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Stories for April 11th 2024

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 19:44 UTC

    Rotating supply cuts launched as Bogotá's water reservoirs are running dry

    The situation is worse than expected after rainfalls forecasted for late March never arrived and are still awaited

    Authorities in the capital of Colombia began rationing water on Thursday as local reservoirs were reported to be nearing alarming levels due to the El Niño phenomenon coupled with the aftermaths of global warming. It has not been ruled out that the severe drought might result as well in an energy crisis hitting some 10 million people who live in Bogotá and the surrounding areas.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 18:58 UTC

    Uruguay: Number of dengue cases on the rise in Salto

    The last dengue epidemic in Uruguay was recorded in Salto in 1916

    Uruguayan health authorities have expressed their concern about the recent increase in the number of cases of dengue fever in the town of Salto, where over 130 detections have been confirmed.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 18:29 UTC

    Rise of neo‑Nazi groups reported in Brazil

    The state of Santa Catarina accounts for the largest number of supremacist groups detected over the past few years

    According to a study from Brazil’s National Human Rights Council based on various surveys, the presence of Nazi groups in the South American country is alarmingly on the rise. The document was submitted before the United Nations (UN), Agencia Brasil reported this week.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Demonstrators arrested, reporters wounded as police crush demonstration in Buenos Aires

    An activist described the police's “ambush” as intimidating against anyone opposing Milei's

    Protesters were wounded and arrested in Buenos Aires Wednesday as law enforcement forces crushed a demonstration along the iconic 9 de Julio Avenue against the policies of Libertarian President Javier Milei that rendered social organizations almost helpless in the face of increasing constraints. Some journalists were also injured or apprehended during the incidents.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 10:24 UTC

    Nationals from US, Australia, and Canada granted visa-free entry into Brazil for yet another year

    It was the second postponement this year to the visa requirement to be implemented out of reciprocity

    Brazilian authorities announced that a visa requirement for nationals of Australia, Canada, and the United States was postponed until April 10, 2025, Agencia Brasil reported. The measure was to become effective on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 10:13 UTC

    Key cooperation deal between the US and Uruguay signed

    “Uruguay is an ideal partner for the US in emerging technologies,” said Lago. Photo: Presidency of Uruguay

    Uruguay and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Wednesday in Montevideo, whereby the two countries will create a working group on new technologies to deepen government-private cooperation. The South American country was found to be “an ideal partner” for the administration of President Joseph Biden.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Presidents Lacalle Pou and Peña attend Conmebol dinner in Asunción

    Like-minded conservative leaders Peña and Lacalle Pou shared a series of activities in Asunción

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay Wednesday attended a dinner hosted by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) at the historic building of the Port of Asunción. Also participating in the event was Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 09:59 UTC

    Ferries breakdown leave West Falkland and outer islands sea isolated

    Concordia Bay is back in Stanley and it has been concluded that it has suffered a failure of its bow thruster making the vessel unserviceable in its current state.

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) was notified on Friday 5 April 2024 by Workboat Services Limited that Concordia Bay, the vessel contracted to undertake the Ferry and Coastal Shipping contract, had suffered a mechanical failure.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 09:00 UTC

    Falklands to begin Criminal Law review and amendments

    Following on the Executive Council recommendations, the Legislative Assembly is due to begin considering the review this month

    As part of the Government’s commitment to regularly review and update the criminal law Executive Council has approved policy recommendations and draft legislation which will make a number of changes to the Crimes Ordinance 2014 and the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Ordinance 2014.