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Stories for March 2020

  • Monday, March 2nd 2020 - 10:06 UTC

    Government rotation in democratic Uruguay: business as usual

    Lacalle Pou taking the oath of office in the Parliament along with most voted senator, José Mujica

    It was a March sunny Sunday in Montevideo, and for the solid democracy of Uruguay, business as usual. An outgoing center government was replaced by a center-right coalition that emerged victorious from the runoff last November. Despite fifteen years in office, three mandates, Luis Lacalle Pou, 46, is the new president for the next five years and for the first time with a woman vice president, notary Beatriz Argimón.

  • Monday, March 2nd 2020 - 07:58 UTC

    New Uruguayan president promises to crack down on crime and promote a true fiscal rule

     In his inaugural address, the new leader promised “to promote what was done well (and) correct what was done badly and do all that that wasn't done.”

    A center right president took office in Uruguay on Sunday, promising to crack down on crime and tighten government finances after a 15-year string of left-leaning governments. Luis Lacalle Pou, a 46-year-old surfing enthusiast and son of a former president, narrowly won the election in November, 37.000 votes, in his second try for the top office.

  • Monday, March 2nd 2020 - 06:50 UTC

    Foreign Office official visits Argentina to address a long agenda including Falklands

    Ms Morton arrives from easy-going Montevideo where she attended the inauguration of Uruguayan president Luis Lacalle Pou (Pic Twitter)

    Wendy Morton, the foreign office minister of European Neighborhood and the Americas arrives this Monday to Buenos Aires to meet with members of the Kirchner government, who over the weekend announced a new more demanding and aggressive Argentine policy referred to the Falklands and South Atlantic Islands sovereignty claim.

  • Sunday, March 1st 2020 - 13:51 UTC

    Gibraltar bans tourists arriving from sixteen “at risk” coronavirus countries

    Anyone who has been to one of the 16 listed countries or regions must declare this when attempting to enter Gibraltar, the document said.

    Gibraltar has started banning people entering from coronavirus-hit countries. In a document sent to the Japanese embassy in London, Gibraltar said it “may deny” entry to people who have visited any of 16 “dangerous countries” which have been hit by coronavirus.

  • Sunday, March 1st 2020 - 13:35 UTC

    Falklands Illex season has assembled some 105 licensed jiggers

    Jiggers at Stanley harbor waiting for their licenses (Pic M.P.Evans)

    The Falkland Islands are expecting some 105 jiggers to take the Illex licenses, which is a “normal” number for the season while preliminary results anticipate an abundant catch. “The usual” 105 jiggers plus one trawler has accepted the Illex license offers, confirmed earlier in the week Director of Natural Resources Dr Andrea Clausen.

  • Sunday, March 1st 2020 - 13:20 UTC

    African swine fever kills 3.000 pigs in Indonesia

     The ministry said 2,825 pigs had died by Thursday in five areas of East Nusa Tenggara

    Indonesia is tightening curbs on the transport of pigs and pork products after nearly 3,000 animals died in a new outbreak of African swine fever in an eastern province bordering East Timor, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

  • Sunday, March 1st 2020 - 13:19 UTC

    Hyundai closes a factory in South Korea because of coronavirus

    Hyundai operates five car factories in Ulsan, which has an annual production capacity of 1.4 million vehicles, or nearly 30% of Hyundai's global production. (Pic Reuters)

    Hyundai Motor shut down a factory in South Korea on Friday after a worker tested positive for the new coronavirus, disrupting production of popular models such as Palisade sport utility vehicle.