Spain's acting Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism, Hector Gomez has anticipated that during this semester, in the framework of Spain's presidency of the European Union Council, some of the main differences in negotiations for the trade agreement with Mercosur are expected to be closed, but foundations will be solidly established, which means the signature of the accord will be delayed until the next semester
“What we want is for the rights of the people of the Falklands to be respected, and one of the main democratic principles is their right to self-determination. We are asking our friends to respect their wishes”, said David Rutley, Foreign Office minister for the Americas and Caribbean during a recent visit to Peru.
On Tuesday, September 26th, at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York, Falkland Islander, Mensun Bound gave a lecture followed by a book signing of The Ship Beneath the Ice – The Discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance. The event occurred onboard the Wavertree, an old square rigger condemned at Port Stanley in 1910. This gathering was the culmination of a year-long book tour spanning the UK, USA, Canada, and parts of Europe and Scandinavia, during which time the book rose to Number 2 in the UK Best-Seller List.
An Argentine Border Guard (Gendarmería Nacional) officer has told his superiors that he self-perceived as a woman and would henceforth adopt such an identity.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez during a telephone conversation last week that he was keen on finalizing the trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur.
Argentine Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa warned oil companies that unless the fuel shortages are solved by Tuesday, they would not be allowed to ship any exports abroad, it was reported.
In a move to solve the current energy crisis affecting some Ecuadorian towns, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso announced on X after a meeting Saturday with Gustavo Petro at the Casa de Nariño in Bogota that Colombia would be supplying 450 megawatts of electricity.
Despite being defending champions, South Africa went into Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand at the Stade de France in Paris as underdogs, having last beaten the All Blacks in 1999. However, a cliffhanger 12-11 victory this time around earned the Springboks their fourth trophy, following previous successes in 1995, 2007, and 2019.
A Brazilian-developed vaccine against cocaine addiction is almost ready for public distribution. The drug, named Calixcoca, “would block the effects on the brain,” according to the researchers behind the project.
Ecuadorian towns in the Amazon region have been reported to be undergoing power outages that might drag on at least until December if current drought conditions are to persist, according to local authorities. The power cuts have caused havoc and traffic chaos in a country where violence reigns supreme and darkness only adds to the insecurity condition.