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Stories for August 5th 2022

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 10:02 UTC

    Joint bid to host 2030 football World Cup launched

    It would be the first time that as many as four countries host the World Cup.

    Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile have announced a joint bid to co-host the 2030 football World Cup finals under the motto “Together 2030.” The intended 2030 tournament will feature 48 teams and some 80 matches will be played in 14 stadiums. The last World Cup to be held in South America was ”Brazil 2014

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 09:28 UTC

    Peruvian Congress keeps Castillo from attending Petro's inauguration

    Castillo is so deep in corruption scandals that he posed a flight risk to many lawmakers

    Peru's one-house Congress Thursday denied President Pedro Castillo Terrones permission to attend the inauguration of Colombia's new President Gustavo Petro in Bogota on Aug. 7. Castillo had filed for clearance to be out of the country between Aug. 6 to 8, as per Article 102 of the Constitution.

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 09:07 UTC

    International reports cast doubts on Argentine peso's exchange rate

    Massa is still to meet with agriculture exporters

    Despite Superminister Sergio Massa's announcement that he would not moot for a devaluation of the Argentine peso, banking entities have issued separate reports raising doubts as to the newly-appointed official's strategy, with the spotlight on the exchange rate issue.

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:54 UTC

    Falklands Conservation 2-year project to eliminate invasive species from New Island

    Phyl Rendell, commented: “Securing Darwin Plus funding to investigate the possible restoration program for New Island is a major step forward in the preservation of a key Falklands’ habitat”

    Falklands Conservation (FC) has announced the launching of its new Darwin Plus-funded project for long-term restoration work on New Island Nature Reserve. New Island is one of the remotest islands in the Falklands archipelago, which runs a wildlife reserve and centre for scientific research, expected to considerably improve with the appointment of a new Bio-security and Invasives Manager.

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:47 UTC

    Brazil soybean exports down 8,87% in first half of 2022 compared to 2021

    Brazil's 2021/22 soybean crop was 20 million tons short of expectations

    Brazil shipped 55.1 million tons of soybeans in the first half of 2022, which is 8.87% less than in the same period of 2021 (60.5 million tons), according to the National Association of Cereal Exporters. (Anec).

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:36 UTC

    COVID-19 infections on the rise in Chile

    Antofagasta's Bravo had forecast early last month that by the end of July there would be a peak of COVID-19 infections.

    Some schools in Antofagasta were reported to have suspended on-site classes as the number of COVID-19 cases nationwide continues to grow.

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:23 UTC

    Applications for UK Chevening Scholarships are open in Chile

    “We want diverse applicants from all backgrounds, including from all ages, race, gender, religion and cultural background. In Chile we are welcoming applicants from all regions.”

    The British embassy in Santiago has announced that applications for United Kingdom Chevening Scholarship for the 2023/24 academic year opened on August 2 until November first 2022, via chevening.org.apply

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:13 UTC

    US Congressional team meets with Paraguayan Defense Minister

    The lawmakers were interested in training facilities for Paraguayan troops carrying out UN peacekeeping operations with US funding

    Lawmakers from the United States met Thursday in Asunción with Paraguay's Defense Minister Bernardino Soto Estigarribia to discuss matters of mutual interest, one day ahead of their encounter with President Mario Abdo Benítez at the López Palace.

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:08 UTC

    Narcotics shipments from Mercosur to Europe on the rise

    Belgian customs intercepted a container with rice from Paraguay, (and cocaine)  on 12 June and informed the Dutch police

    A shipment of 5,2 tons of cocaine bound for the Netherlands was seized in June, the Dutch police reported. An Uruguayan company involved in the shipment of 4,5 tons of cocaine was definitively closed by the government. An attempt to introduce cocaine in coffee bags to Europe was caught in Brazil, as well as another intended shipment of 4,5 tons of cocaine destined for Antwerp.

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 07:48 UTC

    Monkeypox declared a health emergency in the US

    Becerra admitted expediting potential treatments and vaccines was being considered

    The United States Government Thursday declared monkeypox a health emergency amid an increasing number of infections nationwide. The decision allows the agencies concerned to have access to emergency funds and manage vaccines and treatments for the malady, which has not yet been linked to any death in the country.