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Montevideo, March 26th 2023 - 01:54 UTC

Latin America

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Chilean, Argentine nationalities available to Nicaraguan stateless expatriates

    Argentine Foreign Minister Cafiero insisted the first step should be taken by the interested person at the Argentine Embassy

    The Governments of Chile and Argentina are among those who would grant citizenship to the Nicaraguan expatriates who were expelled from their country earlier this month and stripped of their nationality on treason charges, it was reported Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 06:48 UTC

    AMLO decrees nationalization of Mexico's lithium reserves

    Mexico's lithium is not to be exploited by Russia, nor China, nor the United States, AMLO announced

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) signed the decree whereby the country's lithium reserves belong to the federal state. “Let the nation be the owner of this strategic mineral” used in the production of batteries for electric cars, the head of state said from Sonora in the municipality of Bacadéhuachi.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    US Coast Guard unit arrives in Uruguay

    It is the Stone's second visit to Uruguay in as many years

    US Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Stone arrived Sunday in Uruguay as part of her South Atlantic tour to reduce illicit maritime activity and conduct joint exercises with Uruguay's Navy. The vessel's deployment seeks to develop partnerships and increase US interoperability with South American nations to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Gustavo Petro has been officially banned from entering Peruvian territory

    Petro has been officially banned from entering Peruvian territory

    Peru's one-house Congress approved late Friday by 72 votes in favor, 29 against, and 7 abstentions, the declaration of Colombian President Gustavo Petro as “persona non grata” for his statements likening the local police to Nazi troops. The decision had been endorsed Tuesday by the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Silence among Latin American powers: Chile, the only that openly condemn Daniel Ortega's latest offensive

    Ortega responded to his Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric and reffered him as a “lap dog”

    Of the five main powers in Latin America, all of which are governed by the left, the executive of Gabriel Boric in Chile has openly expressed its repudiation of what has happened in Nicaragua after President Daniel Ortega stripped 94 opposition members of their Nicaraguan nationality and banished 222 political prisoners to the United States, declaring them stateless.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    AMLO not handing over Andean presidency to “undemocratic” Peru

    The Mexican President will let the Rio Group decide

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced he would not be handing over the pro-tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Peru on the grounds that Pedro Castillo Terrones' impeachment has been “undemocratic,” it was reported Friday.

  • Friday, February 17th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Machu Picchu reopened after closure for security reasons

    Unused tickets to enter the citadel issued after Jan. 1 will be honored with no additional requirements

    Peruvian authorities reopened the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu Wednesday following 25 days of closure as a result of mounting violence since the impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones and the ensuing protests demanding President Dina Boluarte's resignation and fresh elections, among other measures.

  • Friday, February 17th 2023 - 09:43 UTC

    Nicaragua bans yet another 25 NGOs

    The Ortega administration has banned 3,248 NGOs since April 2018

    The Government of Nicaragua Wednesday banned yet another 25 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) including two from the United States, bringing the total list of such entities to have suffered the same fate under the Daniel Ortega regime to 3,248 since popular unrest broke out in April 2018.

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2023 - 08:43 UTC

    Peruvian Congressional Committee declares Petro persona non grata

    The Foreign Affairs Committee document would ban Petro from entering Peruvian territory if passed by the Congressional plenum

    Peru's Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday approved a motion to declare Colombian President Gustavo Petro a persona non grata for likening the local police to the Nazis.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Peruvian authorities confident to reopen Machu Picchu this week

    Keeping Machu Picchu closed represented huge losses, Urteaga explained

    Peruvian authorities plan to reopen the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on Wednesday after it was closed for weeks as a precaution amid growing violence nationwide following the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones and the ensuing demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and fresh elections, among other measures.