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Corrientes and Montevideo under water due to heavy rains

The city of Corrientes, the capital of the Argentine province of the same name, was left under water Sunday as 209 millimeters of heavy rains caused floods and material damage while vehicles were swept away by the current. Classes were suspended for Monday amid widespread power

Tsakos closing Montevideo naval operations

The Greek company Tsakos announced it was closing its naval operations in Uruguay but will keep other investments in the South American country, it was reported in Montevideo after early versions that the firm was departing altogether.

Retail sales drop 25.5% year-on-year in Argentina

A study released Sunday by the Argentine Confederation of Medium-Sized Companies (CAME) showed a 25.5% interannual decline at constant prices in retail sales in Argentina and a 27% drop for the first two months of 2024, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The Index of Retail Sales

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Another round of talks for a cease-fire in Gaza begins in Cairo. Haiti declares a curfew as it tries to restore order after jailbreaks. France is about to enshrine abortion rights in its constitution.

US Anti-Corruption envoy back in Paraguay

US State Department Global Anti-Corruption Coordinator Richard Nephew arrived in Paraguay Sunday in his second visit to the South American country, Asunción's Última Hora reported. Starting Monday, he is to meet with government officials "to analyze current challenges and