The Falkland Islands by-election for the Camp constituency, held on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September resulted in the election of Jack Ford to office. The newly elected Member of the Legislative Assembly, Falklands autonomous internal government, told Penguin News that “personal contact and simple things like sitting in people’s kitchens and just putting the time in to listen to what they’ve got to say” made a difference.
In the latest episode of the feud between Argentina and Paraguay, trucks carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bound for Asunción and detained by Argentine customs began to be released Thursday, it was reported, a week after barges carrying fuel were also detained for unpaid tolls on the Paraná River waterway.
The Governor of the Uruguayan department (province) of Artigas spoke naturally of child labor Thursday in a TV interview, which prompted a swift reaction from the national government.
According to a study released Friday by MapBiomas, a website that gathers data and information on Brazilian biomes, from the soil to the Amazon, including mining, fire, and water, illegal mining in Brazil grew by 35,000 hectares in 2022 compared to the previous year, Agencia Brasil reported.
Chilean authorities in the Biobío region announced Thursday the arrest of at least 11 leaders of the Mapuche Lafkenche Resistance (RML), a radical group behind numerous attacks in the south of the country as a result of the territorial dispute between the state, indigenous groups and forestry companies that exploit lands considered ancestral by the indigenous people.
Argentine Judiciary authorities Thursday ordered the arrest of seven Army officers for their alleged involvement in the death of Second Lieutenant Matías Chirino after an “initiation rite” at the Artillery Group Nº 3 barracks in Paso de los Libres, in the province of Corrientes in June last year.
Four servicepeople of the Argentine Army died Thursday and 18 others were injured when a a Mercedez Benz 1518 lorry derailed on Provincial Route 62 in the San Martín de los Andes area in the Patagonian province of Neuquén as it was bringing back the soldiers to their barracks after high mountain skiing practice.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly announced this week that the UK will push to unlock global finance and help developing countries invest to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).