Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Monday announced new measures to face the water crisis after a cabinet meeting, it was reported in Montevideo.
Last Tuesday 30 May the Falkland Islands ExCo approved an amendment to the Family Allowances Ordinance. This means that from 1 July 2023 families who have been ordinarily resident in the Falkland Islands for at least three years will now be eligible for Family Allowance. This is in addition to those with Permanent Residence Permits (PRP) or Falkland Islands Status, who are already eligible.
The United Nations on Monday adopted a historic agreement for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction which cover over two-thirds of the ocean.
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is launching on Monday 19 June, its new ten-year science strategy that addresses urgent scientific challenges facing our world, namely in the continents of the Arctic and Antarctic and the impact that the Polar Regions have across our planet.
A 16-year-old female pupil was killed Monday at the Professor Helena Kolody School in the city of Cambé in the Brazilian State of Paraná when a former student walked into the premises carrying a gun, Agencia Brasil reported citing local authorities.
Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Dias Toffoli Monday sent to the Federal District Court the second criminal action in which former President Jair Bolsonaro is a defendant, Agencia Brasil reported.
Bolivia pumped last month nearly half the gas it used to send to Argentina in May of 2022 due to output problems as demand increases due to cold weather, it was reported by El Deber citing data from the Departmental Center for Monitoring and Control of Hydrocarbons of the Santa Cruz Government and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy.
According to a study by Brazil's Sugarcane and Bioenergy Industry Union (Unica) released Monday, electricity generation from sugarcane biomass grew 28.7% in the first four months of 2023, reaching 1,858,699 MWh, which is tantamount to 3% of all the energy in the South American country, Xinhua reported.
According to the Dhaka Tribune, the government of Bangladesh last week filed a note applying for membership to the BRICS bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The application from Bangladesh, currently recognized as a “Friend of BRICS,” is expected to be discussed at the group's summit in South Africa in August.
Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero is heading the delegation to the United Nations to participate at the Special Committee on Decolonization or C24, which will address the Argentine dispute with UK over the Falklands and other South Atlantic Islands and is hopeful of a resolution calling on both sides, Argentina and UK, to begin sovereignty negotiations over what is identified as the Malvinas Islands question.