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Stories for April 23rd 2024

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 20:56 UTC

    Lula soothes his links to the Lower House

    There are “no differences that cannot be overcome,” Lula insisted

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva discussed his meeting last Sunday at the Alvorada Palace with House Speaker Arthur Lira over breakfast with reporters in Brasilia Tuesday morning saying that their differences were normal.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 20:28 UTC

    Rebel Mapuche leader Héctor Llaitul found guilty, faces up to 25 years in jail

    Llaitul claimed the trial was the result of the clash between two cultures

    Mapuche leader Héctor Llaitul has been found guilty of attacking authorities and other violent crimes. The prosecution has requested Llaitul be jailed for 25 years but the sentence will only be announced next month. The defendant claimed the trial was fueled by a “political persecution” stemming from the clash between two cultures. The indigenous leader was arrested in August 2022 and has since been remanded in custody at the Biobío Penitentiary Complex, some 500 kilometers from Santiago.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazilian Constitution to be translated into indigenous languages

    Indigenous communities are staging their yearly Free Land Camp protest in Brasilia this week

    Brazilian authorities announced this week that the Constitution of South America's largest country, originally penned in Portuguese, would be translated into the languages of the indigenous tribes in a move to fully bring that part of the population into the rule of law, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 14:49 UTC

    Ten dead as Malaysian Navy helicopters collide mid-air

    Footage captured by local media depicted the devastating moment of impact, as the helicopters crashed onto the ground and into nearby structures.

    A tragic accident occurred on Thursday morning in Malaysia as two navy helicopters collided mid-air during a rehearsal for a military parade, resulting in the loss of all 10 crew members on board.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Milei praises his own administration for its financial surplus

    “Inflation is theft. Zero deficit is a commandment,” Milei insisted

    Argentine President Javier Milei Monday highlighted his administration's performance bringing about a financial surplus worth AR$ 276.638 billion (US$ 276.638 million), which constituted a “historical feat.” He also said this achievement of three consecutive surplus-yielding months -something unheard of since 2008- was possible thanks to his administration's “chainsaw” policies cutting State expenditures. Argentina's economic performance fell well within the goals agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 10:30 UTC

    Rwanda bill finally approved in Parliament; ex-minister reveals she preferred the Falklands option

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had announced that deportation flights would start in the coming months

    Westminster finally passed on Monday night the controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, following a marathon scuffle between the Lords and the House of Commons.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    US State Dept. addresses corruption in Argentina under Alberto Fernández

    The study was released during a press conference by Secretary of State Antony Blinken

    According to a human rights report released Monday by the US State Department, corruption was substantial in Argentina under former President Alberto Fernandez. The document highlighted the conviction of then-Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) in the so-called Vialidad case. The study was released Monday during a press conference held by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 10:10 UTC

    South African sailboat in distress rescued by Uruguayan Navy

    The K'Lai is to remain in Uruguay for repairs, which are expected to last a few days

    A South African sailboat that declared an emergency some 400 kilometers off the exclusive beach resort of Punta del Este was rescued Monday by the Uruguayan Navy and escorted to La Paloma for repairs. The K'Lai lost one of her masts and was stranded at sea, it was explained.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 09:35 UTC

    Chile's Council of Former Foreign Ministers discusses Venezuela and Hezbollah

    Van Klaveren was told there was consensus about not breaking up with Caracas

    Chile's Council of Former Foreign Ministers convened Monday to discuss the current state of affairs with Venezuela and Hezbollah's threat to the region, among other topics, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 09:15 UTC

    Falkland Islands celebrates World Earth Day and its challenges

    Falklands Conservation CEO Esther Bertram

    April 22nd is World Earth Day, and three leading Falkland Islands experts in the environment and protecting our planet's scarce resources addressed the issue. They are Esther Bertram, CEO of Falklands Conservation, Dr. Paul Brickle Executive Director of the South Atlantic Environment Research Institute, SAERI, and Dr. Rachel Cooper, Head of the Falkland Islands Government Environment Department.

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