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Montevideo, May 18th 2024 - 06:31 UTC

Stories for 2024

  • Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - 16:45 UTC

    Brazil allows unrestricted entry of international donations and used equipment for Rio Grande do Sul

    Brazil allows unrestricted entry of international donations and used equipment for Rio Grande do Sul

    Given the calamity conditions in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, because of the floods and prospects of further rainfall, leaving at least two million people displaced, the government of Brazil has allowed the unrestricted entry of international donations into RGdoS for the ensuing 30 days.

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  • Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - 16:40 UTC

    Rioting in French Overseas Territory over voting rights diluting indigenous Kanaks influence

    Some 200 often armed youths seemed to be leading the violence targeting police with warnings officers would eventually be forced to return fire unless this ceased.

    The government of the French Overseas Territory of New Caledonia, to the east of Australia appealed to security forces and issued a 12-hour overnight curfew for Tuesday night following violent protests and rioting in the capital Noumea.

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  • Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - 16:40 UTC

    Uruguay has new rules for housing of street dwellers in Winter

    Minister Sciarra highlighted the importance of improving the quality of life of homeless people

    An initiative from Uruguay's ruling Multicolor coalition for the compulsory hospitalization of street dwellers has been signed into law, it was reported in Montevideo. The opposition Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA) was split when voting in the Lower House.

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  • Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - 16:39 UTC

    Paraguayan President off on US, Taiwan tour

    Peña was criticized for bringing along his son

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña left Tuesday for the United States to participate in a series of engagements regarding security and technology until May 17 when he will go to Taiwan. Peña took heavy criticism for bringing along his son Gonzalo Peña. The head of state said he would cover his son's expenses with his own money but is yet to show concrete evidence thereof.

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  • Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - 16:34 UTC

    Disneyland approved for major expansion since opening

    Disneyland, often called “The Happiest Place on Earth,” has captured the hearts of millions since its debut in 1955

    Disneyland's recent approval for a major expansion marks a significant milestone in its illustrious history since opening its gates decades ago. As one of the world's most iconic theme parks, this expansion promises to bring even more magic and wonder to visitors of all ages.

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  • Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - 10:33 UTC

    Uruguay leads in Latin America by far in the Good Government Index

    Key LATAM highlights include Uruguay topping the region with an impressive rise from 33rd to 31st overall in 2024

    The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is launching the fourth edition of the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) this Wednesday, live from London with an event featuring Julia Gillard AC, Australia’s 27th Prime Minister. The performance Index shows Uruguay clearly rose in Latin America, on the “Leadership and Foresight, and Attractive Marketplace” pillars.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 23:05 UTC

    Argentina: Inflation keeps decelerating in April

    Before April, monthly inflation had remained in double digits for five months in a row, Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census reported

    Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) Tuesday announced that April's Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood “at 8.8% in April 2024 compared to March and 289.4% year-on-year.” The government agency also noted in its X account that “they accumulated an increase of 65% in the first quarter.”

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 22:32 UTC

    Peru's Congress once again eyes presidential impeachment

    The arrest of Boluarte's brother, Nicanor, seems to have tipped the scales downwards for the Peruvian president

    Several Peruvian legislators this week announced separate vacancy motions to impeach President Dina Boluarte for permanent moral incapacity, in addition to the possibility that she may have violated the law. The parliamentarians argued that Boluarte had ignored the duties of her office by failing to account to Congress for her 12-day absence, which constituted a lack of transparency and fitness for that position.

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 20:51 UTC

    BRICS Bank comes to Rio Grande do Sul's rescue

    Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will chair the NDB until July 2025

    The Shanghai-based New Development Bank (NDB) will grant funding worth R$ 5.7 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) to rebuild the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul still grappling to recover from the unprecedented storms since April 29, Agencia Brasil reported Tuesday. The NDB, also known as the BRICS Bank, will release the money through a partnership with the Banco do Brasil (BB), the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social - BNDES), and the Regional Development Bank of the Far South (Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul - BRDE).

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  • Tuesday, May 14th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Caricom joins forces to tackle arms trade

    The illicit firearms trade fuels other criminal activities, Caricom agreed

    Dignitaries of Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have signed the first-ever international treaty to regulate the trade of conventional weapons and promote peace by preventing the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons in the region.

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