South America

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 09:50:00 GMT
South American bid to host 2030 World Cup launched
Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile have officially launched their bid to co-host the 2030 football World Cup finals. During an event at the Argentine Football Association's training camp in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buen...

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 09:49:00 GMT
Montevideo safer for cruise passengers
Around 100,000 passengers have been reported to have visited Montevideo so far this season on some 60 cruise ships, according to local authorities. Montevideo Police Chief Mario D'Elia said that the so-called “Blue Summer” ...

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 09:45:00 GMT
UN warns 4.3 million girls at risk of genital mutilation
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Tuesday warned that some 4.3 million girls worldwide were at risk of being subjected to a Female Genital Mutilation procedure and insisted that eliminating such a practice shou...

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 09:37:00 GMT
Lithium provinces want a slice of huge revenues
Argentina's Lithium Round Table convened Tuesday in Buenos Aires to discuss a proposal whereby the country would promote adding value to the extracting activity. The meeting was chaired by Jujuy Governor and Presidential hopefu...

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 08:24:00 GMT
Death toll crosses 8,100 threshold in Turkish/Syrian quakes
The latest reports from Türkiye and Syria two days after the series of earthquakes and aftershocks that hit the region mention at least 8,100 people confirmed dead as hopes of finding any new survivors under the rubble of coll...

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 08:20:00 GMT
Argentina: Manzur resigning as Cabinet Chief next week
Argentine's Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur is to leave his post sometime next week, President Alberto Fernàndez announced during an event in Tafí Viejo, in the province of Tucumán, where Manzur is Governor, albeit on unpaid leave...

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 08:06:00 GMT
Online child porn more sophisticated, researchers at Brazilian NGO warn
A Brazilian non-government organization (NGO) Tuesday said it had documented over 111,000 cybercrimes against children in 2022, Agencia Brasil reported. The announcement was made on the occasion of the Feb. 7 Safe Internet Day,...

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:01:00 GMT
Falkland Islanders Honour Veteran BBC Journalist
By Graham Bound, London - HAROLD Briley, a BBC World Service journalist who reported from Buenos Aires throughout the 1982 Falklands War, has received a special and rare honour from the government of the Islands.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 10:59:00 GMT
Lula pledges to boost shipyard and oil and gas industries
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Monday his intention to boost the shipbuilding and oil and gas industries with the state-owned Petrobras and the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BN...

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 10:54:00 GMT
Earthquake death toll reaches 4,300, more victims feared under the rubble
The number of casualties from the series of earthquakes hitting Türkiye and Syria early Monday has been updated to 4,300, it was reported. Due to the time the quake occurred (4.17 local time), most people were sleeping in thei...