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    Good afternoon and thank you for tuning in to Cojedes 24. My name is Dana Torrez and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Today is Easter Sunday and people all across the country are marking it with celebrations. Churches began celebrating as early as midnight when the Saint Sava's Cathedral in Ogneygorod. The celebration there included the lighting of candles, the singing of hymns, multiple sermons, and a reenactment of the Resurrection. The Governor of Ogneygorod also gave a speech in which he said that Easter is a time of great joy for all people's in Cojedes and that he hopes that it will stay that way for years to come. The President of Cojedes attended the First Baptist Church of Cojedes in Cojedes City with his family and the family of the Vice President. The two youngest children of the President even partook in an Easter skit that the churches did. The Pastor of the church asked the President to speak and, while at first he didn't want to due to it being one of the holiest Christian holidays, he finally agreed to. When he got up on stage, he began by offering the blessings of the Savior upon the people. He then went on to say, "Easter. It is a time for families to come together. It is a time for people to come to church and remember the sacrifice that the Savior made upon that Cross centuries ago. We will always remember the sacrifice that He made that day. We will continue to pass it on from generation to generation, and we will never let the flame burn out." The President also later said that he was going to sign a law, that was approved by the National Assembly, to have all businesses, minus hospitals, grocery stores, and pharmacies closed on Easter Sunday.

    In other news, the Government of Cojedes struck four deals over the past week. The Government reached agreements with Maloria, Goyanes, and Andrenne for them to open up oil companies here in Cojedes and begin drilling oil across the country. The government also reached a decision for Cojedes Oil and Gas to move into Ninhundland and establish a branch there. While the monetary value of everything cannot be released, it is know that it was quite a big price for all four. The Government has given guidelines to each country and it should not be long before all companies are opened fully. The Cojedan Government agreed to build everything for the companies, which did cause a rise in price for the companies. Cojedans will also be employed, but not in high numbers. The Government announced that it hopes that this could help the economy in many different ways.

    That is all we have for now. We thank you for joining us here and we hope you have a blessed Easter!

    "He is not here: for He is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."~Matthew 28.6
     
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    Good evening and welcome to Cojedes 24. My name is Marie Jackson and here is all the latest news from Cojedes.

    Our top story, Cojedes has a new President! Today, people took to the polling stations to either re-elect current President Manuel Estafan or to elect a new President. The people have chosen. They have elected Dmitry Estafan, son of the current President and Chairman of the Cojedes Patriotic Party, to become the new President of Cojedes from 2017-2021. Dmitry Estafan, who will be the youngest President since Gloria Rodriguez, being only 25, won the election with 51.3% of the vote, beating his father who received only 36.7%. Polls closed round country at 7pm, but ballots had begun being counted before then. The results showed that Dmitry won more votes among the Northern States, and even took the capital city. In his victory speech, Dmitry said, "Today, Cojedes has made the right choice for a better country. Cojedes will once again regain its former glory. This has already begun by you electing me. It will not be an easy road from here on out, but I have faith that God will guide us all the way." President-elect Dmitry Estafan will take office on May 1.

    Cojedes Oil and Gas has officially begun its expansion into Ninhundland following the payment by the Ninhundish government of 2.3 billion dollars to the Cojedan company. This morning, workers from the company crossed into Ninhundland with government officials from Cojedes and began surveying the area where the company would be located it. The Division HQ will actually be based in Ogneygorod, Cojedes rather than in Ninhundland. This was a decision citing security measures. By 1:30pm Cojedes Standard Time, trucks drove across the border, visa free as they are workers, and began adding the first extension from the Nueva Esparta 1 Pipeline in Southern Cojedes. They project it will take nearly 3 months to cover the entire area that the Ninhundish and Cojedan governments agreed on as the area of operation for the Oil Company.

    While the elections took place, military drills were taking place all across Cojedes and Cojedan territory. The Cojedan Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines all took part in the quarterly military drills. This most notable ships that took part were the CN Anzoátegui, CN Falcón, CN Libertad, CN Justicia, CN Santiago, and CN Nueva Esparta. The CN Santiago, which is the only Cojedan Helicopter Carrier, took part in military drills North of Cojedes, while the Nueva Esparta, the countries only aircraft carrier, took part in drills in the Nasser Sea. The Army did drills all across the mainland and the Marines participated along with them in some. The Army put a strong focus on training in Ogneygorod and Nueva Esparta, but most of their training was centered around the States of Falcón and Anzoátegui. The Air Force training was reported to have gone quite well. Due to favorable weather conditions, the Navy and Air Force will be able to complete the drills for the rest of the week.

    That is all for now. Thank you for joining us here and congratulations to President Dmitry Estafan.
     
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    Good evening and welcome to Cojedes 24. My name is Isabella Marcos and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story tonight, President-elect Dmitry Estafan traveled to Mérida today where he visited the Navantia Cojedes shipyard where a new Cojedan aircraft carrier is being built. The Carrier, the be named CN Gloria Rodriguez, in honor of President Gloria Rodriguez for all the work she did, is set to be completed in late 2017 or early 2018, with a commissioning date expected as early as August or even September 2018. The President-elect got to go inside the ship and explore the parts of it that are already completed. He told us that while there is still work to be done on it, it was looking good and nearly completed. He also talked to some of the representatives of Navantia Cojedes about the building of a 2nd Helicopter Carrier for the Navy. The company said they would be honored to build it, but said they would need to wait until President-elect Estafan actually became President before they could begin anything on it. If President-elect Estafan orders it within the beginning of his term, it could be completed in 2019.

    Also regarding the President-elect, as per the Presidential code, he selected his members for the Cabinet of Secretaries. While he did keep the Secretaries of Defense, State, Treasury, and Health and Human Services, he replaced all the remaining ones. On Thursday, he announced his entire list of candidates before the National Assembly, who quickly confirmed them as the Secretaries with only the Liberal Party voting against. We are not yet allowed to release the names of these Secretaries, but on May 1st, we will have their names officially out for everyone.

    That is all we have to report for now. Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24!
     
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    Good afternoon and thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Alex Florea and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story today, we are only a few days away from the inauguration of Dmitry Estafan as President of Cojedes. As part of his pre-inauguration, he has been traveling across the nation, meeting with people and politicians and thanking them for their support in the election. In Cojedes City, the place where the inauguration will take place, the stage where he will take the oath of office is nearly complete. The Speaker of the House, Kristina Kirchner said she was amazed at the attitude of the previous government in regards to Dmitry Estafan winning office and that it truly echoed the words of the founder of Cojedes, Antonio Santiago who said, "Parties are bad for a nation, but parties that work for the greater good of the nation is the greatest thing." The President-elect announced that a helicopter carrier will be built by Navantia Cojedes. The ship, which will be the second of the Santiago-class, will be commissioned in 2019 or 2020.

    In other news, Cojedan singer/songwriter Valentina Ilinca released a song entitled "Yodel Lo" today and it immediately gained nationwide support, selling over 200,000 digital downloads in the first hour. By noon, it had sold over 1,500,000 copies. The song, which is the 15th song by the singer, will be the final song on her debut album "2017". We spoke to Valentina who said she is very thankful of all the support the song has had and the support that is still coming. She did say that her album "2017" will be released on May 15th as part of an agreement with Cojedes Music. On the internet, the video has already gained nearly 5,000,000 views and is still growing. The song will be released in Goyanes on May 4th for digital download.

    That is all the news we have for the current time. Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24!
     
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    Good Morning! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Alex Florea and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Yesterday, President Dmitry Estafan was sworn in as President of the Fourth Republic of Cojedes. The inauguration was attended by over 1,000,000 people, including the politics of both houses, the cabinet of Ministers, the justices of the courts, and the outgoing government. The President was officially sworn in at 12:05pm with his wife by side. Following the inauguration, the President gave his inaugural speech where he called on stronger foreign relations, more money for healthcare and social reforms, and for a greater call of return to God. He said, "God has placed us all here for a reason and we should honor Him for that. We should honor Him in all that we do. I call on the people of this great country to be convicted to return to the church of God." Following the inauguration, a parade occurred where soldiers, people, and religious leaders marched through the city. The President took his ceremonial walk through the city also. He then went to the President Palace where he got to work with his Ministers and Secretaries. The President is expected to travel to Maloria later this week and then to Kanada for the funeral and coronation of the Queen.

    As we mentioned last week, Yodel Lo, a song by Valentina Ilinca has been growing in popularity. This week, the song is even more popular than ever before. It has taken No. 1 on all Cojedan charts and has sold over 5,000,000 copies in Cojedes alone. Though the song has yet to be released in Goyanes, it seems that people there are eager to buy it. The song will be released in Goyanes for the first time on May the 4th for digital download only. The Government of Cojedes, specifically the Ministry of Culture, has congratulated Valentina on her song and has even recommended her for the Hero of Cojedes medal for her work in spreading the culture of Cojedes through music.

    Our final story, today is Independence Day in Cojedes. It was 528 years ago today that the entire nation of Cojedes was freed from the Ninhundish and Andrennian oppressors in the south. People across the nation, especially those in the South, will mark today with celebrations, parades, fairs, and prayers of thanks. This is the Third Public holiday meaning that schools and places of work, minus emergency services, are closed on this day, which attributes to more wide celebrations. President Dmitry Estafan announced that he would be giving out awards as is the tradition of all previous President's on Independence Day. The celebrations will begin at 12pm when the 557th Infantry Division will fire artillery and give a 12-gun salute at Santiago Fortress, the site where the Independence Declaration was signed and the war officially ended.

