”We have a right to live in peace, in freedom and to determine our own future”. “We have a right to live in peace, we have a right to our freedom and above all we have a right to determine our own future”, Falkland Islands elected lawmaker, MLA Ian Hansen told the United Nations decolonization committee or C24 on Wednesday, in New York.
Following days of fierce global criticism, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end his policy of family separations along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump signed the order on Wednesday, saying he “didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”
Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro has summoned ex president Lula da Silva for questioning next 11 September in a case related to reforms made in a camp house, Sitio Santa Barbara, in Atibaia, Sao Paulo state and which was frequently used by the Lula da Silva family.
Chile Day in London will take place on 6-7 September; it was announced at an event in the British embassy in Santiago de Chile. The initiative has grown steadily since its year of inception in 2011 and “this year promises to be a new focus, at an important time for both our countries”, said ambassador Fiona Clouder.
Last week the Falkland Islands Government approved under Falkland Islands law the exhumation of the body of Flight Lieutenant Luis Dario Jose Castagnari. Mr Castagnari is buried at the Argentine Cemetary near Darwin in the Islands, having perished during the 1982 war.
Brazil’s move to ease rules forcing oil producers to buy from domestic suppliers means Latin America’s top producer will be able to sustain output of 5 million barrels per day (pbd) by the mid-2020s, compared to just 3.7 million bpd under prior rules, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Wednesday.
Brazil’s central bank has unveiled details of a newly-developed block-chain platform that will be used to facilitate information exchange between the country’s financial regulators. Dubbed ‘Pier’, the block-chain was developed by the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB)’s own IT department and will be used to share data securely between the central bank and other domestic regulators, BSB, said in an announcement.
Brazil’s central bank kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, as expected, refraining from hiking even after a sharp currency slide as policymakers highlighted the unclear impact of a nationwide protest by truckers in late May.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved on Wednesday a three-year Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Argentina amounting to US$50 billion (equivalent to SDR 35.379 billion, or about 1,110 percent of Argentina’s quota in the IMF).
United Kingdom should remain in the customs union after Brexit unless there is a proper alternative, the boss of Siemens UK has said. Jürgen Maier, chief executive of the German firm's UK operations, told Reuters contingency planning for Brexit was very difficult as we don't know... what we are planning for.