Over 150 foreign tourists held in boats sailing along the Yurimaguas route, on the Marañon River in Peru were released Friday afternoon, it was reported.
For the first time since her assassination attempt on September 1, Argentina's Vice-President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK), reappeared in public at an event that welcomed her with the chant Cristina presidenta (Cristina President). She replied that it was possible to repeat the bonanzas of her two consecutive four-year terms in office (2007-2015).
The UK and Mauritius have agreed to hold talks on the future of the disputed British Indian Ocean Overseas Territory/Chagos Islands, and Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the countries agreed that the UK-US military base on Diego Garcia will continue to operate whatever the results of the talks.
A Remembrance service will be broadcast live from the Falkland Islands on 13 November. Veterans of the 1982 conflict have returned to the Islands, many for the first time, to be part of the moving commemorations.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro Friday signed into law the “total peace” bill which allows authorities to undertake ceasefire negotiations with remnants of FARC and ELN groups still active in the country, just one day after the initiative was passed by both Houses of Congress.
The British Antarctic Survey, BAS, Antarctic field season has begun, with a challenging and ambitious range of projects to be delivered at five BAS research stations and across the wider continent. Over 500 people are working in Antarctica this season on BAS research stations, on RRS Sir David Attenborough, in the field and in collaboration with other Antarctic operators.
Argentina's Superminister of Economy, Industry, and Agriculture Sergio Massa is counting on an agreement to be signed with the United States shortly to detect undeclared bank accounts abroad which would allow holders to evade taxes.
Brazilian meatpackers, large and small, have seen a drop in exports during October, which have been considerably slower than during the month of September. Shipments dropped some 43,000 tons, particularly to China, which has caused certain unrest, because the Asian giant has long become Brazil's (and Mercosur) main export market.
Brazilian fisheries exports experienced a 49% revenue increase during the first nine months of this year, compared to the same period in 2021. However, according to the Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in the 3rd quarter, revenue actually dropped 17%.
UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace will urge Jeremy Hunt to boost defense spending during a crunch meeting with the Chancellor. Speaking to Forces News, Ben Wallace says he will make sure that, in this difficult economic time, defense gets its fair share at their meeting on Thursday.