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Montevideo, May 22nd 2024 - 13:42 UTC

Stories for May 4th 2024

  • Saturday, May 4th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Japanese PM discusses Mercosur FTA with Paraguay's President

    Kishida underlined that Paraguay was a reliable partner

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met Friday in Asunción to strengthen bilateral ties as well as to further discuss a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Southern Common Market (Mercosur). Peña, who holds the group's rotating presidency, expressed in a statement his “fervent desire” to “move forward with a free trade agreement between Mercosur and Japan.”

  • Saturday, May 4th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Milei's Office condemns slanderous statements by Spanish official

    PM Sánchez has more urgent matters to focus on, the Office of the Argentine President said in a statement

    The Government of Argentina was angered Friday after Spain's Transport Minister Oscar Puente said President Javier Milei was “ingesting substances.” Casa Rosada replied with a communiqué outlining the alleged involvement of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's wife in a case of corruption that nearly led to his resignation and insisted Madrid should remain focused on those affairs.

  • Saturday, May 4th 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    Porto Alegre Airport shut down until further notice due to storms

    Travelers were advised to contact the airlines for more information about their flights

    In a move to preserve the safety of workers and passengers alike, the Salgado Filho Airport serving the city of Porto Alegre, the capital of the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, has announced it would be suspending all operations until further notice, Agencia Brasil reported. The Gaúcho State is going through a heavy storm and subsequent floods that have already left nearly 40 people dead and the number is expected to grow given the number of persons still unaccounted for.