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Montevideo, April 23rd 2024 - 01:54 UTC


  • Monday, April 8th 2024 - 10:22 UTC

    Milei reverses shopping trends in less than 4 months in office

    No question about it: Argentina has become expensive in US dollars

    Argentine President Javier Milei has been in office for less than 4 months, more than enough time to turn things around for people in neighboring countries. Uruguayans who used to do their shopping across the border no longer find it profitable, while Argentines flocked to Chile over the Easter weekend to do theirs.

  • Saturday, April 6th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Milei ratifies Argentina's alignment with US

    Milei also criticized Argentina's foreign policy under Alberto Fernández (2019-2023)

    Argentina President Javier Milei announced Friday that his country's alliance with the United States had become a part of his administration's “new foreign policy doctrine” because both nations “share a tradition based on freedom, the defense of life and private property.”

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 21:34 UTC

    Kicillof blames Milei for writing himself off from battle against dengue

    Milei's health strategy “seems like a joke, but it is very serious,” Argentina's main opposition leader stressed

    Buenos Aires province governor Axel Kicillof accused Argentine President Javier Milei of writing himself off the country's plight with dengue fever and leaving it all up to the different jurisdictions. Kicillof, a political figure akin to Kirchnerism and arguably the most prominent opposition leader these days, said the federal government behaved as one of a “deserting and absent national State.” The Libertarian administration has no State strategy to tackle the problem, he also argued.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 21:04 UTC

    Maduro angered by Milei's calls to sanction Venezuela

    The Venezuelan president argued that his Argentine colleague represented Zionism and fascism

    President Nicolás Maduro Thursday criticized his Argentine counterpart for promoting sanctions against Venezuela. The Bolivarian successor of Hugo Chaves Frías stressed that with Milei came “fascism” and “Zionism, which is the new fascism.”

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Milei makes snap trip to Ushuaia to meet Southern Command Chief Richardson

    Milei gave a press conference in the early hours of Friday after meeting Richardson

    Argentine President Javier Milei made a snap trip to Ushuaia late Thursday to meet US Southern Command Chief General Laura Richardson after Governor Gustavo Melella refused to welcome her and insisted she was “persona non grata.”

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:56 UTC

    Assassination attempt against Milei foiled

    The 29-year-old assailant claimed he was God

    A homeless 29-year-old man wielding a machete was arrested Thursday in Buenos Aires as he tried to break into Casa Rosada to kill Javier Milei. “I am God and I am going to kill the President,” he shouted as he was being handcuffed.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 21:31 UTC

    IMF praises Milei's achievements but says social and political support needed

    “The road to stabilization is never easy,” Kozack said

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Communications Director Julie Kozack praised the “impressive” achievements of President Javier Milei's administration in curbing inflation in Argentina but warned that “it remains important to work pragmatically to build social and political support to help ensure the durability and effectiveness of the reforms” implemented.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    General Richardson kicks off Buenos Aires agenda

    Richardson met with Mondino, Isaac, and Petri, among other Argentine authorities

    US Southern Command (Southcom) Chief General Laura Richardson held a meeting in Buenos Aires with Cabinet Chief Nicolás Posse and Ministers Diana Mondino (Foreign Affairs) and Luis Petri (Defense) as well as with Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces Head General Xavier Isaac to discuss “military cooperation” between both countries, with a focus on China's presence in the region. In addition, Argentine purchases of defense equipment were also reviewed. Also participating in the talks was US Ambassador Marc Stanley.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 19:58 UTC

    Paraguay not unwilling to pay Waterway toll, FM says

    Article 8 of the Waterway Treaty allows countries to charge tolls under certain conditions, Ramírez recalled

    Paraguayan Foreign Ministry Rubén Ramírez Lescano told Congress Wednesday in Asunción that the government of President Santiago Peña was not against barges sailing through the Paraná Waterway paying toll provided there was a service in return.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Milei pledges to obtain a roadmap for the return of Malvinas during his mandate

    Milei and Villarruel deposit a flower wreath at the Cenotaph

    On the 42nd anniversary of the start of the Falklands/Malvinas war, President Javier Milei pledged that during his term in office “we will have a roadmap so that the Malvinas Islands return to Argentine hands,” underlining that the South Atlantic Islands sovereignty claim is an includible mandate for all Argentines, but for this we need “a country with a vigorous and prosperous economy” and that respects its armed forces.