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Stories for November 2016

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 07:12 UTC

    A “flat” cruise season officially begins this week in Montevideo

    Kechichian revealed that Uruguay is working with Argentine authorities to recover the cruise business:“it won't be easy to bring them back, but we are working on it”

    The 2016/17 cruise season officially begins this week in Uruguay with the arrival of MS Zaandam and Insignia. Zandam belonging to Holland America Line with capacity for 1.432 passengers usually calls several times in Montevideo during the season.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 07:02 UTC

    Bolivia imposes biometric census on foreigners after San Matias crimes

    Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero tougher on aliens

    The Government of Bolivia decreed Tuesday that the Immigration bureau is to undertake a biometric census of all foreigners in the country to legalize their situation, after crimes allegedly committed by Brazilian hitmen.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 18:36 UTC

    Argentina invests heavily in major dry bulk and vegetable oils port terminal

    The terminal is capable of unloading 600 railway cars and more than 1,200 trucks per day. According to AGD, it handled 13 million tons of exports last year

    Bunge and Aceitera General Deheza S.A. (AGD) announced they will jointly invest US$100 million in Puerto General San Martin’s T6 industrial complex and port terminal. Puerto General San Martin is an inland port in Argentina that sits on the Paraná River.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 18:28 UTC

    The Falkland Islands Police celebrate 170 Years

    The headquarters of the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) in Stanley.

    The Royal Falkland Islands Police Force (RFIP) is celebrating its birthday having been first established on the 1st November 170 years ago in 1846 with the appointment of Mr Francis Parry as Chief Constable. The Constables Ordinance of 1846, which was first enacted by the Colonies Legislative Council on 27th October of that same year, brought about the birth of an establishment that has remained at the service of the public ever since.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 16:25 UTC

    Brazilian chancellor name, Serra emerges in Petrobras investigation, dating back to 2010 campaign

    The off-the-books operation, according to the reports, was negotiated with former federal congressman, Márcio Fortes (PSDB-RJ), who is close to Serra. (L)

    Brazil's current foreign minister Jose Serra name has emerged in the Petrobras investigation of companies, politicians and company's unfaithful officials. The construction group Odebrecht provided two names to the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigation as being those who carried out operations that transferred R$ 23 million (US$ 7.3 million) from the construction company to the 2010 presidential campaign of Jose Serra, in off-the-books transactions.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 14:21 UTC

    Gentoo penguins proving to be the sturdiest in Antarctica

    Chinstraps have been in steady decline while gentoos have undergone a series of population fluctuations…although their over trend is upwards

    A forty year study on a remote Antarctic island shows that while populations of two penguin species are declining, while a third is increasing. Analysis of census data from Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands reveals that, between 1978 and 2016, the number of chinstrap penguin pairs declined by nearly 70%.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 12:40 UTC

    EMBRAER agrees to pay US$ 205m to settle corruption charges

    SEC complaint alleges that Embraer made more than US$83 million in profits as a result of bribe payments from its U.S.-based subsidiary through third-party agents

    Brazil's aircraft manufacturer Embraer has agreed to pay some US$205 million to settle corruption charges involving sales of military and civil airplanes to four customers. records to conceal illicit payments.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 10:18 UTC

    Spinach effective in helping detect landmines, according to MIT field work

    To read the signal, the researchers shine a laser onto the leaf, prompting the embedded nanotubes to emit near-infrared fluorescent light.

    Scientists have transformed the humble spinach plant into a bomb detector. By embedding tiny tubes in the plants' leaves, they can be made to pick up chemicals called nitro-aromatics, which are found in landmines and buried munitions. Real-time information can then be wirelessly relayed to a handheld device.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 09:48 UTC

    Norovirus outbreak in Massachusetts shellfish growing areas

    Sale of seed shellfish from Wellfleet Harbor for purposes of aquaculture or propagation is prohibited except for within Wellfleet Harbor.

    The norovirus which has caused havoc to the cruise industry had emerged in Massachusetts waters forcing the closure of shell fishing within Wellfleet Harbor. The ban imposed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has been set since October 28, but does not include bay and sea scallop adductor muscles and carnivorous snails, including conchs and whelks.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Argentina 2016/17 wheat production estimated at 14.4m tons and 8m tons exports

    Argentina wheat exports in 2013-14 to Brazil dropped by more than half, to about 2 million tons

    Argentina’s wheat production is estimated at 14.4 million tons in 2016-17 and total exports are estimated at 8.03 million tons, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) said in its latest report. The main market is expected to be Brazil, the historic, natural market for Argentine wheat and flour.