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Montevideo, July 18th 2024 - 05:15 UTC

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  • Tuesday, July 16th 2024 - 19:32 UTC

    Argentine footballer angers French with Copa America celebration chant

    French Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra said the Argentine players' attitude was “pathetic”

    French authorities said Tuesday they would be seeking a reponse from football's governing body FIFA after a video of Argentine international Enzo Fernández went viral. The Chelsea midfielder filmed himself chanting offensive remarks about the ethnicity of France's players in addition to other comments concerning star Kylian Mbappé's sexual preferences.

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  • Tuesday, July 16th 2024 - 09:22 UTC

    Brazilian Ambassador to BA summoned by Lula and Vieira

    Bitelli's trip to Brasilia is a message from Lula to Milei

    Argentine President Javier Milei's attitude of speaking his truth at any cost is about to take its toll on the diplomatic front, as confrontations with Brazil and Bolivia flare up with a possible reshaping of the current scenario in the near future.

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  • Tuesday, July 16th 2024 - 08:43 UTC

    Salmon farming summit concludes Chile needs a state policy on the matter

    Frei highlighted that Chile's salmon farming had grown without any State subsidies

    Chile needs “a national vision” regarding salmon farming, SalmonChile President Arturo Clément noted in his closing speech at the “Salmon Summit 2024: Empowering Chilean salmon farming to 2050” event bringing together businessmen, union leaders, and other members of society linked to the activity.

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  • Tuesday, July 16th 2024 - 08:22 UTC

    Possible escalation of conflict between Venezuela and Guyana over Essequibo feared in Brazil

    A patriotic sign in Guyana advertises the region of Essequibo as the country's own [Nazima Raghubir/Al Jazeera]

    The delivery to Brazil of Israeli-built missiles has been linked to fears that the dispute between Venezuela and Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo region might escalate in the wake of the fudgy July 28 elections. With the most prominent opposition politicians disenfranchised, Caracas might fuel an international conflict to cover up for the domestic unrest expected to unfold, it was hinted.

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  • Tuesday, July 16th 2024 - 08:06 UTC

    Milei taking bold measures regarding intelligence

    Presidential Spokesman Manuel Adorni

    Argentina's Libertarian regime of President Javier announced it would be dissolving the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) and reinstating the State's Intelligence Secretariat (SIDE) which will comprise four departments, all of them reporting directly to the head of state, the Office of the President (OPRA) posted on social media.

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  • Monday, July 15th 2024 - 22:02 UTC

    Uruguayan presidential candidate meets with Spanish PM

    Orsi (R) met with Sánchez, who chairs both the PSOE and the Socialist International (SI)

    Uruguayan Presidential hopeful Yamandú Orsi met Monday with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Spanish Worker Socialist Party (PSOE) headquarters in Madrid to discuss matters concerning the global left in a move to “promote the exchange of experiences and strategies,” according to Montevideo outlets.

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  • Monday, July 15th 2024 - 21:33 UTC

    Trump picks 39-year-old Ohio Senator as his running mate

    Vance has evolved from dubbing Trump “America's Hitler” to becoming his running mate for the Nov. 5 elections (Pic Alamy)

    Former US President Donald J. Trump Monday announced he was picking Ohio Senator James David Vance as his running mate for the Nov. 5 elections where he would be seeking his return ticket to the White House. Just a few days after an assassination attempt on his life, Trump conveyed his decisions to his followers through social media before accepting the Republican nomination at the Party Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • Monday, July 15th 2024 - 19:50 UTC

    French international rugby players held incommunicado in Mendoza pending hearing in rape case

    Under no circumstance will Auradou and Jegou be allowed to fly back to France

    French international rugby players Hugo Auradou, 20, and Oscar Jegou, 21, who have been arrested in the Argentine province of Mendoza to face rape charges, spent the weekend separated from each other incommunicado before being transferred to another detention facility. For the time being, visitors are not allowed except for their legal teams after being formally charged Friday with “the crime of sexual assault with penetration, aggravated by the participation of two people.” A 39-year-old woman accused them of raping her multiple times and beating her in a Mendoza hotel room after a rugby match on July 7. The defendants claim it was consensual sex. If found guilty, they face between eight and 20 years in prison.

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  • Monday, July 15th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Injured Messi still lifts Copa America trophy for the second time in a row

    Messi had to leave the pitch through injury but returned to lift his 2nd Copa America

    Despite lacking megastar Lionel Messi for almost half of Sunday's duel, defending champions Argentina retained the Copa America with a 1-0 victory over Colombia. Lautaro Martínez scored the only goal during extra time and only eight minutes from the end following a through ball from fellow substitute Giovani Lo Celso.

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  • Monday, July 15th 2024 - 10:39 UTC

    Alberto Fujimori to run for President of Peru in 2026, daughter announces

    Fujimori is within a fortnight of turning 86

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori will seek a third term in office in 2026, his daughter and former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori announced Sunday. Regarding her father's disenfranchisement given his numerous criminal convictions, Keiko insisted she would leave those matters up to their legal team. The octogenarian leader also faces several health issues.