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Montevideo, March 21st 2023 - 17:09 UTC


  • Tuesday, March 14th 2023 - 09:52 UTC

    Biden says US banking system safe after Silicon Valley Bank collapse

    The FDIC also closed the New York-based Signature Bank

    US President Joseph Biden said his country's banking system was “safe” in the aftermath of last week's collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, a California financial giant specialized in the technology sector. Biden insisted Monday that Americans can “trust that the banking system is safe,” and said he would seek to move forward with stronger regulations.

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  • Tuesday, March 14th 2023 - 09:48 UTC

    Brazil: De Moraes insists social media platforms are communication companies

    Freedom of expression is not freedom of aggression, De Moraes argued

    Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes insisted Monday that social media platforms should be likened to communication and advertising companies so that they can be held accountable.

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  • Tuesday, March 14th 2023 - 09:43 UTC

    Australia to purchase US nuclear submarines as AUKUS grows stronger

    Starting in 2027, the US and UK plan to station submarines in Australia on a rotating basis

    Prime Ministers Anthony Albanese of Australia and Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom joined US President Joseph Biden Monday at a San Diego naval base to discuss the terms under which the South Pacific Island will purchase nuclear-powered submarines as part of the AUKUS defense strategy to neutralize China's expansion in the region.

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  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Peña is Cartes' puppet, Paraguayan Presidential hopeful Alegre argues

    Alegre insisted: “We cannot allow illegality to be normalized.”

    Paraguay's leftwing Concertación's presidential hopeful Efraín Alegre stressed this weekend that “a person who is not willing to submit to a debate before the public opinion cannot aspire to be President.” He made those remarks after candidate Santiago Peña of the ANR refused to discuss with him how he planned to rule the country if elected on April 30.

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  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    China appoints Defense Minister sanctioned by the US

    General Li Shangfu is regarded as a technocrat specializing in aerospace

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday announced he had picked General Li Shangfu for the position of Defense Minister despite sanctions by the US Government against the newly-appointed official for approving arms purchases from Russia. Xi Jinping has kept Finance Minister Liu He and Central Bank Governor Yi Gang in their posts.

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  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 08:54 UTC

    Will Australia's Navy have nuclear submarines?

    Western powers are upping their military deployments given China's growing presence in the Indo-Pacific

    Prime Ministers Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom and Anthony Albanese of Australia are to discuss Monday with US President Joseph Biden the so-called AUKUS defense pact in San Diego, California, which could culminate the delivery of nuclear submarines to the Royal Australian Navy. Britain, the US, and Australia announced the AUKUS plan in 2021 to counter China's growing military presence in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Monday, March 13th 2023 - 08:35 UTC

    Nicaragua breaks up with the Holy See

    Ortega made his decision as the Argentine Pope was reaching his 10th anniversary as head of the Catholic Church

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega chose to sever diplomatic ties with the Vatican after Pope Francis dubbed the Sandinista regime as a “Hitlerian dictatorship” headed by a leader who would suffer from some sort of “imbalance.” The Pope also praised imprisoned Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando José Álvarez, “a very serious man” who “wanted to give his testimony and did not accept exile.”

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  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Presidents Fernández and Abdo agree on Mercosur bilateral agenda

     Abdo  and Fernández agrees over lunch to boost bilateral and Mercosur ties

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay met Friday at the former's Olivos residence to discuss a broad bilateral and regional agenda, including the current situation of Mercosur and the challenges facing the bloc under Buenos Aires' pro-tempore presidency.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:22 UTC

    Prosecutors greenlight Rocha's reinstatement as Governor of Brasilia

    Rocha's return to office does not jeopardize the investigation, Deputy Prosecutor  Santos argued

    Brazil's Attorney General's Office (PGR) sent a note Friday to the Supreme Court (STF) expressing its opinion in favor of reinstating Ibaneis Rocha as Governor of the Federal District, Agencia Brasil reported. Rocha was removed by STF Justice Alexandre De Moraes for 90 days after Jan. 8 riots. The suspension thus ends on April 9.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:04 UTC

    Chilean President announces cabinet reshuffle of little significance

    Urrejola had to go after using foul language against Argentina's Ambassador Rafael Bielsa

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Friday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle that left many questions unanswered, except for the departure of Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola, who had been involved in a scandal for using foul language against Argentina's Ambassador Rafael Bielsa which went viral and sealed her fate.