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Stories for 2024

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 11:31 UTC

    Uruguay: Renewal begins as Sanguinetti steps down from Colorado Party leadership

    Colorado Party is not having its best moment. According to December Factum polls, Sanguinetti's party is in third place with 9% of the vote

    Former President of Uruguay (1985-1990; 1995-2000) and leader of the Colorado Party, Julio María Sanguinetti, has announced his departure from the role of Secretary General of the faction. Sanguinetti, 88, conveyed his decision virtually during a session chaired by former Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Carolina Ache on Monday.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Prosecutor wants CFK sentenced to 12 years in corruption case

    CFK is eligible for house arrest after turning 70

    An Argentine Prosecutor Monday requested that former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) be sentenced to 12 years in jail for her alleged involvement in a corruption case going through its appeal phase. CFK has already been sentenced to six years in Dece. 2022 in addition to her lifelong political disenfranchisement. Since leaving office as Vice President on Dec. 10, CFK has no legal immunity.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    US endorses Guyana's stance on Essequibo but no military base

    Guyana's role on the UN Security Council is the reason for increasing diplomatic links, Thomas-Greenfield explained

    US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Linda Thomas-Greenfield insisted Monday that her country supported Guyana's stance in the dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo region with Venezuela but denied that the President Joseph Biden administration was eyeing any military settlement in the region.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Caribbean countries: a big player in many crucial areas, IDB says

    The region’s experience, expertise, resilience, and leading role in climate preparedness is an example for the world,” Goldfajn said

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group concluded after its XII Annual Consultation meeting with Governors of IDB Caribbean members on Feb. 23 and 24 in Georgetown that the Caribbean might be small in size but is nonetheless a “big player” in many crucial areas, it was reported from the Guyanese capital.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Brazilian Police to include latest Bolsonaro speech as evidence

    In his speech Sunday, Bolsonaro admitted knowledge of a draft that provided for the decree of a state of siege

    Brazil's Federal Police (PF) will include former President Jair Messias Bolsonaro's speech on Sunday in Sao Paulo into the probe regarding the Jan. 8, 2023, uprising believed to have been an attempted coup d'état, Agencia Brasil reported Monday citing sources linked to the investigation.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 10:35 UTC

    Satellite internet providers allowed to operate in Argentina

    The measure reaches Musk's Starlink, Amazon's Kuiper, and also One Web

    Argentine authorities approved in a resolution published Monday in the Official Gazette that companies such as Amazon Kuiper, OneWeb, and Elon Musk's Starlink may start providing satellite internet connectivity to local users, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The service will become available in the second quarter of 2024.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 10:20 UTC

    Budapest okays Sweden's NATO membership

    Sweden's NATO membership came around the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

    Hungary's nod Monday after more than 18 months cleared the way for Sweden to become the 32nd member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), thus tipping Europe's military balance in response to Russia's war in Ukraine. Sweden’s accession to NATO is now expected to be a formality, with a ceremony later this week.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 09:57 UTC

    Sao Paulo's main avenue packed with followers in support of Bolsonaro

    “I seek pacification, to erase the past and find a way for us to live in peace,” Bolsonaro told his followers

    Hundreds of thousands of people clad in Brazilian national team jerseys waving flags of the South American country and also of Israel gathered Sunday at Sao Paulo's Paulista Avenue to support former President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, who has been disenfranchised until 2030 and whose passport has been seized by the Supreme Federal Court (STF), thus banning him from traveling abroad except to neighboring nations where his ID card would be a valid document.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - 08:34 UTC

    Bi-cultural marriages in South American countries: The Ukrainian connection

    Photo: Unsplash

    In the vibrant tapestry of South American societies, bi-cultural marriages have become increasingly common, weaving together diverse traditions, languages, and perspectives. Among these, marriages between South American nationals and Ukrainian women stand out as a fascinating example of cross-cultural union, highlighting the challenges and enrichments such relationships bring to the forefront.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 21:59 UTC

    Argentina develops ejector seat cartridge tester, aims to counter British embargo

    The new test bench offers the potential to bring these jets back into service without relying on foreign suppliers, particularly the United Kingdom.

    Argentina's Scientific and Technical Research Institute for Defense (CITEDEF) has successfully certified its own ejector seat cartridge tester to extend the life of the Super Etendard/SEM of the Naval Aviation Command (COAN), a key development in the country's efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in the defense sector. Since their acquisition in 2019, these jets have been grounded due to the British veto on the supply of essential ejection seat pyrotechnics, effectively rendering them inoperable.