The 2nd Commons and Overseas Territories Speakers’ Conference (COTSC) has been held at the Anguilla House of Assembly from 3 to 5 April 2023 on the theme of ‘Deepening Parliamentary Democracy in the British Overseas Territories - A Roadmap to 2030’. Falklands was represented by Keith Biles, Speaker for the Legislative Assembly.
Scotland's former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pulled out of a speaking event after her husband was questioned by police on Wednesday. Peter Murrell, the former SNP chief executive, was arrested and then released without charge pending further investigation into party finances, reports BBC.
Street crime and violence have triggered a major political crisis in Chile, because of rampant insecurity, and the third police officer in less than a month was killed on duty. The leftish/populist government of Chile has had to sign draconian laws favoring law enforcement officer's right to use their arms, increased penalties for crimes involving firearm possession, plus US$ 1,5 billion in funds to fight crime,
Brazil's Ministry of Justice and Public Safety (MJSP) Thursday launched Operation Safe School to carry out preventive and repressive actions against attacks in schools nationwide, Agencia Brasil reported. The operation relies on the participation of the cybercrime offices of the main Brazilian regions, it was also explained.
Brazil's Federal Police is following the lead of Nazi and neo-Nazi groups possibly involved in the attack on a daycare center in Blumenau in which four schoolchildren were killed.
Brazil's Chief Minister of the Presidential Secretariat of Social Communication Paulo Pimenta insisted this week that a website launched last week by the authorities to fight fake news does not replace the importance of private sites. The platform does not intend to replace professional agencies for checking the news, Pimenta said in an interview.
A research expedition in the South Atlantic to further explore the oceanographic fishing scenario around the South Georgia Islands ended “satisfactorily” despite the “extreme” hydro-meteorological, environmental, and topographic conditions of the area, the Argentine Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MINCyT) announced this week.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo Thursday welcomed a delegation of four US lawmakers at the Presidential Anchorena residence in Colonia. Montevideo's Ambassador to Washington Andrés Durán was also present.
The Venezuelan administration of President Nicolás Maduro was dealt another international setback Thursday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday turned down new objections filed by Caracas regarding the territorial dispute with Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo.