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Stories for April 9th 2024

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2024 - 22:00 UTC

    Disgraced former Venezuelan Oil Minister placed under arrest

    El Aissami's career took off when he was mentored by former President Hugo Chávez's brother Adán

    Venezuelan authorities Tuesday arrested former Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami in a corruption probe after about one year at large following his resignation. When making the announcement, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said the former official intended to dent the country's economy.

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2024 - 21:01 UTC

    HSBC leaving Argentina to pursue other interests

    Galicia is better positioned to invest and grow the business, HSBC's CEO said in a statement

    Global banking giant HSBC Tuesday announced it was selling its Argentine operations to Grupo Financiero Galicia for US$ 550 million after deciding to leave the South American country to focus on operations in Asia as the new business strategy. The total transfer process could take about 12 months as some regulatory approvals are still needed.

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2024 - 20:38 UTC

    Lula joins diatribes against Elon Musk

    Musk is going to have to use a lot of the money he has to help preserve the environment, Lula warned

    Although he did not mention him by name, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva targeted X owner Elon Musk when he warned that billionaires must learn to preserve the rainforest. Lula made those remarks during an event at the Planalto Palace announcing funding worth US$ 145.8 million to combat wildfires and achieve the 2030 goals.

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Milei pledges to “recover the Malvinas Islands” through diplomatic means

    The base in Ushuaia launched alongside US General Laura Richardson marked the first step of “a long process,” Milei explained

    Argentine President Javier Milei insisted Monday that he intends to recover the Falkland/Malvinas Islands through diplomatic means but admitted it would be “a long process.”

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    Brazilian Senate Speaker says regulating social media inevitable

    According to Pacheco, there needs to be legal discipline on the subject

    Amid the controversy between X owner Elon Musk and Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes, Brazilian Senate Speaker Rodrigo Pacheco said Monday that regulating social media in South America's largest country was inevitable, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2024 - 08:53 UTC

    Former Venezuelan General sentenced to 21 years in a US jail

    Alcalá was also said to have tried to overthrow Maduro

    A former Venezuelan General involved in drug trafficking and who has admitted to helping the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas was sentenced Monday to 21 years in jail by US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in a Manhattan federal court.