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Montevideo, June 27th 2017 - 08:56 UTC

Stories for 2017

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 10:45 UTC

    Portugal Forest Fire costs 62 lives and fight not over yet

    Over 140 forest fires continued to hit Portugal by Monday morning.

    Over 1,700 firefighters continued to battled a large-scale forest fire Monday in Portugal that has already killed 62 people. Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday declared three days of national mourning. Number of fatalities feared to rise. There are also 61 people injured, five of them in critical condition - four firemen and one child.

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  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    At least three killed as Argentine fishing boat sinks off Chubut

    The Mar del Plata-based “Repunte” had taken to sea from Puerto Madryn on June 13.

    Argentine Coast Guard found Sunday the dead body of two of the nine crew members missing after Saturday's sinking of a fishing vessel off the coast of Argentina's southern province of Chubut, it was reported, while one more sailor whose body is yet to be retrieved is also feared dead and seven more are still missing.

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  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 16:06 UTC

    Ambassador Kent: “Bilateral ties improving but Falkland islanders will define their own future”

    Ambassador Mark Kent: “We do not see Argentina as an enemy”

    The British ambassador to Argentina, Mark Kent, underlined the United Kingdom's intentions to “improve” bilateral relations and admitted a meeting between President Mauricio Macri and Prime Minister Theresa May within the framework of the G20 was possible. However, he made it clear that with regards to the Falkland Islands question “the islanders have the right to define their own future.”

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  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years

    THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

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  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 09:46 UTC

    The Falklands: Then & Now opens at the Historic Dockyard Museum

    A fascinating new exhibition, entitled The Falklands: Then & Now was opened by the Acting Governor Alex Mitham, in the Historic Dockyard Museum last week. Museum Director, Andrea Barlow, thanks invited guests to the preview, and expressed her gratitude for the many contributions to the exhibition.

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  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 03:42 UTC

    Grenfell Tower death toll feared around 70

    “I really hope it won't,” but Commander Stuart Cundy admitted the number of casualties may increase.

    The latest news from the West London Grenfell Tower fire site list 58 people missing and presumed to be dead, London police Commander Stuart Cundy said on Saturday. He also explained that the figure was based on reports from the public and feared it might go up. “This number 58 may change. I really hope it won't, but it may increase,” he said. This 58 include the 30 already confirmed dead, according to Cundy. Analysts estimate the death toll can reach 70.

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  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 02:34 UTC

    Brazilian President Temer to tour Russia, Norway this week

    “Russia will be number one on the agenda of my tour,” said President Temer

    President Michel Temer of Brazil is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during his Moscow stop this coming week. Among the items to be discussed is the purchase of air defense missile systems. There will also be talks with Russian investors to discuss energy matters.

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  • Saturday, June 17th 2017 - 16:26 UTC

    Pence to visit Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Panama in August

    Vice President Pence to tour the Americas as a token of US interest despite budget cuts

    US Vice President Mike Pence announced he will be travelling to Central and South America later this year. During a conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami it became known that the Vice President will be touring Colombia -Cartagena and Bogota-, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Panama City on August 13-18.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2017 - 13:37 UTC

    Gunman dead after high-speed police chase, hours before OAS meeting in Cancun

    Another death in Cancun in what seems to be a turf battle among rival criminal organizations.

    A suspect was gunned down in a shootout with police in Cancun at around 4 am Friday, following the discovery late on Thursday of two plastic bags containing human body parts in the hotel district, Mexican officials said. The incident took place in the area housing most of the luxury hotels, less than 48 hours before the June 19-21 General Assembly of the Organization of American States to be held in the city.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2017 - 12:41 UTC

    Argentina joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

    The AIIB's funding capabilities is said to be exactly what Argentina and other Latin American countries need.

    In need of further international financial assistance and under pressure after settling a debt crisis, President Mauricio Macri's administration makes yet another move to seek renewed channels for funding.