A memorial stone to Sir Ernest Shackleton, one of the most celebrated Antarctic Explorers of the twentieth century, was dedicated at Westminster Abbey in London on Thursday 15th February 2024. The service was attended by HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.Add your comment!
In the wake of Venezuela's recent wave of repression and arrests, former Uruguayan President and leftist regional leader José “Pepe” Mujica has spoken out against the Government of Nicolás Maduro, denouncing it as authoritarian. In an address to journalists, Mujica highlighted the concerning developments in Venezuela, stating, “Venezuela has an authoritarian government that goes the other way.”1 comment
The United States and Uruguay held their second Annual Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue in Washington on Feb. 15, 2024. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols and a US delegation of six federal departments and agencies, welcomed Foreign Minister Omar Paganini and the Uruguayan delegation to Washington, D.C. Together, they agreed innovation and common purpose characterized the US-Uruguay relationship and the opportunities that lie ahead.2 comments
Maria Corina Machado, the presidential candidate chosen through Venezuela's historic primary elections on October 22nd, asserts her commitment to democratic principles and inclusive governance in an exclusive interview with El Pitazo.2 comments
The Argentine government of President Javier Milei announced Friday in Buenos Aires that the country had achieved a financial surplus for the first time in 12 years. In the first full month of the new administration, tax revenues grew by 256.9% which in addition to stringent cuts in public expenditure yielded these results, it was explained.6 comments
Former Uruguayan President José Pepe Mujica said Friday that he would endorse the presidential bid of Canelones Governor Yamandú Orsi on behalf of the leftwing Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA) because, although Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse is very good, she cannot ”beat the Whites (the other name under which the National Party of President Luis Lacalle Pou is known.Add your comment!
The Argentine province of Chubut has asked the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for help in the probe into the fires in the Los Alerces National Park, Governor Ignacio Torres announced after meeting with US Ambassador Marc Stanley. “We need to find those responsible as soon as possible, and that there is an exemplary measure in the courts,” said Torres about the catastrophe that has been ongoing since Jan. 25 in which some 8,000 hectares have already been burned down.Add your comment!
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is planning a trip to Brazil and Argentina next week, during which he will meet with local authorities to discuss regional matters in addition to participating in G20 engagements in Rio de Janeiro. In Buenos Aires, he will be welcomed by President Javier Milei, who will be traveling to the US the same week, it was also announced.Add your comment!
Health authorities in Brazil started Friday vaccinating children against dengue in six out the the ten State capitals chosen to start the South American Country's immunization program for which 712,000 doses were made available. The distribution of dengue vaccines to 315 municipalities began on February 8.Add your comment!
The Uruguayan government of President Luis Lacalle Pou issued a decree whereby a new surcharge of US$ 2.56 (US$2.10 plus VAT) per passenger will be added to travel by ship to and from the country to finance the new immigration control system. It will apply to regular daily services from Buenos Aires as well as to seasonal cruise ships.Add your comment!