Stories for October 30th 2012
After a six-month deployment to the South Atlantic, including a patrol and exercises in the Falkland Islands, the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dauntless has returned to her home port in Portsmouth, southern England.
A year ago the administration of President Cristina Fernandez imposed the first of a long chain of foreign money exchange restrictions that have caused a serious impact on the economy, the private sector and other provincial and city governments.
The Argentine navy flagship ARA Libertad impounded in Ghana by US investment funds since 2 October has cost so far over 2.6 million dollars, half of which for the repatriation of the 281 cadets and crewmembers, according to Argentine naval and diplomatic sources quoted in the Buenos Aires media.
As the world’s climate continues to change, hazards to human health are increasing. The Atlas of Health and Climate, published jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), illustrates some of the most pressing current and emerging challenges.
Australia’s Petrel Energy is getting involved in Uruguay after taking a stake in a private US player which also gives it a presence in Spain. The Sydney-based explorer said its 25% stake in Schuepach Energy International (SEI) gives the company a shot at unearthing “company-making” large scale oil and gas discoveries.
Municipal elections are over and the Brazilian government had a good performance at the polls having recovered among others the City of Sao Paulo, but contrary to investors’ expectations, the country’s oil and gas corporation Petrobras will not be hiking gasoline prices in the immediate future.
Intense heavy showers and winds hit Buenos Aires City and the province of Buenos Aires leaving two dead and several injured at Greater Buenos Aires, while thousands were evacuated due to the floods and power outages in many neighbourhoods.
New York City main power supplier Con Edison begun Monday evening the process of shutting off electrical service to a portion of Lower Manhattan, a move that will protect both company and customer equipment, and allow for quicker restoration after Hurricane Sandy passes.