    That is all for now. Thank you for being here with us. To all our people, we wish a happy and blessed Independence Day.
     
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    Good evening! You are watching Cojedes 24. My name is Alex Florea and here is all the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story tonight, President Dmitry Estafan signed legislation this morning that declared the languages of Lugon and Verdana as official languages of Cojedes, bumping them up from minority languages. The languages, which are spoken by 47% and 31% respectively (L1 and L2 combined), were declared as languages of significant importance in 2011 and then further to minority languages in 2015. The President said he decided to make them official languages due to them being widely spoken, used by most governments of the country already, and so that it could be considered a working language for those who do not speak the mother tongue. "It is imperative that these two languages, which have been around for centuries, be given this status. Let it be known now that these languages will be used by my government and encouraged in our schools." The languages will officially begin being taught in schools in the next school year, but colleges will start teaching them during the Summer Semester.

    A new TV show in Cojedes is becoming very popular across the nation very quickly. The show, entitled "La Guerra Fascista: Nueva Historia" (The Fascist War: Our Story). The show, which details the lives of 15 different soldiers and their journey during the Fascist War that engulfed the nation for over 15 years, had it season premiere last night and nearly 6.5 million people watched it, making it the most watched show on Cojedan TV last night. Two of the episodes will focus primarily on Partisan soldiers during the war. The first season will feature 10 episodes, while the second, which will focus mostly on the final years and post-war, will have 15. The director of the show, Nina Fernandez, said that the reason she decided to create the show, was to remind people of the nation's history. "We must never forget the sacrifice that our people made during this war and the sacrifices that they made following it. This war has had a lasting impact on our country and we must not let that be forgotten by the children of today. It is my hope that people will enjoy the show and remember that, if they see a veteran on the side walk, thank them for their service and offer to help them in any way they can." The show will also be dubbed by Gojan television stations GRK2 and NKS-M.

    One last story before we go, Cojedes now officially has a Vice President! This morning, Valentina Perón, a former member of the House of Representatives and Governor of the Republic of Santiago, was sworn in as Vice President after receiving the nomination by President Dmitry Estafan and a confirmation on Friday by the House and Federation Council. During his inauguration, she stated that she would fulfill the office of Vice President faithfully and swore to carry out her job justly. Immediately, she got to work on a project that had been designated by the President. The project, which is called the Gloria Rodriguez Project, is to help companies across the nation. She as well got to work on convincing the National Assembly to give more money to the Santiago Project, a project which has seen budget cuts in the past 10 years.

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    Good Afternoon! Thank you for joining us here! My name is Alex Florea and here is the top news from Cojedes.

    Our first story for today, singer/songwriter Valentina Illinca has released two more songs on top of her song, Yodel Lo. The new songs released are "El Mundo" (World) and "Historyja majho žyccia" (History of my Life). "El Mundo", the second Cojedan song by the singer, was released at midnight and gained immediate popularity in all the major cities. Around 7 this morning, "Historyja majho žyccia" was released and gained major popularity in Ogneygorod, Zulia (state), Yaracuy, Lugon, and Verdana. We spoke with Valentina earlier who said she released the songs on the same day because of May being the Cojedan Month of Diversity. "I released these songs on similar dates so that we can Celebrate Diversity. We should always want to celebrate the diverse cultures that our nation has and one of the best ways through this is through music." Both songs are fully in the native language, Cojedan and Oronian respectively. Valentina will preform both songs along with "Yodel Lo" at the Cojedes Music Fest in Cojedes City, with her stage setting being called, Celebrate Diversity.

    As mentioned above, this is the Cojedan Month of Diversity. It was 30 years ago this month that the first Cojedan Month of Diversity was celebrated following the proclamation by President Konstantin Myakorov. President Dmitry Estafan has promised to continue the traditions that the President's before him have carried out, which include a state dinner for representatives of the different groups, music festivals across the nation, and parades to celebrate the diverse cultures here. The President told us, "We always need to see to it that our diverse cultures are show in whatever way possible. They should as always be celebrated so that our people can never forget who they are and where they come from." The President also declared that he would be awarding Hero of Cojedes medals to 22 people from each cultural group this month.
     
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    Good Evening! Welcome to Cojedes 24 and thank you for joining us here. My name is Elhaida Savakova and here is the top news from Cojedes.

    Our top story tonight, singer/songwriter (and newshost) Alex Florea has unveiled his first single in nearly 3 years. Today, Alex released his song "Davajcie zbiracca razam" (Let's Come Together) at the Festival of Diversity in the capital. The singer, who is an Oronian by birth and has spoken the language since his birth, said that the song was meant not only to unite the Oronian people, but to unite the entire country. He told us, "The song is meant for unity and to shed light on the diverse society we live in. I am very proud to be an Oronian-Cojedan. I am proud of my language, my country, and my heritage. This is my chance to show the entire country who the Oronian people are. The Chorus of the song speaks true to this when it says, "Feel the beating in your heart. Feel the beat, feel the beating in your heart. Eh-oh eh-oh Let's Come Together as One!" I wish for all Cojedans and Oronians to truly show their culture during this Diversity Month." Alex will preform his new single, as well as preform alongside Valentina Illinca at the 2nd night of the festival tomorrow.

    President Dmitry Estafan kicked off his medal awarding this month by awarding 5 people the Hero of Cojedes medal today. Those 5 people are as follows: Aleksandr Konstantinov, Valentina Illinca, Caleb Fernandez, Vladislav Amira, and Isabella Moneta. Valentina and Aleksandr were awarded the medal for their contributions to the furthering of the cultures of Cojedes through music. Caleb and Vladislav were awarded the medal due to their contributions in the advancement of Cojedan politics, as they were both former President's and currently life members of the Federation Council. Isabella Moneta was given the award for her contribution for the advancement of education in Cojedes and for the advancement of minority languages and cultures across the country. The President declared when he gave them the award that they were by far the most qualified for the medal due to their service to the country through their various talents. We talked to Valentina and Aleksandr who said they were ecstatic about receiving the countries highest honor. Valentina also hinted that she believes that many singers will receive the award and many others for their contributions to the advancement of Cojedan culture. "It would not be surprising to me if we see Alex Florea or Kristian Myakorov receive the award in the coming days", she told us.

    Tomorrow is graduation day for thousands of cadets for the Cojedan Armed Forces and for the Cojedan Border Troops. This will be the first graduation of students since 2014. A total number of 5,000 will graduate and join the Armed Forces, while 1,500 will join the Cojedan border troops. We spoke to an Oronian Cojedan named Nikita Kolyov who said he was excited for what lies ahead for him with the Border Troops. "These past few years at the Academy have been amazing. I am very excited to be graduating and getting to serve my country at the front line. They have trained us in many different ways and I am ready to apply that training when necessary." Nikita will be deployed with the 1st Border Division located in the city of Maklava, 10km from the Cojedan-Ninhundish border. President Dmitry Estafan will give the keynote address to the graduates at Santiago Military Academy tomorrow and will also hand out diploma's along with the Dean of the Academy.

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    Good evening! Thank you for tuning in to Cojedes 24. My name s Elhaida Savakova and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story, The Cojedan Month of Diversity is nearly over and many people are remembering it this year for the resurgence of not only their own culture's, but their own personal faith. It has been said during the Month of Diversity 2017 that nearly 55,000 people have accepted the Word of God and have taken the step to be baptized, most of which will be in the coming months. The month has saw the coming together of people from all across the country to celebrate their heritage and to spread that to all others. A total of 500 Festivals have been held thus far, with another 100 expected to be done before the end of the month. The President has awarded nearly 120 people with the Hero of Cojedes Medals, and has presented nearly 300 with other medals. President Dmitry Estafan noted in his address to the National Assembly that expressing one's own heritage and inner beliefs if what truly makes Cojedes great. "I tell you this Members of the House and Federation Council, no matter what our politicians do and no matter what our soldiers do, it is the people, their faith and beliefs, that make us a great nation."

    Mocedades, a town in the Lugon Republic of Cojedes, has officially been declared a city after reaching a population of 525,000 people. The city, which is also celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, was declared a city by President Dmitry Estafan on Tuesday following an appeal from the City Council. Originally, the appeal was ignored by the State Government, so they inturn appealed to the President, who then accepted it on the basis that the city was one of the oldest in the country and met all other requirements, including being able to fund a school system, having an adequate number of colleges, and first responders among other things. The Mayor of the City, Nikolai Costa said that he was very pleased that his town was the newest city in all of Cojedes. "We are the first in nearly a decade to be declared a city. We are very excited and are ready to move ahead." Mocedades has become a major part of Cojedes in past years, hosting two of the highest ranking universities in their state, and being the site of a naval and army base.

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    Good afternoon! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Alex Florea and here is all the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story today, President Dmitry Estafan announced this morning that the border between Ninhundland and Cojedes will officially open to the Ninhundish at midnight tonight. The President told state television, "We are ready to normalize relations with the Ninhundish and the best way to do this is to start off simple and open the border to them. Starting at midnight tonight and ending on July 17th, Ninhunders will be allowed to come into Cojedes with a 30 day visa. They will be allowed to go to all cities across the nation and hotel fares will be fairly cheaper than normal. We hope that this extending of friendship will help build stronger relations with our neighbor." The Border Troops have been instructed to do a fair and equal background check, equivalent to that of visitors of other nations.

