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Stories for May 10th 2023

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego claims a record cruise season with 503 calls and 220,000 people

    The port of Ushuaia on a busy summer day

    Argentine province Tierra del Fuego authorities have said that 2022/23, has been an excellent cruise season with a record 503 calls and a turnover of some 220,000 people between passengers and crew members. Expectations for the next season are even better with at least 591 calls anticipated.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Lula and Sunak discussed trade, investment, forestry and Ukraine in London

    The Prime Minister praised President Lula’s leadership on climate change and welcomed his reflections on the concerning situation in the Amazon.

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed President Lula da Silva to Downing Street ahead of King Charles III Coronation on Saturday. The leaders discussed the great potential in the relationship between the UK and Brazil, including in health, research and development and technology.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Foreign Secretary expected to launch new UK Overseas Territories Strategy at the JMC

    The Governor of the Falklands and Commissioner of South Georgia Alison Blake CMG and Teslyn Barkman, representing the Falklands Legislative Assembly

    Taking into account that most British Overseas Territories have sent representatives to London for the several days celebration of King Charles III Coronation, the Joint Ministerial Council which brings together UK Ministers and elected leaders of the OTs, will be taking place this week, May 11/12.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Argentine Supreme Court halts provincial elections

    The CSJN's decision was “a clear interference in the democratic process and the autonomy of the provinces,” Fernández said

    Argentina's Supreme Court (CSJN) ordered the gubernatorial elections in the provinces of Tucumán and San Juan scheduled for this coming weekend halted after two candidates were believed to be in breach of local Constitutions that ban perpetual reelections.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Chile: Boric enacts new anti-drug trafficking law

    “Chile will finally have a law that strengthens the prosecution of drug trafficking and organized crime,” Boric said

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Tuesday signed into law the Anti-Drug Trafficking Bill changing the penal code for drug traffickers and tackling the money trail behind these operations.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Trump found guilty of sexual assault in civil court

    The verdict is “the greatest witch hunt of all time,” Trump said

    Former US President Donald Trump has been found guilty of sexual assault and defamation against former journalist E. Jean Carroll in a trial by jury at a Manhattan federal civil court Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:07 UTC

    Ecuador: Congress to move on with President's impeachment trial

    It will be the first time in 44 years of democratic life in Ecuador that a president will face a possible impeachment

    Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso might be removed from office after the National Assembly approved Tuesday by 88 votes in favor of a motion to call for his impeachment for the alleged crime of misappropriation of public funds, it was reported in Quito.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Brazilian Justice Minister to take legal action against Telegram

    Dino wondered if Telegram wanted another Jan. 8

    Brazil's Justice Minister Flávio Dino announced Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that legal measures will be taken against the social network Telegram after the instant messaging platform promoted the mass sending of a statement to its users against the “Fake News” Bill (PL 2630/2020).

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    IAATO confirms the Falklands Development Corporation in its family

    Falkland Development Corp. was voted in at the organization's recent annual meeting in Hamburg

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators welcomed five provisional operators and eight associates. Bunker One A/S, Freestyle Adventure Travel, South America Shipping, UnWild Planet Travel and Polar Tourism Guides Association were approved by IAATO members during an inter-session vote at the end of 2022 while Avila Reizen, Falkland Islands Development Corp. and Summit Aviation were voted in at the organization's recent annual meeting in Hamburg.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Three days of mourning in Brazil over death of singer Rita Lee

    The title of Queen of Rock does justice to Rita Lee's trajectory, Lula said

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Tuesday decreed three days of mourning over the death of singer Rita Lee, who passed away at her São Paulo home at the age of 75, Agencia Brasil reported. The measure was published in an extra issue of the Diário Oficial da União (DOU - Official Gazette). Lee had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021.