This Tuesday, 20 June two elected members from the Falkland Islands Assembly addressed the United Nations Special Committee on the situation with regard to the implementation of the declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, the so-called UN Committee of 24. The first to address the C24 was MLA Gavin Short, who criticized the aggressive attitude of Argentina towards the Falklands and mentioned several actions, which sought to undermine the Islands' economy.
As announced the Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero on Tuesday morning, in New York, before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization again called on the United Kingdom for bilateral negotiations with Argentina for a pacific and definitive solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands.
United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday likened Chinese President Xi Jinping to a dictator. The comment came just a day after top US diplomat Anthony Blinken's trip to Beijing aimed at easing tensions between the two countries
According to the Chilean Central Bank's new projections, the South American country's economy will grow less than expected this year, it was reported Tuesday in Santiago.
Civil Defense from the State of Rio Grande do Sul Tuesday updated the number of casualties from last week's extratropical cyclone to 16 as more bodies were found. The State government has set up a team to search for the missing and to help those left homeless.
Former Peruvian Prime Minister Betssy Chávez was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Dec. 7 coup d'état staged by then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones, it was reported. Peru's National Police (PNP) arrested Chávez at her home in the southern city of Tacna after the Supreme Court ordered her pre-trial detention for 18 months.
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has announced that it will seek the orderly dissolution of the EU and find in its place a new European economic and interests community, a federation of European nations, it was reported.
Argentina's Customs General Directorate Tuesday banned Buquebús' Eladia Isabel from River Plate shuttle services to Uruguay due to its poor condition, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The vessel's sailing certifications were also found to have expired.
Chile's Senate Tuesday approved by 23 votes in favor, 1 against, and 18 abstentions a 15-day extension to the state of emergency in the Araucanía region and in the provinces of Arauco and Biobío, in the Biobío region, it was reported in Santiago. The Lower House had endorsed the measure with 104 votes in favor, 24 against, and 12 abstentions.
The Iceland government suspended whale hunting for the rest of the summer on Tuesday, following a report that found the practice contravenes the country's animal welfare standards.