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Stories for 2024

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2024 - 10:19 UTC

    High number of amputations to treat penile cancer reported in Brazil

    Brazil is one of the three countries with the highest incidence and mortality from penile cancer

    A report from the Brazilian Society of Urology (SBU) stated earlier this month that over 6,000 penile amputations have been recorded in the South American country over the past ten years to treat three out of every 10 patients diagnosed with penile cancer. The condition can be avoided with simple hygiene measures and HPV vaccination, the SBU also explained.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2024 - 10:18 UTC

    Brazil's Health Minister asks for citizenry's help fighting dengue

    “Now is the time for all of Brazil to unite against dengue,” Trinidade stressed

    Brazil's Health Minister Nísia Trindade Tuesday called on the population of South America's largest country to avoid the proliferation of breeding sites for the mosquito that transmits dengue fever as the number of cases of the malady is surging nationwide, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 19:43 UTC

    Sebastián Piñera, former president of Chile, dies in helicopter crash at age 74

    This Tuesday was a rainy day in the area, with complex weather conditions, it was reported by local media. Piñera had left the house of his friend José Cox piloting his Robinson R 66.

    Former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera tragically passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74 in a helicopter crash in Lago Ranco, Chile. According to Chilean media reports, including ADN Radio, the accident occurred approximately 920 kilometers south of Santiago.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 11:11 UTC

    Car production in Argentina falls in January

    Argentina's automotive sector showed some growth regarding exports, Zuppi explained

    While car making in Argentina went down 16.7% year-on-year in January, exports grew by 34.7%, according to a report released Monday in Buenos Aires by the Association of Automotive Manufacturers (Adefa). Domestic vehicle production reached 22,643 units last month during a total of only 11 working days due to the prolonged summer recess. It also represented a 38.8% decline from December's output.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 11:04 UTC

    Argentina: Nahuel Huapi National Park joins list of places affected by wildlfires

    The fire originated at the mouth of Arroyo Cretón, in an area that can only be accessed from the lake, Madjinca explained

    While wildfires in Argentina's Los Alerces National Park in the province of Chubut are far from being under control and the situation in Chile keeps getting worse by the hour, a new fire has been reported in the Nahuel Huapi National Park covering the skiing resort of Bariloche with smoke.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 11:03 UTC

    Falklands and peat lands: first two of four Carbon flux towers installed

    MLAs Leona Roberts and Pete Biggs during the installation of a carbon flux tower

    The Falkland Islands Government, working closely with Falklands Conservation, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institution (SAERI), British Antarctic Survey (BAS), UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) and the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), are delighted to see the installation of the first two of four Carbon flux towers.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Britain fully confident in Falklands' security and capability of the three services

    HMS Forth responsible for patrolling Falklands waters and South Georgia

    Britain remains fully confident in the security of the Falkland Islands and in the capability to defend them underlined a release from the Ministry of Defense, in response to a report in the London media claiming it only relies in a small Royal Navy patrol vessel and four RAF Typhoons to protect the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:43 UTC

    Head of US Southern Command not welcome by Uruguay's leading labor grouping

    Gen. Richardson wants a US military base in Uruguay to counter China's presence in the region, the Pit-Cnt said

    Uruguay's labor grouping Pit-Cnt Monday objected to the presence in the South American country of General Laura Richardson, head of the US Southern Command, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    Paraguay successfully issues bonds in local currency

    “This is a great step for our country, Paraguay is moving forward,” President Peña said

    The Government of Paraguay made history Monday by issuing international bonds worth US$ 500 million for the first time in local currency, it was reported in Asunción. “Paraguay makes history by issuing for the first time bonds in guaraníes in the international market. This means that from now on Paraguayan companies will be able to issue abroad, both in guaraníes and dollars, since they will have a reference interest rate to do so,” President Santiago Peña said.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    UK Royal Navy leads NATO largest exercise since the Cold War

    HMS Queen Elizabeth had to be replaced by HMS Prince of Wales because of propeller shaft problems

    The Royal Navy's flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth's departure to lead the largest NATO exercise since the Cold War has been cancelled at the last minute after an “issue” with a propeller shaft was spotted during final checks.