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Montevideo, March 24th 2023 - 20:02 UTC

Latin America

  • Monday, February 6th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    State of emergency spread to other Peruvian departments

    Boluarte's decree also extended a curfew between 8 pm and 4 am already in force in Puno to the other departments involved

    At least 26 people were arrested, including an underaged suspect, late Saturday in Lima amid new demonstrations against the government of President Dina Boluarte, it was reported. Five people -4 protesters and 1 police officer- also needed to be hospitalized due to the injuries sustained during the street clashes in which law enforcement used pellets and teargas. Several journalists have denounced having been beaten by the Police trying to control peasant unions, private organizations, and student groups.

  • Sunday, February 5th 2023 - 09:31 UTC

    Ecuador's president takes a gamble with a multi-item referendum

    Lasso needs to revalidate his credentials through an electoral victory. Otherwise, his days as President will be steeply uphill

    The Ecuadorian Government of President Guillermo Lasso will seek Sunday to revamp an administration with waning popularity through a referendum whereby the citizenry is to allegedly set the guidelines for the future steps of the conservative head of state.

  • Saturday, February 4th 2023 - 08:57 UTC

    WB appoints new country director for Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay

    Fay served as country director for Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

    The World Bank (WB) announced this week the appointment of US-French Economist Marianne Fay as its new Director for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay to replace Jordan Schwartz, who will head the Eastern Europe division.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Peru's advancing elections third-time unlucky

    Guerra García insisted Peruvians “missed” former dictator Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000)

    Peru's one-house Congress voted once again Thursday against moving forward the elections to some time in 2023. It was the third such rejection in one week while the country sinks deeper into a political crisis which added one more fatality Thursday to the growing tally recorded since the impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7, 2022. Several ministers are expected Friday to go to Congress to present another bill proposing an early election on October 8.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Political crises might impact Latin America's economy, IMF team warns

    The year 2023 is likely to be challenging for the region, the IMF found

    A technical team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that political unrest in various regions of Latin America might have consequences for the economy since it would affect how the region is perceived worldwide.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2023 - 10:01 UTC

    Brazilian Navy announces Sau Paulo carrier to be sunk despite environmental protests

    The Sao Paulo performed only 206 days of operation in 15 years due to various technical problems and some accidents, including a fire with casualties

    The Government of Brazil plans to sink the decommissioned French-built Sao Paulo aircraft carrier in the middle of the Atlantic ocean after the depleted structure has spent months wandering with no port to dock for scrapping due to the presence of toxic materials in the hull, it was reported Thursday.

  • Thursday, February 2nd 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Peru's Congress once again votes against advancing elections

    Had the bill been passed, the new authorities would take office in May 2024

    Peru's Congress refused once again Wednesday to bring forward the elections to 2023 as requested by President Dina Boluarte who was acquiescing to the demands of the numerous demonstrators that flocked the streets and roads since the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones.

  • Wednesday, February 1st 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Fears Bolivia could run out of gas in a few years because of lack of investments

    Given the situation, Brazil's oil giant Petrobras has accelerated the completion of Route 3 of the pre-salt gas pipeline and is looking for alternatives such as Argentina

    The Bolivian government has rejected predictions that the country will cease to be an exporter of natural gas and become a net importer by 2030. The government has said it has plans to invest some US$ 325 million in exploration and extraction in new wells by the country's hydrocarbons company, YPFB, Yacimientos Petroliferos Federales de Bolivia.

  • Wednesday, February 1st 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Presidents Petro and Lasso deepen Ecuador-Colombia cooperation

    The Binational Council against environmental crimes agreed upon between Petro and Lasso is to convene every six months

    Presidents Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador and Gustavo Petro of Colombia Tuesday launched the XI Binational Cabinet between the two countries to jointly develop “a work agenda to strengthen relations between the two nations,” according to a statement from Quito.

  • Wednesday, February 1st 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Lake Titicaca downspout reaching historical levels

    Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world

    Bolivian authorities Tuesday reported that due to poor rainfalls, the water levels of Lake Titicaca, on the border with Peru in the middle of the Andes, had dropped 97 centimeters.