The port of Ushuaia will be receiving an additional 2,5 million dollars (in Argentine Pesos) to continue the expansion and updating of the terminal in the extreme southern province of Tierra del Fuego. The announcement followed a meeting of the provincial governor, recently re-elected Gustavo Melella, and Deputy Secretary Patricio Hogan, from the federal government Ports, Watercourse ways and Merchant Navy Office.
New figures published this week show the UK did not import any Russian gas in the 12 months to the end of March 2023, while UK gas exports to Europe tripled over the same period. The UK has gone a whole year without importing any Russian gas - a boost for the country’s energy security and a blow to Putin’s war machine.
Beware the European Union, Germany has entered technical recession. Germany's economy shrunk slightly in the first quarter of 2023 compared with the previous three months, data showed. A preliminary estimate had shown gross domestic product (GPD) stagnating at zero growth in the first quarter — meaning Germany would have narrowly escaped a recession.
Global investment in solar power is expected to overtake investment in oil production for the first time ever this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. The IEA projects investment in solar power to hit US$ 380 billion in 2023, compared to investments in oil exploration and extraction at US$ 370 billion.
Spain is set to hold an early general election on July 23, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Monday. The announcement comes after Sanchez Socialist Party suffered serious setbacks to the conservative opposition in regional elections held on Sunday.
Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa is due in China Tuesday, in a desperate bid to secure much-needed dollars for the government's survival and bolster its chances in the upcoming presidential elections. President Alberto Fernández, who recently announced that he would not seek re-election, has taken a backseat, allowing Massa to spearhead this crucial mission.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who often canceled his appearances at the last minute, arrived Sunday in Brasilia for Tuesday's South American Summit hosted by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The last time Maduro visited the continent's largest country was in 2015 for the presidential inauguration of former President Dilma Rousseff.
The COMAC C-919, China's first passenger aircraft, Sunday completed its first commercial flight marking its official entry into the civil aviation market, it was reported in Beijing, where authorities are confident it can compete with the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320. China Eastern Airlines flight MU9191 landed smoothly at Beijing International Airport Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport with 130 passengers at 12:30 local time, after which firefighters performed the traditional water arch.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro must pay some US$ 10,000 in compensation for collective moral damage after having offended journalists while in office, a court of appeals ruled last week on a case filed in 2021 by the Union of Journalists of São Paulo.
Ecuadorian authorities have reported the appearance of a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the South American country and upped the biosecurity measures in force accordingly, it was announced during the weekend by the National Institute of Public Health Research (INSPI) in Quito, where the asymptomatic patient is.