Criminal complaints have been filed against Argentine President Alberto Fernández for non-compliance with the Supreme Court ruling ordering the national government to give the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) 2.95% of the so-called “federal co-participation funds.”
At least two people have been killed and over 400 homes were burned down in a fire Friday at Viña del Mar, 120 km west of the Chilean capital. Authorities foresee it will take several days to extinguish the fire and the national government has declared a state of catastrophe for the Valparaíso region.
By Andrés Velasco (*) SANTIAGO – Just in recent months, Peru’s president attempted to dissolve Congress, Argentina’s vice president was convicted of fraud, and Brazil’s incumbent president threatened not to leave office if he lost the upcoming election. Add the consolidation of dictatorships in Venezuela and Nicaragua and the Salvadoran president’s announcement that he will seek re-election despite constitutional limits, and it would seem that democracy is in trouble in Latin America
The cancellation of the Brize Norton/Falkland Islands airbridge service this week, the last before Christmas, triggered much frustration and complaints among Falkland Islanders, who will now have to wait for the flight departing on December 27.
The Royal Air Force played a significant role in helping to secure Britain's recapture of the Falkland Islands in 1982 with its aircraft supporting UK forces during many operations. On the fortieth anniversary of the conflict, Forces.net reveals some of the details.
The bidding processes of areas within the Port of Santos in Brazil (the largest terminal in South America) was delayed until next year, since it will be up to the new government to define how they will unfold. One of the areas focuses is moving containers, located in the Saboó region, and the other focuses on fertilizer operations, based in Outerinhos.
Brazil's state-owned National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has allocated R$ 490 million (about US$ 95 million) to Eve Soluções de Mobilidade Aérea Urbana Ltda., a subsidiary of aircraft manufacturer Embraer, for the development of electric units with Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) capabilities.
At least 17 people have been killed as the deadly bomb cyclone continues to hit the United States where no less than 60% of its population has been affected by storm alerts.
The World Bank's Board of Directors Friday approved a US$ 500 million financing project for actions in Brazil linked to sustainability and the carbon credit market. The project was approved today (23), in Washington, by the World Bank Board of Directors. Joining the initiative to create a one-stop shop is Banco do Brasil (BB).
By Henrik Svedäng (*) – To slow and reverse the fastest loss of Earth’s living things since the dinosaurs, almost 200 countries have signed an agreement in Montreal, Canada, promising to live in harmony with nature by 2050. The Kunming-Montreal agreement is not legally binding but it will require signatories to report their progress towards meeting targets such as the protection of 30% of Earth’s surface by 2030 and the restoration of degraded habitats.