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Stories for June 4th 2024

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 20:42 UTC

    Llaitul goes on hunger strike to demand a prompt Chilean Supreme Court review of his case

    Llaitul, 56, is one of the founders of the CAM, the oldest radical group in southern Chile claiming to defend ancestral land rights

    Convicted Mapuche leader Héctor Llaitul Monday went on a hunger strike from his Chilean prison to protest against his 23-year jail sentence for timber theft, usurpation of land, and assault on authorities since the 1990s.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 19:27 UTC

    Buenos Aires Gay Community warns of dangers under Milei

    Although June is Pride Month almost everywhere, Buenos Aires holds its annual march in November

    The Organizing Committee of Argentina's Gay Pride March issued a statement on its social media condemning recent statements from Worship Secretary Francisco Sánchez while accompanying President Javier Milei on his Spanish tour which included a stop at a get-together of far-right political forces hosted by Vox and where the South American leader delivered a speech that resulted in Madrid's Socialist administration pulling its ambassador from Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 11:59 UTC

    Mexico has elected its first female president, but has behind a very powerful mentor

    Claudia Sheinbaum, the former mayor of Mexico City and president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, AMLO

    By Luis Romero Gómez (*) -On October 17, 1953, constitutional reform granted women the right to vote in Mexico, and two years later, women cast votes in a federal election. Now, nearly 70 years later, Mexico has elected a woman president for the first time, according to Sunday's election results.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 11:55 UTC

    British bank, Standard Chartered, accused of helping to fund terrorists, US court papers allege

    In a statement, the bank said it disputes the whistleblowers’ claims, saying their previous allegations had been “thoroughly discredited” by US authorities.

    BBC is reporting that a British bank that escaped prosecution for money laundering carried out billions of dollars of transactions for funders of terrorist groups, according to US court papers allege. The piece by Andy Verity points out that Standard Chartered, one of the UK’s largest banks, avoided prosecution by the US Department of Justice after Lord Cameron’s government intervened on its behalf in 2012.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 11:44 UTC

    Service at Westminster Abbey and reception to celebrate UK Overseas Territories Day

    On Monday 3 June, UKOTA marked the establishment of UK Overseas Territories Day at the Evensong service at Westminster Abbey in London, which included special prayers for the Overseas Territories.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 09:36 UTC

    Poverty on the rise in Argentina, study finds

    According to the study, 32.5% of people with a regular job live “in households in poverty.”

    According to a study published Monday by the Observatory of the Argentine Social Debt (ODSA for its acronym in Spanish), poverty rose to 55.5% of the population, affecting nearly 25 million people in the South American country in the first quarter of 2024. At the same time, indigence (a situation even below poverty) reached 17.5% with a food insecurity scope of 24.7% of the population.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 09:21 UTC

    Leptospirosis taking its toll on Rio Grande do Sul flood victims

    Twelve other deaths are still under investigation, Rio Grande do Sul's Health Ministry also said

    Health authorities in the Brazilian flood-hit State of Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul confirmed Monday that an eighth patient had died of leptospirosis, Agencia Brasil reported. The victim was a 31-year-old man from São Leopoldo who had prolonged exposure to contaminated water.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 08:58 UTC

    Uruguay to prioritize Mercosur's ties with China

    Paganini also ruled out any problems between Mercosur and China despite Milei's attitude

    Uruguay's Foreign Ministry Omar Paganini anticipated that revitalizing dialogue with China will be a main priority once his country takes over the pro-tempore presidency of the South American Common Market (Mercosur) on July 8.