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Stories for July 1st 2024

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 18:20 UTC

    Bolivia says BA's remarks regarding coup were “unfriendly and reckless”

    Milei's Office said it remained calm during the “fake” uprising because it was known in Buenos Aires that it was not real

    Bolivia's Foreign Ministry Monday said that comments from the Office of Argentine President Javier Milei on the June 26 attempted coup d'état in La Paz were “unfriendly” and “reckless.” Casa Rosada had contended that the military uprising had been staged and therefore calling it a revolt was a “false denunciation.”

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 17:09 UTC

    Dengue kills 4,250 Brazilians in first semester of 2024

    Most dengue cases in Argentina were recorded among native peoples while just the opposite happened in Brazil

    The first semester of 2024 ended in Brazil with 6.1 million probable dengue cases and 4,250 deaths with other 2,730 fatalities still under investigation, Agencia Brasil reported Monday citing the federal Health Ministry's arbovirus monitoring panel. The malady's incidence rate is now 3,033 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the lethality rate is 0.07.

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay's internal elections: Delgado, Orsi, and Ojeda to vie for Presidency

    The left-wing Frente Amplio surpassed initial expectations, while Ojeda and Delgado, as expected, became the candidates of the Partido Colorado and the Partido Nacional.

    Uruguay's internal elections concluded yesterday, confirming Álvaro Delgado, Yamandú Orsi, and Andrés Ojeda as presidential candidates for their respective parties. The elections, held amidst a notably low turnout, saw some unexpected developments, particularly within the Frente Amplio (FA) and the Partido Nacional (PN).

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Milei not attending Mercosur Summit to dodge Lula faceoff

    Milei insisted he would not recant on his derogatory remarks against Lula out of sheer political correctness

    Argentine President Javier Milei will not be traveling to Asunción for the upcoming Mercosur Summit in the Paraguayan capital on July 8 in a move to avoid meeting face-to-face with his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom he dubbed a “corrupt Communist” during his campaign last year and who insists an apology is in order. Last week the Argentine leader claimed there was nothing to be sorry for and that he would not go back on telling the truth. Foreign Minister Diana Mondino will represent Milei at the regional bloc's gathering.

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 10:42 UTC

    Team Falklands and President Milei eclectic foreign policy

    President Milei with his close friend/mentor and ambassador in Israel, Axel Wahnish during a visit to the Whaling Wall in Jerusalem .

    Team Falklands, which recently visited the Caribbean, United States, and United Nations in New York and Canada felt they came across a new attitude towards peoples' right to self-determination, mostly privately, which anyhow did not prevent overwhelming support for Argentina's colonial claim over the Falkland Islands at the C24 meeting, or a repeat of such situation at the Organization of American States, OAS, annual assembly, held in Paraguay.

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 10:30 UTC

    Bolivian President denies self-coup allegations

    “Don't side with fascism,” Arce told Morales on social media

    Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora asked former head of state Evo Morales Ayma not to be gullible enough to believe the self-coup narrative allegedly promoted by fascist rightwing groups and insisted that what happened on June 26 was a failed attempt to overthrow him by force.

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 09:50 UTC

    Delgado's surprising VP choice: Valeria Ripoll, former Communist Party member

    Ripoll ventured into political militancy by joining the Communist Party, a move that marked her first significant political engagement. Photo: FocoUy

    In a surprising move following the internal elections, Álvaro Delgado of the ruling center-right wing Partido Nacional announced Valeria Ripoll as his vice-presidential candidate. Ripoll, who has a notable background in union activism and a past affiliation with the Uruguayan Communist Party (PCU), is expected to attract votes from outside the traditional party base. Delgado's choice was not universally welcomed within the party, sparking discontent among supporters of other pre-candidates. Nevertheless, Delgado's team believes Ripoll's inclusion will enhance the ticket's appeal and strengthen the party's outreach efforts.

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 09:43 UTC

    Lacalle leaves Presidential residency

    Lacalle has less than a year left in office and is unable to seek a consecutive term as per the Constitution

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou left the traditional Suárez Y Reyes residency and moved into an apartment in Montevideo's exclusive Carrasco area citing proximity to where his ex-wife Lorena Ponce de León and the couple's children live.

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 09:35 UTC

    CFK: The Libertarians' zero deficit is a fabrication

    Milei “lives in a world that no longer exists,” CFK argued

    Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-2015 / CFK) said during an interview on the internet streaming channel Gelatina outside mainstream media that the Liberal administration's “fiscal surplus is increasingly trumped up.”

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 09:32 UTC

    French far-right party on the brink of forming gov't

    Macron faces the possibility of sharing power with the first far-right government since Vichy France (WWII)

    French President Emmanuel Macron called on all non-rightwing supporters to rally against the Rassemblement National party of Marine LePen winning Sunday's snap first-round parliamentary elections. In any case, the head of state announced he would not be resigning. These political events unfold just days before the start of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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