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Stories for June 28th 2024

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 23:41 UTC

    The whistleblowers a free, well informed world most needs

    Julian Assange’s enormous dump of documents in 2010 concentrated on the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

    By Gwynne Dyer - Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is a free man at last after spending almost all of the past 14 years in jail or other forms of confinement. He has just arrived home in Australia to be greeted by his family, including two young sons who have never seen him except in Belmarsh Prison in London. But it is the bad guys who won.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 19:49 UTC

    Paraguayan President reminded that “impunity discourages foreign investment”

    The US and Paraguay are allies and strategic partners in tackling corruption, Verma pointed out

    US Under Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma, who heads his country's delegation before the Organization of American States (OAS) 54th General Assembly in Asunción, met Thursday afternoon with Paraguayan President Santiago Peña, with whom he discussed the devastating effects of corruption and impunity on the economy.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 19:13 UTC

    Bolivian authorities arrest 21 in connection with failed coup

    Zegarra was arrested Friday after being highlighted for not having participated in the revolt

    A total of 21 people both military or civilians have been arrested so far in connection with Wednesday's failed coup d'état against the administration of President Luis Arce Catacora, Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo confirmed Friday in La Paz. “So far there is a total of 21 people apprehended in the case called failed coup d'état,” the official said.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 18:29 UTC

    Food industry is Brazil's main source of jobs, IBGE finds

    Brazil's Southeast accounted for 61.1% of the country's Industrial Transformation Value (ITV)

    The foodstuff industry accounted for the largest number of jobs (22.8%) in South America's largest country, according to a study released Thursday by Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The clothing and accessories industry represented 7% of workplaces, and the manufacture of metal products (machinery and equipment not included), 5.9%.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 10:56 UTC

    Uruguay’s internal elections: Key players and possible outcomes

    Delgado, Orsi and Ojeda lead the polls in Uruguay's three main parties.

    As the internal elections for Uruguay’s major political parties approach next Sunday, the consulting firm Opción Consultores has released a public opinion report evaluating the potential impact of voter turnout on the outcomes for the Frente Amplio (FA), Partido Nacional (PN), and Partido Colorado (PC). The report, released this Thursday, provides a detailed analysis of how varying levels of voter participation could influence the percentage of votes each pre-candidate might receive.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 09:39 UTC

    Milei's party gets Bases Law approved

    The bill is now ready to be signed into law

    Argentina's Lower House passed after 1.30 am Friday by 147 votes to 107 and 2 abstentions the so-called Bases Law bill granting President Javier Milei the tools he claims to need to rescue his country from her plight. The initiative had already been greenlighted but came back from the Senate with a series of modifications that needed further approval. Now the bill is ready to be signed into law by the executive, marking the Libertarian administration's first parliamentarian achievement after over six months.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 09:13 UTC

    US presidential debate: Biden's performance leaves Democrats questioning his fitness for a second term

    The bitter debate did not even start with the customary handshake

    A somewhat erratic Joseph Biden left the Democratic camp wondering whether their 81-year-old candidate would be fit for a full second term in office as President of the United States. After Thursday evening's debate with the Republican nominee and former head of state Donald Trump, aged 78, many wondered if it was not too late to seek a replacement. In truth, neither candidate has yet been officially nominated, although both have secured the required number of delegates for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions beginning July 15 and Aug. 19 respectively.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 08:12 UTC

    3 fun activities you can do from your smartphone

    Photo: Pexels

    You will never find yourself bored with nothing to do if you have your trusted smartphone with you. There are an endless amount of exciting activities you can do from your smartphone. This article is going to give you just 3 of these fun activities that you can do from your smartphone that you can try out whenever you feel boredom coming your way.