at the wheel of his car. He was not wearing his seatbelt and his driver's license had expired two years ago. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Uruguayan Senator Adrián Peña was killed Thursday in a head-on car crash in the department (province) of Canelones on Route 36. He had actively represented his country as the first Environment Minister at the Glasgow 2021 Conference of Parties. He was forced to resign amid a scandal involving his college degree (or lack thereof) in January last year, after which he effectively took his Senate seat on Jan. 30, 2023.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:56 UTC

    Assassination attempt against Milei foiled

    The 29-year-old assailant claimed he was God

    A homeless 29-year-old man wielding a machete was arrested Thursday in Buenos Aires as he tried to break into Casa Rosada to kill Javier Milei. “I am God and I am going to kill the President,” he shouted as he was being handcuffed.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Falklands announces fees to change for applications for British passports

    Adult passport (34 pages): Current cost of £127.79 (inclusive of administration and carriage costs), will increase by £8.00 to £135.79

    The Customs and Immigration Service would like to inform the public that from Thursday 11 April 2024 His Majesty’s Passport Office will be increasing their fees by 7.5%. This means that there will be the following price increase to passports:

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    New Board Chairman at Falklands Conservation

    “After ten years in the role of chairman, Spink's dedication and leadership have been invaluable, shaping our mission and strengthening our commitment to the Islands' conservation,” said the charity

    After ten years as Board Chairman of Falklands Conservation, the charity thanked and wished a heartfelt farewell to Roger Spink. His position will be taken over by Tom Blake, from FIDC, Falklands Development Corporation.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    Falklands favors removal of 1p and 2p from circulation and a new set of banknotes

    The one and two pennies coins which according to the survey most respondents agreed should be removed from circulation

    From 6 November to 17 December 2023, the Treasury Department ran two consultations regarding changes to Falkland Islands currency: One on a proposal to withdraw low value 1p and 2p coins and the other on preferred themes and imagery for a new set of Falkland Islands banknotes.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    Ecuador expels Mexican ambassador over AMLO remarks

    López Obrador hinted that Villavicencio's murder catapulted Daniel Noboa to Ecuador's presidency

    The Government of Ecuador Thursday declared Mexican Ambassador to Quito Raquel Serur Smeke “persona non grata” after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)'s “very unfortunate” remarks regarding the murder of presidential candidate Francisco Villavicencio. The diplomat must now leave the South American country.

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