    Treasury Secretary Isabella Gonzales announced today also that she was petitioning the National Assembly about many different things. The first of which is that she is seeking paid leave from work for women for three weeks after giving birth to a child. She said that she believes women should have the right to stay with their children for a few weeks after they have a child. She stated the reasoning was studies that showed that women who had been on leave from work came back and worked twice as hard as they had previously. "If these women are given paid leave, or at least job security, then they will want to work harder when they come back." The second was that she wants the approve the Budget of 2017 that was signed off on by the President and Cabinet last week. The budget, which would be the second budget brought up this year, is seeking to put more money into education. The final thing that the Secretary is seeking is more money for veterans and for social services. She told us, "Things are not good when it comes to veterans affairs or the state of social services. We need more money and funding for both."

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    Good evening! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Elhaida Savakova and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story, singer-songwriter and newscaster Alex Florea has embarked on a national tour today. He started out this 5 week tour by opening here in Cojedes City. Performing before a crowd of 50,000 people at Estadio Nacional (National Stadium), he kicked off his tour and unveiled a few new songs. The first song of which is called "Brillar" (Shine). He used this song as his encore song and had many people all across the stadium crying. He later told a few reporters that the song was to encourage people to never give up on their dreams. The second song he preformed was called "Esto es Amor" (This is Love). He stated that this song if for a special someone, but refused to tell reporters who. Some people did make comments believing that it was intended for fellow singer Valentina Illinca. The final song he unveiled was entitled "Latido del corazón" (Heartbeat). He didn't say much about this song, but did state that it was unveiled because it is the title of his tour. He will continue performing tomorrow when he performs in the capital at Arena Cojedes City. He is expected to release a song tomorrow entitled "Encender un Fuego" (Start a Fire).

    The Supreme Court convened this morning and declared that the proclamation by the President that opened the border fully was unconstitutional. They overruled the proclamation, but declared that if the Ninhundish wish to enter visa free, they may cross at the Azteca Checkpoint and be allowed to stay 30 days. Furthermore, they announced that only the Departamento de Estado (Department of State) has the right to declare visa free travel with other nations. This came as a major shock to the nation when the Supreme Court announced it, however, many in the President's own Cojedes Patriotic Party expressed support for the ruling. One party member, who asked not to be named, told us, "While I fully support our President and will continue to support him, I think it best that he remains inside the boundary of the Constitution."

    Last week, we announced that Treasury Secretary Isabella Gonzales had announced that she was petitioning the National Assembly for more money for different projects and to change laws in the workplace. Today, the National Assembly voted, approved, and ratified the Women's Rights in the Workplace Act of 2017 which has given women three weeks of paid leave after having children. They also voted and approved the Budget of 2017, which is currently at the Presidential Palace awaiting ratification. The National Assembly went a step further in the Budget however, forcing more money to be given to nursing homes to ensure that the care of the elderly is among a top priority in Cojedes. They also granted an increase in the education budget.

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    Good evening and thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Isabella Fernandez and here is the top stories from Cojedes.

    Our top story, today in Cojedes is Día de conmemoración (Commemoration Day). This is the 332nd Commemoration Day after it was declared by President Juan Miguel Javaron in 1685. This day, according to the Government, is to commemorate all the soldiers who have died fighting to defend the Freedom of the Republic. According to official government documents, 9.82 million people have died fighting for Cojedes since the 1470's, when the country was engaged in an Independence War in the South. President Dmitry Estafan marked the day as tradition usually is by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Defenders, a tomb which is where the Defenders of Santiago Fortress are buried. He then followed it with a speech saying, "We must never forget the sacrifice that all soldiers have made for our nation. They did not have to do so, they chose to do so because they believed in Liberty, Justice, and Freedom." To mark the day, the President announced that all flags will be flown at half-mast until Wednesday.

    Police, Medics, and Marines responded to an incident in the city of Mérida today following reports of gunfire and a potential bomb. When EMT's and police arrived on site, they discovered that there had infact been gunfire, but what they thought was a bomb, was actually an earthquake. The sight they saw was very gruesome however. 3 people had been killed and another 2 were wounded. When they were surveying the area and noticed the potential of a natural disaster, they called on the Marines to come and respond. In total between the shooting and the earthquake, 12 people were dead in all and another 30 wounded. The President responded by declaring an Emergency in Mérida and issued 75 million in funds be allotted to the city for repairs.

    Vice President Valentina Perón, a former social worker, announced this morning that she had reached an agreement with the courts and Ministers to sell the Vice Presidential summer home in Santiago. In a dossier she sent to the court, "The use of a Vice Presidential Summer home has long been abused. It is time that we curb that corruption. We must sell this house and put it to good use. If we continue to own this house, we are sitting back and relaxing while people all across the nation are suffering and starving. We must help our people. Please, allow us to sell this house and put it to good use." Following nearly two weeks of deliberations, the court finally agreed in an 13-0-2 decision to sell the house and hand it over to the University of Santiago, a private owned University. They announced that the property would be used as an agricultural center, after soil samples revealed it has some of the most fertile ground in the city. As well, the University announced that they would be using the building to give out free meals to people 7 days a week. They also announced that they would host 3 bible studies, a Wednesday night service, and a Sunday morning service on the property for all who want to come. A student of Agriculture at the University said that he was proud of his schools decision to use it as an agricultural facility, feed the people, and have services on the property. "We are truly going to help the people of the country. We are going to start at home and spread the Word of God, while at the same time helping people and making money for the nation with the farmland."

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    Good evening! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Felix de Santiago and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Our headliner tonight, the former Vice Presidential Summer House is already being put to use by the University of Santiago. We found out this morning that the ground has already been tilled, crops have been planted, and that the building is being used already to give out meals daily to people in need. The property, which was given to the Vice President in the late 1700's, contains 254 acres of farmland, most of which is fertile for growing crops. In the House, the aroma of freshly cooked bread and the smell of spices is strong throughout it as students and teachers cook food for those who need it most. Today, most of the food that was cooked was made for those in the city of Mérida who were affected by the earthquake. The President of the University said that he and other school officials would help out in the property as much as they could. He also announced that the house and property would be named the Valentina Perón Center of Hope, to honor the Vice President who gave the property up out of the goodness of her heart.

    The city of Mérida is beginning to recover following their shooting and earthquake. In response to the shooting, police and marines have been posted throughout the city while workers repair the damage caused by the earthquake. The magnitude of the quake was reported to be somewhere between 4.1 and 4.3, and it is said by the government that it will cost all 75 million Fuerte that was donated to repair the damaged areas. The President traveled to the city where he declared that the State of Emergency was being lifted and that the people needed to come together in this time of tragedy. "We must remember that God is always there for us in the times of turmoil. He is always there, watching us and wrapping his loving arms around our people. We are a strong people and we will continue to prosper. God bless us all." After giving his speech in the city, he visited the victims in hospitals and visited the shooting victims families.

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    Good afternoon! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Juan Sebastián de Porlamar and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Tonight kicks off the beginning of Cojedan Fútbol (Soccer) League 2017-2018 season. Though this can be considered generally late, the Cojedes Asociación de Fútbol (Cojedes Soccer Association) announced that it would take place starting mid-June and would last until early-February of the succeeding year. Tonight, Mocedades FC and La Asunción FC will face off in the city of La Asunción in front of 35,000 people. The two teams rank 5th and 7th respectively according to the latest ranking by the Asociación de Fútbol. President Dmitry Estafan announced he would be in attendance with his wife, as well the mayors of both towns will attend. Following the performance of the national anthem's, and before the game actually begins, singers Alex Florea and Valentina Illinca will sing the theme song of this years season, Euforia. The song will be performed for the first time ever tonight and people are more than excited. Best of luck to both teams teams tonight!

    President Dmitry Estafan signed a bill passed by the House of Representatives and Federation Council declaring a new national anthem for Cojedes. During the recent election, the people had approved a referendum to change the anthem, and today the Government acted on it. They declared that the original anthem of Cojedes, Gloria al Bravo Pueblo, which was used until the 1800's, would be reinstated as the national anthem of Cojedes. The President signed the law with politicians and historians surrounding him. He declared, "We are not only reclaiming the past, but we are getting prepared for the future. This is a step forward in Cojedes culture and history. We cannot progress into the future without first having elements of our past."

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    Buenas Noches! Good evening from Cojedes! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Alex Florea and before we begin our regular scheduled news program, we go to a breaking news message from Vice President Valentina Perón

    BREAKING NEWS:

    "Good Evening. The President has asked me to announce to the nation and to the world that tragedy has struck our great nation. Roughly 30 minutes ago, a terrorist attack occurred in Anzoátegui. It has been reported to us by the municipal police that a trio of men walked into Independencia Arena in Anzoátegui during the Anzoátegui vs Trujillo game. A few minutes after halftime had ended and the players were back on the pitch, a series of explosions could be heard ringing throughout the arena. The players were evacuated and the soldiers guarding the arena took off running to the scene where the explosions had occurred. It was determined that a series of bombs were planted throughout the concessions area of the arena. Police responded immediately and the government has declared a nationwide State of Emergency, thus closing all air traffic and border traffic for the next 24 hours. We, your government, are dedicated to protecting the nation and we will not rest until we have found the culprits responsible. We pray for wisdom and we pray that if there are any victims, that their families will have peace. Thank you."

    Resuming Regular News:

    We are sad to hear of the terror attack in Anzoátegui. We pray for healing in the city. Here is the rest of the news.

