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Stories for 2024

  • Wednesday, May 1st 2024 - 14:25 UTC

    South America as an expat destination

    Photo: Unsplash / Mike Swigunski

    South America is rising as an expat destination, and for good reason. It’s a part of the world where modern cities coexist with vast rural areas under varied climates, all while having a lower cost of living than what you’ll find in major North American and European cities. In addition to these reasons, let’s take a closer look at exactly why an expat might choose South America as their preferred destination.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2024 - 23:02 UTC

    Argentina's Lower House okays extra powers to President Milei

    The bill will next go to the Senate, where Milei's LLA lacks the strength to get automatic approval and would therefore have to exert a fair amount of political muscle

    Argentina's Lower House Tuesday agreed to grant President Milei on a temporary basis certain decision-making powers originally reserved by the Constitution to the Legislative Branch, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The neverending Parliamentary session also decided in favor of the partial and full privatization of several state-owned companies, among other topics included in the so-called “Omnibus Law” bill -formally the Bases Law draft that Milei regards as the starting point of his “chainsaw” economic policies.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2024 - 20:32 UTC

    Transport strike to paralyze Argentina in repudiation of taxation reforms

    Between 8 am and 11 am on May 6, simultaneous workers assemblies will be held, thus affecting the transport services, Schmid explained

    As President Javier Milei's chainsaw economic policies begin to take shape following the approval at the Lower House of a series of reforms, many of the sectors to be affected by these changes announced Tuesday in Buenos Aires a nationwide air, land, and maritime transport strike for May 6.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2024 - 19:22 UTC

    Argentina: Milei's chainsaw policies underway after Lower House's nod

    Milei thanked all the legislators who supported “our project”

    The shaping up of Argentine President Javier Milei's “chainsaw” economic politics kicked off this week with the broad approval by Congress' Lower House of the so-called “Omnibus Law” bill, also known for its formal name as the Bases Law: “It is a fundamental step to get Argentina out of the swamp,” Milei stressed on social media. The Basic Law bill has ten titles totaling 25 chapters.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2024 - 11:16 UTC

    In 23 years bilateral trade between Latin America and China soared 35 times

    Brazil remains the main trade partner of China in the region and in a very special year, when the two countries are commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic ties

    Trade between China and Latin American countries surpassed US$ 480 billion in 2023, compared to a mere US$ 14 billion back in 2000, based on data from the Customs Administration of the People’s Republic of China (AGA) and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    President Lacalle Pou and other leaders send Pepe Mujica their support

    Pepe Mujica and Lacalle Pou have shared a close bond lately despite standing on opposing ends of the political arch

    Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Monday got in touch with his predecessor José 'Pepe' Mujica to offer all the help he might need after announcing earlier in the day that he had esophagus cancer. Lacalle telephoned Mujica at around 5 pm, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2024 - 10:42 UTC

    USCG James arrives in Argentina for cooperation maneuvers

    Milei and his entourage donned Coast Guard jackets to the event

    Donning Coast Guard (PNA) jackets, Argentine President Javier Milei, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich (Security), and Presidential Secretary Karina Milei participated Monday in the ceremony welcoming the US Coast Guard cutter James (WMSL 754) to Buenos Aires for joint actions with local forces to prevent illegal fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the South Atlantic. The James will stay in Buenos Aires until Friday.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2024 - 10:22 UTC

    Brazil's TSE fines Lula's team for speaking evil of Bolsonaro in 2022

    Lula's campaign team had released a video on YouTube that was “certainly not beneficial to the candidate for re-election [Bolsonaro],” Justice Lucia wrote

    Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Monday imposed a R$ 250,000 (US$ 48,843.4) fine on President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his team for boosting propaganda against his rival Jair Bolsonaro during the 2022 campaign.

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2024 - 04:06 UTC

    Falklands launches a scientific mental health awareness survey

    The survey includes completing a short questionnaire, which should only take about 10 minutes.

    The Falkland Islands King Edward Memorial Hospital, KEMH, Public Health Unit is asking the public's views on mental health to better understand awareness, perceptions and attitudes related to mental health among the Islands residents.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 21:38 UTC

    ICJ: Now Ecuador files case against Mexico

    “We will never protect criminals,” Noboa said

    Ecuador's conservative government of President Danie Noboa Monday filed a case against Mexico before the International Cout of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague (The Netherlands) for granting asylum to a fugitive at the Embassy in Quito. Former Ecuadorean Vice President Jorge Glas, who had been sentenced to 8 years in jail for corruption, had sheltered at the mission until local authorities stormed it in disregard of all international conventions on diplomatic immunity and arrested him.