The Falkland Islands will see the arrival of its first expedition vessel as part of a scaled down summer tourist season on Thursday 25 November 2021. The vessel, Silver Explorer, will call to Bleaker Island and Bull Point for the day and passengers will be permitted to disembark and visit the areas.
Falklands had a most busy week in London with ministerial meetings, contacts, speeches, addressing an agenda full of issues in different fields most of them of interest for the Islands and shared with colleagues from the Association of Overseas Territories.
French cruise company Ponant, specializing in Antarctic expeditions has two of its vessels in the port of Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina. L'Austral and Le Boreal twin vessels are 142 meters long with a capacity of 246 passengers and 140 crew.
The highlight of this year's Joint Ministerial Council, JMC, meeting between British Overseas Territories leaders and UK cabinet ministers was a speech by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, referred to climate change and the role BOTs play “on the front line”.
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia Thursday criticized the European Union's decision to uphold sanctions against over 50 officials of the Nicolás Maduro administration ahead of Sunday's elections.
Brazil has reached a new low in its rate of COVID-19 infections Wednesday, after only 9,335 new daily cases were detected over the past week, it was announced.
Argentine businessman and art collector Eduardo Constantini paid 35 million dollars for an iconic painting of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at Sotheby's in United States. The record-breaking sum for a Kahlo masterpiece is a self-portrait, “Diego and me”, was painted in 1949 and was dedicated “to Florence and Sam with love from Frida”.
Former Lava Jato Judge Sergio Moro said he was “ready” to challenge President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva in the October 2022 elections.
French President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday praised Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's “political courage,” as the former head of state (2003-2011) appears ready to return to power in next year's elections, although he denies having launched his candidacy.
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Luís Roberto Barroso Wednesday gave President Jair Bolsonaro's administration five days to rectify the situation of malnourished Yanomami deprived of medical care, portrayed in a TV show over this past weekend.