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Stories for June 14th 2023

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 12:14 UTC

    14 June 2023, marks the 41st Anniversary of the Liberation from Argentine occupation

    In a resolute display of solidarity, the Falkland Islands have once again voiced their unwavering commitment to their political status as a British Overseas Territory. As the nation commemorates the 41st anniversary of its liberation from Argentine forces, the islanders have reiterated their desire to remain part of the UK family. The Falkland Islands held a landmark referendum in March 2013, in which an overwhelming majority voted in favor of their continued association with the United Kingdom.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Falklands 41st anniversary of Liberation from Argentine military occupation

    Liberation Monument in downtown Stanley. Following the ceremony FIG will host a civic reception for residents and military personnel (Pic file)

    Today June 14th is a public holiday in the Falkland Islands, the 41 anniversary of the liberation of Falkland Islanders from Argentine military invasion and occupation, and the end of the South Atlantic conflict. To mark the Anniversary of the Liberation.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    France's Lower House votes against EU-Mercosur FTA

    Macronist Deputy Eléonore Cariot warned unsuccessfully that “if France and the EU” disengage from Latin America, “China and Russia will come.”

    France's National Assembly (Lower House) Tuesday voted 281 to 58 against the approval of the EU- Mercosur trade deal on the grounds that it “may encourage” deforestation, among other issues contrary to the country's interests, it was reported in Paris.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Produce from deforested areas banned from EU, beginning 2025

    This measure has faced intense criticism from the Brazilian production sector, as it is seen to be overlooking national laws

    The European Union (EU) finally approved a regulation prohibiting the entry of agricultural items, including coffee, soy, and beef, produced after 2020 in deforested areas, regardless of whether legally compliant with the producing country’s national legislation. The regulation will come into effect on December 30, 2024.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Church abuses in Germany: court orders Cologne Archdiocese to pay victim €300,000

    Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki said he welcomed Tuesday's veredict

    A German regional court on Tuesday ordered the Archdiocese of Cologne to pay €300,000 (roughly US$325,000) in damages to an abuse victim for crimes committed in the 1970s. A far higher sum than Germany's Catholic Church dioceses have paid in voluntary, symbolic compensation payments in the past.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    What is killing the animals at Chile's Humboldt Reserve?

    Beyond bird flu, it is yet unknown whether the animals die of the El Niño current, climate change, or toxins in the sea

    Due to avian flu, what used to be a vacation spot in northern Chile full of tourists sighting the marine fauna has become the ground where sanitary brigades look for dead birds likely killed by the deadly virus following the closure of the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve, in the Coquimbo region.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Lacalle welcomed at White House by President Biden

    The meeting was arranged once Biden learned that Lacalle was in the United States

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday met at the White House with his US colleague Joseph Biden, who “applauded” the South American leader's stance on the Ukraine crisis, his defense of fundamental principles in Venezuela, and for his commitment to regional economic integration.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    British Embassy in Buenos Aires has selected six “Ambassadors for a Day” 2023

    After a careful selection process, the British Embassy in Argentina has announced that six Argentine young women aged between 19 and 26 are the winners of the “Ambassador for a Day” competition new edition, which will give them a first-hand experience in diplomatic work and enable them to join a network of female leaders from different countries in the region.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 09:34 UTC

    Facemasks return to Chilean schools due to syncytial virus

    Six children under one year of age have died so far of syncytial virus

    Chilean authorities Tuesday reinstated the mandatory use of facemasks at Chilean schools at least until Aug. 31 as a result of the “largest outbreak [of the syncytial virus] we have had on record,” Health Minister Ximena Aguilera announced.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 09:20 UTC

    AMLO picks former ECLAC boss for FM post

    Bárcena was the first woman to head the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Tuesday announced he had picked former Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena as the country's next foreign minister following the resignation of Marcelo Ebrard to devote himself to his electoral run.

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