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Montevideo, August 9th 2022 - 05:56 UTC

Tag: President

  • Monday, January 6th 2020 - 09:49 UTC

    “Fernandez will be received with full honors of head of state”, Bolsonaro

    Brazil and Argentina have a strong trade in several areas, and hopefully the export taxes announced by Fernandez won't affect Brazil, Bolsonaro said.

    If Argentine president Alberto Fernandez visits Brazil, “he will be received with all the honors of head of State, which he deserves”, according to his peer Jair Bolosonaro, which has been interpreted as an easing of tensions between both leaders following the initial stormy clashes.

  • Thursday, January 2nd 2020 - 08:58 UTC

    Challenging second year ahead for Brazilian president Bolsonaro

    In a national address just before Christmas, Bolsonaro said he “took over Brazil in a deep ethical, moral and economic crisis.”

    Beginning his second year as Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro has held firm to his combative culture-warrior policies while feuding with critics at home and abroad — an approach that has thrilled many supporters while eroding his efforts to win allies and lift the world’s ninth-largest economy out of its doldrums.

  • Saturday, October 26th 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    Argentina: calls for a rational transition starting O-28 and the pancake syndrome

    Macri and Fernandez during the last debate showed no chemistry at all

    On Sunday 33.8 million Argentines will vote for a president, for the renewal of the 130 members of the Lower House and a third of the Senate, 24 out of 72. But results should come as no surprise since a majority of the Argentine electorate has zapped to an old déjà vu show, fed up with president Mauricio Macri and his pro-business policies.

  • Monday, October 7th 2019 - 09:35 UTC

    Trump faces a second whistleblower, accusing him of alleged abuse of power

    Trump insisted Hunter Biden had been ”handed US$ 100,000 a month (Plus, Plus) from a Ukrainian based company, even though he had no experience in energy

    A second whistleblower has come forward, this one with first-hand information of the events that triggered an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power, the informant's lawyer said on Sunday.

  • Saturday, December 1st 2018 - 10:34 UTC

    George Bush, the graceful victor of Gorbachev and the Soviet empire has died

    Bush “guided our nation, and the world, to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War,” Trump said

    George Herbert Walker Bush, the World War II veteran who was elected the 41st president of the United States and fathered the nation's 43rd, died late Friday at the age of 94, his family announced in a statement. The Republican spent decades serving in government before ascending to the nation's highest office, having served as United Nations ambassador, CIA chief and vice president under Ronald Reagan, a towering political figure still venerated by the GOP.

  • Monday, August 27th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Obama and Bush will speak at McCain's funeral; Trump not invited

    Republican Arizona Senator John McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in July last year and had been undergoing treatment

    Tributes from former US presidents and across the political spectrum have poured in for Republican Senator John McCain, who has died aged 81. Barack Obama, who beat him to the White House in 2008, said they had shared a “fidelity to something higher”. George W Bush described him as “a patriot of the highest order”.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 10:36 UTC

    Temer dressed in jogging gear said he was “fully recovered”

    Dressed in jogging gear and flanked by bodyguards, a grinning Temer gave the “thumbs-up” sign and declared he had “fully recovered”

    Brazil’s President Michel Temer appeared keen to demonstrate on Thursday he had recovered from his latest bout of ill health, inviting the press to photograph him during a brisk walk in a Brasilia park. Temer, 77, last month underwent a “minor surgical procedure” to resolve a urethral obstruction at the Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo.