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Stories for April 25th 2024

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 22:24 UTC

    CFK announces her return to the limelight since leaving office

    It will be a good time to review the useless suffering to which the Argentine people are being subjected, CFK explained

    Just one day after being labeled a “political corpse,” former Argentine President (2008-2015) Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) announced her return into the limelight this coming Saturday when she will attend the opening of a gymnasium in the town of Quilmes on the outskirts of Buenos Aires which will be named after her late husband and also former head of State (2003-2008) Néstor Kirchner.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 20:01 UTC

    ICAO agrees to review Venezuela's claim against Argentina regarding the Emtrasur freighter

    The Boeing 747-300 was handed over to the US and subsequently scrapped

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has agreed to review Venezuela's complaint against Argentina for seizing the Boeing 747-300 freighter belonging to Conviasa's cargo subsidiary Emtrasur and later handing it over to US authorities for scrapping. The aircraft was wanted by Washington because it had belonged to Iran's carrier Mahan Air and was said to be involved in logistics operations assisting terrorist attacks.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 19:34 UTC

    Haiti: Henry resigns; transitional council sworn in

    It is still unclear whether Patrick Boisvert will remain as interim Prime Minister

    A transitional council has finally been sworn in in violence-torn Haiti after the final resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry was received Thursday in a letter from Los Angeles, California, leaving Economy and Finance Minister Michel Patrick Boisvert in charge while a successor is named.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 13:31 UTC

    Bolivia: Former YLB executive found dead left letter denying allegations

    “I am innocent,” wrote the former lithium executive who pointed fingers at the current administration for its underachievements in the area

    Former Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) Executive Manager Juan Carlos Montenegro Bravo was found dead Wednesday. He left a letter explaining that he would make a painful decision because he could not stand to be “humiliated by a rigged justice.”

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Before Milei, Uruguayan President Lacalle Pou calls for a “strong State” to defend freedom

    In his address to the audience, Lacalle Pou threw a missile in front of Milei, stating, “Without social cohesion, there is no possibility of enjoying individual freedom.”

    In a gathering of prominent figures from the political and business spheres, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou emphasized the importance of a strong state to ensure individual freedom during the “freedom dinner” organized by Fundación Libertad in Buenos Aires. The event, attended by former Argentine President Mauricio Macri, current Argentine President Javier Milei, and other distinguished guests, provided a platform for discussions on liberty, democracy, and economic freedom.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 09:43 UTC

    Colombia going through acute food insecurity

    In 2023, Latin America experienced an unprecedented migration crisis, with hundreds of thousands trying to reach the United States

    A document released Wednesday by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) together with the United Nation's (UN) Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) showed that, under leftwing President Gustavo Petro, Colombia had for the first time joined the list of countries going through acute food insecurity.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 09:37 UTC

    Four Paraguayan prison inmates dead in rival gang clash

    All the deceased were inmates, three of them from the Rotela side

    Clashes between inmates belonging to the autochthonous Rotela Clan and Brazil's First Capital Command (PCC) left four of them dead and three others wounded Wednesday at the Regional Penitentiary in Pedro Juan Caballero, in the Paraguayan department of Amambay. A team of the National Police's Special Operations Group (GEO) and the riot squad were deployed to restore normalcy.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 06:32 UTC

    Falklands' KEM Hospital modernization includes improvement of Pathology Laboratories

    The works at KEMH will also specifically address the urgent need for replacing the existing Autoclaves that currently are at the end of their service life.

    Following the approval by the Falkland Islands Executive Council (ExCo) on Tuesday 23 April 2024, the Directorate of Health and Social Service (DHSS) and the Public Works Department (PWD), are delighted to announce that the Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the Pathology Laboratories at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) will begin this initiative.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 05:47 UTC

    PM Sunak overhauls benefits system and tackle Britain's “sick note culture” in welfare reform

    PM Sunak announced a review of the fit note system to stop people being written off as “not fit for work” by default

    In a major speech the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unveiled a package of welfare reform measures to tackle the unprecedented rise in economic inactivity and ensure the benefits system is better targeted at those who need it most.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2024 - 05:32 UTC

    Argentines satisfied with this year's squid catches, “higher than expected”

    Puerto Madryn landings reached 34.062 tons, equivalent to 29,68% of all squid landings in Argentine ports, which added to 114.713 tons.

    Landings of squid in Puerto Madryn, Chubut province, Argentine Patagonia are higher than last year's and can be considered a “great success for fisheries and our province,” according to Diego Pérez, manager of the Madryn port.