The Kremlin announced on Wednesday that its HQ had been targeted for the first time in the war unleashed against Ukraine. At least two drones reportedly attempted to strike the residence of President Vladimir Putin but were shot down by the residential complex's anti-aircraft defenses, it was reported by the presidential press service.
Drones crash into Kremlin, Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted Putin's assassination
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday thanked his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for the latter's commitment to helping Argentine overcome the current crisis: “I celebrate the explicit support that Lula has given us as a country and as a government,” Fernández said after the meeting at the Alvorada Palace. He also highlighted Lula's pledge to strengthen Brazilian exports and support negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The Chilean Navy and the country's National Fisheries Service, Sernapesca, reported that they are keeping track of the devastating Chinese fleet sailing from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans and currently sailing north along the Chilean coast line, after ending its squid season.
Chile's monthly economic activity indicator, Imacec, contracted in March 2,1% compared to the same month in 2022, according to the latest report from the country's Central Bank. The indicator is located in the pessimist area of analysts' expectations who were anticipating a drop of minus 1,7% to minus 2%, following the latest reports of industrial production and commerce activity during March. This is also the second-month running contraction and the largest fall since last November when the Chilean economy collapsed minus 3,3%.
With the Argentine government of Alberto Fernandez and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in total disarray, the economy in shambles and with no hard currency, while a top delegation travels the world, China, Brazil, the US, and the IMF begging for fresh funds, several Argentine provinces are holding their local elections for governor and lawmakers, un hooked from the national presidential event next October.
Brazil’s government said it could not interfere with a landmark EU law banning imports of commodities linked to deforestation but will keep farming according to its own laws. The law approved by the European Parliament on April 19 bans imports of coffee, beef, soy, palm oil, cocoa, rubber, wood, charcoal and derived products including leather, chocolate and furniture if they are linked to forest destruction.
The Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group Tuesday resumed peace talks in Havana, Cuba, while President Gustavo Petro is on a tour of Spain.
Insufficient rainfall has once again forced the Panama Canal to reduce the draft of ships crossing through the inter-oceanic route – another episode of the water supply crisis that threatens the future of the maritime course that handles 6% of global maritime trade
With no new shipments since 2017, Brazilian poultry exports to the UK are set to be re-launched this year, announced Minister of Agriculture Carlos Fávaro at an agribusiness seminar in São Paulo last week.
Without effective enforcement at sea, impunity and associated unlawful activities in the waters around the Falkland Islands threaten not just wider ocean conservation but the responsible management and value of the natural resources.