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Stories for 2023

  • Saturday, December 30th 2023 - 09:33 UTC

    Icebreaker ARA Irízar sets sail on Antarctic Campaign

    The Argentine Navy's icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar set sail from Buenos Aires this week to do her part in the 2023/2024 Antarctic Summer Campaign after a ceremony presided over by Defense Minister Luis Petri.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    Chilean gov't extends agricultural emergency

    The measure “allows us to support the most affected sectors,” Minister Valenzuela explained

    Chile's Government Friday announced it was extending the agricultural emergency stemming from a water deficit due to poor rains, it was reported in Santiago. With this measure, authorities may keep up the aid to producers from Atacama to Magallanes until Sept. 30, 2024.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2023 - 07:17 UTC

    BFSAI commander visits Radar Units in Falklands Mount Kent, Mount Alice and Byron Heights

    Boarding the helicopter that would fly the Brigadier and aides to the mounts

    The Commander of the British Forces South Atlantic Islands stationed at Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands, Brigadier Dan Duff has done the round of the troops under his command as part of the Christmas message.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2023 - 07:04 UTC

    Octopus DNA helps to discover evolution of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse

    Octopus, probably Pareledone species, from 500m depth on the Bellingshausen Sea continental shelf.Pic BAS.)

    Scientists, including from British Antarctic Survey, have used octopus DNA to discover that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) likely collapsed during the Last Interglacial period around 120,000 years ago – when the global temperatures were similar to today.

  • Saturday, December 30th 2023 - 06:33 UTC

    Minister Rutley's second visit to the Falklands in a month: big changes in South Atlantic fisheries policies?

    Some Falklands lawmakers meet with minister Rutley at Gilbert House

    Foreign Office minister for the Americas, Caribbean, and Overseas Territories David Rutley has been to the Falkland Islands again this week, the second visit in a month, and in the meantime this did not prevent him from on December 10, to represent the British government in Buenos Aires for the taking office ceremony of Argentine extreme liberal president, Javier Milei.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentine unions call for nationwide strike on Jan. 24

    Milei seeks to suppress Congress, Palazzo and Daer concurred

    Argentina's General Labor Confederation (CGT) Thursday called for a nationwide strike next Jan. 24 to protest against President Javier Milei's sweeping emergency decree (DNU) deregulating most aspects of the South American country's economy in addition to the bill sent Wednesday to Congress to deepen those reforms.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Paraguay's BCP meets inflation target for 2023

    For next year, the BCP also foresees inflation around 4%, Mora pointed out

    Paraguay's Central Bank (BCP) confirmed Thursday in Asunción that after 2 years of overshooting the target, inflation in 2023 resulted according to plan. After the Consumer Price Index (CPI) exceeded 6% in 2021 and 2022, it ended at 3.7% in 2023. The BCP had set a 4% cap for the current exercise and could thus herald hopeful expectations for the year ahead.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Number of visitors to Pele's mausoleum on the rise

    Pele died on Dec. 29, 2022

    German travelers topped the list of foreign visitors to pay their respects to the late football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, it was reported Thursday in Santos, Brazil, one day before the first anniversary of his passing.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    When FIC tried to buy Peninsula Valdes and land in Tierra del Fuego

    Peninsula Valdes is currently a nature reserve and a great tourist attraction for whale watching and enjoying sights of other sea mammals and sea birds

    The history section of daily “Diario del Fin del Mundo”, edited in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego province, extreme south of Argentina, recalls that almost a century and a half ago, more precisely December 1881, the Falkland Islands Company, FIC, “at the time with total control over the Falklands economy”, approached the Argentine government offering to buy the total of Peninsula Valdes, Chubut province and an area in Tierra del Fuego next to San Sebastian Bay, and its surrounding 160 leguas (league) for the rearing of sheep.

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Uruguayan hospitals: Facemasks no longer mandatory

    Medina had insisted that it was about time for the measure to be more flexible

    The Uruguayan Government lifted the mandatory requirement to wear facemasks at healthcare facilities nationwide, it was reported in Montevideo Thursday. The document was signed by President Luis Lacalle Pou.