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Montevideo, March 23rd 2023 - 05:13 UTC

Stories for March 2022

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 09:34 UTC

    EC activates mechanism to compensate the higher costs of fishing industry

    The European fund will allow fishermen, producer organizations and associations to obtain compensation for lost income or additional costs

    The European Commission activated a crisis mechanism to compensate for the rise in diesel prices, a situation linked to the war in Ukraine and that is having a significant impact on the European fisheries sector.

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 09:29 UTC

    Top lawyer for Nicaragua before ICJ resigns over Ortega's new attitude

    Reichler's announcement came a few days after Nicaragua's Ambassador to the OAS said there was a “dictatorship” in his country.

    Paul Reichler, the solicitor representing Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has turned in his resignation citing “moral conscience” issued.

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 09:20 UTC

    Yet another group of Ukrainian refugees makes it to Brazil

    A humanitarian visa in Brazil is valid for 180 days, after which its recipients are entitled to temporary residence for two years and then to permanent residence.

    A group of 47 Ukrainian refugees has arrived in Brazil Saturday after being assisted by the South American country's Embassy in Warsaw with travel documents and notes to Polish authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) announced.

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 09:01 UTC

    Cambridges round-up Caribbean tour

    The Duke broke royal protocol several times during the trip and took advantage of every opportunity to “listen and learn rather than lecture”

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this weekend finished their Caribbean tour after stops at the British Commonwealth Nations of Belize, Jamaica, and The Bahamas marking Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee amid anti-monarchy sentiments, in some cases even pushing for Barbados' example to be mirrored.

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    Paraguay changes into GMT-4 Daylight Saving Time

    Chile will rearrange its watches during the first Saturday of April.

    Paraguay has moved into “winter time” Sunday on the advice of the National Electricity Administration, which seeks to curb consumption. It has thus become the only Mercosur country living under a GMT (or UTC) -4 time zone, while Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil are GMT -3.

  • Sunday, March 27th 2022 - 23:51 UTC

    Polls are closed in Uruguay: Vote count begins in referendum questioning the government

    The 'Yes' vote was promoted by social and political organizations, among them, the Frente Amplio, the leftist coalition that governed Uruguay between 2005 and 2020

    The Uruguayan Electoral Court started counting the votes cast for the referendum against the Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), the main project of the Government of Luis Lacalle Pou, after the closing of the more than seven thousand centers enabled in the country at 19.30 local time.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:59 UTC

    Plant dynamics in Antarctica because of climate change

    Nicoletta Cannone measured the growth of Antarctic’s only two native flowering plants, Deschampsia Antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, on Signy Island

    Rising temperatures in Antarctica have seen two species of plants grow quicker, in a ten year period, because of climate change, according to an article published in Current Biology under the heading of “Acceleration of climate warming and plant dynamics in Antarctica”

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Falkland Islands reviews Covid-19 measures; changes to be enacted from 4 May

    Falkland Islands reviews Covid-19 measures; changes to be enacted from 4 May

    As previously communicated, the Falkland Islands Government has recently reviewed all available options in terms of making changes to Covid-19 measures in a careful and measured way. This week Executive Council met to evaluate the proposed options, which included the latest public health guidance and legal advice. As a result, it has been agreed that from 4 May 2022, the existing Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus: International Travel, Operator Liability, and Quarantine) Regulations 2022 will be revoked, providing that specific conditions can be met.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Invasive hippos may become a plague in Colombia by 2030

    Hippopotamus attacks can be lethal, Colombian authorities have warned

    Brought into the country in the 1980s by former drug-trafficking capo Pablo Escobar, the 133 hippopotamuses already in Colombia might reach over 400 by the year 2030, and have thus been declared an invasive species Friday.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:44 UTC

    Peruvian court to rule on habeas corpus requested by Castillo in 10 days

    Peru's lawmakers will vote on Castillo's impeachment Monday

    A Peruvian Court Friday started weighing the habeas corpus writ requested by President Pedro Castillo Terrones in a move to quash charges of treason filed against him after he admitted granting Bolivia access to the Pacific Ocean was possible.