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Montevideo, May 26th 2024 - 01:56 UTC

Stories for May 2024

  • Monday, May 13th 2024 - 10:36 UTC

    Recipient of modified pig kidney dies 7 weeks after procedure

    Slayman had been the first person alive to receive such an organ after several trials on brain-dead bodies

    Rick Slayman, a 62-year-old man who had received a genetically modified pig kidney on March 16 at Massachusetts General Hospital, died this weekend. He had terminal kidney disease when he received the organ during a four-hour operation that was considered a scientific milestone. The transplantation of organs from one species to another is a growing field known as xenotransplantation.

  • Monday, May 13th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Peru: New malignant tumor detected in Fujimori's tongue

    “It is my turn to fight a new battle,” Fujimori said in a video posted on X

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was found to have yet another malignant tongue tumor, it was reported in Lima during the weekend. The 85-year-old rightwing leader, who was released from jail on Dec. 7, 2023, has suffered from a cancerous lesion for more than 27 years and has undergone six surgeries in the same place.

  • Monday, May 13th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Argentina goes rogue even for Mother's Day celebration

    Last Sunday was Mother's Day in most of the Americas, except in Argentina, Bolivia, Panama, Costa Rica, and Suriname

    Argentine mothers are unique. They are the addressees of many famous tango pieces and celebrate Mother's Day way apart from all the others worldwide.

  • Monday, May 13th 2024 - 01:30 UTC

    A case of classical 'mad cow' (BSE) confirmed in a farm in Scotland

    The case was identified as a result of routine surveillance and stringent control measures, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) said.

    A case of classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), 'mad cow' has been confirmed on a farm in Ayrshire, Scotland, with movement restrictions in place on four farms. The case was identified as a result of routine surveillance and stringent control measures, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) said.

  • 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.

  • Friday, May 10th 2024 - 21:22 UTC

    UN General Assembly okays Palestine's full membership but with no voting rights

    According to BA media, Argentina might expect Israel's reciprocity regarding the Falklands/Malvinas issue after siding with the minority on Friday

    Despite Argentina's thumbs down together with eight other countries, the United Nations (UN) decided on Friday by 143 votes in favor and 25 abstentions to upgrade Palestine's status within the organization to that of a full membership, it was reported in New York. In 2012, Palestine had been admitted as an Observer State with 138 votes in and also 9 against.

  • Friday, May 10th 2024 - 20:27 UTC

    New incident between Argentine forces and illegal Paraguayan fishermen

    Argentina's Foreign Ministry has repeatedly turned a blind eye to the conflict, Valdés said

    The Governor of the Argentine province of Corrientes Gustavo Valdés insisted that the Foreign Ministry and the Senate should get involved after another clash was reported between unauthorized Paraguayan fishermen and the Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval Argentina - PNA). “I hope they take care and do not continue denying the conflict as they have been,” Valdés underlined.