The Falkland Islands are set to embark on a comprehensive study to assess the greenhouse gas emissions from their vast peatland habitats, investigating their potential for carbon sequestration and offsetting. This groundbreaking project, titled “Improving Falkland Peatland GHG Data: Understanding Carbon Sequestration and Offsetting Feasibility,” aims to not only address environmental concerns but also lay the groundwork for future economic opportunities in the rural community.
The Ascension Islands Government Resources Directorate has announced new travel arrangements that will enable residents of St Helena to transit between the Falkland Islands and St. Helena via Ascension. The UK Ministry of Defense have introduced these arrangements with immediate effect following consultations with the FCDO, AIG, SHG and FIG.
Former Security Minister Patricia Bullrich admitted that she would not abandon her values after being eliminated from the Argentine presidential race on Sunday. But her loss may have signaled the end of the Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) coalition.
US troops will be commencing Tuesday a training exercise in Brazil's Eastern Amazon area, Agencia Brasil reported. Operation Core (Combined Operation and Rotation Exercise) 23, which stems from a bilateral defense deal signed in 2015, will bring together 294 US military personnel with the Brazilian Army from Oct. 24 to Nov. 20 in Belém, the capital of the Northern state of Pará, as well as in the municipalities of Ferreira Gomes, Oiapoque, and Macapá, in Amapá state.
The blue (a euphemism for black market) dollar stood at AR$ 1,100 Monday, an AR$ 200 increase from Friday's quotation, after Sunday's elections which saw Economy Minister Sergio Massa and Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei advance to the Nov. 19 runoff, it was reported in Buenos Aires.
At least one student was killed and three other people were injured during a shooting spree at a public school in São Paulo, Brazilian authorities said. “During the shooting attack, three students were hit. One student died and three others are being treated at the Sapopemba General Hospital, one of whom was wounded while trying to flee during the attack,” the São Paulo State Governor's office explained in a statement.
Opposition leader María Corina Machado obtained 93.13 % of the vote in Venezuela's primary elections held Sunday. According to local authorities in Caracas, the results were not released until Monday due to technology issues. Although Machado was widely expected to win, it remains to be seen whether she is allowed to run against President Nicolás Maduro, who has been in office since 2012.
A Brazilian Air Force (FAB) aircraft touched down in Rio de Janeiro at 4 am Monday after successfully performing the South American country's eighth evacuation flight from war-torn Israel, Agencia Brasil reported. This last batch consisted of 209 people and nine pets.
During a speech at the Wilson Institute in Washington DC, Paraguayan President Santiago Peña highlighted the importance of Mercosur in the face of the recent Argentine elections - regardless of the outcome of the Nov. 19 ballot - and greenlighted China's approach to the bloc.
The highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in brown skua populations on Bird Island, South Georgia – the first known cases in the Antarctic region, reported British Antarctic Survey, BAS.