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