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Stories for 2023

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Falklands lawmakers want Stanley Growers back in the private sector

    Jan and Tim Miller, the pioneers and successful Falklands greenhouse farmers of fresh produce in the Islands

    The Falkland Islands Government is committed to continuing to operate the Stanley Growers business, including fresh imports, MLA Mark Pollard said in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Amnesty International concerned over human rights violations in Peru

    Boluarte's Government has not recognized its responsibility nor apologized to the families of the victims, AI noted

    Amnesty International (AI) Thursday conveyed its concern to Peruvian President Dina Boluarte regarding human rights violations in the South American country ahead of its July 28 Independence Day celebrations.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 10:25 UTC

    Argentina signs Artemis Accords with NASA

    “The Artemis Accords constitute a contribution to the development of space activities with peaceful purposes at a global level,” Filmus said

    Argentine Science Minister Daniel Filmus Thursday signed the Artemis Accords during a ceremony at Casa Rosada with President Alberto Fernández, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, US Ambassador Marc R. Stanley, and Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero. Argentina became the 28th nation to sign the Accords, and the fifth Latin American country, following Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Poverty in Chile hits historic low

    “This news shows that we are moving in the right direction,” Boric said

    According to the National Socioeconomic Characterization Survey (Casen) conducted by the Ministry of Social Development and Family with the collaboration of the University of Chile released Thursday, poverty in the South American country reached a historic low, falling from 10.7% in 2020 to 6.5%.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    “Alive” survivor Coche Inciarte dies aged 75

    “There are 16 cordilleras, one for each of the 16 of us who have survived, and although based on the same facts, they are somewhat different,” wrote Coche in his memoirs

    José Luis “Coche” Inciarte, one of the 16 survivors from the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crash into the Andes mountains on Friday, October 13, 1972, died Thursday at the age of 75, it was reported in Montevideo. With Inciarte's death, 14 survivors of the tragedy remain alive. On June 5, 2015, Javier Methol passed away due to cancer and severe bone problems.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Euro zone raises benchmark interest rate to 4,25% for the ninth time running

    The Frankfurt-based bank said in a statement that while inflation is slowing, it's still expected to be “too high for too long.”

    The European Central Bank on Thursday increased the key interest rate in the Eurozone by 0.25 percentage points to 4.25%. The decision to hike rates for a ninth straight time is part of the ongoing campaign to bring down inflation, but as inflation pressures show tentative signs of easing, recession worries mount.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2023 - 11:04 UTC

    Falkland Islands awards license for gold and mineral exploration

    Nick Rendell was appointed the local agent of Warrah Resources

    The Falkland Islands Government, FIG, have awarded Warrah Resources Limited (“Warrah Resources”) a license for gold and mineral exploration.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Atlantic Ocean: AMOC to collapse by mid-century?

    If this collapse occurs, the effects on the climate will be far-reaching

    According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), a major ocean current system that transports warm water from the tropics to the northern Atlantic, could collapse by mid-century if greenhouse gas emissions do not cease.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Bolivia and Paraguay take steps toward improving bilateral trade

    The document seeks to boost economic growth in the region

    The Bolivian-Paraguayan Chamber and Paraguay's Industry Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Asunción toward strengthening ties and promoting industry and trade between the two countries, it was reported Wednesday.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Russian drones attack Ukrainian alternative inland grain ports on the Danube

    Global wheat and corn futures rose sharply on concerns attacks from Russia and more fighting, including a drone attack on Moscow, could threaten grain exports

    Russia has destroyed Ukrainian grain warehouses on the Danube River and injured seven people in a drone strike this week, expanding the target area of an air campaign launched last week after it pulled out of the Black Sea grain deal, the Kiev government said.