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Montevideo, March 22nd 2023 - 02:46 UTC


  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 19:09 UTC

    Argentine Muslim woman to collect damages after burkini ban

    A burkini “seeks to avoid objectification,” Jafella explained

    A judge in the Argentine province of Mendoza sentenced a hotel to pay AR$ 400,000 (around US$ 1,070 at the unofficial exchange rate) in damages to a young Muslim woman who was not allowed in 2017 to use the facility's swimming pools wearing a burkini in 2017, it was reported this week.

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  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Argentina's interannual inflation reaches three digits

    The annual target of 60% for 2023 is beginning to look unattainable, Economy Ministry sources admitted

    Argentina's Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February of 2023 was reported to stand at 6.6%, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec), which resulted in interannual inflation of 102.5%. In this scenario, Economy Ministry sources quoted by Buenos Aires media admitted the possibility of not meeting the 60% annual target outlined in the 2023 Budget.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Quito, Buenos Aires expel ambassadors over convicted minister's escape

    Argentina regretted the “incomprehensible decision of the Government” of Quito to request the recall of Gabriel Fuks

    Quito expelled Argentina's Ambassador Gabriel Fuks and Buenos Aires retaliated by giving Xavier Monge his marching orders after a former official of the Rafael Correa administration fled to Caracas where she expects to complete her asylum process with the government of Alberto Fernández.

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  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 09:56 UTC

    Argentine President advised to rest due to back pain

    Fernández will undergo a painkilling procedure in the next few days

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández was taken late Tuesday to Buenos Aires' Sanatorio Otamendi due to severe back pain. After a series of tests were performed, Fernández was advised to rest at the Olivos residence. He was diagnosed with a herniated lumbar disc, for which he will undergo a painkilling procedure in the next few days, according to the Presidential Medical Unit.

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  • Tuesday, March 14th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Little has changed since the referendum, MLA Pollard tells Clarín

    “I think we are being used as a distraction” by the Argentine government, Pollard told Clarín

    Marking the 10th anniversary of the Falklands Islands referendum regarding self-determination, MLA Mark Pollard was interviewed by Buenos Aires' Clarín to discuss that consultation and other topics regarding current events involving the South Atlantic overseas territories.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 11:18 UTC

    Argentine Navy rescues injured sailor off South Georgia Islands

    The Irízar was deployed in this rescue operation.

    The Argentine Navy rescued from the oceanographic fishing research vessel (BIPO) “Victor Angelescu”, 90 miles off South Georgia Islands, a 55-year-old man who suffered a crushing trauma to his right leg, reported Clarin. The operation involved the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar.

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  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 08:48 UTC

    Argentina's industry grows 6.3% YoY in January

    Various reports yielded similar conclusions

    Argentina's industrial output recorded a 6.3% interannual growth in January of 2023 and 9.6% against the same month of 2019, the Secretariat of Industry and Productive Development reported. It was the second-highest January, only surpassed by 2018. Against January 2022, the sectors that grew the most were Food and Beverages (+9.1%), Automotive (+24.8%), Metal Industries (+8.9%), and Metal Products (+15.2%).

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  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Presidents Fernández and Abdo agree on Mercosur bilateral agenda

     Abdo  and Fernández agrees over lunch to boost bilateral and Mercosur ties

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay met Friday at the former's Olivos residence to discuss a broad bilateral and regional agenda, including the current situation of Mercosur and the challenges facing the bloc under Buenos Aires' pro-tempore presidency.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 11:56 UTC

    Argentine Province of Buenos Aires, Defense Ministry sign cooperation deal

    The Tandanor and Río Santiago shipyards will help improve the Argentine Navy's capabilities

    Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof and Defense Minister Jorge Taiana signed an agreement for the shipyards Tandanor and Río Santiago to develop a multipurpose landing ship, a polar ship, and a floating dock for the Argentine Navy.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Argentine soldier dies while training amid heat wave

    “It is with deep regret that we report the death of first-year cadet Lautaro Pilloud, during a service activity in the CMN,” the Argentine Army said

    An Argentine Army cadet died Monday during a training session in the middle of a heat wave, it was reported this week. A 21-year-old young man in the first year of his military career died during “physical training” practices at the National Military College (Officer's Academy - CMN).