    About an hour ago, the Gojan Government released a statement calling on the Prime Minister of Ninhundland to resign and for a new election to occur. The President convened a State Security Council meeting following the announcement and they reached a concise agreement. Once the meeting had ended however, the President was informed of the terror attack, and so Secretary of State Sebastian Rega announced the following: "Following the announcement of the Gojan government that called for the resignation of the Prime Minister of Ninhundland, the Cojedan government has come to the following determination. The Cojedan Government has agreed with the Gojan and Andrennian governments that the Prime Minister of Ninhundland needs to resign and a general election be held in the country. We believe this to be true because of the lack of communication between the governments and the recent drinking of a underage teen (by international standard). We as well have found this to be true due to the Ninhundish governments refusal to pay repatriations to the Republic of Cojedes for the crimes committed during the Fascist War. We hope that the Ninhundish Government will take action and either elect a new Prime Minister and government, or at least change their drinking laws to ensure that minors are not allowed to drink."

    Earlier today, President Dmitry Estafan announced a new program nationwide that will attempt to curb the obesity rate in the nation, especially among teens. The program, known as FitnessRx, is a 2 month program that will allow people to use any gym across the nation for free. The President announced the decision following a meeting with doctors from all across the nation. He told us that the meeting convinced him that obesity is something that must be dealt with. This was the second executive order signed by the President. The Program will go into effect on July 1st. The President told us that he hopes people will take advantage of the program and said that all they need is a referral from a doctor.

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    Buenas Tardes! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Alex Florea and here is the news from Cojedes.

    As we reported two days ago, a terrorist attack occurred in Anzoátegui. It is now known that 52 people were killed in the incident and that over 200 are in the hospital being treated for wounds, but are expected to recover fully. President Dmitry Estafan visited the site of the attack and visited those in the hospital, and even the victims families and offered his condolences as well as telling them that the government would ensure justice is brought. A full investigation has been launched into the attack and it is reported that two suspects are currently in custody. The government has yet to say anything on these people but it is reported that they are potentially either the attackers or are somehow connected to the attackers. In the Capital District, a memorial has been set up for the victims and in Anzoátegui, the government has began to issue the building of a statue to memorialize the victims. All flags are also flown at half-mast and people have been leading marches in different cities in what is called, "The March against terrorism.". Air traffic has been reopened over Cojedes as well.

    The Cojedan government has received requests from the Ninhundish government to withdraw from the coalition of nations calling on their Prime Minister's resignation due to the supposed payment by the Ninhundish that is coming later today or tomorrow. The Vice President of Cojedes, Valentina Perón, who chaired the State Security Council today in the President's absence, told us, "We will not back down until Ninhundland has a radical change in their thinking. First off, we cannot support a country who allows 16 year old's to drink. Scientific studies conducted in Cojedes have proven that people under the age of 21, our drinking age, are unable to hand liquor of any kind. Secondly, there must be a free, general election in Ninhundland. The Ninhundish government is not capable of operating under their current Prime Minister. They need a new one completely, not just the appointment of the Deputy PM. We will continue to call on the resignation of the Ninhundish government."

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    Buenas Noches! Thank you for tuning in to Cojedes 24. My name is Alejandro de Zulia and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story tonight, President Dmitry Estafan announced this morning the official closing of the border between Ninhundland and Cojedes. He announced the decision following the Ninhundish government's failure to pay the Cojedan government by the agreed date (19 June). The President also announced that sanctions would be issued against Ninhundish politicians and the nations economy. As well, the President stated that the Cojedan State Oil Company will shut down partial oil drilling in Ninhundland until the governments have reached some agreement. The Secretary of State later announced, in conjunction with the Ambassador of Goyanes to Cojedes, that the two navies will block the Naesser Sea until the Ninhundish Prime Minister resigns and an election is called. The President later told us, "We will not give in on this. This is a serious matter and the Ninhundish government refuses to recognize it as such. Until our demands are satisfied, we call on a full blockade and potentially a blockade of Ninhundish ports."

    Following the terrorist attack in Anzoátegui, singers Alex Florea and Valentina Illinca announced that they would lead a charity concert for the victims. The two announced this on TV this morning and said that they will perform the concert at the stadium where the attack happened. "We are not afraid to go back there and perform. We are doing it in honor of these people. They wouldn't want us to be afraid. We will perform there and that is that", stated Illinca. The charity event will take place on June 27th and June 28th. The goal of the event is to raise 5.5 million fuerte for the victims families. In addition to the charity concert, the coaches of Apure FC and FC Coro said that they would host a charity football game for them, as well, players of both teams announced that they would donate 15% of the yearly earnings to the victims families.

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    Buenas Noches! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Alejandro de Zulia and here is all the news from Cojedes.

    We begin with our top story today. Two men have been arrested in connection to the terrorist attack in Anzoátegui. The names of the two men are not being released due to Federal law, however, it has been announced that the two came from the city of Coro. The two admitted to the police that they were involved in the terrorist attack and showed them proof that they had been involved. The police also checked them for explosive residue and the test determined that they had handled a bomb in the past few days. Both suspected lawyers asked for a deal to be cut where they would admit it for a reduced sentence, but the State Attorney of Anzoátegui refused to allow one to occur and said they would be tried to the fullest extent of the law. The third bomber is still being looked for, and it is expected that he may have returned to Coro or is somewhere in the nearby states.

    In other news, the Cojedan Navy has returned to its ports following the Ninhundish Prime Minister's decision to resign amid international pressure. Three Cojedan Naval ships are still going to remain near the Ninhundish-Cojedan exclusive economic zone line and said that they would remain in the area due to it being Cojedan sovereign territory. They also said they would operate out of the Federal Dependency Islands of South-West Cojedes. The government furthermore stated that it was going to scale back some of its sanctions and re-continue drilling operations in the territory the Cojedan State Oil Company owns in Ninhundland. The government however did state that the border would remain closed until further notice is given by the Government. The President also sent a request to the Ninhundish government for a new ambassador to be deployed to Cojedes once a new government is in power.

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    Buenas Noches! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Juan Sebastián de Porlamar and here is all the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story tonight, it was announced by the police commissioner of Anzoátegui that the final suspect in the terrorist attack at Independencia Arena has been arrested. The suspect was found in his native city of Coro following a half a week manhunt. The commissioner announced the suspect's arrest following a meeting that the commissioner had with the suspect. It has been reported by him that the suspect admitted to committing the act and has asked for forgiveness from the victims families and from the government. He has also issued an apology saying he was threatened by the other two to commit the crime. He is currently charged with terrorism and treason and is being held without bond in the Anzoátegui Municipal Jail. Since the President is in Sucre for the opening of a new hydroelectric power station on the Rio Lara, Vice President Valentina Perón announced that the death penalty would not be an option for the third suspect as he is only a minor.

    The Cojedes Lottery has unveiled multiple new games today for scratch offs including the 3's, 4's, 5's, and 30's. The 3's give you a chance to win 500 fuerte, while the 4's are 1,000 fuerte, 5's are 1,500 fuerte, and 30's are a maximum of 30,000 fuerte to win. The numbers represent the price of each in Cojedan fuerte. While the unveiling of the games were amazing, the most amazing announcement is that the monetary value of the Mega Million has been above 100 million fuerte since 2009, when the grand prize of 500 million fuerte was split among 3 winners. The government has generally helped in the regulation of the lottery and is even now promoting the lottery. Some politicians were even seen buying the new tickets today and playing for the 100 million fuerte.

    This Friday the 23rd Republic Games will take place in multiple cities across the nation. The games, which involve most summer sports, will be the first one to be held in more than one city. The original host was set to be the city of Ogneygorod, home to 800,000 people, but the city decided that they would want help hosting the event. They turned to the cities of Santiago, Cojedes City, Coro, Anzoátegui, Trujillo, San Carlos, Lara, and Cumaná. The major reason that the events were chose to be held in multiple cities was due to the location of Ogneygorod. The city sits in the South-West of the country, which can be extremely hot during the summer months, so, it was decided to host it in some of the cooler climates as well. The games will feature of 9,000 different athletes and will be held from the end of this month until the end of July. President Dmitry Estafan will open the games in Ogneygorod, while the Vice President will open the games in Santiago.

    That is all we have for now. Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24.
     
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    Good evening! Thank you for joining us here at Cojedes 24. My name is Kari Garcia and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Last night, the Love for Anzoátegui charity concert took place at Independencia Arena in the City of Anzoátegui. The event, which was attended by over 30,000 people and watched by nearly 3 million, featured multiple musicians and even many speakers. The first singer to step up to the stage was Alex Florea, who is an up and coming singer in Cojedes following some major hits. Rather than singing any song that he had ever unveiled before, he sang a new one called "Por Siempre" (Forever). The song is a Messian song and it is a cry for God to help his people. He said, "God laid this on my heart for me to sing. He truly is present here in this city and in our country. He has protected us and will continue to do so." One speaker was Antonio Rodriguez, a Pastor at the Church of the Savior in Cojedes, who called on the nation to come together in this tragedy and prayed for God's blessing on all those harmed. President Dmitry Estafan was unable to attend the event, but donated 500,000 Cojedan fuerte to victims in the hospital. Vice President Valentina Perón was at the event and announced that she was donating 50,000 to the benefit and a further 200,000 fuerte to those in the hospital. The second part of the charity event will take place tomorrow night.

    Also out of the State of Anzoátegui today, the three men who have been arrested and charged with terrorism and murder in regards to the Independencia Arena terror attack went before a judge this morning for a bail hearing. All three were remanded and were sentenced to solitary confinement, minus visits from lawyers and the District Attorney of Anzoátegui. The judge also decided that the three would be tried in one trial and that the death penalty would not be an option, as requested by the Presidency. We asked for a comment from the District Attorney of Anzoátegui regarding one of the suspects being a minor. Their response was, "We are taking into consideration that he was no actually the perpetrator and that he was forced into doing this. We has probable cause to believe this. If it is true that he was only an accomplice, we will seek a reduced sentence for him. Until then, we cannot discuss anymore regarding the investigation or trial." The trial date has been set to begin on August 1st, with jury selection on July 16th.

