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Stories for May 28th 2024

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 - 21:20 UTC

    Uruguay's National Party replaces Board Chairperson

    “The important thing is how we manage it and how we act in the face of mistakes,” Rubio underlined

    Uruguay's National Party, also known as The Whites, accepted the resignation of Pablo Iturralde as Board Chairman and appointed Macarena Rubio instead as the ashes of the scandal involving President Luis Lacalle Pou's force are still smoldering in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 - 20:12 UTC

    Francos takes over as Argentine Cabinet Chief in lieu of Posse

    Francos already chaired his first cabinet meeting on Tuesday

    Nicolás Posse has ceased to be Cabinet Chief within Argentine President Javier Milei's administration. His position will be taken over by Guillermo Francos, who will not be relinquishing his role as Interior Minister, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 - 19:34 UTC

    Constitutional Complaint filed against Peru's President

    Boluarte should have taken a medical leave and have the duties of the presidency entrusted to the Speaker of Congress

    Peruvian Congressman Ruth Luque (Democratic Change - Together for Peru) Tuesday filed a Constitutional Complaint against President Dina Boluarte for her 12-day disappearance last year, during which she is believed to have undergone cosmetic surgery.

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 - 14:01 UTC

    Petrobras' new CEO upholds current pricing policy

    The goal is to be profitable while remaining sustainable, Chambriard explained three days after taking over as CEO of Petrobras

    The new CEO of Brazil's State-run oil company Petrobras Monday defended during a press conference the company's current pricing policies to preserve domestic market stability, Agência Brasil reported. Magda Chambriard had been on her post three days after a reshuffle ordered by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    Paraguayan exports on the rise but not for all products

    However, there were significant reductions in exports of corn, beans, soybeans, and electricity

    Paraguayan authorities reported Monday in Asunción that the South American country's global trade had recorded a 6.8% interannual increase in the first four months of 2024. Also showing significant progress was the e-commerce sector.

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    Gringo-Gaucho drills this week with USS George Washington

    The USS George Washington has already participated in joint maneuvers with the Argentine Navy in 2008

    The US Navy's George Washington nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is due this week in the South Atlantic for the “Gringo-Gaucho II” joint maneuvers with Argentina approximately 60 miles off Mar del Plata amid President Javier Milei's rapprochement with Washington. Escorted by the USS Porter and the logistic ship USNS John Lenthall, the carrier cannot dock at any relatively small Argentine port given her size.

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 - 08:02 UTC

    Petro proposes “Political Peace” Agreement for Venezuela post-elections

    Petro discussed the matter with Brazilian President Lula da Silva in Bogotá, who gave his approval

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro has received a draft proposal aimed at establishing “political peace” in Venezuela following its upcoming presidential elections. This text, developed by Petro’s ambassador in Caracas alongside diplomats from other countries, and businesspeople is expected to be sent to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for consideration soon.