The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed a project worth almost £7 million to extend the lifespan of the runways and taxiways at the Mount Pleasant Complex airfield in the Falkland Islands. The project was awarded to Mitie in June 2022, and was undertaken by sub-contractor Gatwick Construction, with work commencing at the end of January.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a leading global security think tank, reported that countries around the world are spending record amounts of money in defense budgets. Some of the reasons for this new trend, inflation, the war in Ukraine, US efforts to outpace China.
The explosive inflation situation in chaotic Argentina, close to 120% in twelve months, with the CPI at 7,7% in March ( and roaring during the three weeks of April) is showing that the country is incapable of supplying the necessary demand for bills and thus must appeal to the printing in foreign mint houses, of billions of Argentine bills.
New projections released by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC, estimate all sub-regions will experience lower growth this year compared with 2022.
Moscow warned that the outlook for extending a deal beyond May 18 that allows the safe wartime export of grain and fertilizer from several Ukrainian Black Sea ports was not great as Russia’s own such exports still faced obstacles.
The FIFA Council has confirmed Argentina as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023. The decision follows the removal of the original tournament host, Indonesia, as well as a subsequent bid submitted by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and an on-site inspection by a FIFA delegation to the South American country last week.
Márcio Elias, executive secretary of Brazil's Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade, and Services, said Sunday that the federal government intends to close the free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union this year.
Scientists in Brazil are working on a large-scale mosquito factory in a move to protect up to 70 million people from viruses such as dengue, it was reported by the journal Nature.
While Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva insisted in Lisbon on the need for a negotiated peace between Russia and Ukraine, his Portuguese hosts were quick to show their disagreement with an initiative that could benefit the offender.
Mexico's 69-year-old President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Sunday announced he had tested positive for Covid-19 for the third time in his life and was therefore returning to the Federal District (DF) to remain in isolation. All his engagements have been canceled until further notice.