688. That is the number of days that the captain of the FV Nordic Prince, Arvid Olai Mjønes, spent on board the vessel without returning home. On the final leg of the voyage, the Norwegian captain spoke to MercoPress on board the vessel in the port of Montevideo and shared his experience during the Patagonian Toothfish fishing season in the Ross Sea during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth on Thursday officially launched the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in a unique ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Queen, accompanied by The Earl of Wessex, attended a special ceremony on the forecourt of the Palace to launch the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay.
An Argentine Federal Court Thursday dismissed all charges against current Vice President and former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Iran to investigate the 1992 bombing of Israel's Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Colombian President Iván Duque was sceptical of the offer from Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, who asked investors to return to that country.
An Antarctica cruise company, Atlas Ocean Voyages will begin operating from Ushuaia, the capital of the extreme south Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego. According to local media reports, the first call out of fifteen will take place next November.
As restrictive sanitary measures are being gradually lifted worldwide, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) warned Thursday in Mexico City that things do not look so bright in Latin America regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 is a national holiday in Argentina marking the anniversary of... nothing.
The BBC has reported that nine months after it was rolled out, the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has finally reached the Antarctic. It was flown in, via the Falkland Islands, this week to immunize the 23 staff members who've been keeping the British Antarctic Survey, BAS, Rothera research base running through the polar winter.
By Professor Klaus Dodds (*) – The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty was agreed in 1991 and came into force in 1998, once it had been ratified by all 26 (currently 28) Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties. Professor Klaus Dodds explores the extensive and delicate negotiations that made this possible.
A 100-year-old former Nazi camp guard has been brought to trial Thursday for his alleged involvement as an accessory to more than 3,000 murders.