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Stories for June 20th 2023

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Lacalle Pou decrees water emergency in Montevideo metropolitan area

    Lacalle also announced bottled water would be tax-free

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Monday announced new measures to face the water crisis after a cabinet meeting, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:58 UTC

    Falklands, Expanded eligibility for the Family Allowance

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    U.N. adopts historic agreement on Marine Biodiversity; 'new hope for the oceans,' Guterres

    “The ocean is the lifeblood of our planet. And today, you have pumped new life and hope to give the ocean a fighting chance,” Antonio Guterres said

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    BAS new ten-year strategy, Polar Science for a Sustainable Planet

    Scientists will use a range of new technology over the next decade to do science in the Polar Regions

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Teenager killed in another high-school shooting in Brazil

    “This mode of violence has implanted itself in Brazil,” Dino explained

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Brazil's STF sends 2014 case against Bolsonaro to lower court

    Bolsonaro is facing multiple criminal charges while being investigated in the Jan. 8 coup attempt

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Bolivia pumping nearly half the gas it used to sell to Argentina

    YPFB President Armin Dorgathen admitted that the gas not used in the ammonia and urea plant will be exported to the Argentine market

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Brazil: Electricity generation from sugarcane biomass on the rise

    Sugarcane biomass accounts for 72% of all installed bioelectricity capacity in Brazil

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Bangladesh files formal request to join BRICS

    The note was filed after a meeting between Hasina and Ramaphosa in Geneva

    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.

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 09:08 UTC

    Argentine Foreign Minister heads numerous delegation to the C 24 debate

    Minister Santiago Cafiero is heading the Argentine delegation to the UN C24 debate

    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.

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