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Montevideo, March 21st 2023 - 17:11 UTC

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  • Wednesday, March 1st 2023 - 08:35 UTC

    Brazil reinstates task force to tackle climate change

    Kerry said Biden was interested in contributing to the Amazon Fund

    Brazil's Environment Minister Marina Silva was joined by US Presidential Envoy John Kerry when she announced on Tuesday that the government of Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva was creating a working group to tackle the effects of climate change by focusing on the fight against deforestation in the Amazon and the defense of indigenous peoples, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2023 - 08:11 UTC

    Iranian warships dock in Rio de Janeiro until March 4

    The naval units are in South America at the same time Iran was reported to have enriched uranium barely below the levels needed to build an atomic bomb

    Two Iranian warships have been cleared to dock at Rio de Janeiro during the weekend despite pressure from the United States, it was reported. The warships IRIS Makran and IRIS Dena arrived Sunday morning, Rio's port authority said in a statement.

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 08:47 UTC

    US media: Washington needs to capitalize on Falklands case to restore hemispheric unity

    Getting British acquiescence to policies favoring the Falklands rapprochement with South America is something the United States can likely deliver, but Russia and China cannot

    However small, remote, and irrelevant to Washington the South Atlantic might be, it might prove vital if the United States is to rebuild its hemispheric strategy lost as a result of helping the United Kingdom retake the Falklands from Argentine forces back in 1982, according to a Foreign Policy article published Sunday.

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 07:57 UTC

    US envoy to discuss climate change with Brazilian VP and ministers

    Kerry is also expected to meet with Brazilian lawmakers and civil society leaders between Monday and Tuesday

    United States Presidential Advisor on Climate John Kerry landed in Brasilia Sunday for talks with Vice President Geraldo Alckmin (who is also Minister of Development, Industry, Commerce, and Services), with Environment and Climate Change Minister Marina Silva, and with Deputy Foreign Minister Maria Laura da Rocha,

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Biden picks Indian-American candidate to chair World Bank

    “Ajay is uniquely equipped to lead the World Bank at this critical moment in history,” Biden said

    Former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga has been picked by US President Joseph Biden to vie for chairman of the World Bank (WB), it was announced Thursday in Washington DC. Banga, 63, who was born and raised in India, has the indispensable experience to mobilize public and private resources to address the most urgent challenges of our time, including global warming, the White House explained through a statement.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    US Coast Guard unit arrives in Uruguay

    It is the Stone's second visit to Uruguay in as many years

    US Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Stone arrived Sunday in Uruguay as part of her South Atlantic tour to reduce illicit maritime activity and conduct joint exercises with Uruguay's Navy. The vessel's deployment seeks to develop partnerships and increase US interoperability with South American nations to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    LA Auxiliary Bishop shot dead

    Bishop David chaired a charity dedicated to children and families in Central America

    Los Angeles Catholic Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell was shot dead Saturday in a case local investigators are handling as murder, it was reported.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    US kills yet another ISIS leader

    Three US troops and a dog are being treated at a medical facility in Iraq after the helicopter mission

    The Government of the United States Friday announced the killing of Hamza al-Hosi, a senior leader of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, in a joint operation with Kurdish-led local democratic forces in which 4 US troops and a dog were injured by an on-target explosion, according to the US Army Central Command (CENTCOM).

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2023 - 20:16 UTC

    Biden names two Washington policy veterans as key economic advisors

    “Lael, one of the country's leading macroeconomists, brings an extraordinary depth of domestic and international economic expertise,” Biden said in a statement.

    United States President Joe Biden named two Washington policy veterans as key economic advisers as he faces a Republican-controlled Congress and embarks on a possible re-election run for 2024.

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    US: Nikki Haley joins Republican Party presidential race

    “I’ve never lost an election, and I’m not going to start now,” Haley vowed

    Former South Carolina Governor and US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Tuesday announced she will be running in the Republican Party's primaries for the Presidency of the United States in 2024.