Venezuelan trade unionists and activists Reynaldo Cortés, Alfonzo Meléndez, Alcides Bracho, Néstor Astudillo, Gabriel Blanco, and Emilio Negrín were sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in jail for “conspiring” against President Nicolás Maduro, it was reported in Caracas. The defendants were arrested between July 4 and 7, 2022, while staging protests in demand of wage increases and improvements in working conditions.
The Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) unveiled recently a new suite of loan and grant options to enable Falklands businesses to grow in a sustainable way and with the environment in mind.
Echoes of Falklands' great performance at the Islands Games recently held in Guernsey. In an opinion piece written in the Island of Wight, sports reporter Warren Whitmore appeared a little bit irritated that the Falkland Islands outperformed them.
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The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA), the capital of Argentina, Tuesday recorded its hottest Aug. 1 in the last 117 years, with temperatures reaching 30.1 degrees Celsius, according to National Meteorological Service (SMN) data.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro's 37-year-old son Nicolás Petro Burgos Tuesday did not accept the money laundering charges against him and pledged to help the Judiciary investigate corruption in the South American country's political campaigns. It is the first time in Colombian history that the son of a sitting president is arrested and accused of receiving illicit funds for the campaign, which has led the opposition to request an investigation into the head of state.
The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar rose another AR$ 10 Tuesday, reaching AR$ 560, its highest quotation ever, less than two weeks ahead of the Open, Simultaneous, and Mandatory Primary (PASO) elections in Argentina, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The gap with the wholesale (official) dollar stood at 102.79%. So far in 2023, the US currency in the parallel market accumulates an increase of AR$ 214 after closing 2022 at AR$343.
The people of the Falkland Island may be aware that there is an unpleasant cold and flu-like illness and some cases of Covid-19 in the community.
A Scotland independent Member of Parliament who was suspended for breaking Covid lockdown rules has lost her seat after a vote by constituents.
Brazilian authorities in the State of São Paulo confirmed ten people had died in a law enforcement operation following the murder of 30-year-old Military Police officer Patrick Bastos Reis. Commissioner Antônio Sucupira of Guarujá's Civil Police said two other people died Monday after Governor Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas had spoken of eight casualties. Ten others were arrested, including the suspected shooter, it was reported.