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Montevideo, December 5th 2023 - 18:50 UTC


  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Mondino insists: Argentina not joining BRICS

    The invitation has not yet been accepted and it would entail a substantial contribution Argentina cannot afford, Mondino explained

    Argentina's future Foreign Minister Diana Mondino confirmed this week that her country would not be joining the BRICS alliance on Jan. 1 as scheduled despite a personal letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping to President-elect Javier Milei.

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  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023 - 08:28 UTC

    First US Supreme Court judge dies aged 93

    Day O'Connor retired in 2006 when her husband developed Alzheimer's disease

    Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court, died Friday in Phoenix at the age of 93. According to Supreme Court sources, the cause of death was complications of dementia. Born on March 26, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Arizona, she is survived by her sons, Scott, Brian, and Jay; six grandchildren; and her brother, Alan. O'Connor was appointed to the court in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan after working as a public attorney and serving in all three branches of government in Arizona.

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  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023 - 08:14 UTC

    “Falklands' status as a BOT has nothing to do with imperial gestures, but the wishes of its population”

      Ex governor Dr. Haywood points out that like any former colony, Falkland Islanders have a right to self-determination, recognized by the UN.

    The Falkland Islands’ status as a British overseas territory has nothing to do with imperial gestures, and everything to do with the wishes of the population, writes Dr. Nigel Haywood, in response to the article by Simon Jenkins, published in The Guardian and MercoPress a week ago.

  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 22:45 UTC

    Brazil joining OPEC+ as of next year

    Brazil's accession was announced a day after President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visited Riyadh, where he was welcomed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    Effective Jan. 1, 2024, South America's largest country will join the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy Alexandre Silveira announced this week after participating virtually in a meeting with other colleagues from the bloc.

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  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 22:39 UTC

    Milei confirms Bullrich will be his Security Minister

    The PRO Chairwoman and former presidential candidate held that position under Macri

    The Office of Argentina's President-Elect (@OPEArg) Friday confirmed Patricia Bullrich would return to her position as Security Minister once Javier Milei is sworn in on Dec. 10. The Chairwoman of former President Mauricio Macri's Propuesta Republicana party (PRO) held that job between 2015 and 2019. In the Oct. 22 elections, she failed to make it through to the Nov. 19 runoff so both she and Macri announced they would support Milei's candidacy against Economy Minister Sergio Massa.

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  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Peru: IACHR steps in to keep Fujimori in jail

    Will Fujimori be released?

    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) gave the Peruvian Government one week to explain the situation of former President Alberto Fujimori, who might be released from jail following a Constitutional Court ruling earlier this week, it was reported in Lima.

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  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Lacalle Pou optimistic about Milei's future government

    “Always, when something new starts, you give it credit,” Lacalle said

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said Thursday that this might change foreign relations with Javier Milei's government in Argentina: “We have not been lucky in foreign relations” but, with the Libertarian leader, “the region is changing and we are going to take advantage of it,” Lacalle stressed.

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  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Will Maduro attempt to take over Guyana's Esequibo? Brazil sends troops to the area

    Uruguay's deployment in Antarctica will deepen cooperation with Spain, Colombia, The Netherlands, Ecuador, Germany, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and Chile, among others

    Brazil announced “intensified defensive actions” along its northern border fearing a possible invasion of Guyana by the dictatorial regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. This Friday the UN International Court is expected to halt a referendum, on a disputed area between the two neighbors, which is seen as “an exercise in forced annexation” by Venezuela.

  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Pedro Sánchez promises Paraguayan president to work for Mercosur deal finalizing

    Peña insisted that Mercosur has other arrangements in sight, such as Singapore and the United Arab Emirates

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez held a telephone conversation this week with Paraguayan President Santiago Peña during which he insisted on his country's commitment to finalizing the trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur while he held the rotating presidency of the northern alliance. The deal would unite 800 million people and represent a quarter of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). If things go on as projected, Mercosur would obtain duty-free access for 93% of its exports to the EU, with a 10-year deadline to achieve this goal.

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  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    Uruguayan national among those released by Hamas

    The 29-year-old Shani was held hostage for more than 50 days

    Uruguayan national Shani Goren Horovitz was among the eight hostages released by the terrorist group Hamas Thursday in exchange for yet another batch of 30 prison inmates from Israeli jails, Qatari government sources confirmed.

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