    In other news, the government has reached a settlement with PharmaCojedes to lower the price of several drugs following the companies decision to raise prices, some over 50%. The main prescriptions that were raised included Oxycodone (raised from 10 fuerte a bottle to 50 fuerte a bottle), Demerol (raised from 12 fuerte to 87 fuerte), Ibuprofen (raised over 20%), and Lipitor (raised 22%). Some prescriptions were raised 50% or more, but the government did not name them. It is known that the government immediately responded to reports from people about the raised prices and the President and Secretary of Health and Human Services responded strongly. After nearly 2 weeks of discussion, PharmaCojedes agreed to lower the prices to their original status and issued an apology to everyone effected. They furthermore announced that they would pay back people the difference. The President told reporters that he was in shock that a company that is suppose to help people would do something so underhanded and called on the Government to watch over these type of situations even stronger.

    President Dmitry Estafan is leaving Cojedes in the morning and going on his first official state visit. He will be traveling to the nation of Servos for a meeting with their leaders to discuss opening trade and formal relations. The President told us that he hopes that the meeting will spawn a fruitful relationship between the two nations. He stated, "I am hoping that we can come together and become great allies. It is also a hope that we can reach trade agreements and even see the possibility of foreign exchange students going to both countries." The President is expected to leave from Sucre International Airport and arrive in Servos the following day. Due to his impromptu trip, the Secretary of State will instead open the 23rd Cojedes Games in Ogneygorod.

    Our final story for the night, the first set of hurricanes in 9 years are expected to make landfall in Cojedes this weekend. The two hurricanes, named Sasha and Isaac respectively, are heading for the Eastern and Northern coast. These are the first two hurricanes to hit Cojedes since Hurricane Season in 2008. Many cities along the coast have asked people to evacuate and it is reported that a total of 250,000 people have evacuated from the coastal towns. The Vice President, who is in charge of the Santiago Disaster Relief Group, has ordered for teams to be prepared to go into these areas and help people after the hurricanes have receded. "I am calling on all members to be prepared to go and help those in the disaster areas. I also ask that they be prepared to potentially house these people if there be a need." The Vice President has donated nearly 3 million fuerte to help in the disaster relief and had called on the government to be prepared to pull the money together to help.

    That is all for now. Thank you for joining us here.

    *OOC: Where it mentions VP donates 3 million fuerte, the VP does come from a rich Cojedan family so it is feasible.
     
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    Buenas Noches! We thank you for joining us for a new edition of Cojedes 24, back after being taken off the air for awhile. My name is Juan Porlamar and here is the news from Cojedes!

    Our top story, Vice President Valentina Perón traveled to the Córdoba Province in south-west Cojedes today to meet with soldiers at the border and to travel to many different schools in the city. She started off her trip by taking a tour Checkpoint Four, which is the largest of all the checkpoints along the the Cojedan-Ninhundish border. During her trip, she congratulated all of the border troops and the soldiers for all of the hard work that they had been doing, which included stopping a Cojedan man from taking 22 kilos of cocaine into Ninhundland. As well, the troops had stopped guns coming into Cojedes from Ninhundland. Following her visit to the border, she went to the city of Córdoba and went to Córdoba Municipal High School and met with students there and held a rally with them. During the rally, she told them that while life doesn't always deal you the jack of all trades, that you must never give up on what you want to do with you life. "Whether you want to go into the military, become a politician, or go into the medical field, you cannot give up simply because one thing does not go your way. You must keep on trying until all else fails, cause one day you will finally get what you have been seeking." The Vice President will stay the weekend in the city, but will travel to the La Plata Province on Monday morning.

    President Nestor Estávez gave a speech before a joint session of the National Assembly today in which he announced a few key changes to the currency of Cojedes. The changes that he announced included that new Peso banknotes are to be rolled out by Mid-2018 and will feature many different leaders from Cojedes, the most prominent of which is Former President, founder of the Cojedan Front for Victory, and life-member of the Senate, Evita Arias. Another significant banknote will be the Isles of the East, which are two of the largest islands off the East coast of Cojedes. The President announced this change alongside the change to how currency is printed, which will include special imprints that make it harder to be able to forge. He stated that the shift was necessary as there has been an increased rate of forgery of federal banknotes across the country. "This will help us to curb the growing rate of forgery of the money that is issued by our government. While it is easy to stop the forging of coins, it is much harder for that of banknotes. In the past year, we have had nearly 30 instances of the government finding people who are forging bank notes. Every time, while it has been stopped, it seems to come back eventually." The President did say that after the new bills come into circulation, that old banknotes, the fifth series for Cojedes, will be accepted as legal tender until 2020.

    PharmaCojedes and MedCojedes reached an agreement today to combine is work in the pharmaceutical industry when it comes to make new drugs. The two announced their 3 year joint program following nearly 4 months of debating back and forth. The companies announced in their joint agreement that MedCojedes will put up 52% of the bill when it comes to all the testing, but will also supply its main pharmaceutical lab as the testing site for all the drug combinations. In exchange, PharmaCojedes will start selling drugs that are under the MedCojedes name and will also stop any and all direct competition testing against MedCojedes for the next 7 years. The agreement is expected to cost a total of 35 billion pesos from both companies over the course of 3 years. Since the agreement was reached early this morning, testing for drugs such as those that can help with Cancer and with MS have both begun being tested.

    That is all we have for now. We thank you for joining us here!

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    This is Cojedes 24

    Good evening and welcome to Cojedes 24. My name is Juan Porlamar and here is all the news from Cojedes.

    We start off this evening with somber news from the Santa Cruz Province. A Category 2 Hurricane, named Juan, that was expected to hit the province this week has finally made it crushing blow. This storm, which has caused major flooding across the province, was believed to originally be a Category 3, but was declared a Category 2 by the Cojedes National Weather Service. It has been reported thus far that two of the islands off the Northern coast of Cojedes have been virtually eliminated by the storm. The Santa Cruz Province has reported wide-spread power outages, with at least 65% of the population of the province being without power. So far, 22 deaths have been reported with nearly 300 more injured, all of which are being treated in neighboring Mendoza Province. The President issued a State of Emergency for the Province and announced a 2 billion dollar aid package, with 2 billion more in reserve if it is needed. The Blue Star Organization of Cojedes has made it's way into the Province and is supplying as much aid as it can for the time given.

    The University of Rosario announced this morning that it had completed its near 3 year expansion program. The expansion, which includes a new school of medicine and an onsite hospital, was reported to have caused 4 billion dollars, giving the university a debt of 1.2 billion. Former President Evita Arias was at the school today for the opening of the School of Medicine and the hospital and was given the right to cut the ribbon for both. In a speech dedicating both, she had the following to say, "Today, the task that the school has long wished for is now complete. Today, you have marked history in our country by opening both a new medical school and an onsite hospital. I and the government congratulate you on your momentous effort in coming together to help build the building and we wish many blessings on the school and hospital as it does its work." A total of 1,200 students have registered for the new medical school and nearly 5,000 people will be employed at the hospital.

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    Good afternoon! This is Cojedes 24. My name is Emiliano Medina and here is the news from Cojedes.


    Our top story today, President Estávez and Adelgona Cabello, Secretary of Emergency Situations, are currently in the Santa Cruz province surveying damage and sending resources to where they are most needed. In total, nearly 45 people are dead and over 500 are injured, while another 1,000 have been left homeless. The government has begun to deploy food, water, and other necessities to the Province. The distribution of supplies is being lead by Divisional General Emiliano Ignacio-Alexander Serrano, Chief of Staff of the Army and Humanitarian Commander of the Army and Marines. The General arrived in the Province early this morning and began giving orders for the distribution of resources to the main cities affected, which includes Río Gallegos and Pertio Moreno, both of which took a direct hit from the storm. It has been estimated by observers however that damage will total somewhere between 200 million and 400 million pesos, which is only between 2% and 5% of the money allotted to Disaster Relief. President Estávez is expected to approve the aid relief package to the Province tomorrow morning in a press conference from the city of Santa Cruz.

    The annual Festival of the Moon (Festival de la Luna in Cojedan), began today with the first church services of the month. In the service, He was thanked for creating the moon and all things, as well as the Holy Communion being accepted by all of those who attended the services. The festival, which first began in 1992, if a one month festival of music, love, joy, laughter, and family. According to former President Evita Arias, the Festival de la Luna is a time to bring the young and old, the new and the ancient, together for a month of love. "We commemorate this month by celebrating with our families and friends. We shed light on all the we have today and realize that it is thanks to all those who have come before us and fought for the freedoms that we have today." As former President Evita is the oldest former living President, she was asked to open the government celebrations of the holiday, which begins tomorrow. In response she said, "I am overjoyed that the Government has asked me to open the festival. The festivals across the nation are going to be amazing and we are very excited to see all the is in store for this festival." It is reported that this will be the fifth most expensive festival, after inflation rates are counted.

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    Buenas Noches! This is Cojedes 24. My name is Emiliano Medina and here is top news from Cojedes.

