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  • Monday, April 8th 2024 - 10:22 UTC

    Milei reverses shopping trends in less than 4 months in office

    No question about it: Argentina has become expensive in US dollars

    Argentine President Javier Milei has been in office for less than 4 months, more than enough time to turn things around for people in neighboring countries. Uruguayans who used to do their shopping across the border no longer find it profitable, while Argentines flocked to Chile over the Easter weekend to do theirs.

  • Saturday, April 6th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Milei ratifies Argentina's alignment with US

    Milei also criticized Argentina's foreign policy under Alberto Fernández (2019-2023)

    Argentina President Javier Milei announced Friday that his country's alliance with the United States had become a part of his administration's “new foreign policy doctrine” because both nations “share a tradition based on freedom, the defense of life and private property.”

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 19:49 UTC

    Rare earthquake hits New York City area

    Although rare, previous seisms have been recorded in the New York area

    No victims were reported after a 4.8º magnitude on the Richter scale hit the vicinity of New York City and parts of neighboring New Jersey. According to local media citing United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports, the epicenter was located some 60 miles from Manhattan, in the town of Lebanon in New Jersey State at a depth of 5,000 meters. The quake was also felt in parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as in Philadelphia.

  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Milei makes snap trip to Ushuaia to meet Southern Command Chief Richardson

    Milei gave a press conference in the early hours of Friday after meeting Richardson

    Argentine President Javier Milei made a snap trip to Ushuaia late Thursday to meet US Southern Command Chief General Laura Richardson after Governor Gustavo Melella refused to welcome her and insisted she was “persona non grata.”

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 23:43 UTC

    Brazil: Travelers from US, Australia, and Canada will need a visa starting next week

    The requirement has been reinstated out of reciprocity since Brazilians need to go through the same process to enter those countries

    Holders of US, Australian, and Canadian passports will be required a tourist visa to enter Brazil by air, land, or sea, effective next Wednesday (April 10), Agencia Brasil reported. Under Decree 11.875/2024, the initial Jan. 10 deadline was extended for three months to avoid the negative consequences for Brazil's tourism industry during peak season.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay and DEA sign new cooperation deal

    The deal provides for more coordinated joint operations, Martinelli explained

    The Government of Uruguay represented by Interior Minister Nicolás Martinelli and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) signed a “memorandum of cooperation” in Washington DC Wednesday whereby the South American country will receive help fighting trafficking. Joining Martinelli's entourage was Anti-drug Brigade Director Alfredo Rodríguez.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    General Richardson kicks off Buenos Aires agenda

    Richardson met with Mondino, Isaac, and Petri, among other Argentine authorities

    US Southern Command (Southcom) Chief General Laura Richardson held a meeting in Buenos Aires with Cabinet Chief Nicolás Posse and Ministers Diana Mondino (Foreign Affairs) and Luis Petri (Defense) as well as with Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces Head General Xavier Isaac to discuss “military cooperation” between both countries, with a focus on China's presence in the region. In addition, Argentine purchases of defense equipment were also reviewed. Also participating in the talks was US Ambassador Marc Stanley.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:08 UTC

    General Laura Richardson arrives in BA for talks with Milei's gov't

    “The ties between our respective Armed Forces are solidly established, reflecting the deep relationship between our countries,” Richardson said

    General Laura Richardson, chief of the US Southern Command (Southcom) arrived Tuesday in Buenos Aires for a 3-day visit to Argentina during which she intends to engage in talks with local military and defense authorities to discuss geopolitical issues of mutual interest. According to local media, an encounter with President Javier Milei was not to be ruled out.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 12:22 UTC

    Federal Reserve chairman Powell, “in no rush to begin cutting interest rates”

    Powell said, and even though the numbers showed less of a slowdown than last year, “you won't see us overreacting.”

    Despite an encouraging Personal Consumption Expenditure Index, PCE, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell repeated on Sunday that the U.S. central bank isn’t in any rush to cut interest rates as policymakers await more evidence that inflation is contained.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 19:31 UTC

    Paraguay and US stand against situation in Venezuela

    The meeting between Campbell (L) and Ramírez (R) helped to “highlight the solid friendship between both countries.”

    Paraguayan Foreign Minister Rubén Ramírez Lezcano and US Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell discussed this week in Washington DC the ongoing events in Venezuela, where opposition leaders have been unable to enter this year's presidential elections.