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Stories for April 18th 2024

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 23:14 UTC

    Argentina applies for NATO global partnership

    Petri (L) met in Brussels with NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana

    Argentina's Defense Minister Luis Petri Thursday filed a request from President Javier Milei's government to become a “global partner” of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Earlier this week, Petri went to Denmark to sign the purchase of 24 second-hand US-built supersonic F-16 fighter jets.

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 19:56 UTC

    Iran's Foreign Ministry says BA Court ruling against Tehran was politically motivated

    Kanani blamed “the Zionist regime” for the Buenos Aires Court's decision

    Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Naser Kanani said Thursday that a ruling by a Buenos Aires court that found his country to be behind terrorist attacks against a building of the Jewish community in the Argentine capital in 1994 was “politically motivated.” He also said the decision lacked any legal basis and merely followed the “new political project” undertaken by the “enemies of Iran.”

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 19:13 UTC

    Expedition Confirms Wreck in Argentine Waters is a Submarine

    April 2024 sonar image of Attack periscope extending from submarine conning tower

    By Laurence de Mello

    In a significant milestone, an international Expedition team headed by the ‘Eslabon Perdido Group’ has successfully pinpointed the location of a sunken submarine, resting 4 kilometers off the Argentine coast of Necochea at a depth of 28 meters.

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 18:44 UTC

    Uruguay's Labor Minister joining electoral exodus next month

    March is usually better than February and January, Mieres explained

    Uruguay's Labor Minister Pablo Mieres will leave his position effective May 2 to focus on his presidential bid from within the Independent Party, for which he needs to overcome the June 30 primary elections in which he is the sole contender. He will be replaced by President Luis Lacalle Pou's fellow White Mario Arizti, who currently serves as Labor Undersecretary. Mieres has been on the job since the beginning of the Multicolor administration in early 2020.

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Argentina's Economy Minister foresees 1-digit monthly inflation imminent

    Milei's popularity is not increasing but that of the opposition is sliding, Caputo explained

    Argentina's Economy Minister Luis 'Toto' Caputo insisted Wednesday in Washington DC during his participation at the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Spring Meeting that his country would be achieving a one-digit inflation rate shortly.

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 10:31 UTC

    Petro suggests “life guarantees” for losers of Venezuela's elections

    It was the third one-on-one gathering between Lula and Petro

    During a meeting in Bogotá with his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Colombian President Gustavo Petro Wednesday suggested that a so-called “life guarantee” be created in Venezuela for those losing the July 28 elections under world scrutiny over transparency concerns, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 10:25 UTC

    First shipment of Paraguayan mosquito repellent sent to Argentina

    Moskill is seizing the opportunity created by Javier Milei's government to push local retail prices down amid the ongoing dengue outbreak

    Paraguayan producers Wednesday dispatched the first shipment of mosquito repellent to Argentine, where President Javier Milei's administration opened up the borders to import this product in a move to curb black-market-like prices given the high demand stemming from the onset of a dengue fever outbreak.

  • Thursday, April 18th 2024 - 10:16 UTC

    Another mayor shot dead in Ecuador

    Sánchez had survived two attacks against him last year

    José Sánchez, mayor of the Ecuadorean town of Camilo Ponce Enríquez, in the canton of Azuay, was murdered Wednesday night along with two other people when his home was stormed by hitmen.