Chilean truckers went on strike on Thursday in protest over violence affecting them in the country’s restive Araucania province and the slow progress through the congress of a raft of security and justice bills.
Six new ambassadors, including Faye O'Connor from UK, presented their Letters of Accreditation to Uruguayan president Luis Lacalle Pou, during a ceremony at Government House on Thursday.
Argentine barley shipments have started streaming toward China after a three-year lull as a trade conflict between Asia’s top buyer and main supplier Australia changes global supply flows of the grain used for livestock feed and beer.
Rockhopper Exploration has sold its 18.3% stake in Ireland-based United Oil & Gas for US$ 4m (€3.4m). The deal announced tonight concludes United’s reverse takeover earlier this year of Rockhopper’s Egyptian subsidiary and its operations in the Abu Sennan oil field for US$ 15.5m (€13m).
LATAM Airlines have confirmed to the Falkland Islands government that the Punta Arenas-Santiago route will remain suspended until at least 2 January 2021, and the situation will be reviewed near that date.
Falkland Islands members of the elected Legislative Assembly have approved financial support for the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust to bring forward the build program for the Lookout Gallery and Exhibition Hall.
Argentina posted a record daily rise of 10,550 confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the health ministry said, taking the total caseload to 370,188 as the country struggles to rein in the spread of infections while trying to ease open its crisis-hit economy.
An advance team from BAM Nuttall Ltd that will design and build a new port in the Falkland Islands arrived this week in Stanley and is complying with their 14-day quarantine, ahead of their extensive stakeholder engagement program, which is scheduled to begin in the first two weeks of next month.
F/V Falcon, the latest trawler from the Falkland Islands Fortuna fishing company was launched on Wednesday at the Nodosa Shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The vessel will now undergo further completion works, leading to sea trials later in the year, and ready to join the Falklands' fleet for the first Loligo season, commencing February 2021.
Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale patch will take 12-18 months to resume pre-Covid-19 activity because of lagging demand, according to Alejandro Monteiro, energy minister of Neuquen province.