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Stories for October 2023

  • 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.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 00:39 UTC

    Falklands: Nepalese community in MPC celebrated Dashain

    Family picture of the Nepalese community in MPC (Pic BFSAI)

    Last weekend the Nepalese community at Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands and their invited guests, celebrated Dashain, traditionally celebrated with prayers and offerings to Durga, the Universal Mother Goddess.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Sharp drop on “blue” dollar reported in Argentina

    Customs and police raids have discouraged informal currency exchange transactions

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar has fallen sharply against the Argentine peso this week after Sunday's elections and the subsequent fracture within the opposition JxC coalition regarding whether to support or not Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei's bid against Economy Minister Sergio Massa at the Nov. 19 runoff.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Fuel shortages reported in Argentina

    YPF implemented on Monday an average increase of 3%

    Due to fuel shortages in several parts of Argentina, some pumps were forced to sell only up to a quota per customer while others simply closed their activities on Thursday, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    UN Security Council: Brazil drafting 5th resolution on Middle East crisis

    “I think a new resolution has to ask for everything,” Vieira said

    Diplomatic representatives of Brazil, the country chairing the United Nations Security Council, are drafting a fifth resolution regarding the ongoing war between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas after four previous attempts failed to garner enough votes or were vetoed by one or more of the body's permanent members, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    UN General Assembly evaluating ceasefire in Middle East war

    “Why is there so much pain over the deaths of Israelis and so little pain for us Palestinians?” Riyad Mansour wondered

    A United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting where a possible resolution calling for an “immediate ceasefire” in the Middle East was adjourned Thursday, Agencia Brasil reported. The body is to resume Friday the discussion of the conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip region.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 09:45 UTC

    7-year-old Chilean boy living in Gaza Strip is found

    “Now the immediate problem is to set up a place to stay, in Gaza,” Ghassan's uncle said in a video released on social media

    Chilean media reported early Friday the finding of 7-year-old Ghassan Sahurie, a 7-year-old boy of Chilean-Palestinian descent who was missing in the Gaza Strip.

  • Friday, October 27th 2023 - 08:53 UTC

    Paraguayan President involves OAS in Paraná Waterway crisis

    “Foreign trade is key because it is a source of job creation and prosperity,” Peña told the OAS Council

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña has filed a complaint with the Organization of American States (OAS) against Argentina's “unacceptable” and “protectionist” decision to impose tolls on barges passing through the Paraná River waterway. However, he failed to mention the neighboring country during his appearance before the continental body's Permanent Council.