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Stories for March 11th 2023

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 23:48 UTC

    2022 Was a Boom Year For Falklands Squid and Finfish Fleets

    The name LILIBET was proposed by Aimée, a pupil at Stanley Infant Junior School and Camp Education (Pic@LarusDom)

    Fisheries authorities in the Falkland Islands have said that 2022 was a bumper year for the squid and hake fishing fleets licenced by the territory. Sixteen ships caught a remarkable 101,166 tonnes of loligo squid; a catch that was exceeded only in 1989 when 118,120 tonnes were landed, although that record catch was achieved by almost three times as many ships.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Presidents Fernández and Abdo agree on Mercosur bilateral agenda

     Abdo  and Fernández agrees over lunch to boost bilateral and Mercosur ties

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay met Friday at the former's Olivos residence to discuss a broad bilateral and regional agenda, including the current situation of Mercosur and the challenges facing the bloc under Buenos Aires' pro-tempore presidency.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:22 UTC

    Prosecutors greenlight Rocha's reinstatement as Governor of Brasilia

    Rocha's return to office does not jeopardize the investigation, Deputy Prosecutor  Santos argued

    Brazil's Attorney General's Office (PGR) sent a note Friday to the Supreme Court (STF) expressing its opinion in favor of reinstating Ibaneis Rocha as Governor of the Federal District, Agencia Brasil reported. Rocha was removed by STF Justice Alexandre De Moraes for 90 days after Jan. 8 riots. The suspension thus ends on April 9.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:18 UTC

    Chikungunya: 43 deaths and 11,467 cases confirmed in Paraguay

    With 30% of healthcare staffers on sick leave, chikungunya is also creating a work overload for those still on call

    Paraguayan health authorities Friday confirmed 43 people had died nationwide of chikungunya, while the total number of cases rose to 11,467 over the past three weeks. Eight of the victims were children under one year of age, while 35 others were adults aged over 30, according to the latest epidemiological report released by the General Directorate of Health Surveillance. “The mortality rate is 0.6 per 100,000 inhabitants and the case fatality rate is 0.1 %,” the document read.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:04 UTC

    Chilean President announces cabinet reshuffle of little significance

    Urrejola had to go after using foul language against Argentina's Ambassador Rafael Bielsa

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Friday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle that left many questions unanswered, except for the departure of Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola, who had been involved in a scandal for using foul language against Argentina's Ambassador Rafael Bielsa which went viral and sealed her fate.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 11:56 UTC

    Argentine Province of Buenos Aires, Defense Ministry sign cooperation deal

    The Tandanor and Río Santiago shipyards will help improve the Argentine Navy's capabilities

    Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof and Defense Minister Jorge Taiana signed an agreement for the shipyards Tandanor and Río Santiago to develop a multipurpose landing ship, a polar ship, and a floating dock for the Argentine Navy.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 08:33 UTC

    HMS Protector says “Farewell, Falklands”

    The Royal Navy's only ice patrol HMS Protector has left the Falkland Islands on her way back to Plymouth after four of Antarctic work. It will be a 6,000-mile journey for maintenance and training after completing her season last month safeguarding birdlife and laying the groundwork for further research in the years to come protecting wildlife, safeguarding birdlife, and leaving behind special markers.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 08:05 UTC

    US Southern Command Chief warns of Chinese expansion in South America

    Gen. Richardson warned lawmakers about the consequences of the US neglecting South America for so long

    General Laura Jane Richardson, the head of the US Southern Command, told the House of Representatives this week that “China continues to expand its influence” in Latin America and “manipulates” its governments through “predatory investment practices.”