Authorities in the port of Mar del Plata have started administrative proceedings against the Panama-flagged Frio Marathon frozen cargo ship stemming from Stanley in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands without an Argentine permit. The vessel had been sailing the archipelago since 2014 and could now face a high fine, it was explained.
Car manufacturing in Argentina grew year-on-year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Association of Automotive Manufacturers (Adefa), which showed production reached 408,486 units, 19.5% higher than the 341,788 units from the same period of 2022. Adefa also said 63,455 vehicles were built in August, 17.4% more than in the same month of 2022 and 28.8% above July's figures.
Some twenty-one people have been killed as a consequence of the torrential rain and winds caused by a cyclone in southern Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul neighboring Uruguay and Argentina. Local authorities said it was the state's worst-ever weather disaster given the number of deaths so far and the thousands left homeless.
Uruguayan authorities said the first case of a sea lion with avian influenza had been detected in the country after a specimen was found dead on the Cerro beach on Aug. 31 and the laboratory tests were announced Tuesday, it was reported in Montevideo.
The Falklands government Office in London, FIGO, has sent congratulations to the new UK Secretary of State for Defense, Grant Shapps, a staunch supporter of the Falkland Islands and its right to self determination and to decide on its future.
Sunday September 3rd, was Merchant Navy Day, an event celebrated in the UK and also in the Falkland Islands, where maritime access is crucial for the life of the Islands. Richard Hyslop, Falklands representative in UK and Europe underlined the significance of the date.
The first-ever global data platform on sand and other sediment extraction in the marine environment finds that the marine dredging industry is digging up 6 billion tons per year, the equivalent of more than 1 million dump trucks per day. This is significantly impacting biodiversity and coastal communities.
Chile's Central Bank Council agreed unanimously Tuesday to lower the basic interest rate from 10.25 to 9.5% given the reduction in global inflation, it was reported in Santiago.
Tributes have been paid to ex-paratrooper, charity co-founder and Falklands veteran Denzil Connick, 66, who passed away after a battle with cancer on Sunday 3 September. .
The former president of the Catalonian government, Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday demanded the complete abandonment of judicial proceedings against any members of the Catalan separatist movement. Speaking to journalists, Puigdemont said that any talks about his support in the formation of a new Spanish government were dependent on this condition.