MercoPress https://en.mercopress.com/ South Atlantic News Agency en Copyright 2024, MercoPress. https://en.mercopress.com/web/img/en/mercopress-logo.gif MercoPress http://en.mercopress.com/ <![CDATA[After years of fierce debate, EU parliament passes tough migration and asylum rules]]> Roberta Metsola, president of EU Parliament wrote, that the pact had been ten years in the making, but “history has been made.” (Pic AP) Sweeping reforms in the Europe Union migration and asylum rules with the purpose of managing the ongoing phenomenon which has caused for years a major turmoil in the EU and among its members.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:46:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Central bank keeps high interest rates unchanged; US surprised by rising inflation in March]]> European Central Bank held interest rates at a record high, although as usual signaling it could cut interest rates at its next meeting in June. In a week in which the United States was surprised by an increase in inflation further delaying prospects of a soon cut in the Federal Reserve's rate cut, the European Central Bank held interest rates at a record high, although as usual signaling it could cut interest rates at its next meeting in June.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:40:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Latin America and Caribbean persistent low growth and stalled progress, World Bank report]]> “We must act decisively to help Latin America and the Caribbean break away from this cycle,” said Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, WB Vice President for LAC Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has reached a critical juncture. While the region has made significant progress in economic stabilization over recent decades, growth has stalled, undermining progress. Urgent action is needed to reverse course. In a new report, “Competition: The Missing Ingredient for Growth?” the World Bank highlights potential areas for action, emphasizing that leveraging competition policies and institutions is key to any impactful growth strategy.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Argentine court finds Hezbollah behind 1992 and 1994 bombings in Buenos Aires]]> Both events were said to be crimes against humanity and therefore no statute of limitations is applicable A court of appeals in Buenos Aires determined Thursday that the Iran-sponsored terrorist organization Hezbollah was behind the bombings of the Israeli Embassy in 1992 and the Jewish Welfare Association AMIA in 1994 in Buenos Aires.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 10:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Milei's recent presence in Ushuaia triggers sovereignty concerns in Chile]]> Radonich insisted Santiago needed not to just watch the ongoing events in the south from a distance Mayor Claudio Radonich of the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas insisted this week that his country had “deantarticulated” over the past 30 years and urged the political leadership to be much more “intense” in matters concerning Antarctica given Argentine President Javier Milei's recent actions regarding the area when a United States base in Ushuaia was announced during US Southern Command Chief General Laura Richardson's visit.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 10:12:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Libertarian Lower House bloc dented over Impeachment Committee chair feud]]> The rift with Zago came as Casa Rosada needs Congress to pass a new version of the so-called Omnibus Law bill Argentine President Javier Milei's La Libertad Avanza (LLA) Lower House bloc head Oscar Zago was replaced by Gabriel Bornoroni following a misunderstanding involving the Impeachment Committee's chair.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 10:02:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Presidents Peña and Lacalle Pou fly together to Uruguay]]> Both leaders boarded a Paraguayan Air Force aircraft after attending a South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) event After attending a South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) event in Luque on Thursday, Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou and Santiago Peña flew to Uruguay for further engagements.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2024 09:50:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Rotating supply cuts launched as Bogotá's water reservoirs are running dry]]> The situation is worse than expected after rainfalls forecasted for late March never arrived and are still awaited Authorities in the capital of Colombia began rationing water on Thursday as local reservoirs were reported to be nearing alarming levels due to the El Niño phenomenon coupled with the aftermaths of global warming. It has not been ruled out that the severe drought might result as well in an energy crisis hitting some 10 million people who live in Bogotá and the surrounding areas.

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Thu, 11 Apr 2024 19:44:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Uruguay: Number of dengue cases on the rise in Salto]]> The last dengue epidemic in Uruguay was recorded in Salto in 1916 Uruguayan health authorities have expressed their concern about the recent increase in the number of cases of dengue fever in the town of Salto, where over 130 detections have been confirmed.

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Thu, 11 Apr 2024 18:58:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Rise of neo‑Nazi groups reported in Brazil]]> The state of Santa Catarina accounts for the largest number of supremacist groups detected over the past few years According to a study from Brazil’s National Human Rights Council based on various surveys, the presence of Nazi groups in the South American country is alarmingly on the rise. The document was submitted before the United Nations (UN), Agencia Brasil reported this week.

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Thu, 11 Apr 2024 18:29:00 GMT