At the invitation of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt. Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, who visited the Falklands last year, the Falklands Liberation Reception was held this year in the magnificent surroundings of the Speakers House at Westminster.
Argentina's ruling Frente de Todos (FdT) Wednesday changed its name ahead of this year's presidential elections but continues to be unable to join forces behind a unified candidate after President Alberto Fernández said he would not be running and Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner insisted she has been disenfranchised, which is technically inaccurate because all appeals in her conviction for corruption have not been exhausted. Hence, the current Peronist alliance has adopted the name Unión por la Patria (Union for the Homeland).
Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad Wednesday said that the improved outlook by the risk rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) was due to the harmony between the branches of government, Agencia Brasil reported. In Haddad's view, National Congress and the Federal Supreme Court (STF) have an important role in the S&P's decision, but the Central Bank (BCB) needs to join the effort and start reducing the interest rates.
A Sao Paulo court Wednesday froze former President Jair Bolsonaro's bank accounts over unpaid fines worth R$ 87,000 (about US$ 18,000) for failing to comply with health laws during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this weekend amid growing tension between the two countries in a move to keep lines of communication open, the State Department said.
Argentine jurist Frida Armas Pfirter has been appointed as a judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, where she will serve until 2032, it was reported in New York.
Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) Wednesday announced that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of May of 2023 was 7.8% for a total interannual of 114.2% and a 42.2% in the first five months of the year, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
The United States Federal Reserve this Wednesday, following a two-day meeting decided to keep the interest rate unchanged but the Federal Open Market Committee anticipated that a further two hikes of quarter percentage moves can be expected before the end of the year.
A new clinical study shows promising results of a Phase III chikungunya vaccine trial, the first time the shot has been tested in humans. If approved by regulators, the vaccine would have the capacity to protect millions of people from the debilitating mosquito-borne disease, authors explained in the study published June 12 in The Lancet.
The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office has published Information on how UK companies can control risks when doing business in Uruguay.