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Stories for March 25th 2023

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Argentina: Human Rights groups commemorate 24M at Plaza de Mayo

    “We are honoring the memory of those who fought for a just, free, and sovereign homeland,” said Carlotto

    Human rights and leftwing militants convened Friday at Buenos Aires' iconic Plaza de Mayo to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the last military coup d'état in the country and to insist that “Never Again” should democracy be taken away from Argentines.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Falklands, no confirmed cases of avian influenza in wild or domestic birds

    Senior Veterinary Office, Zoe Fowler, “The fact that we have managed to avoid any real suspect, or confirmed case of avian influenza is a significant achievement.” Photo: WHO / Archive

    The Veterinary Department can confirm that, following a major implementation of enhanced bio-security across the Islands, there have, to date, been no confirmed cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in the Falkland Islands wild or domestic birds.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Falklands retains global A+ investment rating; financial and political stability crucial for the achievement

    Financial Secretary, Tracey Prior: “This rating provides external assurance of our strong public finances”

    The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to confirm that, following a detailed review of updated fiscal and economic information, supported by a process of confidential interviews with FIG officers and other stakeholders, including representatives of the business community, S&P Global Ratings have confirmed the sovereign rating for the Falkland Islands remains at A+ with a stable outlook.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Falklands contracts qualified explosive ordnance disposal expert for housing development

    Guy Marot OBE has agreed to take on the role, having previously worked in the Islands with the demining program which ended in 2020.

    Following an extraordinary sitting of ExCo, it has been approved for Fenix Insight Ltd to provide a qualified Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Adviser for the development works of Bennett’s Paddock. This decision follows the discovery of a number of unexploded munitions while excavation work has been undertaken to develop properties.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    XXVIII Ibero-American Summit focused on economic recovery

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be among those not attending the gathering

    Heads of State and Government convened in Santo Domingo for the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit which is focused on post Covid-19 pandemic economic recovery in a world hit by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Former Brazilian President Rousseff to chair BRICS Bank

    Rousseff participated in the founding of the NDB in 2014

    Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been elected Friday to head the New Development Bank (NDB), also known as the BRICS Bank to replace Marcos Troyjo, who had held the post since July 2020. Rousseff will remain at the helm of the Shanghai-based financial institution until the end of Brazil's mandate in July 2025. Each BRICS country (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) chairs the bank for rotating five-year terms. She will take office later next week during President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's visit.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Lula reschedules departure for China after pneumonia diagnosis

    It will be Lula's first trip to China since becoming President for the third time

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva postponed his departure for China after being diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Bolsonaro returning to Brazil on March 30

    Ciro Nogueira confirmed he will be at Brasilia's airport on Thursday to welcome Bolsonaro back to the country

    Former President Jair Bolsonaro will be returning to Brazil on March 30 after leaving the country in late December even before completing his 4-year term as head of state, in a move to avoid attending current President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's Jan. 1 inauguration, it was announced.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Lugo back in Asunción; Paraguay eager to know whom he will endorse

    Lugo understands everything but cannot speak at length, Querey explained

    Former Paraguayan President and current Senator Fernando Lugo returned to Asunción Friday on a private flight after eight months of medical treatment in Buenos Aires for a brain stroke. Little over a month before the April 30 elections, opposition politicians still wonder whom the former Catholic bishop will favor: former Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo (New Republic) or Efraín Alegre (National Concertation)

  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Strike in UK: Important information for British passport holders

    All passengers wishing to travel on the South Atlantic Airbridge require at least 6 months validity remaining on their passport

    The Customs & Immigration Service would like to inform the public that a strike is planned by staff of the UK Passport Office for five weeks between 3 April to 5 May in England, Scotland and Wales – in a dispute about jobs, pay and conditions. A quarter of the Passport Office’s 4000 employees are expected to take part in the strike.