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Montevideo, May 26th 2024 - 01:55 UTC

Stories for May 2nd 2024

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 23:04 UTC

    Mujica's physician describes former president's condition

    “We are going to continue fighting this battle,” Panone said

    Former Uruguayan President José Pepe Mujica's physician Raquel Panone described the extent of her patient's cancer during a press conference in Montevideo. “Pepe has esophageal cancer. We did other studies that showed that he has no lesion in any other organ,” she said while admitting that the tumor was malignant, as doctors had already feared.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 19:39 UTC

    Argentina's BCRA again lowers basic interest rates in less than one week

    It was the fifth cutdown since the Libertarian administration of President Javier Milei took office in December last year

    Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) once again lowered the benchmark interest rate from 60% to 50%. It was the fifth cutdown since the Libertarian administration of President Javier Milei took office in December last year. Thus, yields from fixed-term deposits will fall monthly from the current 5% per month to 4.2% for an annual effective rate of 64.8%.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 19:11 UTC

    Argentina: Drop in retail prices expected soon

    Caputo agreed with executives from the main supermarket chains that imported goods would help lower the retail prices

    In line with President Javier Milei's chainsaw politics to curb inflation, Argentine supermarkets expect a drop in retail prices shortly once imported items arrive to compete with local production as agreed upon with the Economy Ministry in March, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 10:24 UTC

    Dengue fever causes over 2,000 deaths so far this year in Brazil

    Federal health authorities will be deploying a biotechnological tactic to disarm the Aedes Aegypti mosquito

    Dengue fever has killed over 2,000 people in Brazil while almost 4.2 million cases of the malady have been confirmed this year in South America's largest country. The incidence rate of the disease is 2,056.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 10:16 UTC

    Colombia breaks up with Israel over Gaza deployment

    Petro denounced Israeli PM Netanyahu's “genocidal” actions

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro Wednesday announced that his country would be severing diplomatic ties with Israel as of Thursday over the latter's military deployment in Gaza at the behest of its “genocidal” head of government. Petro also insisted that “if Palestine dies, humanity dies.”

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Petrobras hits new environmental achievement

    The latest environmental achievement was deemed an important element for Petrobras’ investors said Director Maurício Tolmasquim

    Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil company announced this week a 41% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions between 2015 and 2023, Agencia Brasil reported. The result was “exceptional,” said Petrobras' Energy Transition and Sustainability Director Maurício Tolmasquim.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 06:38 UTC

    Falklands upgrades compensation for redundancy/unfair dismissal

    MLA Gavin Short, “I am extremely happy to see the approval of these much-needed updates to the Employment Protection Ordinance, particularly regarding the weekly pay cap”.

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council (ExCo) agreed on Tuesday 23 April, legislation updates have been approved for the Employment Protection Ordinance, specifically on compensation for redundancy/unfair dismissal.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 06:18 UTC

    Iconic war Aircraft to be exhibited at the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust

    A veteran Sea Harrier and Lynx await loading onto the Falklands supply ship at Marchwood Military Port in Southampton Water. Courtesy Royal Navy

    The Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust is delighted to announce the impending arrival of two additional aircraft for exhibition. Currently located at Marchwood, these aircraft are scheduled to arrive in the Falklands in early June 2024, with plans for their transportation to Stanley on or around June 14th, Liberation Day, weather permitting.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 06:02 UTC

    Uruguay's UN human rights test: high standard record, strong media freedom and freedom of expression

    Ambassador Simon Manley, CMG, took up his post as the head of UN International Organizations based in Geneva in April 2021.

    The United Kingdom's Permanent Representative to the WTO and the UN in Geneva, Simon Manley, CMG, delivered on May first a statement at Uruguay's Universal Periodic Review at the Human Rights Council.

  • Thursday, May 2nd 2024 - 05:47 UTC

    “Stop the boats” policy, First volunteer asylum seeker off to Rwanda

    British authorities have detained the first migrants set to be removed to Rwanda under PM Rishi Sunak's flagship illegal migration policy to begin by July

    British media is reporting that the UK has sent its first asylum-seeker to Rwanda under a voluntary scheme, just a week after the UK government adopted a controversial law allowing irregular migrants to be deported to the East African nation.

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