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Montevideo, July 22nd 2024 - 13:06 UTC

Latin America

  • Wednesday, June 19th 2024 - 09:44 UTC

    Honduras following in on El Salvador's example of tackling crime

    Xiomara Castro has already decreed a state of partial emergency that achieved very little in curbing violence

    Honduran President Xiomara Castro has undertaken a series of security reforms collectively known as the Solution Plan against Crime somehow resembling those of neighboring El Salvador under Nayib Bukele, it was reported in Tegucigalpa.

  • Monday, June 17th 2024 - 07:49 UTC

    Russia-Ukraine War: Argentina signs Bürgenstock Declaration; Brazil does not

    Lula chose to skip the convention “because Brazil would only take part in the discussion on peace when the two sides in the conflict were sitting at the table”(Pic AP)

    Argentine President Javier Milei joined the list of dignitaries endorsing the Bürgenstock Declaration in favor of peace in Ukraine while Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was among those very few who did not because in his view only negotiations involving both belligerent parties (Ukraine and Russia) were worth considering.

  • Monday, June 17th 2024 - 07:11 UTC

    Argentina's Security Minister gets first-hand glimpse of “Bukele Model”

    Bullrich and her Salvadoran colleague Gustavo Villatoro toured the infamous CECOT prison

    Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich Sunday visited El Salvador's controversial Confinement Center for Terrorism (CECOT), probably seeking to replicate the model in her country, it was reported. Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele had told her he was open to giving Argentina any assistance it might need regarding security issues.

  • Friday, June 14th 2024 - 07:32 UTC

    US submarine deployed to Guantanamo as Russian flotilla arrives in Cuba

    Pentagon Spokeswoman Sabrina Singh insisted that the Russian mission did “not pose a threat to the US”

    US authorities have ruled out that the presence of the nuclear-powered USS Helena submarine at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba had anything to do with the presence of a Russian flotilla in Havana.

  • Wednesday, June 12th 2024 - 17:16 UTC

    Paraguayan President due in Bolivia this week

    Peña will be meeting with Arce as both countries have opposing geopolitical stances

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña is due in La Paz on Thursday for talks with his local counterpart Luis Arce Catacora, Bolivia's Deputy Communications Minister Gabriela Alcón confirmed Tuesday. “The agenda is being closed, evidently the president of Paraguay is arriving in our country, he is doing it on Thursday,” she told reporters.

  • Wednesday, June 12th 2024 - 14:21 UTC

    Bolivian President outlines scope of partnership with Russia

    University of St Petersburg experts will be moving to Bolivia to teach the language in a move to further strengthen ties between the two countries

    Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora reviewed with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin the joint lithium and nuclear projects with which the South American country consolidates its position from a geopolitical and strategic viewpoint given the presence of Iranian facilities and equipment. Arce told reporters in La Paz Tuesday that all these matters were discussed during his recent meeting with the Russian leader in St. Petersburg on the occasion of the International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in the former imperial capital.

  • Friday, June 7th 2024 - 19:45 UTC

    Russian fleet deployed to Caribbean Sea

    Russian propaganda often dubs the Admiral Gorshkov “the invisible frigate”

    A Russian nuclear submarine and three other warships will be participating alongside Cuban forces in a drill in the Caribbean Sea between June 12 and 17 to further deepen the friendly ties between the two countries, according to Havanna's Foreign Ministry.

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 11:59 UTC

    Mexico has elected its first female president, but has behind a very powerful mentor

    Claudia Sheinbaum, the former mayor of Mexico City and president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, AMLO

    By Luis Romero Gómez (*) -On October 17, 1953, constitutional reform granted women the right to vote in Mexico, and two years later, women cast votes in a federal election. Now, nearly 70 years later, Mexico has elected a woman president for the first time, according to Sunday's election results.

  • Monday, June 3rd 2024 - 19:17 UTC

    Ecuadorian alternate lawmaker and his wife shot dead at circus function

    Through Burgos' streaming, the horror and desperation of those present went viral on social networks

    Alternate Assemblyman and social media influencer Cristhian Nieto (of the opposition Revolución Ciudadana party of former President Rafael Correa) and his wife Nicole Burgos were shot dead in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta in the province of Manabí on Sunday evening in the middle of a circus function Mrs. Nieto was broadcasting on Tik-Tok.

  • Monday, June 3rd 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    A smiling Milei attends Bukele's new inauguration

    Milei asked Bukele about the business of getting reelected

    On his way back from California, Argentine President Javier Milei stopped in El Salvador for Nayib Bukele's new inauguration ceremony, which was also attended by other heads of state and government, such as King Felipe VI of Spain with whom he exchanged a brief moment that caught the eye given the recent diplomatic crisis with the Socialist administration of Pedro Sánchez.