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Stories for June 18th 2024

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 21:42 UTC

    Pettovello denting Milei's approval ratings

    Pettovello was likened to former First Lady Fabiola Yáñez, who did little good to then-President Alberto Fernández's image

    A study by the consulting firm Zuban Córdoba showed that Argentine President Javier Milei's approval ratings were falling below those of other officials of his administration such as Security Minister Patricia Bullrich and Vice President Victoria Villarruel. These results were said to be driven by scandals involving the President's protegé, Human Capital Minister Sandra Pettovello.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 20:50 UTC

    Foreign travelers keep pouring into Brazil and skipping Argentina

    Even Argentine travelers prefer Brazil over their own country given the high prices under Milei

    While Brazil welcomed a 14.8% growth in the number of foreign tourists in May this year from the same month of 2023, Argentina's domestic leisure travel showed a decline of nearly 65% during this past three-day weekend encompassing the June 17 National Holiday.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 11:58 UTC

    State of Cetaceans 2024, ORCA report in oceans worldwide

    Many 2023 findings are from the Southern Ocean survey undertaken by ORCA, the Government of South Georgia, and the British Antarctic Survey

    Marine Conservation Charity ORCA’s “State of the Cetaceans 2024”, (*) report is a fascinating glimpse into how the world’s whales and dolphins are coping with human impacts on the ocean. It analyses the extraordinary 330,000 kilometers of marine surveys conducted by ORCA in 2023, recording 55,604 whales and dolphins in oceans worldwide from the Arctic to the Antarctic, the North and South Atlantic, and the Pacific to the Mediterranean.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 11:41 UTC

    Paraguay consolidating as the world's third exporter of soybeans

    Paraguay surpassed its drought-hit neighbor Argentina, while, last year, it ranked third among global exporters

    Paraguayan exports of soybeans are gaining steam, according to shipment data provided by Marine Link. Farmers are accelerating sales due to a stronger global market and higher prices for the oil seed.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Falklands, Liberation Day, Normandy heroes and awards in the King's Birthday Honors List

    Laying wreaths at the Liberation Monument next to MLA Pete Biggs

    June is a most poignant month for the Falkland Islands since on the 14th, the community commemorates the Liberation of the Islands in 1982 after 74 days of occupation by Argentine forces.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 09:55 UTC

    Bullrich apologizes for remarks regarding Hezbollah's alleged presence in Chile

    Bullrich told Tohá over the telephone that her comments had been made when analyzing the regional scenario and with no animosity toward Chile

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font declared the diplomatic incident over after Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich apologized for saying that the terrorist organization Hezbollah was operating in the Chilean port of Iquique. “It seems to me that it is tremendously important that the authorities be responsible in their statements and affirmations,” said Boric.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 09:32 UTC

    Brazil joins Strasbourg Convention regarding convicted people

    The legal mechanism gives foreigners who have committed crimes in other jurisdictions the possibility of serving their sentence in their countries of origin

    Brazil has joined the Strasbourg Convention on the Transfer of Convicted Persons applying to any requests involving countries that have ratified the treaty. The agreement seeks to facilitate the social reintegration of the convicted person, giving foreigners who have committed crimes in other jurisdictions the possibility of serving their sentence in their countries of origin, Brazil's Justice Ministry explained.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 09:26 UTC

    Brazil among less competitive economies but better than Argentina

    “We are suffocating the Brazilian productive chain,” Tadeu explained

    According to a report released this week by the Swiss Business School's Institute for Management Development (IMD), Brazil ranked 62nd this year after falling two notches in the list drawn considering statistics and opinion polls among businesspeople.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2024 - 09:18 UTC

    Tribute to Piñera scheduled for Tuesday in Santiago

    According to Chilean media, Lacalle will be the only sitting president to attend Piñera's tribute

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou left for Santiago late Monday to participate in a tribute at the Universidad del Desarrollo's auditorium organized by the Grupo Libertad y Democracia to late Chilean president Sebastián Piñera (2010-2014 and 2018-2022). Piñera died in February in a helicopter accident while piloting the aircraft.