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Stories for July 7th 2023

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    ECLAC highlights the importance of a lithium agenda for Latin America

    Latin American countries extract lithium but other nations excel in the production stage, ECLAC warned

    The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Thursday published a report called “Extraction and industrialization of lithium. Opportunities and challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean,” recommending the region's countries devise a productive development agenda around lithium to promote its extraction for the benefit of economic activities directly and indirectly related to the mineral.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    State of exception extended in Honduras

    Security Secretary Gustavo Sánchez announced the extension of the measure for 45 more days

    Honduras' Council of Ministers has extended the “partial state of exception” in force from Dec. 6 until next Aug. 19, it was reported in Tegucigalpa. The measure seeks to curb violence in at least 175 of the country's 298 municipalities. However, in the municipalities of Choloma and San Pedro Sula a “special curfew” is in force from 11 pm to 4 am due to the seriousness of the crisis there.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Amazon deforestation drops 33.6% in first semester of 2023

    “Deforestation was increasing exponentially but now there is a steady downward trend in deforestation in the Amazon,” Minister Silva said

    Brazil's Real-Time Deforestation Detection System (Deter), of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), reported Thursday that deforestation in the Amazon in the first semester of 2023 had decreased by 33.6 % year on year and 41 % in the last 12 months.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Chile toughens migration controls

    According to statistics provided by the National Statistics Institute (INE) in April of this year, there are 1,482,390 foreigners living in Chile, of which 476,451 are Venezuelans.

    The Chilean government of President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday announced the creation of a committee to handle the expulsion of irregular migrants and develop a biometric registry of foreigners, it was reported in Santiago. The measure seeks to control irregular entries, such as those occurring at the northern border with Peru, of mostly Venezuelan people.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Massa holds online meeting with Egypt's finance minister

    Massa (L) and Maait also stressed the importance of not resorting to “generic recipes” that do not distinguish the particular realities of each country

    Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa held a working online meeting Thursday with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Maait to coordinate policies in multilateral spaces aimed at promoting the inclusive development of middle-income countries, taking into account the challenges posed by the new global financial architecture, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The two countries' relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was also discussed.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Italian President arrives in Paraguay

    Abdo and Mattarella are to have lunch Friday and Saturday

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella arrived Thursday in Paraguay on a state visit, it was reported in Asunción. It is the first official visit of a President of the Italian Republic to Paraguay. Earlier in his South American tour, the European leader had been touring Chilean Patagonia.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Falklands are holding Mid Winter Swim plus a “Lunacy Certificate”

    Previous mid winter swims have been a great success

    On Sunday 9th July Falkland Islands are holding their Mid-Winter Swim at Surf Bay. The annual event raises funds for the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission; the Cancer Support and Awareness Trust and the Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Falklands' farmers very much interested in environment conferences

    Conferences from SAERI, Falklands Conservation, DEFRA and local experts were of much interest for the Falklands' farmers

    Farmers Week took place this week, with members of the agriculture working community travelling to Stanley to discuss the future of the industry, potential challenges and solutions, and a range of other discussions, activities and gatherings.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 07:10 UTC

    Economic storm brewing in Falkland Islands rural sector; low wool prices and sales paralyzed

     Farmers Week reception Government House: RBA Chair Lewis Clifton (L) & HE the Governor Alison Blake RI) (Pic Gov House)

    There's an “economic storm” brewing in the Falklands' rural sector said Chair of the Rural Business Lewis Clifton on Wednesday night. At the Farmers Week Reception hosted by Governor Alison Blake, Mr. Clifton gave a speech and spoke to Penguin News about the problems farmers are facing because of climate change and other economic factors.