The French Ernaux, who has long scrutinized himself, wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Ernaux is the author of many largely autobiographical books Work examines gender, language, class disparities The Literature Prize is the fourth Nobel Prize this year STOCKHOLM/PARIS, Oct 6 (Reuters) – French author Annie Ernaux won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “the courage and clinical acumen” of her largely autobiographical books examining … Read more

Markets applaud Bolsonaro’s strong performance in Brazil vote

SAO PAULO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Stronger than expected support for President Jair Bolsonaro in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election was cheered by financial markets on Monday, as the race ended on October 30. The Brazilian real rose around 3% against the dollar, while the Brazilian Bovespa index (.BVSP) rose 3%. Bolsonaro’s leftist … Read more

Brazil election enters second round as Bolsonaro crushes Lula’s hopes of quick victory

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The second round of Brazil’s presidential campaign kicked off on Monday after right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polls and deprived former left-wing president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of a outright victory in the first ballot. . Bolsonaro’s unexpected performance on Sunday dashed hopes for a quick resolution to … Read more

OPEC+ eyes oil cut of over 1 million barrels a day

Cuts could include Saudi voluntary cut Biggest reduction since pandemic reduction Oil fell on Fed rate hike and weak economy DUBAI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – OPEC+ will consider an oil production cut of more than one million barrels per day (bpd) next week, OPEC sources said on Sunday, in what would be the biggest move … Read more

Havana protests erupt for second night as Cuba scrambles to turn on lights

HAVANA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Crews restored power to other parts of Havana on Saturday after a second day of protests over ongoing blackouts in the Cuban capital, including some of the largest demonstrations since widespread anti-government rallies in July 2021. At least one of Friday night’s protests in the western seaside Playa neighborhood swelled … Read more

Nord Stream rupture could mark largest methane release on record – UN

September 30 (Reuters) – Ruptures of the Nord Stream gas pipeline network under the Baltic Sea have resulted in what is likely the largest single release of climate-damaging methane on record, the United Nations Environment Program said on Friday. . A huge plume of highly concentrated methane, a much more potent but shorter-lived greenhouse gas … Read more

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Mexican government said on Friday it had been the victim of a major cyber hack of data held by the armed forces, including details of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s heart condition which has led to his hospitalization in January. The president, speaking at a regular press conference, … Read more

Cubans overwhelmingly approve of same-sex marriage in referendum

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register HAVANA, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Cubans have overwhelmingly approved same-sex marriage and adoption in a government-backed referendum that also strengthened women’s rights, the national electoral commission said on Monday. More than 3.9 million voters voted to ratify the code (66.9%), while 1.95 million opposed ratification (33%), … Read more