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Stories for April 24th 2024

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 21:36 UTC

    Elon Musk's X nearing expulsion from Brazil?

    Brazil's Chief Prosecutor is known for wanting social media regulated

    Brazil's Federal Attorney General's Office (AGU) head Jorge Messias told Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes that his agency was entertaining the idea of banning Elon Musk's social platform X from South America's largest country, Gazeta do Povo reported. Musk has repeatedly dubbed De Moraes a dictator with a robe after the magistrate ordered his company to suppress the accounts of some users who were deemed to be spreading fake news.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 20:29 UTC

    US Ambassador in Santiago to remain mum following leaks to the press regarding confidential talks with Congress

    Meehan briefed Chilean lawmakers on initiatives to remove the South American country from the US Visa-Waver Program

    US Ambassador to Santiago Bernadette Meehan told Chilean lawmakers Wednesday that she would no longer be briefing them on the possible exclusion of the South American country from Washington's Visa-Waver program after details of her confidential meeting with parliamentarians were published by the website El Mostrador.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 20:24 UTC

    PAHO and Argentine authorities join forces to tackle dengue crisis

    The Aedes Aegypti mosquito has grown immune to some insecticides due to the overuse of these chemicals

    Argentine health authorities and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have joined forces to devise a strategy to tackle the outbreak of dengue fever after at least 315,000 cases have been confirmed so far this year, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 15:21 UTC

    UN Human Rights Office to resume operations in Venezuela following agreement with Maduro

    Khan (left) announced plans for his team to return to Venezuela in approximately three weeks to collaborate with local experts.

    The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is set to return to operate in Venezuela, signaling a thaw in relations between the South American nation and the international community. The announcement came from President Nicolas Maduro during an event at the Miraflores presidential palace on Tuesday, where he was joined by International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan, who is currently investigating Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    Massive demonstrations across Argentina defend public education amid budget cuts

    In Buenos Aires, the epicenter of the mobilization, demonstrators congregated in front of the Argentine Congress before marching towards Casa Rosada. Photo: EFE

    Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, and workers flooded the streets of Argentina in a historic display of unity against proposed budget cuts to public education. The demonstrations, which took place in over twenty cities across the country, marked one of the largest protests in the last 20 years of Argentine democracy.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 10:22 UTC

    Milei's impeachment sought by human rights group

    Pérez Esquivel insisted Milei was following instructions from the United States and Israel

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel was among the human rights activists who filed a request before Argentina's Lower House to impeach President Javier Milei “for the poor performance of his duties and possible commission of crimes.” The signatories also spoke of “economic genocide.” The initiative still has to go through many phases before it can represent a threat to Milei's remaining in office, it was explained in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 10:05 UTC

    Falklands' fishing companies after a Southwest Atlantic fisheries management pact

    James Bates, Executive Secretary from the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association at the 2024 Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, Spain this week.  (Pic Seafood Source)

    “The Southwest Atlantic is the largest body of water in the in the world without a RFMO (regional fisheries management organization) and that’s something the Falkland Islands are very keen to see put in place,” said James Bates, Executive Secretary from the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association at the 2024 Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, Spain this week.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    60-year-old lawyer qualifies for Miss Argentina contest

    “Beauty has no expiration date,” said Miss Buenos Aires

    Sixty-year-old lawyer and journalist Alejandra Marisa Rodríguez was chosen to represent the province of Buenos Aires in the Miss Argentine for Miss Universe contest. The winner outperformed 34 other contenders to qualify for the May 25 showdown with candidates from the other territories, aged between 18 and 40. Buenos Aires' runner-up was aged 73.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    ALBA summit in Venezuela draws regional leaders amid calls for unity

    Ortega's arrival was greeted by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yván Gil, who emphasized the importance of the summit in strengthening the alliance and fostering regional integration

    The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, joined other regional leaders in Caracas on Wednesday for the summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), underscoring a renewed focus on cooperation and solidarity among member nations.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 09:40 UTC

    Milei reacts on social media after students' march

    Milei claimed tears of lefties were shed during the demonstrations

    Argentine President Javier Milei turned unusually overactive on social media Tuesday afternoon after packed street demonstrations nationwide in defense of of tuition-free college education in what was dubbed the Federal University March.

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