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Montevideo, July 25th 2024 - 20:12 UTC

Politics

  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 21:51 UTC

    Biden quitting presidential race by the weekend?

    Biden's chances of defeating Donald Trump are nearing zero. Thus, Obama would also favor his withdrawal as donors keep fleeing the Democratic Party

    Former US President Barack Obama believes Joseph Biden should drop his reelection bid, The Washington Post reported. Despite his endorsement after the debate in which Biden trailed former President Donald Trump, Obama has been deeply engaged in conversations about the future of Biden’s campaign” because the 81-year-old man who served twice as Vice President under him should “seriously consider” ending it after his chances of victory have “greatly diminished.” The incumbent Democratic head of state is self isolating after testing positive for Covid-19. Other US media noted that Biden's decision is to be announced in a matter of days, probably around the weekend.

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  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 12:46 UTC

    Terrorism is not a crime everywhere, Lacalle Pou decried

    “In this globalized world, a terrorist action on one end has an effect on the other,” stressed Lacalle at the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou insisted Wednesday in Buenos Aires that there were still countries where terrorism was not a crime as such. He made those remarks during his appearance at a World Jewish Congress gathering in the Hilton Hotel on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) headquarters.

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  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Operation Sweetness, check your sugar when having coffee or tea

    President Santiago Peña said ”Operation Sweetness,” added to a string of “very sad episodes” in Paraguay, transformed in a key drug trafficking hub in the region.

    The discovery of cocaine and other hard drugs shipments to Europe from South American Atlantic ports is not new and despite all efforts, the network of contacts coupled with ingenious methods to adapt to circumstances and obviously a notorious degree of corruption, keeps information flowing.

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  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 10:24 UTC

    Gibraltar furious with Euro2024 chants, mixing sports celebration with politics “disgusting”

    During celebrations, Spanish player Rodri, who plays for Manchester City, called on the crowd to sing “Gibraltar Español”, with the rest of the team following suit

    The Gibraltar Football Association will make a formal complaint to UEFA against the Spanish national team following Monday’s Euro 2024 champions parade in Madrid, where the team sang “Gibraltar Español” on stage.

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  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 09:32 UTC

    Milei underlines 30 years of impunity in AMIA case

    Milei promised a Jewish gathering in Buenos Aires that his government would not be like the others before it

    Argentine President Javier Milei insisted Wednesday that all those who died or were wounded in the July 18, 1994, bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) headquarters were still demanding Justice after “three decades of impunity.” During his appearance at a World Jewish Congress gathering in Buenos Aires, Milei also pledged that, under his administration, a difference would be made compared to previous ones.

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  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 09:13 UTC

    Peña confirms Paraguay would relocate Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

    “Paraguay has always been a great friend of Israel,” Peña recalled

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña confirmed Wednesday in Buenos Aires that his country would be relocating its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. During his appearance at a World Jewish Congress event in the Argentine capital, Peña confirmed that Paraguay “will once again move its embassy to Jerusalem, capital of the State of Israel,” one of Paraguay's strategic allies. Following Peña's decision, Israel would be reopening its mission in Asunción. Paraguay has had its embassy moved to Jerusalem once but backtracked on its decision citing political inconveniences.

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  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 09:13 UTC

    Biden tests positive for Covid-19 as concerns over his health mount

    “I feel good,” said an unmasked Biden as he walked to Air Force One at Harry Reid International Airport

    US President Joseph Biden tested positive for Covid-19 in Las Vegas Wednesday just one day after admitting that he would be stepping out of his reelection campaign only if a medical condition so advised. Following his diagnosis, the 81-year-old leader, who lost his debate with former President Donald Trump and is visibly battling his physical condition to remain active, flew to his Delaware vacation home to recover. He was said to have mild respiratory symptoms and “general malaise.”

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  • Wednesday, July 17th 2024 - 21:17 UTC

    Falkland Islands Represented at UK State Opening of Parliament

    “I am pleased that the Falklands, and Islanders’ right to self-determination, continue to receive a huge amount of support,” Hyslop said.

    Richard Hyslop, the Falkland Islands Government Representative to the UK and Europe, attended the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. This event marked the formal start of the UK Parliamentary year and was highlighted by His Royal Highness King Charles III delivering The King’s Speech, which outlined the new Government’s agenda, proposed policies, and legislation for the coming session.

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  • Wednesday, July 17th 2024 - 19:28 UTC

    Venezuela: Machado's chief bodyguard joins list of political prisoners

    A distinguished former police officer, Ávila has been a bodyguard with Machado for 10 years

    Venezuela's disenfranchised opposition leader María Corina Machado, who endorses Edmundo González Urrutia's candidacy for the July 28 elections, said early Wednesday that the Nicolás Maduro regime had abducted her security team chief Milcíades Ávila and his whereabouts were unknown.

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  • Wednesday, July 17th 2024 - 14:14 UTC

    Presidents Peña, Lacalle Pou and Milei convening in Buenos Aires

    Peña and Lacalle will be joining Milei on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the AMIA bombing

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay are to convene in Buenos Aires Wednesday to participate alongside Javier Milei in a conference on anti-terrorism which will be their first encounter after the July 8 Mercosur Summit in Asunción Milei skipped to avoid rubbing eyes with Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom he dubbed a “corrupt communist” during the 2023 campaign and never apologized. The following day they will join again for the event marking the 30th anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA).

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