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Stories for March 3rd 2023

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 20:31 UTC

    Falkland Islands responds to Argentina’s decision to end the “Foradori-Duncan Pact”

    MLA Leona Roberts said: “It is very disappointing that Argentina have made this decision but it is not unusual.

    Members of the Legislative Assembly are disappointed to hear of Argentina’s decision to put an end to the “Foradori-Duncan Pact” of 2016. This pact looked at improving relations on trade and security between the UK and Argentina but it also ensured the agreement to identify the remains of the unknown Argentine soldiers buried near Darwin.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    “We have earned international recognition,” Lacalle tells MPs

    Uruguay has “the lowest country risk in all South America,” Lacalle underlined when opening the new Legislature

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Thursday told his country's Legal Assembly that the economy was showing signs of recovery and that “we have earned international recognition, thanks to the performance of our finances.” The head of state made those remarks while launching the new Legislature in Montevideo, which also marked the beginning of his fourth year at the helm of Torre Ejecutiva.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Cleverly insists: the Falklands are British

    The Falklanders have chosen to remain a British Overseas Territory, Cleverly said after being told by Cafiero about Argentina's decision

    British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly wrote on Twitter that the Falkland “islanders have the right to decide their own future: they have chosen to remain an autonomous British Overseas Territory,” and therefore “the Falkland Islands are British.”

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Chile's Senate agrees to virtual appearance by Ukrainian President

    Latorre said he felt for the people of Ukraine but international affairs should be handled by the President and not the Legislative

    Chile's Senate has voted in favor of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski making a virtual appearance at the South American country's legislative, while a green light from the Lower House was to be confirmed shortly to make it a joint session if possible. Zelenski's telecast would be sometime between the last week of March and the first week of April.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 09:11 UTC

    Record high temperatures recorded in Buenos Aires and other Argentine localities

    Thursday's temperatures fit the requirement and therefore heat waves were to be declared in various areas

    The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) Thursday equaled its all-time high temperatures dating back to March 7, 1952, according to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), thus making the capital one of the hottest places nationwide with 37.9 °C. Despite falling to 35.4 °C at 4 pm, the wind chill hit 43°C, the SMN said.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 08:59 UTC

    Supermarket owned by Messi's wife's family targetted by maffia-style assailants

    “The note they left has no spelling mistakes, this is uncommon in this type of notice,” Prosecutor Federico Rébola explained

    A supermarket in the Argentine city of Rosario owned by the family of Antonela Roccuzzo -Lionel Messi's wife- was stormed by two men on a motorcycle who fired at least 14 shots and left a maffia-style threatening message for the national football team's captain. The note also said Rosario Mayor Pablo Javkin was a “narco” who would not protect the Messi family.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 08:54 UTC

    Peru's Congress to decide on reconsidering electoral rescheduling

    “On Friday we are going to make the reconsideration that must be voted in order to be able to define when the advance could be,” Williams said

    A Peruvian Congress plenum is to decide Friday whether further consideration will be given to the possibility of moving forward the elections in a country that has seen some 70 people dead in rampant episodes of violence following the Dec. 7 impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones and the subsequent promotion of Vice Pte. Dina Boluarte to the position of head of state.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 08:46 UTC

    John Swinney to step down as Scotland's Deputy First Minister right behind Sturgeon

    Swinney goes down in history as Scotland's longest-serving deputy first minister

    Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney Thursday sent a note to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon telling her he would be stepping down the same day she leaves her post. Sturgeon announced last month that she was resigning as Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and subsequently also as chief executive, effective sometime later in March.