Chile's Supreme Court Monday sentenced seven retired military officers involved in the Sept. 12, 1973, kidnapping and murder of singer-songwriter Víctor Jara to 25 years in jail, it was reported in Santiago. Those convicted are between 73 and 85 years old and are all at liberty.
Global shipping has been urged to share transit plans at one of the world’s key maritime crossings following on Panama Canal Authority officials warning that water-conserving restrictions will be in place for at least the next 10 months, given this year's unprecedented drought which Panama is experiencing.
France is preparing to destroy some 80 million gallons of wine to help its farmers in wine-producing areas to cope with a sharp fall in prices, as consumption decreases and overproduction has further complicated the situation. For this purpose the European Union has granted an initial 160 million Euros, topped to 200 million Euros by the French government, Agriculture Minister Marc Fesneau told reporters at a press conference.
With spring on the way, it won't be long before we enjoy seeing the return of migratory birds to the Falkland Islansds. However, with Bird Flu already present in South America, it is likely to enter the Falklands this season.
Despite the slow pace of soybean trade in the past five years, the first seven months of 2023 have seen Brazil achieve a record volume of exports, reaching over 70 million tons, as reported by the country’s National Supply Company (Conab) last week.
Police must investigate every theft and follow all reasonable leads to catch offenders, the home secretary Suella Braverman has said, adding it was “completely unacceptable” that criminals are often “effectively free to break certain laws”.
Spring and summer are coming to the southern hemisphere and the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association, Asoex, anticipated that with the new season, the country can comfortably target a 20% target increase for Chilean cherries, (November to February).
Lithium exports from Argentina are poised to increase in the coming years, specifically from 34,000 tons to 400,000 tons of lithium carbonate, as mentioned by the Mining Secretary, Fernanda Ávila in Buenos Aires.
The latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on Argentina highlighted that the targets for reserve accumulation, fiscal deficit, and monetary financing of the deficit were missed “by wide margins.” As a result, imbalances have increased, so “further expenditure control will be needed throughout the election period.” The 1.9% GDP fiscal deficit target remained unchanged.
The P&O Cruises ship Britannia, based in Southampton, collided with a freight vessel during a storm in Mallorca, Spain, after it broke loose from its mooring. A small number of people are being cared for onboard after sustaining minor injuries, P&O said.