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Montevideo, September 25th 2023 - 06:12 UTC

Latin America

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Peru to allocate green debt swap to tropical forest protection in Amazon

    It was Peru's third swap after similar deals in 2002 and 2008

    The Peruvian administration of President Dina Boluarte pledged to use the proceeds from a US$ 20 million debt swap with the United States for climate action in the Amazon to finance a tropical forest protection fund over the next 13 years, it was reported Wednesday in Lima. It is the third debt-for-nature swap between the two governments.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    “Extraterrestrial” bodies displayed at Mexico's Congress

    The bodies have human-like features plus others more similar to those of birds

    Two fossilized bodies allegedly belonging to beings from outer space were set on display Wednesday at the San Lazaro Palace in Mexico City. According to carbon-14 tests, the items would be over 1,000 years old, ufologist Jaime Maussan said. The remains were displayed during a special session of Mexico's Congress.

  • Tuesday, September 12th 2023 - 08:39 UTC

    Will Dominican Republic close all borders with Haiti again?

    Abinader has expelled thousands of Haitians and those of Haitian descent  (Pic Reuters)

    The Dominican Republic has suspended issuing visas to Haitian nationals and might fully close all borders between the two countries after a recent excavation of a canal in the Massacre River on the Haitian side resulted in water being diverted with ensuing damages to farmers and the environment, President Luis Abinader explained.

  • Monday, September 11th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Chile: AMLO joins Boric in remembering Allende

    Allende “was a humanist, a good man, a victim of scoundrels,” the Mexican President said

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Sunday in Santiago that he admired late Chilean President Salvador Allende, who was “a victim of scoundrels.” The visiting leader made those remarks on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the military coup d'état by General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, which overthrew the Socialist head of state and started a 17-year dictatorship.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 - 21:44 UTC

    “Global South” objects to EU deforestation focus and 'risk assessment' qualification policies

    The “Global South”, is made up of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Thailand

    Argentina was part of the “Global South”, which this week made a presentation before the European Union expressing deep concern about the distorting effects of the new EU ruling, from June 2023, referred to goods that are demanded to be free of deforestation consequences.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Mexican president lands in Colombia for talks with Petro

    AMLO and Petro attended the closing of a conference on drugs in Cali

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met in Cali with his Colombian colleague Gustavo Petro on the first day of his official trip to Colombia, it was reported. Both heads of state attended the closing of the three-day Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Drugs.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    End of gas contract between Bolivia and Argentina to be brought forward?

    Argentina “is rushing” its self-supply project, Basteiro explained

    Argentina's Ambassador to Bolivia Ariel Basteiro Friday said an addendum to the current agreement will bring forward from 2026 to mid-2024 the end of the gas purchase contract between the two countries.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Kidnapped Ecuadorian councilman found dead

    Vera had been elected councilman of Durán for the 2023-2027 period

    Councilman Bolívar Vera, 42, of the municipality of Durán was kidnapped and murdered in a new episode of Ecuador's political violence saga one month ahead of the presidential runoff. Vera's body was found Friday on a road in the rural sector of Salitre with his hands tied in the province of Guayas, it was also reported. He had been reported missing on Thursday, Sept. 7.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Maduro to visit China “and other friendly countries”

    Maduro rarely travels abroad out of security concerns

    Venezuela's National Assembly gave the green light for President Nicolás Maduro to leave the country on an international tour of “friendly” nations, it was reported in Caracas.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Argentine President assures Chile a natural gas supply through 2024

    Fernández will be in Santiago attending the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Pinochet's coup

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Thursday said his country would guarantee the supply of natural gas to neighboring Chile until Dec. 31, 2024, it was reported in Buenos Aires. With Bolivia's production declining, South America is looking to Vaca Muerta as a possible source, it was also explained. Between January and July, Argentina sold Chile US$ 556 million worth of natural gas, an 86.8% growth from the same period last year.