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Stories for 2023

  • Monday, May 22nd 2023 - 09:27 UTC

    No Lula-Zelensky meeting in Hiroshima after all

    Lula did pledge to support the African Union joining the G20, though

    In the end, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva did not get together with his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky during the weekend as they were both attending the G7 Summit in Hiroshima as guests. “I think he was disappointed,” Zelensky said Sunday in an ironic tone. The meeting was officially requested by Ukraine on Friday (19/5).

  • Monday, May 22nd 2023 - 09:04 UTC

    Paraguay confirms 3 outbreaks of bird flu; could be more

    Martin said migratory birds flying through the region could have been vectors of the disease

    According to Paraguay's National Animal Health and Quality Service (Senacsa) President Dr. José Carlos Martin, there were already three confirmed outbreaks of avian influenza in the South American country's Chaco region by Sunday, while two others were still under investigation.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2023 - 08:56 UTC

    Snowfalls leave thousands of Chilean weekend shoppers stranded in Mendoza

    The storm could last until Thursday, according to local media, meaning extra cash for Mendoza hotels and restaurants

    Thousands of Chilean travelers were stranded Sunday in the Argentine province of Mendoza as the Cristo Redentor Path was closed at 3 pm due to bad weather (snow), it was reported. The decision was made jointly by both countries, reported Los Andes. Shortly before, traffic from Uspallata onwards had also been cut off. It is an average one-hour drive from there to Cristo Redentor

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 11:40 UTC

    Countries of the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway against toll collection by Argentina

    Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay insisted that Argentina should refrain from charging tolls until the matter is thoroughly reviewed

    The group of countries that make up the Paraguay-Parana Waterway Agreement Committee suggested Argentina refrained from adopting measures that violate the agreed rules and stop charging tolls to barges passing through Santa Fe. The committee is made up of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 11:31 UTC

    Drug lord Pablo Escobar legacy to Colombia, the invasive ecosystem engineers, African hippos

    The infamous Pablo Escobar, smuggled four hippos from a wildlife park in Dallas, Texas, into his new exotic zoo east of Medellín, his city.

    The legacy of Colombian drugs lord Pablo Escobar has not only been the ongoing gangs war and the overall violence in the country, but also consequences of some of his hobbies, for example growing exotic fauna, such as hippos.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 11:26 UTC

    G7 Summit in Hiroshima: Stronger sanctions declared against Russia, Zelensky's presence expected

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Berlin wanted pragmatic measures to prevent the circumvention of sanctions imposed on Russia.

    The leaders of the Group of Seven, G7, major industrial countries on Friday vowed to tighten sanctions on Russia. During talks in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, they vowed: “to stand together against Russia's illegal, unjustifiable, and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine.”

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 11:20 UTC

    Brigadier Dan Duff, takes command of BFSAI at MPC in Falklands

    The Royal Navy, Commodore Jonathan Lett hands over command of MPC to British Army Brigadier Dan Duff

    This week the Falkland Islands and Mount Pleasant Complex bid farewell to the outgoing Commander of British Forces South Atlantic Islands, BFSAI, Jonathan Lett, who has been on the job since November 2020, and welcomed Brigadier Dan Duff, British Army.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    Fiftieth anniversary of Stanley Power Station in the Falklands

    Photographed on celebration day is the Power Station Staff with their cake made by Michele Evans.

    The Falkland Islands Power and Electrical Section are delighted to be able to celebrate 50 years of service for Power Station ‘B’. On 19 May 1973 Power Station ‘B’ was opened by then Governor Mr E G Lewis CMG OBE, and in attendance were members of the public, alongside Power Station staff and those who built the station.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Asylum requests on the rise in Uruguay

    Uruguay has 16,000 cases to analyze, Mondelli explained

    According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of asylum requests in Uruguay has increased to 16,000 from 13,113 in mid-2022, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Poll: Uruguayan President still has 46% approval

    The newest data showed a two-percentage-point increase in approval and a one-point increase in disapproval of Lacalle Pou

    According to a study by pollsters, Cifra published this week in Montevideo, Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou still has a 46% approval rating and a 43% negative image after over three years in office.