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Stories for July 5th 2024

  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 22:19 UTC

    Beryl makes landfall in Mexico

    A projected trajectory pattern showed the Texas coast was next

    After leaving at least three people dead in Jamaica, Beryl made landfall as a Category 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale Friday on the Mexican coast. It eventually downgraded to a tropical storm, although it continued to pose a serious risk with heavy storms and damaging waves, authorities warned residents. According to Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua), Beryl winds reached 175 km/h with peaks of 220 km/h. Classes were suspended as of Thursday.

  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 19:16 UTC

    Lula visit announced to Mercosur's newest full member Bolivia

    “There are many issues that we have to take forward,” Alcón explained

    Bolivia's Deputy Communications Minister Gabriela Alcón announced Friday that Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva would be arriving in Santa Cruz de la Sierra next Monday for meetings with local authorities and businessmen. It will be the first visit of a foreign head of state since Bolivia's full Southern Common Market membership President Luis Arce Catacora signed into law this week.

  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 18:42 UTC

    Starmer goes through “kissing of the hands” and forms new UK gov't

    Starmer praised his predecessor for being the first Asian person to hold such a high office

    Sir Keir Starmer was sworn in Friday as the UK’s new prime minister in lieu of the Conservative Rishi Sunak who turned in his resignation following Thursday's appalling electoral defeat earning Labour at least 412 of the 650 seats in Parliament.

  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    UKs Labour wins with a huge majority; Tories in disarray lose votes to Reform, Liberals and Greens

    Labour leader Keir Starmer delivered a victory speech in London as the voting confirmed that he will be the next prime minister of the U.K.

    U.K.’s Labour Party is on course to win a huge parliamentary majority in the country’s general election, putting an end to 14 years of Conservative governments. Labour is forecasted to have a majority of 166 seats in the House of Commons.

  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Milei creates Ministry of Deregulation and Transformation of the State

    Presidential Advisor Sturzenegger has been chosen for the new position

    The Government of Argentina announced Thursday the creation of a Ministry of Deregulation and Transformation of the State to be headed by Economist and former Central Bank (BCRA) President Federico Sturzenegger, who will be sworn in Friday.

  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 09:17 UTC

    Brazil's Federal Police files case against Bolsonaro

    Despite the latest developments, Bolsonaro's arrest is not to be requested in the near future

    Brazil's Federal Police (PF) accused former President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday of money laundering and conspiracy to commit a crime in the attempted misappropriation of jewelry gifted by Saudi Arabia while he was in office.

  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 06:43 UTC

    Brazil has opened its market for Australian mutton and lamb

    Uruguayan farmers face difficulties selling the wool clip, and access to traditional Arab countries for live sheep and meat has become quite challenging

    Despite Mercosur partners with significant flocks, Brazil has reopened its market for Australian mutton and lambt, including sheep meat by-products and edible offal, the Australian Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry announced this week.