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Stories for April 16th 2024

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 19:27 UTC

    Milei to no longer fly on passenger services out of security concerns

    “Indeed, the President will stop using commercial airplanes,” Adorni announced

    Argentine President Javier Milei will no longer use commercial flights due to security concerns stemming from his stance beside Israel in the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, it was announced in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 18:58 UTC

    Journalist pledges to file concurrent lawsuits against Milei

    I had to do something; otherwise, I'd be admitting that what Milei said was true, Lanata argued

    Argentine President Javier Milei will face two lawsuits against him from journalist Jorge Lanata, whom the head of state said was getting paid under the table to criticize him for allowing Israeli Ambassador Eyal Sela, a foreign national and a representative of another government, to participate in a local cabinet meeting.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 18:22 UTC

    Bolivia denies issuing passports to Iranian citizens

    From the 210,000 passports issued to Bolivian citizens between 2023 and 2024, none was given to a national of another country, La Paz insisted

    Bolivian authorities denied Tuesday the allegations by Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich that passports were being given to Iranian operatives as a result of the defense agreement between La Paz and Tehran due to which Buenos Aires upped its military readiness in border areas after siding with Israel in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 16:00 UTC

    Argentina makes its largest military aircraft acquisition in decades: F-16 fighter jets from Denmark

    “We are equipping our Forces and recovering the country's supersonic capability,” announced Argentina's Ministry of Defense.

    Argentina has finalized its largest military aircraft acquisition in decades with the purchase of 24 F-16 fighter jets from Denmark, signaling a significant step in bolstering its defense capabilities.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina reinforces security alongside Bolivian border

    Iranian elite troops are stationed in Bolivia with passports of the South American country after a defense agreement

    After announcing its unwavering alliance with Israel in the ongoing Middle East crisis, the Argentine Government of President Javier Milei upped its security alert on the northern border given Bolivia's military alignment with Iran but lowered it from “orange” to “yellow” elsewhere in the country, it was reported Monday in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 10:26 UTC

    Gradual improvement reported at Panama Canal

    Weather conditions got worse given the arrival of the El Niño phenomenon affecting the number of ships using the interoceanic corridor

    Things are looking up for the drought-stricken Panama Canal as new water levels allow an increase in the daily number of ships allowed through the man-made interoceanic corridor. Starting in June, 32 ships will be let through, it was announced Monday.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 10:14 UTC

    Uruguay reports 80 dengue cases in one day

    Satdjian hoped that this year's flu vaccination campaign would be as successful as previous versions

    Uruguayan authorities announced Monday in Montevideo that 80 new cases of dengue fever have been confirmed nationwide, 55 of them autochthonous (i.e., in patients with no recent travel history) and 25 imported.