South America News

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 10:43:00 UTC

CFK links her corruption trial to the murder attempt against her

CFK underlined that the lawyers of the Snowflake Gang were linked to Macrist lawmakers Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) Friday told the court judging her for alleged corruption in the awarding of public bids to build roads while she was President (2008-15), that the case under treatment was linked to her assassination attempt earlier this month.

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Sat, 24 Sep 2022 09:59:00 UTC

Bolsonaro reminds voters next president will have 2 STF vacancies to fill

Since 1989, nobody has won the elections without Minas Gerais' support Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Friday pledged to appoint anti-abortion judges in case he wins next month's elections for which opposition candidate Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva is reportedly the favorite, according to all polls.

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Sat, 24 Sep 2022 09:29:00 UTC

Argentina limits door-to-door purchases abroad

Expenditures abroad are expected to increase for the football World Cup and summer vacations Argentina's Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) tax bureau has lowered the cap from US$ 3,000 to US$ 1,000 on door-to-door online purchases effective Sept. 23, in a move to curb foreign currency expenditures that drain the Central Bank's reserves.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 19:23:00 UTC

Peruvians allowed to take off their facemasks indoors, but

... the measure does not reach hospitals or interprovincial transport Peruvian health authorities announced that face coverings will no longer be mandatory in indoor settings nationwide, except in hospitals, public transport, and among people with respiratory symptoms.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:56:00 UTC

Uruguay ranked among best places for investing in the near future

Uruguay “has strong political parties and a stable and predictable macroeconomic framework” According to one of the world's leading financial magazines, Uruguay remains “a haven of stability in a volatile region.” The report featured the opinions of experts participating in a regular survey, who were asked to evaluate 174 countries quarterly.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:25:00 UTC

A smaller EU, (without UK), and Brazil negotiating new quotas and export volumes

Brazil’s sugar export quota dropped from 388.12 thousand tons to 341.55 thousand tons, with the remaining volume redirected to the United Kingdom. Brazil and the European Union (EU) have reached a bilateral agreement on agricultural commodity quotas to adapt them to the bloc’s change in size following the Brexit departure of the United Kingdom. Under the new agreement, EU will reduce quotas, but, in return, UK decided to open others proportionately, thus preserving Brazil’s export window for both markets.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:19:00 UTC

Leveraged loan to help Latam airlines exit from bankruptcy

Latam entered Chapter 11 protection in New York more than two years ago as one of the largest bankruptcies caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Fresh air for highly indebted Latam, probably still the largest Latin American air carrier. In effect, a group of banks led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has launched a leveraged loan sale that will support Latam Airlines Group SA’s exit from bankruptcy.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:08:00 UTC

Tourists leave hundreds of millions of dollars in Argentina

Brazilians, Uruguayans, and US nationals made for the bulk of foreign travelers arriving in the country Foreign tourists have left US$ 850 million in Argentina during the recent winter recess, Buenos Aires authorities reported this week. The local government also said 4,510,000 visitors had entered the country through all border crossings, of whom 2,312,000 were leisure travelers.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:47:00 UTC

Argentina's Upper House okays Supreme Curt enlargement

Opposition Senator Naidenoff was confident the bill would not make it through the House of Deputies Argentina's Senate Thursday passed the bill to enlarge the Supreme Court from 5 to 15 judges. The bill now passes on to the Lower House for further parliamentary treatment.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:44:00 UTC

Latin America and US agree to sack IDB president, a Trump appointment

The move comes after an independent investigation confirmed misconduct allegations against Claver-Carone, nominated for the job in 2020 by Trump The fourteen governors on the board of the multilateral Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have voted unanimously to recommend firing President Mauricio Claver-Carone, Latin American sources revealed on Thursday.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:28:00 UTC

Brazil: Henrique Cardoso letter taken as message of support at Lula's camp

Bolsonaro once said FHC should have been killed during the dictatorship A letter from former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC) was welcome Thursday in Brazil on the electoral campaign camp of another former head of state, the Workers' Party (PT) leader Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, who remains on top of the voting intention list among all credible pollsters to defeat the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro next month.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:03:00 UTC

Brazil: Nine Lula supporters killed as structure collapses during political meeting

The causes of the accident are still under investigation, a Civil Defense Official said Nine people were killed in Brazil as a structure collapsed late Tuesday during a political meeting in the State of Sao Paulo. The victims were supporters of former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, while 31 others were reported to have been injured, it was reported Wednesday.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022 19:05:00 UTC

Face masks no longer required in Argentina

ARS-CoV-2 is a seasonal circulation virus, Argentina's Health Ministry found Argentina's health authorities have decided that the wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory in any indoor setting, it was announced.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022 10:44:00 UTC

Cafiero discusses Argentina's accession to BRICS with Chinese colleague

Cafiero also thanked China for its support regarding the Malvinas / Falklands Question Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Wednesday discussed his country's joining BRICS with his Chinese colleague Wang Yi on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2022 10:40:00 UTC

Petro apologizes for murder of Haitian President Moïse

18 former Colombian troops are awaiting trial in Haiti while 3 others were gunned down Colombian President Gustavo Petro has apologized to Haiti for the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse committed by 18 mercenaries from his country who are awaiting trial on the Caribbean island.

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