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Stories for April 7th 2023

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 19:50 UTC

    Falklands attends Overseas Territories Speakers' Conference

    Falklands Legislative Assembly, second from the left and Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons next to the lectern

    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.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 19:41 UTC

    Investigation into party finances involves husband of ex Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

    Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell's house on Thursday teatime - after a two-day police search of the property

    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.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 19:34 UTC

    Insecurity crisis in Chile: government gives police more power to use firearms

    Amnesty International, stated the law could “increase police abuse and impunity” and is a “enormous step back” in terms of advancing police reforms.

    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,

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Brazil's gov't sets up task force against school violence

    It is our responsibility to confront school violence, said Alencar

    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.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    School violence in Brazil tied to neo-Nazi movements?

    “The proliferation of hatred in society [is] due to an unregulated Internet and irresponsible companies,” Dino said

    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.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Brazilian gov't's website not enough against fake news, Pimenta says

    Many deaths “could have been avoided if it weren't for the misinformation campaigns,” Pimenta said about a drop in vaccination ratese

    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.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Argentine fishing research campaign in South Georgia Islands completed

    The authorities praised the Victor Angelescu's capabilities

    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.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Uruguayan President has lunch with US lawmakers

    Senator Menendez, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, has written to Pres. Biden underlining the importance of Ecuador and Uruguay as strategic “allies” in the region.

    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.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    New ICJ ruling against Venezuela in Essequibo case

    “Guyana is confident that the court will uphold its long-standing international boundary with Venezuela,” Guyanese President Irfaan Ali said

    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.