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Stories for January 4th 2024

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Argentina: Malvinas claim recognizes Islanders “interests” and a “mature relation” with Britain

    Argentine Foreign minister Diana Mondino, “bilateral negotiations taking into account the interests of the inhabitants of the Islands”

    The third of January has been an iconic date for Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands, since on that day but in 1833, the “United Kingdom forcibly occupied the Malvinas Islands over which ”a recently independent Argentine Nation was exercising sovereignty, given her condition of heir to such possessions of Spain in South America.”

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Argentine judge orders Emtrasur Jumbo handed over to the US

    Venezuela threatened Latin American countries allowing the B-747-300 to fly back to the United States that such an acquiescence would be interpreted as a hostile act

    Lomas de Zamora Federal Judge Federico Villena, who has jurisdiction over Buenos Aires' international Ezeiza Airport, Wednesday acquiesced to a request from the United States and ordered the Boeing 747-300 freighter aircraft belonging to Venezuelan carrier Empresa de Transporte de Aerocargo del Sur (Emtrasur), after obtaining it from Iran's Mahan Air handed over to Washington.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    The 1933 Whalebone Arch which commemorates British continuous rule in Falklands

    The Whalebone Arch in Stanley City, adjacent to the cathedral, the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world, a must for visitors to enjoy and picture a souvenir

    One of the attractions when visiting the Falkland Islands' capital Stanley City is the Whalebone Arch, adjacent to the cathedral, the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world. Locals, tourists and cruise visitors love to enjoy and picture the impressive mandibles of blue whales in the arch, but not many are aware it was erected in 1933, to commemorate the centenary of continuous British administration in the Falklands. The land and garden that forms the Arch Green (formerly Cathedral Green) was given by the Falkland Islands Company to the Falkland Islands Government for the leisure of the people of Stanley, and enjoyment of visitors.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Falklands Rockhopper set to receive huge sum because of an arbitration with Italy

    CEO Moody, “We are hopeful that this new funding will largely or entirely fulfill our equity requirements for Sea Lion”

    Falklands oil company, Rockhopper Exploration PLC has agreed with a regulated specialist fund to monetize the arbitration award. The award announced in August 2022 relates to arbitration against Italy involving Ombrina Mare oil field in the Adriatic. (*)

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    Lula should run for reelection in 2026, Haddad says

    Haddad acknowledged that at some point the issue of Lula's succession will come up. “And I think there should be some concern about that”

    Brazilian Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said Wednesday that there was consensus among the ruling coalition that President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva should seek reelection in 2026.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:42 UTC

    Uruguayan exports fall but 2023 still a good year

    Montevideo's port expects to handle even more trade in 2024, Curbelo explained

    Uruguay's sales abroad dropped 13% interannually, according to a study released this week in Montevideo. Uruguay XXI's Annual Uruguay Trade Report showed that “neither the external nor the internal context contributed to Uruguayan exports of goods.” Uruguay XXI also noted that despite the fall from 2022 figures, 2023 was “the second year with the highest value exports in the last decade.”

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Uruguay: Agriculture emergency lifted except for fruits and horticulture

    Fruit and horticulture were spared because of a cloudburst that caused damage to crops in November

    Uruguayan authorities Wednesday declared the end of the agricultural emergency adopted in October 2022 to address the water deficit the country was going through, it was reported in Montevideo. The measure was extended several times to support those producers most affected by the climate situation.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:30 UTC

    Ex head of Falkland Islands Defense Force becomes member OBE

    Justin was a member of FIDF since he was 18 and ended his career as Commanding Officer

    In the New Year Honors 2024 Overseas and International List, among those who became members of the Order of the British Empire, OBE, is a Falkland Islander, who for many years served with the Falkland Islands Defense Force, FIDF, and lately as Commanding Officer of the force.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:23 UTC

    Venezuela supports Argentina's claim to Malvinas

    “Just as the Essequibo is Venezuelan, the Malvinas are Argentine,” Gil insisted

    Despite criticizing a judge's decision to hand over to the United States the Emtrasur Boeing 747-300 freighter aircraft seized in Buenos Aires, Venezuela's Foreign Ministry also issued Wednesday a declaration insisting that the Malvinas [Falkland] Islands were Argentine.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2024 - 10:20 UTC

    Fewer firearms registered in Brazil in 2023

    Bolsonaro had made access to guns more easy

    According to Brazil's National Weapons System (Sinarm), 20,822 new firearms were registered for personal defense in 2023 from 111,044 the previous year, which represented an 82% drop, Agencia Brasil reported.

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