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Stories for May 11th 2024

  • Saturday, May 11th 2024 - 11:16 UTC

    Experienced diplomat in the region appointed UK ambassador to Uruguay

    Ambassador Green was Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General  y Santiago and Buenos Aires between 2013 and 2018

    The British Government announced Mr. Malcolm Christopher David Green as the next Ambassador to Uruguay. Malcolm Green will arrive in Montevideo in August, replacing Ambassador Ms. Faye O'Connor OBE, who will take up a new post at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London.

  • Saturday, May 11th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Death toll in storm-hit Rio Grande do Sul updated to 116

    Assistance to places only reached by helicopter might be affected by rains during the weekend

    The total number of casualties in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul affected by unprecedented heavy rains has been updated to 116 as bad weather has been forecast to continue over the weekend. Volumes estimated to be around 115 millimeters would again put pressure on the already overflowing rivers, according to Presidential Information Minister Paulo Pimenta.

  • Saturday, May 11th 2024 - 10:47 UTC

    No fatalities reported after train clash in Buenos Aires

    There is a total degradation of the state-run railway company, railway union leader Maturano explained

    A train collision at 10.30 am Friday in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo left many people injured but no casualties were reported. While authorities are yet to determine the cause of the accident, railway union leaders blamed the Libertarian administration of President Javier Milei for the faulty signaling which has worsened over the past few months given the increase in copper wiring thefts.

  • Saturday, May 11th 2024 - 10:43 UTC

    Wages trail inflation in Argentina under Milei

    Wages trail inflation in Argentina under Milei

    Inflation outpaced salaries in March by 11% to 10.3%, according to a report by Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) released Friday in Buenos Aires. In yoy terms, the Wage Index increased by 200.8% on average (231.7% in the registered private sector, 183.7% in the public sector, and 129.2% in the informal private sector) and inflation was 287.9%, the survey showed. Hence, President Javier Milei's perception that salaries were recovering turned out inaccurate.