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Stories for October 19th 2023

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Investigators believe Argentine Senator found dead committed suicide

    Rodríguez was 41 and had three children

    Tierra del Fuego National Senator Matías Rodríguez was found dead in his home in Ushuaia on Wednesday under circumstances that have yet to be determined but suggest a suicide, it was reported.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Argentine-made Covid-19 vaccine approved

    The ARVAC Cecilia Grierson represents “a safe, effective and quality tool,” according to Vizzotti

    Argentine health authorities Tuesday approved a booster Covid-19 vaccine fully developed in the South American country, it was announced Wednesday in Buenos Aires. The “ARVAC Cecilia Grierson” drug is said to be effective against the latest versions of the disease for patients over 18 years of age.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Blue dollar plummets in Argentina

    Massa said the swap with China meant “great news”

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar plunged on Wednesday, closing at AR$ 885/905 (buy/sell), down from AR$ 985 the previous day, after the extension of the swap with China was announced and raids on illegal exchange parlors known as “cuevas” (caves) intensified, leading to new arrests, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Parliamentary commission votes to prosecute Bolsonaro

    Democracy has been attacked and the masses have been manipulated with hate speech, argued Senator Eliziane Gama

    A Brazilian Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI) investigating the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia approved Wednesday, with 20 votes in favor and one abstention, a motion by case rapporteur Senator Eliziane Gama (PSD-MA) to indict former President Jair Bolsonaro and 60 other people, including five former ministers and eight generals, for attempting a coup d'état during the invasion of the headquarters of the three branches of government, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 09:35 UTC

    Security Council rejects Brazil’s proposal regarding Israel-Hamas conflict

    US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield was disappointed Brazil's initiative did not mention Israel's right to self defense

    The United Nations (UN) Security Council Wednesday rejected by 12 votes to one and two abstentions Brazil's proposal of humanitarian pauses in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian extremist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 09:21 UTC

    The impact of Israel/Hamas conflict on global grain and fertilizer prices

    In search of safer assets during geopolitical tensions, market players often shift to investments such as the U.S. dollar

    The war between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas may have repercussions on global grain prices and could also increase fertilizer prices, as indicated by analyses from Hedgepoint Global Markets and Itaú BBA, reports Globo Rural.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 09:16 UTC

    FIG have appointed a new Financial Secretary with Falklands' knowledge and experience

    In August 2020 Pat came to the Islands to work as the Finance Director for FIC, in February 2023 Pat took up the position of Head of Finance for the Falkland Islands Government.

    The Falkland Islands Government has announced the appointment of Pat Clunie as the new Financial Secretary and will take up this post in January 2024.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 09:13 UTC

    FIG announces new Director of Health and Social Services

    John Woollacott grew up on a sheep farm in Devon and studied a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Bath

    The Falkland Islands Government has announced the appointment of John Woollacott as the new Director of Health and Social Services, who took up the position on Thursday 12 October 2023.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 08:55 UTC

    Argentine spy granted war veteran status after long legal battle

    A.C. had provided intelligence services at the Ushuaia naval base

    A 65-year-old Argentine woman known by the initials A.C., who claimed to have performed intelligence duties during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict against the United Kingdom, has been granted war veteran status after a legal process that lasted several years because navy records showed she was assigned other duties, Mar del Plata's La Capital reported this week.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 08:55 UTC

    Brazilian Navy begins Operation Antarctica 2023

    The frigate “Liberal” of the MB returned to its base in Rio de Janeiro last week after completing Operation “GUINEX-III” in Africa

    The Brazilian Navy (MB) officially started its Operation Antarctica (OPERANTAR) 2023 last Sunday with the departure of the Oceanographic Support Vessel “Ary Rongel” and the Polar Vessel “Almirante Maximiano”, it was reported. The units will support the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR) before returning to the Ilha das Cobras naval base in Rio de Janeiro in April 2024, it was also explained.

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