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Stories for March 31st 2021

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 16:04 UTC

    Argentina says Uruguay is authorised to dredge Montevideo port to 13 metres only

    The difference of a metre between the amount authorised by Argentina and the amount that Uruguay plans to undertake is explained by a “confusion”

    In 2020, the Uruguayan government agreed on a framework agreement for the dredging and widening of the access channel to the port of Montevideo, which provoked criticism from neighbouring Argentina. Now the Argentine government has informed Uruguay that it has authorized the dredging of the access channel to the port of Montevideo to only 13 meters, and not 14, as announced by the current and previous Uruguayan governments.

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 13:20 UTC

    Falkland Islands TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes to end on 31 May 2021

    There are just two months remaining before both the Falkland Islands TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes end on 31 May 2021. Both Tourism Recovery Incentive Programmes – known locally as ‘TRIP’ schemes – have proved very popular since launching, providing participants with vouchers to spend on local tourism activities while commercial airlinks remain suspended due to the pandemic.

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 09:13 UTC

    Brazil needs to appoint new brass after mass resignation

    “The Armed Forces will always side with legality,” said VP Mourao (Pic Veja)

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday accepted the resignations of the current heads of the three armed forces – General Edson Pujol (Army), Admiral Ilqes Barbosa (Navy) and Brigadier Antonio Carlos Bermudes (Air Force) just one day after dismissing Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo and appointing Walter Braga Netto as his successor.

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 06:51 UTC

    Paraguay: Foreign Minister cries for US, Taiwan help with Covid-19 vaccines

     “What is the use of fraternity if now they do not give us an answer?,” Acevedo asked himself. (EFE)

    Paraguay's Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo Tuesday cried out to the world, particularly Taiwan and the United States, for anti-covid-19 vaccines to curb the spread of the disease which has killed over 4,000 people so far.

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 06:47 UTC

    LADE makes maiden flight for Comodoro Rivadavia-Puerto Madryn route

    Twin Otters will handle the new route but larger faster aircraft are needed to reach Buenos Aires as planned

    A De Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter of Argentina's Líneas Aéreas del Estado (LADE) took off from Comodoro Rivadavia airport Tuesday morning and landed at Puerto Madryn at 10.10 am in what became the new route's maiden flight.

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 06:22 UTC

    Manhattan judge rules against Argentina over mishandling of INDEC data

    Argentina acted in “bad faith,” Judge Peska ruled. <br />

    US Federal Judge Loretta A. Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Tuesday ruled against Argentina and in favour of the plaintiffs with regards to the South American country's handling of the official figures upon which profits were to be measured for the bondholders.

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 04:06 UTC

    World leaders seek international treaty under WHO for pandemics to come after covid-19

     The new treaty would be rooted in the constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO)

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other top world leaders agreed Tuesday in a joint news article published in various top world newspapers that the international community should work together “towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response.” Also signing the declaration was World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 04:04 UTC

    Lawmaker wants referendum on province of Mendoza's independence from Argentina

    Ramón insisted “those who must decide whether Mendoza is Argentine or not, must be the people of Mendoza.”

    Deputy José Luis Ramón Tuesday announced he would submit a bill to Congress to hold a referendum in his native province of Mendoza so that its citizens can decide whether they want to remain a part of Argentina.