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Stories for July 10th 2024

  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 21:32 UTC

    Paraguay making across-the-border shopping easier

    We want more foreigners coming to buy in Paraguay, Orué explained

    Paraguayan authorities enacted a mechanism whereby foreign shoppers, particularly those living in Argentine across-the-border twin cities, would benefit from tax deductions and other advantages, it was announced this week.

  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 20:31 UTC

    Brazil: Some retail prices show sharp increases in June

    Fewer public holidays in June drove airline ticket prices down, an  IBGE expert explained

    June's inflation in Brazil recorded a sharp increase due to significant adjustments in the retail price of potatoes (14.9%) and long-lasting milk (7.43%) among other items, Agencia Brasil reported Wednesday citing the latest Broad National Consumer Price Index (IPCA) released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

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  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 20:24 UTC

    Barbed Wire in the Darien Jungle and Mass Repatriation: How the U.S. and Panama curb migration

    In an effort to manage the migratory flow, Panama has recently installed barbed wire barriers along the Darien Gap

    The United States and Panama have signed an agreement aimed at curbing the flow of migrants through the perilous Darien jungle. This agreement, part of broader efforts by President Joe Biden's administration, comes as a response to the surge in migration at the southern border, a key issue in the lead-up to the U.S. presidential elections in November.

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  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 20:10 UTC

    Uruguay: Cold wave warning amid “extreme temperatures”

    Minimum temperatures between -6 ºC and 2 ºC are expected

    The Uruguayan Institute of Meteorology (Inumet) has extended its cold wave warning until Friday, July 12, citing “extreme temperatures” affecting most of the country. The updated forecast predicts minimum temperatures between -6 ºC and 2 ºC and maximum temperatures ranging from 8 ºC to 12 ºC.

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  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 11:43 UTC

    Milei rides tank through Independence Day parade

    Milei and Villarruel ride a newly-refurbished Argentine tank

    Argentine President Javier Milei and Vice President Victoria Villarruel rode an Army tank during the military parade celebrating the country's Independence Day along Buenos Aires' Libertador Avenue. Although this type of event has been rare, heads of state are usually saluted by passing troops instead of being a part of the attraction thousands cheered on both sides of the street despite the current economic plight.

  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 11:17 UTC

    Paraguayan Senators said to harass newspeople and activists

    Senator Lizarella Valiente was one of the main political figures targeted by the newspeople grouping

    According to a statement from The Union of Journalists of Paraguay (SPP), several Senators in the South American country had allegedly harassed newspeople during Monday's session. Other entities grouping reporters were said to have issued concurring declarations whereby the lawmakers would have endangered freedom of expression.

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  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Panama's President favors joining Mercosur

    Mulino opened the door to a potential milestone for the Southern Common Market

    Argentine President Javier Milei's absence indeed highlighted the Southern Common Market's (Mercosur) Summit in Asunción. But only one week after his inauguration, attending the gathering was Panama's José Mulino, as his country is now eyeing its possible accession to Mercosur.

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  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 08:56 UTC

    Petrobras subsidiary seeks to expand logistics capabilities

    Petrobras aims to be less dependent on third-party carriers

    Transpetro, a subsidiary of Brazil's State-run oil company Petrobras launched a tender this week for the construction of four vessels for the transport of fuels such as gasoline, Agencia Brasil reported. The winning shipyard is to be announced by the end of this year.

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  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 08:54 UTC

    Meeting between Lula and Arce signals new era of bilateral ties

    Arce told Lula that Bolivia wanted to join BRICS after entering Mercosur

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told his Bolivian counterpart Luis Arce Catacora during their encounter in Santa Cruz de la Sierra that “there is no individual way out in South America,” Agencia Brasil reported. Both leaders agreed that the bilateral meeting spelled the beginning of a “new era” in bilateral ties now that Bolivia is a full member of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur). It was Lula's first trip to Bolivia during his third term in office while Arce has been to Brazil four times in the past 12 months.

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  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 07:52 UTC

    Messi's Argentina advance to Copa America final

    Messi scored in Argentina's second 2-0 victory over Canada in the tournament

    Title holders and reigning world champions Argentina Tuesday advanced once again to the Copa América final with a 2-0 win over Canada at the MetLife Stadium in the US State of New Jersey with goals from Julián Álvarez and team captain Lionel Messi.

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