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Stories for January 19th 2024

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    After Cameron-Milei meeting, “Falkland Islanders' right to self-determination remains unchanged”

    Minister Mathews said that it had been made clear to her that the Falkland Islands and Islanders' ”rights were a priority”

    A meeting on Wednesday, in the framework of the Davos' World Economic Forum (WEF), between Foreign Secretary David Cameron with the President of Argentina Javier Milei and Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino, was described by a Foreign Office spokesperson as “warm and cordial, setting out mutual support for a more constructive relationship between the UK and Argentina”.

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Argentina reports more Covid-19 patients in ICU

    “The current issue is vaccination,” Dubin said

    Argentina's sanitary system is noticing an increase in the number of patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs) with Covid-19 during the first weeks of January, it was reported Thursday in Buenos Aires. ICU specialist Arnaldo Dubin spoke to local media about “mainly elderly patients, with many comorbidities and an out-of-date vaccination schedule.”

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Ecuador: Two arrested in connection with Prosecutor Suárez's murder

    “We have apprehended two suspects,” Zapata said on X

    Ecuadorean authorities Thursday arrested two people in connection with Wednesday's murder of Prosecutor César Suárez, who was handling the case of the Jan. 9 assault on a TV station amid the growing wave of drug trafficking, terrorism, and organized crime violence. Various guns and two vehicles were also seized in the operation, it was explained.

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    No price tag should be placed on nature's services to mankind, Brazilian minister tells WEF

    “Value” is “beyond what we can price,” Silva argued

    According to Brazil's Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Marina Silva, there should be no pricing services provided by nature given their value to the planet and to human beings. She made those remarks this week during her appearance at one of the panels at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:27 UTC

    Lithium: Bolivia's YLB signs new agreement with China's CBC

    Opposition lawmakers said these announcements were mere propaganda

    A new agreement between Bolivia's state-owned Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) and the Chinese consortium CATL, BRUNP & CMOC (CBC) was signed Thursday to install a lithium carbonate pilot plant with Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) technology in the Uyuni salt flat and would have a production of 2,500 tons per year after an investment worth US$ 90 million.

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:17 UTC

    Foreign Ministers of Brazil and China holding key talks

    Wang Yi and Vieira are to meet again Friday

    China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a meeting in Brasilia on Thursday with his Brazilian counterpart Mauro Vieira and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's special advisor Celso Amorim to discuss trade and cooperation between the two countries, it was reported. Wang Yi and Vieira are to meet again Friday for the signing of a series of agreements after which they will be issuing a joint statement to the press, it was also explained.

  • Friday, January 19th 2024 - 10:10 UTC

    Paraguay's BCP confirms CPI in 2023 within target range

    Paraguay ranked behind Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru

    Paraguay's Central Bank (BCP) Thursday released a report showing that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2023 was 3.7%, making it the fourth lowest in South America in addition to falling within the target range (3.8%). It also meant a decrease from 2022's 8.1%.