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Montevideo, January 25th 2022 - 02:40 UTC


  • Thursday, January 13th 2022 - 09:27 UTC

    Argentina: Indigenous communities want to bury ancestors in Nordelta

    “It takes a while to define where they will be buried ... but it is a place in Nordelta,” Chara said.

    The bodies of 42 members of an indigenous community who were removed from their resting places by US archaeologist Samuel Lothrop in 1925 are to be restored to their historical land in what will be the largest restitution carried out so far in Argentina and which has been approved Monday by the National Institute of Indigenous Affairs (INAI).

  • Wednesday, January 12th 2022 - 20:05 UTC

    Heat wave could raise temperatures to nearly 50ºC in South America

    In Uruguay, the first days of 2022 were already marked by frightening images of fires in different regions.

    An unprecedented heat wave is going through South America and some cities in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay have been forecast to be looking out for temperatures around 50ºC, it was reported, while 40ºC seems to have become the new normal.

  • Wednesday, January 12th 2022 - 09:59 UTC

    Argentina claims Wallace's remarks are “inappropriate and unacceptable”

    “Secretary Wallace belligerent threats and denigratory remarks towards Argentina are not compatible with the current level of diplomatic relations”.

    The Argentine foreign ministry reacted strongly to Defense Secretary Ben Wallace's statements published on Monday in the Daily Telegraph arguing that his belligerent threats and denigratory remarks towards Argentina are not compatible with the current level of diplomatic relations.

  • Wednesday, January 12th 2022 - 09:50 UTC

    Some 700,000 households without electricity amid intense heat in Buenos Aires

    High temperatures and no electricity are a deja-vu for those who recall how in 1989 Alfonsín had to resign the presidency

    Power cuts hit over 700,000 households in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) as intense heat resulted in extra demand of electricity for air conditioning devises from a network that has been enduring poor maintenance for ages, thus resulting in numerous protests from people who in addition to putting up with those temperatures were forced to dispose on tons of unrefrigerated food.

  • Wednesday, January 12th 2022 - 09:49 UTC

    On Margaret Thatcher Day, Secretary Wallace said “Britain will continue to stand up to bullies”

    “Our enemies should not doubt Britain’s determination to stand up to bullies, to defend those who cannot defend themselves and for our values.”

    On Monday UK Defense secretary told the Falklands 40 Margaret Thatcher Day Lecture that Britain will continue to “stand up to bullies” wherever in the world they happen to be situated. He said: “Our enemies should not doubt Britain’s determination to stand up to bullies, to defend those who cannot defend themselves and for our values.”

  • Wednesday, January 12th 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    Once again, Argentine diplomacy major blunder, this time in Nicaragua

    Argentina again commits a major diplomatic blunder, this time at the taking office ceremony of Nicaraguan president-dictator Daniel Ortega. The four-time president was reelected in what has been considered a fraudulent, illegitimate voting process with some forty opposition members, including presidential hopefuls, imprisoned and impeded from participating.

  • Tuesday, January 11th 2022 - 20:10 UTC

    No change in sight for downspouts – particularly of the Paraná river

    “For us to have an improvement in the situation, rains would have to be higher than normal,” Borús explained

    The Paraná River Tuesday recorded once again a minus 46 centimeters downspout in front of the capital of the Argentine Province of Entre Ríos, thus repeating Aug. 18's all-time low, Argentine Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval) confirmed, as the entire country goes through an unprecedented heatwave.

  • Tuesday, January 11th 2022 - 20:02 UTC

    Argentina: No more isolation for asymptomatic people with booster doses

    Vizzotti also highlighted that avoiding isolation implied a high degree of social responsibility

    Argentine Health Authorities have decided Tuesday that from now on, people who have taken three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and remain asymptomatic following close contact with a positive case of the disease shall no longer be required to isolate themselves.

  • Tuesday, January 11th 2022 - 13:50 UTC

    Argentina's covid Miracle

    Professor Stiglitz with Argentine economy minister Martin Guzmán

    By Joseph Stiglitz – Unlike the United States, which could spend one-quarter of its GDP protecting its economy from the COVID-19 fallout, Argentina entered the pandemic with the deck stacked against it. Yet, thanks to the current government’s policies to strengthen the real economy, the country has been enjoying a remarkable recovery.

  • Tuesday, January 11th 2022 - 11:42 UTC

    Carmona launches Argentina's Antarctic Annual Plan

    “Both the scientific research that Argentina promotes in Antarctica and all the logistical operations that the Armed Forces carry out ... are linked to the question of sovereignty,” Carmona explained.

    In the absence of Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero who had to isolate himself after having been a close contact during last week's Celac Summit of his Bolivian colleague Rogelio Mayta, who tested positive for COVID-19, Malvinas, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Secretary Guillermo Carmona presided over Monday's ceremony where the 2021-2022 Antarctic Annual Plan was launched.