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Montevideo, May 26th 2024 - 03:30 UTC

Stories for May 2024

  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 18:57 UTC

    Paraguayan Justice Minister resigns

    Barchini was a liability to President Santiago Peña

    Paraguayan Justice Minister Ángel Ramón Barchini turned in his resignation at President Santiago Perña's request, it was reported Thursday in Asunción. According to local media, Deputy Criminal Policy Minister Rodrigo Nicora will take over Barchini's position on an interim basis.

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  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 18:20 UTC

    Uruguay: National Party Chairman steps down amid Penades scandal

    I have always defended the rule of law, Iturralde argued in his letter of resignation

    Uruguay's National Party Chairman of the Board Pablo Iturralde resigned his post Thursday after it was proved he had had a conversation with jailed former Senator Gustavo Penadés who is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.

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  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Falklands' Legislative Assembly note the Dissolution of Parliament at Westminster and the Elections

    Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron meeting with Members of Legislative Assembly during his recent visit to the Falkland Islands

    The Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly notes the announcement by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, that the Parliament at Westminster is to be dissolved and a General Election convened for Thursday, 4 July, 2024.

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  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Rockstar Milei launches his new book

    Milei was hailed like a rockstar by his teenage followers

    Argentine President Javier Milei took center stage Wednesday at Buenos Aires' iconic Luna Park stadium to booth launch his latest book and sing a song from the local band La Renga. The unusual move was supported by his die-hard teenage followers and criticized by the rest of society going through an economic crisis that reminds older people of 1989 and 2001.

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  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 10:26 UTC

    Agricultural emergency decreed in Uruguay

    Producers still need to measure their losses, Mattos explained

    Uruguayan authorities have declared a 120-day agricultural emergency to deal with the consequences of severe floods hitting parts of the country. The weather phenomenon is a geographical continuation of the one that hit the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul killing some 175 people with several dozens still unaccounted for.

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  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 10:18 UTC

    Conmebol introduces extra substitution in case of head trauma

    A pink card will be used to announce that the extra substitution has been recommended by team doctors

    South America's Football Confederation (Conmebol) announced this week that a new substitution will be allowed during next month's Copa America 2024 whenever a player is going through “suspected head trauma and concussion.”

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  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Macron in New Caledonia for a political solution to the killings and rioting

    Remains of arson vehicles, empty streets and intense police patrolling in Noumea

    French President Emmanuel Macron is currently in the Overseas Territory of New Caledonia where he flew urgently for a political solution to ending street killings, riots and arson after a recent change in voting rights infuriated the indigenous population of Kanaks, many groups of whom are seeking independence.

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  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 23:03 UTC

    Spain, Norway, and Ireland recognize Palestine's statehood

    Terrorism pays, Israel's Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said after the announcements

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Wednesday announced that his country would be recognizing Palestine's statehood as of May 28. In addition to Spain, Norway and the Republic of Ireland will be adopting the same stance. It was the Socialist leader's second bold diplomatic move this week after pulling Madrid's Ambassador María Jesús Alonso Jiménez from Buenos Aires. Of the 193 United Nations member states, 143 have recognized an independent state of Palestine, including China and Russia.

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  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 20:21 UTC

    Brazilian airlines announce services to Air Force Base in Porto Alegre

    In no case will passenger transactions be handled at the Air Force's Canoas Base but at a facility 3 kilometers away

    After it was confirmed that there is no date for the reopening of the Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre, still partially under water due to the unprecedented heavy rains that have hit the State of Rio Grande do Sul since April 29, local airlines have announced the start of services to the nearby Canoas Air Force Base, Agencia Brasil reported.

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  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 19:45 UTC

    Milei gets ready for rock concert as “blue” dollar gets back on a surging path

    There is a 41% gap between the official and the black market quotations of the US dollar

    The “blue” version (a euphemism for “black market”) of the US dollar against the Argentine peso was still going up Wednesday as President Javier Milei was planning to make his first appearance as the leader of a rock band at Buenos Aires' iconic Luna Park stadium. According to local media, one US dollar was quoted at AR$ 1,235 / 1,255 (buy sell at Buenos Aires' “caves” (unofficial money exchange parlors), which represented an AR$ 25 increase from the previous day for a 41% gap with the official rate.

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