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Montevideo, March 24th 2023 - 20:17 UTC

Latin America

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 09:36 UTC

    Luxury Coffee Experience: Australian coffee shop offers Panamanian coffee at $140 per cup

    These beans won a competition in Panama in 2022 in the “Natural Geisha” category with a score of 96.5 out of 100.

    A café in Melbourne, Australia offers its customers a unique experience by serving a cup of coffee for 140 dollars, 50 times the market price. The city of Melbourne has a tradition of coffee culture, which was fostered by Italian and Greek migration from the 1940s.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2023 - 11:03 UTC

    Peru's Congress chooses new 2nd Vice President

    Peru's Congress remains unable to move forward the elections and demonstrators keep dying

    Peru's one-house Congress Friday chose Rep. Silvia Monteza Facho of the Cajamarca constituency to replace Digna Calle as Second Vice President, following the latter's decision to leave her post after numerous failures on the part of Parliament to agree on a date to which to move the general elections forward, which is one of the demands of the protests since the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones. Monteza, of Acción Popular, is to take over from Calle, of Podemos Peru.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Nicaragua releases over 200 political prisoners, sends them to the US

    “Let them have their mercenaries,” Ortega said on TV about those released

    The Nicaraguan government of President Daniel Ortega has released over 200 political prisoners and sent them over to the United States, it was reported in Managua. The beneficiaries of the move, including opposition leaders, priests, and critics of the government, were transferred to the El Chipote prison late Wednesday and boarded a plane in the early hours of Thursday, according to journalist Tifani Roberts, who currently resides in the United States.

  • Friday, February 10th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Ecuador's President reshuffles cabinet after referendum defeat

    Lasso's administrative changes were “minimal” after the blow he suffered during the weekend, an analyst explained

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Thursday reshuffled his cabinet after losing last Sunday's referendum and local elections to the left. The conservative head of state brought on some fresh air to his administration by changing the government minister and two of his most loyal advisors, in addition to making new appointments where the opposition prevailed.

  • Thursday, February 9th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Lula da Silva will be visiting the White House on Friday: long list of issues in the bilateral agenda

    The two presidents are expected to discuss US support for Brazil’s democracy and how they can promote inclusion and democratic values around the world.

    United States President Joe Biden will be receiving Brazilian president Lula da Silva in the White House on Friday. The meeting is intended “to further strengthen the close relationship between the United States and Brazil,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    South American bid to host 2030 World Cup launched

    Uruguay is where it all started and the national team won the 1930 cup

    Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile have officially launched their bid to co-host the 2030 football World Cup finals. During an event at the Argentine Football Association's training camp in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, dignitaries from all four countries made the announcement.

  • Tuesday, February 7th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Emergency in Brazil as avian flu outbreak reported in neighboring Bolivia; poultry exports total US$ 9,7billion

    The outbreak in Cochabamba, Bolivia, caused an uproar in Brazil, as it means that the virus has crossed the Andes Mountains, which is considered a natural barrier

    After two decades, the highly pathogenic (when almost all infected animals show symptoms of the disease) avian flu has become a real threat to Brazilian flocks and production. Nine countries in Central and South America have confirmed 75 outbreaks of the disease in recent months and have already had to sacrifice 1.2 million birds.

  • Tuesday, February 7th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Ecuador's referendum a major setback for President Lasso

    In addition to losing the referendum, the opposition leftwing Citizen Revolution party of former President Rafael Correa (2007-2017) won the mayoralties of Quito and Guayaquil

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Monday admitted defeat in Sunday's referendum through which he intended to garner enough consensus for the remainder of his term after 18 months in office. Citizens were asked, among other issues, to decide whether national offenders could be extradited abroad to face drug-trafficking charges. Lasso favored the idea, a slim majority did not with 47% of the votes counted.

  • Monday, February 6th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    The Indigenous-led movement shaking a divided Peru

    Peru's protests stemmed from the south, close to Bolivia

    By Eduardo Gamarra (*) – Peru is in the midst of a political and civil crisis. Weeks of protest have culminated in thousands descending on the capital amid violent clashes and running battles with police.

  • Monday, February 6th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Ecuador's referendum goes on uneventfully

    The results will be released as soon as vote counting is done, Atamaint said

    Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced Sunday that turnout for the national referendum called by President Guillermo Lasso seeking endorsement after 18 months in office had reached 80.74 %. Ecuadorians were also voting to elect the members of the Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS), in addition to municipal authorities.