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Stories for May 16th 2023

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar goes back up after Massa's new measures

    The unofficial dollar reached AR$ 483 on Monday after Sunday's announcements

    As Argentina raised the interest rate to 97% and adopted other measures such as the opening of food imports to control inflation while at the same time further restricting people's access to foreign currency, the “Blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar rose again Monday to AR$ 483, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Chile launches Lithium and Salt Flats Committee

    The new body adds to President Boric's lithium strategy outlined last month

    Chile's Government Monday approved the creation of the “Lithium and Salt Flats Committee” to add to the National Lithium Strategy announced last month in areas involving the Economic Development Agency (Corfo) and also as a technical advisory body, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    OAS wants Ecuador to offer Lasso a due process

    Lasso is going through a moment of political weakness after losing the Feb. 5 referendum

    As Ecuador's Parliament prepares to cross-examine President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday during his impeachment trial, the Organization of American States (OAS) Monday called for all guarantees of due process to be offered to the head of state.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Pelé's mausoleum opened, but number of visitors is restricted

    Pelé died on Dec. 29, 2022, aged 82

    Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pelé, now has his mausoleum from fans from all over the world to visit. The Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica was opened Monday for as many as 60 daily tourists.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Sunak pledges further help to Ukraine

    “We are here for the long term,” Sunak told Zelensky

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Monday promised additional military help in the form of missiles and drones to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting in London. Zelensy is on a support-gathering tour of Europe which included previous stops in Italy, Germany, and France.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Petrobras creates diversity management position

    To fill the position, Petrobras will hold an internal selection process, aimed exclusively at people from under-represented groups

    Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras Monday announced the creation of a diversity, equity, and inclusion managerial position, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 03:01 UTC

    Brazil and UK agree to speed up poultry trade with de-bureaucratization

    Brazil's vice-president and Minister of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services, Geraldo Alckmin, announced UK’s endorsement of the process

    Brazil's vice president and Minister of Development, Industry, Commerce, and Services, Geraldo Alckmin, announced the UK’s endorsement for the de-bureaucratization of chicken exports from Brazil, in which poultry meat exporters will have zero cost when it comes to the issuing of market Certificates of Origin.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 02:55 UTC

    UK Government and British Overseas Territories leaders meet

    The president of the OTs Council, MLA Teslyn Barkman during one of the several discussions on climate, conservation and even Falklands fisheries

    Following on the success of the Coronation of Charles III, representatives of the UK Overseas Territories had ample time to make political contacts with British members of Parliament, cabinet ministers and other officials, in anticipation of the Joint Ministerial Council on May 11/12.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 02:49 UTC

    One Web Low Earth Orbit satellite ground station in St Helena to operate in partnership with Sure

    OneWeb announced a partnership with Sure, which operates on the Falkland Islands, Saint Helena, and Ascension Island, alongside geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellite firm Intelsat

    The Low Earth Orbit satellite firm OneWeb is set to place a ground station on the island of St. Helena and take capacity on the island’s trunk of the Equiano subsea cable. Reported in the St Helena Independent, One Web has signed a 10-year ground station agreement with local telco Sure.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 02:00 UTC

    Australia approves new coal mine: 2,5 million tons in five years

    Scientists have repeatedly warned that any new fossil fuel projects are not compatible with global climate goals.

    Despite elected on a climate action platform the Australian government has approved a new coal mine for the first time since it was elected, reports the BBC from Canberra. The government was bound by national environment laws when considering Central Queensland's Isaac River coal mine, a spokeswoman said.