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Stories for April 29th 2024

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 21:38 UTC

    ICJ: Now Ecuador files case against Mexico

    “We will never protect criminals,” Noboa said

    Ecuador's conservative government of President Danie Noboa Monday filed a case against Mexico before the International Cout of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague (The Netherlands) for granting asylum to a fugitive at the Embassy in Quito. Former Ecuadorean Vice President Jorge Glas, who had been sentenced to 8 years in jail for corruption, had sheltered at the mission until local authorities stormed it in disregard of all international conventions on diplomatic immunity and arrested him.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 20:43 UTC

    Fujimori to undergo medical procedure under anesthesia

    85-year-old Fujimori was seen walking through Lima in good spirits before being admitted to a clinic for a procedure

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been hospitalized in Lima to undergo surgery for a tongue ailment after being released from the Barbadillo prison in December last year following a Constitutional Court ruling that brought his 16-year stay at the facility to an end. Fujimori was seen walking through the streets of the country's capital in good spirits on the days before his admission at the Delgado Clinic.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 19:52 UTC

    JetSmart: Fate of Argentine national claiming to carry a bomb yet to be decided

    Paraguayan prosecutors might hand over the case to Argentine authorities given the aircraft's registration

    Paraguayan Prosecutors were still wondering Monday which course of action to take against the Argentine national who was arrested on Sunday when he claimed there was an explosive device in his luggage as he boarded a JetSmart flight bound for Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 16:07 UTC

    Former President José Mujica reveals that he suffers from cancer

    “You have to die. We belong to the world of living things, and in the world of living things we are born destined to die. That is why life is a formidable adventure,” he mused

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica revealed on Monday that he had been diagnosed with a tumor in his esophagus following a routine medical examination on Friday. At a press conference surrounded by leaders, activists and supporters of his Frente Amplio party, the world-renowned political figure vowed to continue his activism despite the health challenge.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 14:45 UTC

    Negotiations for a Falklands third humanitarian project confirmed by UK ambassador in Argentina

    “I would call the humanitarian projects, basically the greatest achievement of our bilateral relation in recent years,” said British ambassador Kirsty Hayes

    Kirsty Hayes, British ambassador in Buenos Aires admitted that relations between Argentina and UK have been “complex”, and London has always made efforts to improve them, but ”there will be no sovereignty discussions on Falklands' sovereignty because what is most important is not our (British) perception or that of Argentina but the Falkland Islanders opinion.”

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 14:38 UTC

    Emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica suffer as sea-ice diminishes

    A 6-year assessment of low sea-ice impacts on emperor penguins by Fretwell, P. is published in Antarctic Science.

    Record low levels of Antarctic sea ice in late 2023 resulted in breeding failures in a fifth of the continent’s emperor penguin colonies, according to a new study from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 13:30 UTC

    South Georgia: Darwin Plus Funding for Environment Schemes, 2024

    Priority is laid out in “Protect, Sustain Inspire”, the values-driven approach to the stewardship of SGSSI.

    The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) is proud to promote and encourage science that contributes to developing and upholding best-practice environmental management and that supports the active management and good governance of the Territory.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Mondino seeking to soothe ties with China after Milei's campaign announcements

    Mondino is aware that Argentina needs the currency swap with China extended despite Milei's tantrums

    Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino is on a crusade in China to discuss bilateral issues with an economic giant with whom President Javier Milei had pledged during his campaign that he wanted no ties. “Not only will I not do business with China, I will not do business with any communist,” Milei announced repeatedly on his way to Casa Rosada.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Unauthorized US Coast Guard ship sparks controversy in Montevideo

    Uruguay's opposition parties underlined the ruling Multicolor coalition's alleged disregard for the Constitution

    The US Coast Guard cutter James docked in the port of Montevideo Friday sparking a controversy among local politicians because the executive had forgotten to require the congressional acquiescence needed for the presence of any foreign-flagged military unit in the country.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    Referendum regarding social security to go ahead in Uruguay

    “The cause is just, ethical, necessary, and loaded with future,” Abdala said

    Uruguay's labor union Pit-Cnt has garnered the number of signatures required by law; therefore, the social security reform will be subject to a referendum on Oct. 27, simultaneously with the election of a new president. The grouping appeared before Parliament on Saturday with 430,023 signatures to support its request.

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