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Stories for May 6th 2024

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 23:28 UTC

    Milei: Malvinas not a priority

    The Libertarian leader praised Thatcher and stressed that the Falklands/Malvinas matter will be a long-term State issue

    Argentine President Javier Milei insisted on praising former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and acknowledged that the Falkland Islands were rightfully to remain under British rule.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 21:59 UTC

    Call warning of a bomb at AMIA HQs a hoax

    It was the second such call this year at the AMIA headquarters

    A bomb threat at the Buenos Aires headquarters of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) Monday afternoon was determined to be a hoax, according to Federal Police sources and authorities from the Jewish welfare group alike. The detonation of an explosive device at the old AMIA building on July 18, 1994, left 85 people dead and triggered a saga of investigations that have yielded almost no conclusive results to this day.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 20:34 UTC

    After EU June elections, agreement with Mercosur can be reached: “A matter of time and timing”, EU negotiator

    For Rupert Schlegelmilch, the agreement with Mercosur “is a complicated process but it is a also matter of time and timing”

    The Mercosur/European Union trade and cooperation agreement, “is a complicated process but it is also a matter of time and timing”, according to Rupert Schlegelmilch, chief EU negotiator of the accord who recently visited Mercosur country and associate members to meet government officials and business groups to confirm EU's determination to finish the deal.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 20:26 UTC

    UK growth to remain sluggish this year, 0,4% and improving in 2025, OECD report

    UK growth to remain sluggish this year, 0,4% and improving in 2025, OECD report

    The United Kingdom GDP growth is projected to remain sluggish at 0.4% in 2024 before improving to 1.0% in 2025, reflecting the waning drag from past monetary tightening, according to the latest report from OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 20:24 UTC

    Rich Chinese beef consumers are becoming more aware of traceability and Amazon deforestation

    Respondents would pay 22.5% more for Brazilian meat if it came with assurances that it was sourced from cattle raised in zero-deforestation areas.

    A survey conducted in Beijing and Shanghai between two renowned academic groups in China and Brazil, revealed that some Chinese consumers are willing to pay more for beef, provided it is not linked to deforestation in the Amazon and have a budding interest in traceability.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 18:52 UTC

    No diplomatic conflict between Argentina and Spain following Minister's remarks about Milei

    Adorni stressed the matter should not escalate any further

    Spain's Government Monday ruled out any diplomatic conflict with Argentina after Transport Minister Oscar Puente's derogatory remarks last week against Javier Milei, whose spokesman Manuel Adorni said in Buenos Aires that “for us, it is a settled issue.”

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 15:50 UTC

    Uruguay: National Party leader arrested for fabricating assault claims against candidate Orsi

    Orsi (left) told reporters that he and his lawyers will go to the “bottom” of the issue because they suspect that this media stunt was put together by someone who is “behind” Papasso (right).

    In Uruguay, the unfolding saga surrounding the allegations against former Canelones department (province) mayor and current Presidential pre-candidate for the Broad Front (Frente Amplio), Yamandú Orsi, has taken a dramatic turn as Romina Celeste Papasso, a leader of the National Party (Partido Nacional), was arrested on Monday for fabricating false accusations against Orsi. Furthermore, an arrest warrant has been issued for Paula Díaz, the trans woman who initially filed the criminal complaint against Orsi.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Rio Grande do Sul floods getting worse every day

    Key parts of the city of Porto Alegre have been shut down due to flooding (Pic EFE)

    According to the latest report from Civil Defense, the number of casualties in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul since the first storms hit on April 29 have already reached 78 people, with 105 others still missing and 175 injured.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 10:24 UTC

    Air services in Argentina to be affected by workers' strike

    “If flights are canceled, it will not be the responsibility of the workers,” warned ATE General Secretary Rodolfo Aguiar

    Airline services might be disrupted Monday at 24 Argentine airports on Monday as workers plan to hold assemblies between 8 and 11 am to protest against some of the latest measures announced by the Libertarian administration of President Javier Milei and also in anticipation of others that may come into force should the so-called Omnibus Law bill be passed by the Senate after the Lower House's nod last week.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 10:20 UTC

    Federal gov't to rebuild Rio Grande do Sul's roads, says Lula

    “Bureaucracy will not stand in the way of us recovering the greatness of this state,” said Lula

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Sunday that the Federal government would provide the funding for the reconstruction of every road in the State of Rio Grande do Sul destroyed by the storms, be them national or local, Agência Brasil reported. The head of state also pledged to reduce the bureaucracy involved in the work.

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