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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.