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Montevideo, November 28th 2023 - 13:59 UTC

Stories for October 28th 2023

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    ARA Patagonia back on duty

    The Patagonia first sailed for the Argentine Navy in 2000

    Argentina's Navy announced this week that the French-built logistics vessel ARA Patagonia was back at sea after a total refit, major repairs, and the replacement of numerous elements and parts at the No. 1 careening dock of the Arsenal Naval Puerto Belgrano and under the management of the Tandanor shipyards.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Alberto Fernández and Pepe Mujica discuss Argentina's crisis

    “With Pepe and Lula it is very pleasant to work,” Fernández said, somehow announcing his future role in South American politics

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica and incumbent Argentine head of state Alberto Fernández got together Friday at the former's farm in Rincón del Cerro to discuss the currency exchange crisis in South America's second-largest country and, with it, the future of the region.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Rugby World Cup: England beat Argentine for third-place honors

    England flanker Sam Underhill was man of the match

    England edged Argentina 26-23 Friday to clinch third place Friday at the Rugby World Cup. The match was played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. Six weeks ago, England had beaten Argentina 27-10 in their opening group game.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    UNGA calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

    Meanwhile, on the battlefront, Israel expanded its ground operations in Gaza and intensified the air strikes

    The United Nations General Assembly Friday issued a resolution calling for an “Immediate humanitarian truce” in Gaza. The document is non-binding and Israel has been reported to be upping its military deployments in the region, it was reported. The UN General Assembly resolutions do not go beyond a political gesture.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Maine massacre perpetrator found dead

    Sauschuck declined to answer questions about warnings police may have received about Card before the shootings

    Authorities in the US State of Maine said that Robert Card, the alleged perpetrator of back-to-back shooting sprees late Wednesday that left 18 people dead and dozens wounded has been found dead, it was reported Friday.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Entire Brazilian State of Amazonas gripped by drought

    El Niño is causing an abnormal warming of surface waters of the eastern portion of the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean, it was explained

    The entire state of Amazonas has been gripped by a severe drought, with most municipalities (60) in a state of emergency and 2 in a state of alert, Agencia Brasil reported. The El Niño phenomenon has been linked to the ongoing crisis.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    BFSAI help with soil erosion and pasture re growth in the Falklands by spreading wool

    Soldiers helping to spread wool in the erodes soil (Pic BFSAI)

    Members of British Forces South Atlantic Islands, BFSAI, are helping to combat soil erosion and re-growth of pastures in the Falkland Islands.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 08:55 UTC

    Argentina to import fuel to ease current shortages

    In the next few days the problem will be solved, said Royón

    Argentine authorities said Friday that more fuel will be imported to guarantee supplies to the pumps as the ongoing crisis is set to drag on for weeks, potentially affecting the Nov. 19 presidential runoff between Economy Minister Sergio Massa and Liberal Congressman Javier Milei, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 01:12 UTC

    Brazil in Brussels: EU anti deforestation law will impact 34% of Brazilian exports

    Brazil in Brussels: EU anti deforestation law will impact 34% of Brazilian exports

    The government of Lula da Silva estimates that the new European Union, EU, anti-deforestation law will have a 34% impact on Brazilian exports to Europe and 15% on the country’s total exports. Folha de Sao Paulo informed the measure applies to products in the supply chains of coffee, soy, palm oil, wood, leather, beef, cocoa, and rubber.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 01:09 UTC

    Carnival could face cascade of demands following a ruling on a Covid 19 outbreak in one of its vessels

    The Ruby Princess sailed from Sydney to New Zealand in March 2020, right at the start of the pandemic. Some 2,671 passengers and 1,146 crew were on board.

    Cruise operator Carnival could face a cascade of demands following a ruling by an Australian judge referred to passengers' safety and an outbreak of Covid-19 on board one of its vessels. According to the ruling, the company misled passengers about safety risks and should have canceled a voyage by the Ruby Princess in March 2020 before it departed.

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