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Stories for July 14th 2023

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    No continental shelf extension for Nicaragua onto Colombian islands, ICJ rules

    “Great victory for Colombia in The Hague,” Petro announced

    The International Court of Justice Thursday ruled in favor of Colombia, thus rejecting Nicaragua's request for the maritime space surrounding the islands of San Andres and Providencia, it was announced at The Hague.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:52 UTC

    Falklands win shock archery gold medal at 2023 Island Games

    Currently there are 24 Islands worldwide, which meet every 2 years to contest 14 sports over a period of 6 days. Photo: Katharyn Daniels (Twitter)

    The Falkland Islands (pop. 4,000) produced one of the major shocks in the history of the International Island Games by trouncing the host Island Guernsey by 6-2 to win the Gold Medal in the 'Recurve Head to Head Team Knockout' at the 2023 Island Games.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Uruguayan Gov't speaks of “inaccuracies” in UN report about water

    UN experts highlighted the human right to water

    Uruguay's Foreign Ministry Thursday issued a communiqué in response to a UN report on the water crisis the South American country is going through. The government “acted in a preventive manner, the water is still drinkable and guaranteed to the most vulnerable sectors [is] the purchase of double the daily average of water consumed per person in our country,” the statement read.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Ecuador short of rice, looks to Mercosur members as a potential supplier

    Colombia is the main rice supplier to Ecuador, with private companies opting to import to meet market demand

    Mercosur members have been added to Ecuador’s list of potential rice suppliers as the Andean country seeks to import rice to keep its stocks full, as they have been significantly depleted due to crop issues. Ecuador shortfall production could reach some 200,000 tons.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    IMF: Negotiations with Argentina continue; “no letter from China urging IMF to a quick solution”

    Kozack, “Our team has been working intensively with the Argentine authorities to make progress toward the completion of the fifth review.”

    Julie Kozack, Director of the IMF Communication Department held her weekly media conference and made some announcements referred to the current IMF/|Argentine negotiations. Ms. Kozack revealed that IMF/Argentina negotiations are ongoing, did not advance more details on possible closing dates and denied the existence of a letter from Chinese officials urging a quick solution to the Argentine case. Such as information was leaked in Argentina by government sources. Finally Ms Kozack anticipated that IMF officials and staff will be on holidays beginning July 31st until 11 August.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:46 UTC

    Falklands projected new port facility is a floating dock at FIPASS location

    MLA Spink and Ms Clark gave an indication that the new facility should be able to be delivered more quickly, as the floating barges can be brought into the Islands

    A tender was launched on July 10 for a new port facility for the Falkland Islands, following previous iterations of plans being deemed too costly. The tender is for a floating dock location, to be located in the same location as FIPASS, the current port facility.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    State of emergency extended in Peru

    The Third Takeover of Lima between July 19 and 28 will again seek President Dina Boluarte's resignation

    Peruvian authorities extended for another 30 days the state of emergency, ahead of new protests to be staged between July 19 and 28 to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, the closing of Congress, early elections, and the call for a constituent assembly, it was reported in Lima.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Brazil: Lula signs into law bill on housing for the poorest

    We have “to do what has to be done for the success of Brazil,” Lula said

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva pledged to turn abandoned public buildings into low-income housing units as he signed into law a bill providing for the construction by 2026 of two million buildings as part of the My House My Life plan.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Extratropical cyclone hits southern Brazil

    In the entire state of Rio Grande do Sul, there are 234 people homeless and 236 displaced

    Brazil's southeastern State of Río Grande do Sul remains under alert because of heavy rains, windstorms, and hail caused by the passage of an extratropical cyclone, Acting Governor Gabriel Souza said Thursday.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar keeps soaring, June's inflation 6%

    The highest increase this year was in Communications (10.5%), as a result of the increase in telephone and Internet services

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar hit another record Thursday in Argentina, closing at AR$ 512 / US$ 1, for a total increase of AR$ 166 so far this year which represented a 48% rise since closing 2022 at AR$ 346, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The gap between the informal dollar and the official exchange rate stands at 93.7%.

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