Antarctic krill are usually less than 6 cm in length, but their size belies the major role they play in sustaining much of the life in the Southern Ocean. They are the primary food source for many species of whales, seals, penguins and fish.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are currently promoting the release of a set of stamps commemorating the life of the former Falklands and dependencies governor Sir Rex Hunt. The release of the stamps on June 11 coincided with a memorial service for Sir Rex Hunt at St Clement Danes, the Central Church of the Royal Air Force, London.
Bolivian Senator Roger Pinto, who had taken refuge in the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz, left the country in an official Brazilian vehicle escorted by soldiers, Brazilian Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Ricardo Ferraço said on Sunday.
South Atlantic patrol HMS Argyll is coming to the end of her seven month deployment and next month is expected back in Davenport. Last week the Type 23 frigate crossed the 80 kilometre Panama Caal sailing two seas in one day, after finishing an intense period of counter-narcotics operation in the Eastern Pacific.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff had a long standing wish and it was finally made true with the help of an accomplice and high ranking official from her administration: a ride in motorbike to see Brasilia first hand without being recognized.
Falkland Islands lawmakers, MLA Roger Edwards and MLA Barry Elsby are travelling to South Africa to attend the 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary conference and associated events to be held between 28 August and 6 September
Spain will only discuss about fisheries with the UK after the blocks dumped into the Gibraltar bay have been removed, said foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo in a Sunday interview with the right wing newspaper La Razon.
Uruguay’s Deputy Economy minister Alejandro Antonelli denied any ‘short-circuits’ in the government regarding the Royal Bank of Canada’s raid incident, just a ‘matter of differences’, but insisted that the whole issue is positive for Uruguay since it shows the country’s commitment in combating money laundering and other possible financial crimes.
Argentine Economy minister Hernán Lorenzino said that the New York appeals court ruling supporting Judge Thomas Griesa decision in favour of paying the hedge funds the 1.3bn dollars they are demanding, was an attempt to take the country back to 2001.
Almost 60%, more precisely, 59.1%, of Argentine children in urban areas suffer lack of coverage in their basic rights, according to a release from the Argentine Catholic University referred to infancy rights and included in the latest Social Debt Barometer report.