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Stories for January 2023

  • Thursday, January 26th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    UK Prime Minister celebrates Scottish culture in Burns Night Downing Street reception

    As part of the celebrations, the Prime Minister will take the opportunity to personally award Mr Khalid Raza

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to celebrate Scottish culture this evening by hosting a reception in Downing Street to celebrate Burns Night. Guests, including faith group leaders, will be welcomed to the event with sounds of traditional bagpipes and drums, and will be able to enjoy Scottish cuisine from stalls in an indoor-street market.

  • Thursday, January 26th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Argentina keeping an eye on Antarctica's new iceberg

    “It is necessary to monitor when the icebreaker Irizar passes by that [the ice floe] is at a prudent distance,” Marinsek explained

    The Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) warned that the iceberg that calved off the Brunt Ice Shelf into the Wedell Sea is such a large structure that any vessel coming its way would have to take evasive action. Hence, it is being monitored to make sure it does not affect the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar's route from Ushuaia to the Argentine bases in the region.

  • Thursday, January 26th 2023 - 09:44 UTC

    Alberto Fernández meets with European Council President

    Michel believes Lula makes a difference regarding closer ties between the region and the European Union

    Alberto Fernández Wednesday met European Council President Charles Michel at Casa Rosada to discuss the importance of strengthening the bilateral agenda European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

  • Thursday, January 26th 2023 - 09:29 UTC

    Falklands: Diverting children and young people away from the Criminal Justice System

    The aim of the joint policy is to help criminal justice agencies to identify appropriate cases where children and young people can be diverted away from being prosecuted in court

    The Royal Falkland Islands Police, the Probation Service, the Social Services Department and the Prosecution Service have released a joint policy that sets out the approach taken to children and young people who become involved in the criminal justice system.

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 18:58 UTC

    Lula in favor of Mercosur-China FTA

    “Despite the fact that Brazil is a great trade ally of China we want to talk about Mercosur discussing with our Chinese friends a Mercosur-China agreement,” Lula said

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva said Wednesday in Montevideo that he agreed to open up Mercosur and pursue a free trade agreement (FTA) with China.

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 18:55 UTC

    Argentina wants to buy Brazilian armored vehicles

    Parts of the Guaraní 6x6 are manufactured at Iveco's factory in Córdoba, Argentina

    Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana undertook negotiations earlier this week with Brazil for the purchase of 156 Iveco Guarani 6x6 armored vehicles, it was reported. South America's largest country already has 500 units of the same model.

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 18:51 UTC

    Forest fire next to Uruguayan city of Piriápolis

    Intentionality has not been ruled out as a possible cause for the fire at Cerro del Toro, Graña explained. Photo: Sebastián Astorga / MercoPress

    A forest fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday in the Uruguayan beach resort of Piriápolis, in the department of Maldonado. Firefighters were swiftly deployed to the Cerro del Toro area to keep the flames from reaching Cerro Pan de Azúcar.

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 18:45 UTC

    Bolsonaro needs another operation for his abdominal wound

    Doctor Macedo did not mention when Bolsonaro might come back from the United States

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is to be operated on again when he returns to his country from the United States due to new complications from the stabbing he received in the city of Juiz de Fora, state of Minas Gerais, during the 2018 campaign, it was reported Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Lacalle warns Celac about “ideological temptation”

    “There are countries here that do not respect democracy, institutions, or human rights,” Lacalle also said in an obvious reference to Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday warned against the “ideological temptation in international forums.” During his speech at the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Buenos Aires, he explained that when ideologies change “the forums fade away.”

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Chilean President wants free elections in Venezuela next year

    Since his accession to power, Boric has harshly criticized authoritarian regimes in the region, due to which he is perceived as the new Latin American left

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Tuesday called for free elections in Venezuela and said he was willing to sponsor dialogue between the administration of President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition. He also said he hoped Venezuela would soon once again participate in multilateral forums.