Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Women's march in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by: The Bubble.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ViaNews) - On the "International Women’s Day" last Thursday, March 8, a massive gathering took place all over Argentina. From the Jujuy’s Province in the north to the southernmost province Tierra del Fuego, women who attended protests and were represented by the colour purple, started claiming basic human rights, equality between the genders, and, most importantly,...
Maduro about the Petro on state TV on Feb. 2.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Ending 2017, Venezuelan Government announced its intention to issue a new crypto asset called Petro (derived from petroleum) which would be backed by proven oil reserves. President Nicolás Maduro was thus answering to President Donald Trump's decision to blockade the financial movements of the South American country which has the biggest proven oil reserves in the...
Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) – On Tuesday, Venezuela announced its own Cryptocurrency, called The Petro. A total of 100 million Petro coins – with an estimated value of US$6 billion - are going to be issued according to Venezuela´s Government. A private pre-sale of 38,4 million Petros has been launched after the official announcement, aiming to attract potential investors, the pre-sale...
Peruvian Marines conduct a beach assault during field training along the Amazon River. Photo by: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The Trump administration is having some open conflicts inside its territory and in other places around the globe. North Korea, Iran, Russia, Syria, Jerusalem, and Venezuela are a sample such different conflict types. Some are just “declarations warfare”, some include economic sanctions, but none has yet escalated into classical war actions. “U.S. bark is worse than...
Mauricio Macri, President, and spouse, Juliana Awada, met Xi Jinping, President, and spouse, Peng Liyuan, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 17 May 2017. Photo by: Casa Rosada.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Last week, China and Uruguay celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties. China President Xi Jinping and Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez exchanged congratulatory messages for the occasion, followed by a cultural gala in the evening, attended by China's ambassador Dong Xiaojun, Vice President Lucia Topolansky as well as members of the diplomatic corps...
Pope Francis. Photo by: Casa Rosada.
SANTIAGO, Chile (ViaNews) - Monday, Pope Francis arrived at night to Santiago de Chile for a three-day state visit, amidst unprecedented protests and incidents. Upon his arrival, incidents were registered in small Parishes and would continue during his visit to the country. The outgoing president, Michelle Bachelet, headed the welcoming ceremony to Pope Francis in Santiago de Chile. Then the Pope...
Paço Alfandega Shopping in Recife, Brazil. Photo by: Paulo Camelo.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The colossal South American country, featuring a population of more than 210 million inhabitants, is having businesses of all kinds (from restaurants to more recently a real estate construction and development company) willing to accept payments with cryptocurrencies, particularly, bitcoin but ethereum, dash, monero, and Iota as well. According to CoinMap.org, over 11.400 establishments worldwide, are...
Uruguay: ANCAP electric car charging station.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Argentina, the second largest country in Latin America, will start 2018 with a new policy on electric vehicles, allowing the first clean energy vehicles in the country be made available for sale. The new policy aims to boost the production and sales of electric vehicles, promoting an E-mobility future by starting to do away with import...
Science park (Parque de las ciencias) in the city of Canelones in Uruguay.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The legalization of Marijuana is a controversial subject, constantly making news headlines. Debates on the use of Cannabis in the treatment of health conditions are no strangers to controversy either. When talking about its responsible use for medicinal purposes, good information is more relevant than ever, especially to those who might actually improve a health condition...
Zárate–Brazo Largo bridge and power lines crossing the Paraná River between the cities of Zárate, Buenos Aires Province, and Brazo Largo in Argentina. Photo by: Darcacha.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Smart meters are devices that measure the energy consumption digitally. The digital energy technology is well known in Europe and giving its first steps in Argentina. The Enel Group, through its Argentinian subsidiary, Edesur, has launched its most ambitious plan to date in the country. The pilot plan consists in having five thousand smart meters installed...
Nicolas Maduro
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Some argue Venezuela is at war with the U.S. Government and allies who want to seize the immense mineral wealth under the country's surface and undermine the Chavista government. In a country once led by President-Commander Hugo Chavez, will the current President Nicolás Maduro change the course of history? Fourth generation war The same people arguing that...
Venezuelan tourism sign. Photo by: Osman Fernandez.
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - It is well known that Venezuela has enjoyed times when high rates of tourists entering the country were public and notable. However, in recent decades foreign tourism has decreased dramatically, to the point that the data and indicators do not represent a significant figure in the annual economic reports. Taking into consideration the information provided by...

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Kenyan Paul Kibiwott Kurgat. Photo by Kremlin.ru

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Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo by: Morio

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Taxi in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo.

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Maduro about the Petro on state TV on Feb. 2.

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