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Stories for May 17th 2023

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 19:41 UTC

    Will the status of the Falkland Islands be reviewed next week?

    ”If we start with Falkland Islands status in a couple of weeks' time we risk not being able to inform the discussion,” MLA Pollard warned

    Attorney General Simon Young suggested the most controversial topics needed to be addressed first and leave the easier ones for later as the people of the Falkland Islands prepare to review their Constitution.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 11:09 UTC

    Leading world central bankers to meet in Sao Paulo to address “past and present challenges”

    The event will address the obstacles central banks are confronting concerning their mandates, monetary policy frameworks, autonomy, and price and financial stability. R

    Christine Lagarde from the European Central Bank, Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), and Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), among other recognized world central bankers will be attending a Brazilian Central Bank seminar on central banks “past and present challenges” to take place in Sao Paulo on May 19th.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Brazil: Fines for environmental infractions up almost 90% under Lula

    Logging in the Brazilian Amazon reached its highest levels in the last fifteen years

    Since President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva returned to office on Jan. 1, Brazil's Institute of the Environment (Ibama) increased by almost 90% the fines imposed on trespassers of environmental rules, when compared to the last year of the Jair Bolsonaro administration, it was reported.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Paraguay to resume diplomatic ties with Venezuela, President-elect says

    “We cannot ideologize diplomatic relations and integration,” Peña said

    Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña will re-establish diplomatic ties with Venezuela without conditions after he is sworn in in August, it was reported. Peña is on a Mercosur tour meeting those heads of state who will shortly become his colleagues. After Brazil, he will meet with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Brexit aftermath, UK Parliament takes initiative as to how and when scrapping EU legislation

    On Monday evening, the amendment to drop the sunset clause was passed by peers in the House of Lords

    The British government has suffered defeats in the House of Lords over plans to scrap certain EU laws by the end of the year, reports BBC. Peers backed an amendment which would give Parliament greater scrutiny over which rules should be ditched and also voted to give devolved governments, rather than Westminster ministers, the final say on whether EU rights should be kept.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Lasso insists his impeachment is “unfounded”

    Lasso regretted that the impeachment trial has involved “months lost in unproductive fights and clueless investigations.”

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday insisted during his appearance before the National Assembly that his impeachment for alleged embezzlement was groundless and that opposition lawmakers “have created a fictitious situation that does not solve the problems of the people or of anyone.”

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Brazilian court rules Congressman must leave his seat because he was not eligible

    Dallagnol may appeal the court's ruling but must vacate his seat in the meantime

    Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Tuesday ruled that Congressman Deltan Dallagnol needs to leave his post effective immediately because he was not eligible. The decision came months after the lawmaker and former prosecutor took his oath of office and served on the Lower House, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Argentine researchers announce discovery regarding ibuprofen production

    Thanks to biotechnology these microorganisms are also used in the manufacture of chemical and pharmaceutical products

    A team of researchers from the Center for Plant Protein Research (CIProVe) and the Center for Research and Development in Applied Sciences Dr. Jorge J. Ronco (Cindeca), both from the School of Exact Sciences of the National University of La Plata (UNLP) announced that the fungus Candida antarctica has a series of properties that make the manufacture of Ibuprofen more efficient, Diario Hoy reported.

  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    ECLAC calls for broader financing for Latin American countries

    Latin American countries are going through “complex” macroeconomic and financial conditions, ECLAC said

    The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Tuesday said it considered that the current level of indebtedness in Latin America requires a transformation of the international financial architecture to offer countries other alternatives to attain “inclusive and sustainable” development.