    Cleanup from Hurricane Juan that hit the Santa Cruz Province is in full force as government and civilian organization alike are working together to help rebuild all across the province. Secretary of Emergency Situations Adelgona Cabello and Divisional General Emiliano Ignacio-Alexander Serrano held a joint press conference from the capital of the Santa Cruz Province in which they declared that they would do everything in their power to ensure the cleanup is relatively quick. Secretary Cabello announced that her departments observers has done estimates that showed that damages was roughly 212 million Cojedan pesos. The government approved a 750 million dollar aid package however to ensure that families will be able to get back into their homes and back to normal lives as soon as they possibly can. Divisional General Serrano as well brought in roughly 8,000 soldiers and 2,000 National Guard members to help in the rebuilding process. Vice President Perón is expected to arrive in the Province tomorrow.

    Cojedan pop/rock band Kevin y Karla has released a new song today entitled "Mi Amor" and it has taken the nation by storm. Since the song was released at midnight, over 4,5 million copies have been sold on Cojedes Music, an app that allows people to download music on their phones. After releasing the song, they were interviewed on Wake of Cojedes and discussed the reasoning behind the song. "We are so excited to see how much people like the song. We didn't expect this many downloads in such a short period of time. The song is our way of thanks for everything that has been done for us and for all the support we received while I went through my cancer treatments", said lead singer Kevin. They said that has waited until today to release the song so that it would be released during the Festival de la Luna since it thanks the Messiah for all He has done for the country and for the people of Cojedes. The two performed the song at the opening of the Festival de la Luna in Rosario after former President Evita Arias opened the annual festival celebrations. The two are expected to sing the song again later this week during the FC Rosario-FC Corrientes game in Corrientes.

    Provincial and Municipal elections are expected to be held Thursday in the first elections in 2 years, 4 for Governors. Each Province will elect a new Governor, a new regional House of Representatives, and a regional Senate. Municipalities on the other hand will elect new mayors and city councils who will serve terms of two years. At the current time, it seems as if the Cojedan Front for Victory and the Cojedan National Conservative Party win the majority of Governors seats and a majority in the House's and Senate's, but will lose the mayor's and city councils. The Province that the people will be looking at is the Corrientes Province, because of its 2013 election of a Liberal Party member for Government, but in 2016 electing all their Federal House and Senate delegates as the Front For Victory and National Conservative Party members. Current polls show that the Front for Victory could win the Governorship in the Province, while a CFV/NCP Coalition will win the House and Senate.

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    Good afternoon! This is Cojedes 24. My name is Alejandro Piazon and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story today, Vice President Valentina Perón was called before the Senate today to grant her approval for an early Senate election, which will take place in 2018. Chairman Mauricio Morales announced earlier this week that he was going to place a request before the Vice President for an early election. He stated that his reasoning for this early election was because of a deadlock vote earlier this week regarding the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget. After discussing with coalition and opposition leaders, they agreed that a dissolving of the upper house was the best route to go. Chairman Morales presented his request to the Vice President on Wednesday afternoon and this morning she approved the dissolution of the Senate. The Senate election will occur on November 5 and the Partido Justicialista, which usually only competes in State elections, will participate in the coalition.

    The results of the state and local elections that took place yesterday were announced earlier this morning. As expected, the Corrientes Province was the site of much shock and awe in the results. In a shocking twist, the Province elected a Front for Victory Governor, Senate, and House, but elected a Partido Justicialista Lieutenant Governor. Most provinces as well did elect a majority for the Front For Victory and National Conservative Party coalition, but the Rosario and La Plata Provinces elected a Liberal majority, as has been expected. In another shocking twist, 1/2 of all Cojedan Municipalities elected an FFV/NCP coalition mayor or majority in the city council. The President congratulated all members on their elections and announced that he would prepare to visit the provinces later in the month for the swearing in of some of the governors.

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    Good evening! This is Cojedes 24! My name is Alejandro Piazon and here is the top news from Cojedes.


    Our top story, cleanup efforts in the Santa Cruz Province are still going on and it is reported that the death toll is over 100, while thousands are in hospitals across the country recovering. The youngest casualty reported during the storm was a 12 year old boy who was trying to get a friend of his to safety. Since beginning cleanup, 12 people have been killed in the chaos required to make repairs. Two of the twelve that were killed were soldiers who died when the building they were working in collapsed. Secretary of Emergency Situations Adelgona Cabello, who is still in the Province overseeing the cleanup, was appointed as the temporary Governor of the Province until 12 December 2017. The Secretary, who received her appointment by the House and Senate of the Santa Cruz Province, stated that she was honored to be given the position and said she would focus primarily on the cleanup effort in her temporary role.

    People across the nation are intently celebrating the Festival de la Luna as parades and concerts are spreading well across the nation. The annual concert, Festival de Rosario, which is by far the most notable and interesting concert of the entire month, is taking place tonight in the capital city district and will feature acts such as Kevin y Karla, Jozyanne, 5 Skies, and Los del Fuego. The event, which is taking place in the 50,000 seat Rosario Stadium, has been sold out for the previous years and even topped the sell limit this year when an additional 1,500 seats were added specifically for the concert to occur. The President did announce that security would be increased for the festival but that people should have nothing to worry about as the terror threat level is currently on stage 2, which means that there is no threat to the state at the current time.

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    Our top story this evening, the people approved a referendum today that would change the federal symbols, including the flag, coat of arms, and anthem. The flag will be changed back to the Flag of the Third Republic, which has not been seen or used since the late 1800's. In the vote regarding the anthem, the people overwhelmingly chose to adopt the patriotic song, "Himno del Norte" (Hymm/Song of the North) as the National Anthem. The decision to change them came through popular opinion polling in the Northern Provinces and in the South-Western Provinces. President Estávez, after receiving nearly 10,000 letters requesting the changes, announced that the referendum would be held. When the referendum took place today, the strongest areas of support were seen in Rosario, Cojedes City, Santa Cruz, and Concepción, where people voted over 60% in favor in these areas. The Electoral Commission announced after the votes were tallied that the anthem and other symbols would be changed effective 1 January 2018.

    With the Festival de la Luna winding down now, the time has come for Dia de Todos los Santos (All Saint's Day). Dia de Todos los Santos is the three day period where all saints recognized by the Church of Cojedes are celebrated and prayed to for intercession. The Church of Cojedes announced that this year, three more people would be made saints this year during the celebrations, the largest amount since 1987. The three that are being added have yet to be named, but the church said they will be named by Friday evening.

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    Good evening! This is Cojedes 24. My name is Alejandro Piazon and here is all the top news from Cojedes.

    Our top story, the University of Rosario School of Medicine has opened a new branch in it's school dedicated primarily to Oncology, specifically for those wishing to become a Physician's Assistant or a Doctor in this field. The school, which has spent three years and nearly 82 million dollars working specifically on this project, announced that it would be opening the division officially on Monday morning at 8 AM, when the first classes will take place. The President and Vice President were both at the dedication ceremony today and both were given honorary Master's Degree's in Oncology, a field that the Vice President has already studied in. The President gave a speech and said, "I am pleased to be here for this momentous day. Cancer is the silent killer of our people. Opening this branch of the school is necessary so that we can train a future of doctors, physicians, and scientist to be able to combat cancer at its root." In total, 500 students are expected to start at the new division on Monday.

    The cold weather is already starting to set in the North-West Provinces. The Provinces of Entre Ríos and Mendoza are currently having temperatures that are below freezing during the middle of the night and have seen snow storms during the day. Schools in the Entre Ríos Province were forced to close today due to half being without heat and the rest because of the snow that has fallen across the nation. In the Province of Mendoza, the Governor declared a partial state of emergency so that state government workers could travel through the province clearing roads and spreading brine without interference from the Federal government and private companies. Between the two Provinces, only 32% of the roads are currently covered in Brine and there are many backroads that have yet to be hit. It is expected that snow there could reach 9.5 inches, but will not go above 1 foot in any of the areas until late November.

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    Good evening! This is Cojedes 24! My name is Alejandro Piazon and here is the news from Cojedes!

    We start that night off discussing "todos los santísimos" (All Hallows' Eve). People all across Cojedes have been going out and getting their treats, while others have taken part in the tricks. Our President even took part in the festivities by playing a prank on some of the members of the House of Deputies by pretending to have a heart attack during a meeting with them earlier today. The President told us, "It is all in good fun. It lets the communities come together and bring together our people who come from so many different backgrounds." The Vice President told us that she was very excited for the celebrations because it is a prelude of so much more to come. "Todos los Santísimos is more than most people make it out to be. It is the start of a series of Holiday's for our country including Dia de Todos los Santos. As our President did say earlier that it is also a great time for the people to come together in fellowship and friendship." Early reports show that a minimum of 35 million pesos were spent on candy for the season.

    It is only a few more days until the halls of the Senate of Cojedes will be filled once more. On 5 November, 221 members will be elected to fill the seats that were dissolved by Vice President Perón on 6 October. Recent polling shows that there could be a more conservative swing in this upcoming election, however, other polls show that there could be a more liberal swing in the South-Western Provinces. While there will be 221 elected members, meaning 17 for each of the 13 Provinces, there will also be 6 new appointed members. Vice President Perón announced roughly a week and a half ago that the order of dissolution extended to the 6 life members that were appointed by the President. This was after many questions arose regarding the order from the Presidency. The Constitutional Court in Ruling 9925.2017.3143 declared that the order did extend to the life members and that the Presidency would have to appoint 6 new members that will have to be recommended by the Governors Council. In the same ruling, the court also decided that the order extended to the House of Deputies life members, which number 13, and that each Province will have to appoint a new life member.

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    Good morning! This is Cojedes 24! my name is Alejandro Piazon and here is the news from Cojedes.

