In September 2022 the Legislative Assembly approved amendments to the Falkland Islands Status Ordinance 1998. The amended Ordinance narrows the definition of a “qualified person” (which at the moment includes a Commonwealth citizen), limiting the definition to include a British citizen, a British Overseas Territory citizen or a British Overseas citizen.
Giant squid, squid or Dosidicus gigas, measures up to 3 meters in length and can reach 50 kilos in weight. It is one of the main species of the southeastern Pacific Ocean and at the same time it is one of the species with the greatest commercial pressure in the world. Thousands of tons are extracted every month, a large part, from the international waters located off the seas of Ecuador, Peru and Chile. The main player behind that voracious appetite is China: it has a declared fleet of 671 ships.
Generous Falkland Islands are again organizing to aid human tragedy, this time to collect funds to help with the recovery of the tragic earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, with an estimated loss of plus 41,000 lives and millions of dollars as hundreds of thousands were left homeless with the collapse of hundreds of buildings.
According to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), 63% of Brazil's boys and girls live in poverty, which is tantamount to around 32 million children and adolescents, Agencia Brasil reported.
Uruguay declared a sanitary emergency nationwide Wednesday following the detection of bird flu in a black-necked swan in the department (province) of Maldonado, some 180 kilometers from the border with Brazil.
Argentine authorities have declared a state of emergency after the first case of avian influenza was confirmed in wild birds in the northern province of Jujuy bordering Bolivia.
Former Defense Minister and Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) head Agustín Rossi were sworn in Wednesday as Argentina's new Cabinet Chief following the resignation of Juan Manzur, who returned to Tucumán provincial politics.
Former Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou's chief bodyguard Alejandro Astesiano has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after a plea deal with the prosecution who investigated him for corruption in a case involving the issuance of passports to Russian nationals.
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez headed a delegation from the South American country visiting Taiwan to celebrate the arrival of the first pork shipment to that Asian market. Marking the occasion a ceremony was held in Taipei on Wednesday during which attendees could taste the new product as local businessmen pledged to increase imports shortly.
Rob Butler MP, Conservative MP for Aylesbury, and Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP Labour for Slough are in the Falklands as part of the UK Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, a program ongoing for more than thirty years with the purpose of better-educating Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and others in military matters.