Diplomatic teams from Venezuela and Guyana are to discuss Thursday in Brazil the dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo area in control of the latter since the 1890s.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou has received a fine from the Municipality of Maldonado for a speeding violation while riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. This incident, which occurred on January 8 and was reported the last few hours, gained attention as it followed the president's new “biker” facet as he rides without visible bodyguards and using a non-approved helmet in Punta del Este.
Argentine labor unions staged a relatively successful strike and demonstration Wednesday to protest against President Javier Milei's emergency decree (DNU) already in force plus the so-called Omnibus Law bill to curb public spending which would defund numerous activities currently running on State allowances. It was the first such measure since May 29, 2019, under then-President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019).
The UK Defense Journal is reporting that in a recent Parliamentary Written Question and Answer, Andrew Rosindell MP sought clarification from the Ministry of Defense regarding the current state of defense support for the Falkland Islands.
Attacks on civic and democratic space in Venezuela are intensifying through State policies aimed at silencing opposition and criticism of President Nicolás Maduro’s Government, the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela said in its latest report released this week.
A team of scientists are embarking on an ambitious 30-day scientific expedition on board Falkland Islands flagged RRS Sir David Attenborough to investigate how carbon dioxide moves and transforms in the Southern Ocean. The ship heads to the Weddell Sea to begin the PICCOLO cruise this week, from Punta Arenas, Chile.
Ecuador's President Daniel Noboa admitted Wednesday in Madrid that it was very hard for him to leave his country amid the current wave of violence by drug-trafficking gangs but insisted it was necessary to face the world at the same time. The South American leader's words came during the opening of the Fitur 2024 tourism fair in the Spanish capital.
Foreign Ministers Omar Paganini and Diana Mondino agreed Wednesday during a one-on-one meeting in Asunción (Paraguay) that Uruguay and Argentina needed to move forward with the dredging of the 14-meter access channel to the port of Montevideo. Argentina's Mondino and Uruguay's Paganini met before the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) in the Paraguayan capital.
Uruguay's Society of Pediatrics Wednesday issued a statement in Montevideo advising against vaccinating children against COVID-19 and insisting on the convenience of other non-pharmacological measures to prevent the spread of the malady.
Foreign Minister Diana Mondino of Argentina and Rubén Ramírez of Paraguay discussed Wednesday in Asunción the issue of collecting a toll for the use of the Paraná waterway, the binational Yacyretá hydroelectric plant, and other bilateral matters in a sitdown on the sides of the Mercosur gathering.