    This is a quite a slow news days, but we begin with our top story coming from President Nestor? ?Estávez. Roughly one hour ago, the President announced the Rosario Initiative 2022, a plan to do a complete overhaul of the nation. In his speech declaring the initiative active he stated, "This will lead Cojedes into a new era. By 2022, we plan to have at least 35% of our country using renewable energy sources, while we will still increase our coal and petroleum industries. The Rosario Initiative will as well seek to change healthcare and education in the country. The program, which will be 5 years long, will seek to be at a minimal cost of 17 billion pesos, however, 50 billion pesos have been set aside to fund the project for the next 5 years." The plan, which was crafted by the Vice President and presented to the House of Deputies earlier this year, is expected to end in 2022, however, the government has an extension plan to take it to the end of 2023. The Vice President told us that she was very excited that the country was going to take her program on and stated that she would be willing to serve as the Chairman of the Rosario Initiative. "I am very excited for this to happy. We use a similar policy when I was the Governor of Santa Fe and it had an excellent result. I cannot wait to see what is in store for our country."

    In other news, the Provincial Government of Corrientes announced today that it was going to establish a new city that would be planned for the remainder of the year and that construction of the city would begin mid-next year. The Governor, Diego Picaro, who was re-elected as Governor last month, declared that the city had been in the making for the past two years, but that the major issue was that the government could not find a specific area to build the city but was finally able to. "We have found an area in the North-Eastern area of the Province and it will be on the coast. We believe that the city will take anywhere from 6 to 9 years to build, while construction on certain areas will last longer. We will first begin working on a sewage system and also work on the ground breaking at the same time." The Governor said that many names were thrown out for the city and that they finally agreed to name it officially as the City of Raphael, or Raphael for short, after the Patron Saint of Cojedes.

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    Good evening! This is Cojedes 24! My name is Alejandro Piazon and here is all the top news from Cojedes!

    Our top story tonight, the Cojedan Senate Election results have been officially declared by the National Electoral Commission. The Cojedan Front for Victory along with the National Conservative Party took a combined 118 seats, while the Justicialist Party took 40 seats. The remaining 63 seats were divided between the Liberal Party, who took 22 seats, the Independents, who took 24 seats, and the Christian Democrats who took the remaining 17 seats. President Estávez announced the results as certifiable and declared that he would appoint his 6 life members within the coming days. The President did hint that he would appoint former President Caleb Fernandez as a life member. He also stated that he would consider appointing Evita Arias as a life member of the Senate. The Supreme Court declared the results valid after confirmation from both the President and Commission and stated that the members would be sworn in on Tuesday 14 November, 2017.

    The Rosario Initiative is in full swing across the country as roughly 10 projects spanning all 13 provinces have been started. All of the projects involve the use of transferring to different forms of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric. The most impressive project that is taking place is the building of a solar/wind farm in the Province of Verasta. The site, which is roughly 50km away from the Provincial capital, will involve over 25,000 solar panels and roughly 1,200 wind turbines that is believed will give power to 1/3rd of the entire Province and 1/5th of the neighboring Santa Corazon Province. The project began the day after the announcement of the Initiative and has already seen land cleared for the panels and turbines to be set up. In the Province of Santa Cruz, a hydroelectric power station is being built on the Lestoy River, marking the first of its kind in the Northern Provinces. The Corrientes Province, while focused on building the city of Raphael, has also began building a solar farm and a wind farm, which has the potential to power 1/2 of the state when both are in full operation.

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    Good evening! Welcome to Cojedes 24. My name is Alejandro Piazon and here is the news from Cojedes!

    We begin this evening by turning to a local story in the capital. Since the early 1980's, construction on the Rosario International Business District has taken place. Early today, President Estávez announced that the long and hard work that has been put into the District has finally paid off. The project, which has cost the state and private investors a total of 1.5 trillion Pesos, on a 2 trillion peso budget, was declared nearly completed and the President stated that we could see the area completed by the end of November. "I congratulate all the workers on their feat. It has been a long and arduous process, but in the long run it will pay off for the state. We have completed some of our greatest structures including the Tower of the Republic, Liberty Tower, and Justice Tower, which are the three tallest buildings in our country." Many companies, including PharmaCojedes, MedCojedes, GasCom, and CojCell have moved their headquarters to the Business District and will officially open later this week. The Government has stated that the remaining 500 billion pesos that were left over would go to maintenance and upkeep of the area.

    In other news, President Estávez also announced today that six (6) people that he wanted to appoint to the Senate. The first three, which would be members who have made contribution to the state are: Jorge Iglesias, Hero of the Republic and renowned doctor who is founder of the North Cojedes Medical System; Adalinda Martinez, Cojedan Blue Cross Recipient who created the Cojedan Standards of Learning testing; and Gloria Adriana, Blue Star Recipient and architect who led the building of the Rosario International Business District. The three with significant political duty that were appointed are: Caleb Fernandez, Hero of the Republic recipient and two term President; Evita Arias, Hero of the Republic and also a two-term President; and, Sebastian Salinas, former Secretary of Agriculture. The appointments were all approved by the Supreme Court and the Senate and will take their positions on Monday morning.

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    Good evening! Welcome to Cojedes 24. My name is Alejandro Piazon and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Shopping and the Holiday spirit is indefinitely in the air as people across the nation took to the malls yesterday, today, and will continue to this weekend and in the month to come. As occurs every year, companies put their items, specifically clothing and electronics on sale for cheap and affordable prices to get up for the next Cojedan holidays that are coming. We spoke to many shoppers who said they were excited, but also a little angry at the entire thing. One lady stated, "We came for two items, one of which was a gaming system and the other a phone. We waited in line for two hours and only came home with the phone cause they sold out of the other." Another person told us that they were waiting for Sunday and Monday, which is when the online specials occur. Generally speaking, the police have said that people have maintained order and that they have only been called roughly 3 times in each city since the shopping season began.

    President Estávez was in the business district bright and early this morning for the dedication of "Rosario Building" and "Cojedes Tower", which are both part of the soon to be finished Rosario International Business District. The dedication of the building took place with only specific news stations allowed in the district for the dedication so as to not have overcrowding take place in the district prior to the official opening of the area. The President stated in the speech of dedication, "We thank the Almighty for bringing this to us. We are very pleased by the work that has been done this year and we are more than excited to see these buildings be open to the public, which will occur in the next few days." The Presidency along with the Council regarding the business district announce that they will officially open all buildings to the public later this week and that companies can begin moving in by Thursday.

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    Good evening! Welcome to Cojedes 24! My name is Alejandro Piazon and here is the top news from Cojedes!

    Our top story tonight, the Presidential family is ready to begin decorating Christmas trees after receiving the traditional Four Christmas trees. The four trees, one of which was sent by the Gojan government, will be spread all throughout the President Palace and even outside for all the people to see. The tree delivered by the Gojan government is 130 ft according to the ambassador who oversaw the delivery and will be displayed outside. The other three trees, which came from the cities Santa Lucas, Santa Cruz, and Verdaliz, range anywhere from 6 ft to 70 ft in height. The three trees that were delivered were Cojedan grown Spruces, Firs, and Pines, the tallest of which was the Fir, which is estimated to be a little over 70.5 ft. First Lady Maria Estávez and her two sons, Luke and Mattias, accepted the trees on behalf of the family and immediately began making plans to set them up. We spoke to Luke, aged 12, who said he was excited about the one from Goyanes. "It is so nice of the Gojan government to send us one. Once it is decorated, I am sure they will love our Cojedan touch to it." The First Lady said that they will begin decorating the trees and the house tomorrow afternoon.

    In other news, the business district in Rosario has finally opened. After years of intense work, companies officially began moving into the Business District late Thursday afternoon. Several companies, such as CojedesGas and PharmaCojedes all moved their headquarters to the region. It has been reported that deals are being made with Gojan and Andrennian companies for them to launch divisions that are based out of the new District. We spoke to a member of the Committee on the International Business District who told us that while things were still only in the beginning phases, we could eventually see multiple foreign companies in the country with their regional departments in the district. "We are in the early stages of launching the area. We really need to make sure everything goes to plan before we open it up to the entire world. I would estimate that by February 2018 we will be able to open the district to all foreign countries who want to have a company based there."

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    Good afternoon! Welcome to Cojedes 24! My name is Isabella Sanchez and here is the news from Cojedes!

    Our top story today, recent weather predictions are saying that there will definitely be snow in the forecast this coming week and all throughout December. According to the Cojedan National Weather Service, we could except roughly 3 feet by the end of the week and potentially even a white Christmas. According to the director of the Weather Service, Adelgonda Cabello, the recent drop in temperature could also cause it to stick for quite some time. "Over the course of the past few weeks, we have seen the temperature drop dramatically. In November, we saw temperatures in the upper 60's. Now, we are seeing temperature's in the upper teens and lower 20's. We have reason to believe that if it does snow, that even with the brine that has been laid out by the government workers, the roads will still be very slick and dangerous. We advise all drivers, civilian and military, to be careful when driving down the roads, especially at night time." There have been some reports of snow fall in the capital city, but this has yet to be confirmed by the weather service, which is stationed in Corrientes Province.

    In other news, police in Córdoba were called to the local mall today after a bomb threat was called in. Municipal Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in Cojedes, has been the site of several bomb threats before. As it tends to be, the threat was only false and the police were able to find and arrest the person who called in the threat by using a tracker that the phone the caller used has in it. In response to the threat, Police Commissioner Jose Valentin stated that there will be an increased police presence at the mall and all malls in the Córdoba Province for the remainder of the year. Secretary of Internal Affairs Camilla Banderas likewise announced that malls will see an increased presence of both state and federal police for the remainder of the Christmas season.

