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Stories for June 21st 2024

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 23:04 UTC

    Argentina records historic foreign trade surplus

    Imports are expected to grow as the Argentine peso appreciates against the US dollar

    Argentina recorded a historic foreign trade exchange surplus of US$ 2.656 billion in May, Argentina's Trade Exchange (ICA) reported Thursday in Buenos Aires. The new figures surpassed the previous record of US$ 2.543 billion from May 2009. So far in 2024, Argentina has accumulated a balance of + US$ 8.8 billion.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 20:29 UTC

    Dutchman Rutte becomes sole runner for NATO Chief position

    After the Romanian President withdrew his candidacy, Rutte will no longer need to take up teaching

    Dutchman Mark Rutte is poised to become the next Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization next month after Romanian President Klaus Iohannis withdrew his candidacy, leaving the acting prime minister of the Netherlands as the sole runner for the position.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 19:56 UTC

    Milei warns Spaniards of the dangers of Socialism

    “Argentina and Spain have a lot in common,” Ayuso told Milei when pinning the medal on his lapel

    Argentine President Javier Milei told attendees at a ceremony in the Spanish capital that “we come from the future to tell you a story that it is desirable to avoid: The story of the damage caused by socialism.” He made those remarks in the presence of Madrid Community Chairwoman Isabel Díaz Ayuso, who granted him the International Medal of the Madrid Community decoration.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 11:01 UTC

    Argentina answers requirement from Brazil's STF regarding Jan. 8 fugitives

    An extradition request has not yet been filed against these people allegedly involved in the Jan. 8, 2022, riots in Brasilia

    Argentina's Foreign Ministry sent a note to its Brazilian counterpart explaining the situation of 83 asylum seekers from that country who had fled to avoid jail following their alleged involvement in the Jan 8., 2022, riots in Brasilia, it was reported Thursday in Buenos Aires after some government officials denied these refuge requests existed. Buenos Aires' note was in response to a requirement from the Supreme Federal Court (STF).

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 10:21 UTC

    Falklands looks into organizing the peak inflow of visitors next cruise season

    FITB had undertaken a series of discussions with businesses and individuals from the different tourism sectors to better understand the impact of ‘clash days’ in the Falklands

    The Falkland Islands Tourist Board Executive Director Steph Middleton outlined the Tourist Board’s attendance at Seatrade Global in Miami, WTM Latin America in Sao Paulo and IAATO in Maryland this year at the recent Board meeting.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Paraguay's Central Bank keeps benchmark interest rate unchanged at 6%

    Cuts might be in order in the second semester of 2024, the BCP explained

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Paraguay's Central Bank (BCP) unanimously decided Thursday to keep the benchmark interest rate at 6% for the fourth month in a row and found that cuts might be in order during the second semester of 2024 given the favorable economic indexes recorded recently.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 09:06 UTC

    Safeguarding Oceans - theme for Albatross Day

    By Veronica Iriarte - On Wednesday we celebraed our fifth World Albatross Day! The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) announced “Marine Protected Areas – Safeguarding our Oceans” as the theme for this year’s World Albatross Day.