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Stories for May 8th 2024

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 23:19 UTC

    President Lacalle Pou: Overturning social security reform would entail a great step backward

    Lacalle said that if the plebiscite goes ahead he would campaign in favor of keeping the mechanism as it is

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said that reversing the social security reform would imply “a great setback” for his country and pointed out that there seems to be a great rush to carry out this measure.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 20:23 UTC

    Leftwing intellectuals and artists want Brazil to stop buying weapons from Israel

    Chico Buarque and his wife Carol Proner are among those signing the petition to be delivered to President Lula

    A group of Brazilian artists and intellectuals including singer-songwriter Chico Buarque and his wife Carol Proner, have signed a letter for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to stop buying weapons from Israel. The initiative was also endorsed by Amnesty International (AI) and several far-left political parties who have requested a meeting with the head of state to deliver the note.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 19:50 UTC

    Argentine hostage in Gaza confirmed dead

    Lior Rudaeff “was always the first to volunteer and help everyone” (social media photo)

    Argentine national Lior Rudaeff, one of the victims believed to be in the hands of the terrorist group Hamas after the Oct. 7, 2023, incursion into Israeli territory, was actually killed during that attack, the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires confirmed Wednesday. Aged 67, Rudaeff became the 38th fatality out of the 132 people kidnapped into Gaza.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 17:33 UTC

    International version of Milei's book with false academic data on the cover uncovers controversy

    Milei's real profile confirms his degree from the University of Belgrano and postgraduate studies at IDES and UTDT, with no record of him attending the University of California.

    The foreign edition of Javier Milei's book “El camino del libertario” has stirred controversy due to erroneous academic data printed on its cover, falsely stating that Milei is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and holds a PhD from the University of California. The book, which will be published in Argentina in 2022, was released in Spain with incorrect information about Milei's academic credentials.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Falklands: “Our relation with Argentina is cyclical, one step forward and two back”

    MLA Pollard: “It appears to us that Argentina have a president here that probably cares more about trying to care their economy,” and focus perhaps slightly less on us”

    Argentine president Javier Milei has shocked his country's public opinion admitting that the Falkland Islands are still British, but he has not dropped the sovereignty claim and has vowed to recover them, by diplomatic means, in “a long-term process.”

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK) in BA to be renamed Palacio Libertad

    Under Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) several initiatives to rename it were unsuccessful

    Argentine authorities announced Tuesday that the Kirchner Cultural Center in Buenos Aires would be renamed “Palacio Libertad,” Presidential Spokesman Manuel Adorni confirmed. Still, Adorni failed to specify when the name change would become effective but it was explained that the modification would stem from a Casa Rosada decree.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 10:45 UTC

    CFK says Milei plans to instate a 21st-century colonialism

    “I think we are in the presence of a political force that has a problem with women,” CFK underlined

    Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) admitted Tuesday during an event at the headquarters of the Instituto Patria in Buenos Aires that she was “not a feminist” and drew mixed reactions from her followers.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    Rio Grande do Sul: Situation keeps getting worse

    Leite described the situation as a “catastrophe”

    According to the latest bulletin, 95 people have been killed so far in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul by the highly unusual heavy rains hitting the area since April 19, Agencia Brasil reported. Governor Eduardo Leite confirmed that 131 people were missing and at least 401 towns (out of 497 statewide) had been affected.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2024 - 10:34 UTC

    Brasil: Cármen Lúcia to replace Alexandre De Moraes as TSE Chief Justice

    Lúcia has already been the first woman ever to chair the TSE

    Cármen Lúcia has been slated to succeed Alexandre De Moraes as Chief Justice of Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) starting June 3. It will be Lúcia's second term in the post. In 2012 she became the first woman ever to hold that office. Her term will span through 2026. The TSE is made up of at least seven justices, three from the Supreme Federal Court (STF), two from the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), and two lawyers.