    The Department of Commerce, which is chaired by Secretary Sofia Belmonte, released a report yesterday stating that the revenue generated by the shopping season is the largest it has ever been in the past two (2) decades. The report showed that there was a minimum of a 10% increase in revenue generated by sales since 2007, with this year alone making up 4% of it, over two times more than the previous year. She stated that the reason behind this was the increase in wages and consumer spending, which has helped stimulate the economy. "More people are buying items this year because of several reasons. Wages are increasing steadily all across the board, which gives people a stronger sense of security in their jobs. As well, since the government announced a lowering of taxes on the items for the shopping season, which will end at the end of January, people feel that items are a little cheaper, thus giving incentive to spend more." The same report, which was also combined with a report from the Treasury Department, stated that this will be the first time that Cojedes has had six (6) continuous quarters of growth in the economy, which was also listed under the same reasons.

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    Good evening! Welcome to Cojedes 24! My name is Milan Castillo and here is the news from Cojedes!

    We begin this evening with a report that snow has indefinitely begun to fall all across Cojedes. On Saturday, we reported that snowfall would begin this week in Cojedes and sure enough it has. The capital city has seen over 1 1/2 feet of snow thus far and has thus issued the cancelling of school for Tuesday and potentially even Wednesday. Temperatures have dropped dramatically in the southern parts of the country, areas that generally don't see as much compared to the far north. The Provinces of Santa Cruz and San Luis have seen snowfall that has amounted to over 2 feet since Saturday evening. Schools in their provinces will be closed tomorrow and Tuesday as well. The National Weather Service again issued a statement warning drivers about slick roads and driving at night time, stating that once the snow starts to melt, black ice and ice in general will form over the roads, causing hazardous conditions.

    The Armed Forces of Cojedes will be receiving a new name until 19 January 2018, when the National Assembly will vote on whether to change or keep the current name. Since the late 1400's, the Cojedan military has seen different names, including at one time being a Defense Force. From now until January, the Armed Forces will be called the Cojedan Territorial Armed Forces. President Estávez stated that while the name did seem to bear only protection to the state itself, a clause had been created allowing for the Government to authorize assistance to allies if they are sent into war. "The government has decided to try an experiment and it will be a short one. It is only a minor change that will have no dramatic effect on the way the military operates." Currently, Members of the National Assembly do support changing the name to reflect the name the military originally had back in the late 1480's until the early 1520's.

    Our final story for tonight, an archaeological team from the University of Tucumán was doing research in the Tucumán Province when they discovered a once lost city. The city, known as Berri, was destroyed by a flood from the nearby Rilla River in 325. The city was once one of the most populated areas in the entire country and was the site of a major economic center. The leader of the team, Professor Juan Artiza, stated that the find was legendary and that it was more a Christmas gift to him than anything. "We did not expect coming out here to find the lost city of Berri. Our original mission was to dig up ancient weapons from the time of the Cojedan War of Independence from Ninhundland and Andrenne, but we came with the big find of Berri. This is a Christmas gift to me and to my students." The President commended them for their work in finding the lost city and signed an executive order declaring the site a National Landmark. The President as well stated that the University of Tucumán would be allowed to continue digging in the area to discover what the lost city has to offer.

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    Good afternoon! Welcome to Cojedes 24! My name is Milan Castillo and here is all the news from Cojedes!

    Snow continues to fall across Cojedes as classes and church services have been cancelled for the remainder of the week. Snowfall in Rosario has now amounted to well over 2,5 feet and much more snow is to come. Many main roads are now covered, as are many back roads. Road conditions, including black ice, have worsened over the night and are continuing to get worse. The Governor of Rosario Province announced a state of emergency in the province, issuing a curfew as well. The Northern Provinces also declared State of Emergencies and closed school for the remainder of the week. President Estávez has issued a warning to the people to only go out if it is absolutely necessary or medical attention is required. Pharmacies will remained open while the storm is ongoing and will fill medicines on request with lesser charge. The National Weather Service once more issued a warning to the people of the country as temperatures continue to drop, sometimes going into the negatives at nighttime.

    In other news, the National Assembly of Cojedes voted to approve economic sanctions against Ninhundland today. The new wave of sanctions, which will be in effect until late 2018, will extend to target goods that leave Cojedes and will completely bar companies from being allowed to send goods to Ninhundland, unless they are medical in nature. The announcement of new sanctions comes after the Presidency withdrew support of the current government of Ninhundland and announced that the government will support Andrenne in their blockade of the Ninhundish people, while not officially closing the Cojedan-Ninhundish border. Presidential Representative Alejandro Milan announced that the government will begin issuing the sanctions effective on December 27th and that the Cojedan border provinces will begin to monitor the border tightly. Borders will officially close on January 8th if the Presidency orders. The Government also declared that the Cojedan State Oil Company will begin withdrawing from Ninhundland and will cease all production effective January 12th.

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    Good evening! Welcome to Cojedes 24! My name is Milan Castillo and here is the news from Cojedes!

    Secretary of Transportation Ximena Salinas and Secretary of Urban Development Evita Arias cut the red ribbon today at the grand opening of the Corrientes-Rosario-Santa Cruz High Speed Rail, the first to connect the three major urban centers of the country and the first in the country all over. The high speed rail, which has been roughly 5 years in the making, was officially completed on December 14th, but do to snow and other conditions, the ceremony took place today. Secretary Salinas gave a speech commending the workers and also commending them working through several different conditions, including the hurricane seasons and snow. Secretary Arias commended the workers as well and applauded it as another progressive work in the advancement of Cojedes. "We have taken a step into the future of our country. People will now be able to travel longer distances quicker and we will also be able to send resources across the country quicker." Chief Spokesman for the President and Cabinet Marcos Peña sent congratulations from the President, who is currently battling the flu.

    Secretary of State Security Rafaella Zavala and Secretary of Internal Affairs Camilla Banderas held a joint Press Conference today in Rosario regarding drug and human trafficking. In the press conference, they revealed the totals for the year, which, in a shock turn, had actually decreased from the previous five years in statistics. "We are very pleased with the results we had this year. While it is a sad fate that occurs in our nation, we are actually very glad that we are able to respond quicker and more efficient now thanks to more people stepping forward and reporting when incidents occurs," states Secretary Banderas. Secretary Zvala thanked the Police Officers and the Armed Forces for all their hard work this year in stopping human trafficking and drugs from entering the country. "This year alone, our police, border control, and armed forces have helped our number in both categories decrease by over 30%. That is an amazing number for us and we hope that we will be able to continue these efforts.

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    Good evening! This is Cojedes 24! My name is Milan Castillo and here is the news.

    Our top story, President Nestor Estávez gave his 8th and final Christmas Address to the nation today. To start of the speech, he wished a Merry Christmas to all citizens and to all foreigners as well. The first part of the speech touched on the disasters the occurred this year, including the death of former President Emiliano Basto and the Hurricane that struck the Province of Santa Cruz. He stated in the address that his heart this Christmas was with the Basto Family and with the victims of the Hurricane. The President then continued, "We also, however, have much to celebrate this year. The hard work of the Cojedan people in Rosario has paid off. We have completed the Rosario International Business District and companies are already beginning to move in. At the same time, the Rosario Initiative has taken off the ground and is in full swing, also thanks to the people of Cojedes." The President also then made remarks regarding the discovery of the ancient city of Berri and congratulated Corrientes Province regarding them building a new city. The President ended the speech wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

    In other news, multi-billion dollar company PharmaCojedes announced earlier today that they were going to begin working with the government to make the cost of prescriptions less expensive. Daniel Castillo, the CEO of PharmaCojedes, stated in a national address that they would begin an overhaul of the cost of medications to make them more available to people who cannot afford them and to also get in line with the Cojedan Medical Act of 2012, which required all medications be dropped by a minimum of 5%. "We are going to make our medications more affordable to the people of our country. The cost of medicine today is outrageous and we can help change that. We will work with our partners at the Department of Health and help our people out." The CEO did however announce that the cost of medications for those on state support or those who are retired will either become no cost at all, or will cost less than 10 pesos.

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    Good evening and welcome to Cojedes 24. This is Teresa Andrade and here is the news from Cojedes.

    Our top story this evening, the people of Cojedes took to the polls today in the final referendum of 2017. People battled the elements to be able to turn out for the referendum, which would decide that fate of the state's power. The proposal was to increase the powers of the governors to allow them to be able to effectively stop their state from accepting federal laws that they don't deem fit. The proposal would require at least 6 of the 13 governors, roughly half of the Governor's Council, also known as the Council of 13, to be in favor before any province could block the law from going into place. An amendment was tacked onto the bill that would prevent the governors from rejecting humanitarian aid, troops and police forces, stopped the ability to reform the tax system, and put a halt to governors being able to decide certain things on healthcare. The referendum failed with only 27% in favor and with a turnout of 70%, thus meeting both requirements for the referendum.

    In other news, Vice President Valentina Perón was blessed this past Sunday when she gave birth to two healthy baby boys. Madam Perón, who became the first Executive level member to have a child while in office, announced their birth roughly 3 hours after they had been born. The two boys, one named Alejandro and the other named Diego, were born at roughly 7 AM and were said to be in good health. The President and his wife went to the hospital to congratulate the Vice President and her husband and were told that they would be the God parents of the two boys. The VP also stated that when they were old enough, she wished for them to attend a private religious school in Rosario or Corrientes. She is hoping to be able to get back to work soon, but realize that she must first take care of her children and herself. In the time she is gone, the Speaker of the House will carry out most of her duties.

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