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Stories for April 15th 2024

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 23:59 UTC

    Chilean FM says conditions not met for free elections in Venezuela

    Van Kleveren also pointed out that the ongoing crisis in the Middle East seemed distant but was not

    The Chilean Government of President Gabriel Boric Font is adopting a neutral stance regarding Venezuela's political crisis by keeping active ties with the administration of President Nicolás Maduro as well as with disenfranchised opposition leader María Corina Machado. However, “there are no conditions for free elections in Venezuela,” Santiago's Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren told reporters during the weekend.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 23:59 UTC

    Brazil and Argentina have much in common despite opposing presidents

    Argentina's relations with Brazil are a state policy, Mondino said at a press conference alongside Vieira

    Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira of Brazil and Diana Mondino of Argentina met in Brasilia on Monday for talks aimed at bringing South America's two largest countries closer together, despite the opposing views of presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Javier Milei, especially on each other.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 21:42 UTC

    Haitian parties give thumbs down to Transitional Council

    The decree distorted previous agreements, it was argued. In the meantime, Henry remains as Prime Minister

    Haiti's political movements expressed their rejection during the weekend of last Friday's decree calling for the establishment of a Presidential Transitional Council published Government in the Official Gazette known as Le Moniteur. The mechanism had been devised to restore constitutional order in the Caribbean country where there has been no president since the July 7, 2021, murder of Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince by a mercenary commando of mostly Colombian nationals.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 21:22 UTC

    Falklands celebrate close bonds with BAS and RRS Sir David Attenborough

    Governor Blake visiting RRS Sir David Attenborough (Pic @GHFalklands)

    A year ago the Falkland Islands Governor Alison Blake CMG and members of the Falklands community were welcomed onboard the state of the art icebreaker RRS Sir David Attenborough. This week the Governor invited some of the crew of the Falklands flagged Sir David Attenborough before they departed for BAS bases in Antarctica.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 21:15 UTC

    A book, a hymn and the “Malvinization” of the Argentine society

    At the time (1830s) it was nothing else but a government issue, demanding the return of the Islands, and there was no awareness or penetration of the issue in popular sectors of society

    How was it possible that when the Argentine military government in 1982 decided to militarily recover and occupy by force the Malvinas Islands it managed such almost unanimous support from the Argentine society? All political parties, Peronism, the Radicals, and the powerful labor union organization, CGT, which only a few days before had organized a strike against the military government, all of them had openly supported the takeover action by force in the Islands. Even groups persecuted by the military government, and exiled groups from overseas expressed support for the military recovery. Firmenich an Argentine notorious terrorist undergoing guerrilla training in Havana, Cuba, pledged that the terrorist Montoneros group would attend the meeting in Plaza de Mayo to oppose the English aggression, and even the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, which did not support the military government had to “Malvinize” their speech, “the Malvinas are Argentine, and so are the disappeared”. In other words, they had to 'Malvinize” the universal human right.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Milei chairs emergency meeting to review crisis in Israel

    Argentina's Milei is unequivocally siding with Israel, it was announced in Buenos Aires

    Argentine President Javier Milei cut short his trip abroad and returned to Buenos Aires for an emergency cabinet meeting to review the ongoing crisis in the Middle East after Iran launched missiles and drones against Israel.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    Argentine Air Force Saab 340B makes successful first flight to Marambio Base in Antarctica

    The Saab 340B is now an alternative to the much larger C-130 Hercules

    The Argentine Air Force (FAA) has added the Swedish-built Saab 340B twin turboprop to the list of aircraft able to perform logistics missions to Antarctica after a successful first flight last week. The model is ideal for small-size operations that would otherwise require the services of the much larger and four-engined Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Argentine Navy hopes to have Super Etendards ready for joint drills with US carrier

    The French-built Super Etendard can reach a speed of Mach 1.3

    According to Argentine media, the local Navy hopes to get ready its two French-built Super Étendard jets in time to participate in joint drills when the USS George Washington aircraft carrier reaches the South Atlantic in the coming days.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:22 UTC

    US diplomat spying for Cuba given a 15-year prison sentence

    Rocha was discovered by undercover FBI agents and arrested in December last year in Miami

    Colombian-born Victor Manuel Rocha, who served as a former US Ambassador to Bolivia from 2000 to 2002, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for spying for Cuba for 40 years.

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Brazil and Mexico looking ahead at significant economic growth

    Brazil has a favorable business environment in sectors such as technology, renewable energies, and agribusiness

    Only Brazil and Mexico would survive as world economic powers in Latin America by 2030, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Standard Chartered released last week. The two countries are expected to experience significant economic growth within the next six years.

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