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Stories for April 22nd 2024

  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 23:50 UTC

    Argentine college students staging nationwide protest shakes Milei's political strength

    The measure was necessary because the government has consistently turned a deaf ear since January, Alpa said

    The entire spectrum of Argentina's political opposition is, in one way or another, behind Tuesday's nationwide protest against President Javier Milei's spending cuts, particularly those affecting the funding of the country's tuition-free universities.

  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 23:04 UTC

    Criminal case filed against Milei for praising tax evasion

    Freiler argued that no one like the President can undermine tranquility and public order

    Former Judge Eduardo Freiler filed Monday a criminal complaint against President Javier Milei for saying during his appearance last Frida at the Llao Llao Forum in Bariloche that whoever evades taxes was a hero for being able to escape from the State's claws. In Freiler's view, Milei committed an “apology of crime” and an “instigation to commit a crime,” in addition to other charges.

  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 12:43 UTC

    Milei to announce his achievements on nationwide TV

    The message will be recorded at the Olivos presidential residence earlier in the day and aired at 9 pm to draw peak audiences

    Argentine President Javier Milei is to speak on national TV on Monday announcing the achievements of his economic plan. According to Buenos Aires media citing Casa Rosada sources, alongside Milei will be Economy Minister Luis 'Toto' Caputo, Finance Secretary Pablo Quirno, and Central Bank (BCRA) President Santiago Bausili.

  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 12:38 UTC

    Copacabana packed with Bolsonarist demonstrators defending free speech from De Moraes

    Bolsonaro keeps drafting popular support as his situation before the courts worsens by the hour with every new testimony or finding

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took center stage Sunday during a major demonstration in Rio de Janeiro to defend the country from the attacks on freedom of expression by Supreme Federal Court Justice Alexandre De Moraes and many officials from the Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva administration. In addition to those of Brazil, many Israeli flags were displayed.

  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 12:34 UTC

    Thousands march in Colombia against Petro

    The President plans to nationalize the country's healthcare system and reform the Constitution to stay in power

    Scores of Colombians marched Sunday through the streets of Bogotá and other main cities nationwide to protest against the leftwing administration of President Gustavo Petro, particularly regarding healthcare and a planned reform to the Constitution so that the current head of state may remain on the job after his current term.

  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 12:28 UTC

    Downward revision reported for Argentine 2024 agricultural exports

    “Although a gradual recovery is expected, uncertainty persists,” the BCR said

    Argentina's 2024 exports of soybean, corn, wheat, sunflower, and barley have been projected to reach barely US$ 29.3 billion, which would represent a US$ 5.7 billion recovery from 2023 but a US$ 1.7 billion slump compared to the last five years' average, the Grain Stock Exchange in Rosario (BCR) announced in its latest Guía Estratégica para el Agro (GEA) report. The new figures represent an 18% downward revision from December's calculations.

  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 12:24 UTC

    Plácido Domingo show marks reopening of bullfighting ring for cultural purposes

    Colonia's hotel capacity was sold out as Argentines crossed toe River Plate to attend thre event

    Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo was the leading attraction on Saturday evening before a crowd of 3,300 at the newly-refurbished San Carlos Bullfighting ring in the Uruguay city of Colonia del Sacramento.

  • Monday, April 22nd 2024 - 06:09 UTC

    Milei reinstates ambassador Foradori, who signed the Falklands 2016 Joint Communiqué

    Ambassador Carlos Foradori (R) and ex Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan

    An Argentine professional diplomat, who was vilified by the Kirchnerite political establishment for having signed during the mandate of ex-president Mauricio Macri (2015/2019), a Joint Communiqué with Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan in September 2016, has been reinstated as ambassador, head of the different organizations that function in Geneva, Switzerland.