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Stories for September 22nd 2023

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    New generation Falklander elected to the Legislative Assembly in representation of Camp

    Newly elected Camp Representative Jack Ford takes the Oath in the presence of H E the Governor Alison Blake CMG

    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.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Argentina releasing LPG trucks bound for Paraguay

    By Thursday, 22 units had been stopped by Argentine Customs

    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.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Uruguayan Governor sees nothing wrong with child labor

    Labor Minister Mieres (left) picked up the glove in Montevideo; Caram (right) said it was “normal” to see minors working in a tobacco plantation

    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.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 09:45 UTC

    Brazil: illegal mining spreads onto 35,000 hectares

    “The size of these mines stands out on the maps and is easily identifiable even by laypeople,” Diniz said

    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.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 09:30 UTC

    Mapuche rebels arrested in southern Chile

    The RML began its criminal activity in April 2020

    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.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 08:42 UTC

    Argentine Army officers remanded for “welcome rite” murder

    Second Lieutenant Chirinos was 22 when he choked to death in his vomit

    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.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 08:38 UTC

    Four Argentine soldiers killed in lorry crash

    At least 18 troops were hospitalized after the accident; nine of them were said to be in a serious condition

    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.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 08:09 UTC

    UK favors additional financing to achieve SDGs

    “The extra finance needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is estimated to be around US$ 4 trillion annually,” Cleverly said

    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).