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Stories for 2024

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Ecuador: 40 arrested for seizing hospital

    Ecuador has become a logistic center in the trafficking chain of illicit substances, said Noboa.

    Ecuadorean authorities arrested 40 gang members this past weekend after they tried to seize the José Cevallos Ruiz hospital in Yaguachi, in the province of Guayas province, killing one person and taking several hostages as one of their comrades was being treated.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Argentina: Kirchnerite leader foresees end of Milei's rule by around Easter

    It is Easter, we do not know if it falls in March or in April,” while clinging to his bucket of popcorn

    A high-profile former Kirchnerite official Sunday posted a video on social media calling on his comrades to be patient and to make sure they did not run out of popcorn to watch it fall by Easter Week. Although former Media Secretary Enrique Pepe Albistur never mentioned President Javier Milei's government, it seemed obvious to local media that the current is believed that Albistur had in mind the current Libertarian administration when he said that “we don't know if it falls in March or in April.”

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:06 UTC

    DeSantis drops White House bid, Trump virtually assured of Republican candidacy

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,” DeSantis said

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Sunday he was dropping his bid to the White House, which would virtually guarantee former President Donald Trump to win the Republican primaries. DeSantis also announced he would be supporting the former head of state's return to power. However, Trump still needs to beat his former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to secure his nomination.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Peru's President attacked by indigenous women

    Boluarte had returned to Ayacucho for the first time since 2022 when demonstrations resulted in some 50 people dead nationwide

    Peruvian President Dina Boluarte was attacked this weekend by a group of indigenous women who wanted her to step down and call for fresh elections and a Constitutional Assembly, among other measures, it was reported from Lima.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2024 - 11:20 UTC

    Milei extends Congress' extraordinary sessions for a fortnight

    Lower House Speaker Martín Menem was reported to have achieved some progress in private dealings with opposition lawmakers

    Argentine President Javier Milei Friday signed a decree extending the extraordinary sessions of Congress until Feb. 15 to further discuss the so-called Omnibus Law bill sent by the Executive late last year providing for a series of major reforms to the country's administration in a move to curb government spending.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2024 - 11:08 UTC

    Chile launches new fast train service

    The Chinese-built train may run on either fuel or electricity

    Chilean authorities Friday inaugurated the South American country's first high-speed train service. The convoy, which has four cars and can accommodate 236 passengers, links connects Santiago with Curicó in two hours and three minutes at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Curicó is a rich agricultural production area known for its wine cellars.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2024 - 11:06 UTC

    Brazil assures Beijing of its adherence to the “Once China Principle”

    Vieira said that the “dynamism of Sino-Brazilian relations is also an expression of a new world in the making”after his second day of talks with Wang Yi

    Brazil's government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ratified the South American country's “unequivocal” adherence to the “One China Principle” regarding Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a rogue province. The message was conveyed Friday in Brasilia to Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Endangered Andean cat sighted in Argentine province of Neuquén

    The Andean cat inhabits the highlands of the Andes and elevations of the Patagonian steppe in Argentina

    The environmental organization WCS Argentina Friday reported having sighted a rare cat near the city of Loncopué in the Argentine province of Neuquén.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2024 - 10:39 UTC

    Ecuadorean druglord family found in Argentina and deported back to Ecuador

    It is very typical of gang leaders to find a safe place for their families so that they are not involved in criminal behavior, Bullrich explained

    Law enforcement officers in the Argentine province of Córdoba raided a residence in an exclusive country club and arrested the wife and children of Ecuadorean druglord Alfonso Macías, alias “Fito,” whose escape from jail earlier this month triggered a wave of unprecedented violence nationwide.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Bolsonaro's Covid-19 vax card proven to be fake

    Bolsonaro has always claimed never to have taken a Covid-19 vaccine

    Brazilian authorities have determined that former President Jair Bolsonaro produced false certificates attesting to his vaccination against Covid-19 to enter the United States, it was reported this week.