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Stories for January 22nd 2018

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 23:26 UTC

    No matter what, Brazil's 2018 election will be controversial

    Lula could be barred from the 2018 election. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert/IL

    Brazil will head to the polls on October 7 in what is set to be the most polarizing presidential race in living memory. While the final ballot is beginning to take shape, there is still a question mark over the candidacy of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Workers’ Party), who may be ineligible to run after his impending appeals court decision on charges of corruption. The imbroglio surrounding Lula guarantees that however the 2018 election turns out, both sides will feel they have reason to call foul play.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 20:35 UTC

    VIDEOS - Clashes between protesters and officials in Venezuela

    The clashes continued during the afternoon between the Bolivarian National Guard and hooded demonstrators. Photo: Vanessa Tarantino

    Security officials are dispersing with pellets and tear gas opposition concentration in front of the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, after the opposition convened a peaceful demonstration in protest against the government. So far at least 3 people have been injured by pellets in the confrontation. The protesters were refuging at the University and erected barricades in the street, facing with stones and molotovs the officials while they shoot and throw tear gas bombs inside the university headquarters, according to ReporteYA

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:57 UTC

    Gap between super rich and the poor at its widest, claims Oxfam

    Oxfam has produced similar reports for the past five years. In 2017 it calculated the world's eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the world's poorest half

    The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to be owned by a small minority, Oxfam has claimed. Some 82% of money generated last year went to the richest 1% of the global population while the poorest half saw no increase at all, the charity said.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands takes over Premier's Temporary Dock Facility until April

    “This project presents us with a good opportunity to determine if there is sufficient commercial appetite for an expanded dock infrastructure in Stanley Harbor”.

    An agreement has been signed by the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) with Premier Oil to secure the use of their Temporary Dock Facility until March 31, 2018. This pilot project is intended to test the market for additional berthing capacity within Stanley Harbor and to facilitate maintenance works on FIPASS.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:44 UTC

    Falkland Islands geography a trap for pilot whales (*)

     Pilot whales buried in sand

    Sasha Arkhipkin, Senior Fisheries Scientist talks about mass strandings of pilot whales.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:36 UTC

    Brazil seizes contraband of Paraguayan cigarettes, some from president Cartes factory

    The Brazilian report points out that some of the boxes were identified as cigarettesmanufactured at Tabacalera del Este SA, Tabesa

    Brazilian authorities have reported the seizure of a huge contraband of cigarettes from Paraguay, and some of the brands in the boxes belong to a well known tobacco company in Asunción, which belongs to president Horacio Cartes.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Australian scientists attempting a krill “census” based on the “sound” of the species

    Dr. Martin Cox, acoustic specialist, explains that if they can match the frequency signals with a single krill, they could determine the number in a swarm.

    A team of Antarctic scientists hopes that an experiment to capture the “sound” of a single krill will help determine how many individuals of this key Antarctic species are swimming in the Southern Ocean. Researchers from the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) are using echo sounder technology to record the sound of krill specimens of different sizes over a range of frequencies.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Brazil looking to overcome the self imposed ban of fish produce to the EU

    Eumar Novacki said that suspending exports was the best way to avoid the EU unilateral decision, which would further delay the return of Brazilian fish produce

    “Suspending the export of Brazilian fish to the European Union was a hard decision and still not well understood,” the interim fisheries minister Eumar Novacki said at a meeting with businessmen from the sector, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA).

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Good start for Argentine squid season: daily average catches of 28 to 35 tons

    The size of squid is also better than at the start of last year's season, with predominance of sizes S (between 150 and 200 grams), and double S.

    The squid fishing season in the South Atlantic, operating with Argentine licenses, has started with good prospects and a moderate optimism of the sector. During the first week jiggers reported daily average catches that oscillated between 28 and 35 tons, according to Pescare, an Argentine fish industry publication. .

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Crowd of 1.3 million at Pope's final Mass in Peru, contrasts with visit to Chile

    The crowd at the military base of 1.3 million people reported by the Vatican was the largest of Francis’ weeklong, two-nation visit.

    More than one million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis’ final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop.

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