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Stories for January 26th 2024

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 15:11 UTC

    Will Javier Milei Upend Argentina’s Foreign Policy?

    President Javier Milei with Foreign Secretary David Cameron at Davos

    By Thiago de Aragao (*) Mere weeks after taking office, Argentine President Javier Milei has already picked fights with the United Kingdom and China, demonstrating his “anarcho-capitalist” approach to foreign policy. The complex reality of international diplomacy and economic interdependence requires a far more pragmatic stance.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 15:01 UTC

    Falklands advancing in making MPA energy sustainable with Mare Harbour Wind Farm

     MLA Pete Biggs who holds the Environment and Public Structure portfolio at the Legislative Assembly

    Following approval from ExCo on Tuesday 23 January, the Falkland Islands Government in joint working with British Forces South Atlantic will be able to proceed with “in principle approval” for Phase Two of the Mare Harbour Wind Farm.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 14:04 UTC

    Gold exploration? Falklands Warrah Resources announces completion of funding round

    James Wallace, Managing Director, Fortuna Ltd, commented: Fortuna take a proactive interest in seeking out and investing in potential new sources of revenue in the Falklands.

    Warrah Resources is delighted to announce that it has secured investment from Fortuna Ltd, one of the largest privately owned businesses in the Falkland Islands. Warrah is an environmentally responsible gold and battery metal exploration company which seeks to apply modern exploration technology to historically underexplored areas.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 11:24 UTC

    Venezuela and Guyana to keep discussing Essequibo issue peacefully

    No significant progress was achieved on Thursday, although none was expected

    After more than five hours of conversations, diplomatic delegations from Venezuela and Guyana agreed on Thursday in Brasilia to discuss the dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo territory peacefully. The gathering at the Itamaraty Palace resulted from talks between Presidents Nicolás Maduro and Irfaan Ali on December 14 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:56 UTC

    Covid-19: Facemasks mandatory again at Bolivian schools

    Facemasks will be mandatory for pupils, teachers, and school staff when classes resume next week

    Bolivian health authorities will be requiring school pupils to wear facemasks upon returning to classes next week as part of a set of preventive measures taken given an increase in the number of cases of Covid-19, Ministers María Renée Castro (Health) and Édgar Pary (Education) announced in La Paz.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:42 UTC

    Spain urges reconsideration of argentine fisheries measures by President Milei

    Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food emphasized that these measures are not aligned with the general orientation of agreements with third countries in fisheries matters.

    The Government of Spain has formally approached President Javier Milei of Argentina, requesting a reconsideration of the proposed measures aimed at enhancing control over foreign-flagged fishing vessels in Argentina's maritime space and liberalizing catch permits.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:23 UTC

    Brazil's President to visit Egypt, Ethiopia, and Guyana next month

    Lula will be attending the summit of the African Union, since last year a full member of the G20

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will take on a series of international engagements next month, including a Caricom Summit in Guyana, Agencia Brasil reported. He will also be traveling to Egypt on Feb. 15 and 16 to thank his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sissi for his support in pulling out Brazilian nationals and their families from the Gaza Strip.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:19 UTC

    US State of Alabama executes inmate through nitrogen hypoxia

    “Tonight Alabama caused humanity to take a step backward,” Smith said

    Kenneth Eugene Smith, an inmate in the US State of Alabama, Thursday became the first person ever to be put to death through the controversial nitrogen hypoxia mechanism.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:10 UTC

    Ecuador gives US useless Russian weapons despite Moscow's warning

    Ecuador has all the legal right to receive the US and other countries' cooperation in security matters, Sommerfeld insisted

    Ecuador's Foreign Minister Gabriela Sommerfeld admitted that his country sold useless Russian-built weaponry to the United States in exchange for operational arms to wage the South American country's war against drug trafficking gangs. The measure was adopted despite Moscow's advice against it, it was explained.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Milei sacks untrustworthy Infrastructure Minister

    Ferraro allegedly leaked to the press some embarrassing details about a cabinet meeting

    Argentine President Javier Milei Thursday sacked Infrastructure Minister Guillermo Ferraro after the latter allegedly leaked to the press some details about a cabinet meeting that should have not gone public, specifically an outburst by the head of state who pledged to “leave without a peso” those provincial governors who did not instruct their federal lawmakers to pass the Libertarian Government's so-called Omnibus Law bill.