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Stories for May 2023

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Falklands' salmon farming reignites: application for judicial review

    Unity Marine Limited served on FIG an application for judicial review, relating to matters arising from the decision of Executive Council on 29 March 2022 in relation to aquaculture development

    The controversy surrounding the possibility of salmon industrial farming, and its environmental impact, has reignited in the Falkland Islands.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Brazilian gov't, Google team up to filter hate speech

    A game for players to act as slave owners, which has been taken offline, triggered the Brazilian government's response

    Brazil's Ministry of Racial Equality (MIR) and Google will develop a filter to prevent hate speech, intolerance, and racism to be disseminated through the internet, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Taiwan disburses third donation to Paraguayan hospitals

    Taiwan is a strategic ally in matters of cooperation seeking the welfare and progress of both peoples, Borba explained

    Taiwanese authorities announced Wednesday in Asuncion a US$ 4,800,000 disbursement of a monetary donation to Paraguay's Health Ministry to be allocated to the Trauma Hospital, the Itauguá Hospital, and the Pediatric Children's Hospital of Acosta Ñu. It was the third installment of a US$ 14,992,733 donation from the Asian island for the “improvement of the Quality of Care of the Establishments of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare,” according to a statement from the Paraguayan Ministry.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    LatAm's business index falls below average figures

    The business climate in Latin America registered its lowest level since the third quarter of 2022, according to the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

    Paraguay remained the Latin American country with the highest projected growth for the year 2023, according to a Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) study that also showed that the region has hit its poorest business climate in the last nine months, it was reported. Argentina is at the bottom of the list.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Brazil expects a record second crop of corn, some 102,4 million tons

    The harvest is expected to reach 102.4 million tons, a 10% increase compared to the previous cycle, according to estimates released this week by Rally da Safra

    As the harvest of soybeans has taken longer, the pace of corn planting in Paraná, the second largest corn producer in Brazil has been the slowest in history. The higher-than-expected productivity in some areas of Brazil’s second corn crop (also known as “safrinha“) is expected to more than compensate for the planting delay and ensure record numbers in 2022/23.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Canada, Saudi Arabia resume full diplomatic ties after 5 years

    It was “about time” relations were restored, said former Canadian Ambassador Horak

    Five years after Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador from Riyadh over Ottawa's remarks on women's rights activists, both countries agreed Wednesday to restore full diplomatic relations, Global Affairs Canada (Canada's foreign ministry - GAC) announced in a statement.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 09:07 UTC

    UNHCHR joins condemnation of racist chants against Vinicius Jr

    Türk also criticized all those who use racist remarks to pursue their own ends

    The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Völker Türk Wednesday joined the list of those condemning Real Madrid Brazilian striker Vinicius Jr being called “a monkey” during a Spanish First Division clash with Valencia last weekend.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 08:47 UTC

    The Nobel of Architecture, Pritzker Prize, for Sir David Chipperfield

    Chipperfield made a name internationally, with the renovation and reconstruction of old buildings while taking into account their history and environment.

    The Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale, a knighthood in his native Britain, the list of international honors and awards is so long that it's surprising David Chipperfield had yet to receive the Pritzker Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of architecture.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    UK and Chile deepen political relations, highlighting 200 years of close people-to-people links

    Cleverly and Chilean Minister Van Klaveren recognized the importance of defense relations between the UK and Chile, noting the strong naval links going back over 200 years.

    Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and the Foreign Minister of Chile Alberto van Klaveren met on 22 May in Santiago for the UK-Chile High-Level Political Dialogue to deepen the UK and Chile’s diplomatic, economic, financial, trade, business, and defense links.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Ecuador: President signs decree-law attracting investments

    After Wednesday's Report to the Nation, Lasso will travel to the US for a medical procedure

    Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso Tuesday signed his second urgent economic decree-law after the May 17 invoking of the crossed death constitutional procedure to dissolve Congress and call for snap elections. Tuesday's “Attraction and Promotion of Investments for Productive Development” initiative, which provides for the creation of new duty-free trade zones, needs Constitutional Court's approval to become effective. The bill was submitted two years ago by the Government of Ecuador to the outgoing National Assembly, but it was shelved.