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Stories for January 29th 2024

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 19:39 UTC

    Former Argentine combatants allege “illegal flights” to the Falklands

    CECIM highlighted a flight “made by the Bombardier Learjet Matriculation LV-GQR of the company Pacific Ocean S.A. that left on Thursday, January 25 from the San Fernando Airport [Buenos Aires]”

    The Center of Former Malvinas Islands Combatants (CECIM) La Plata raised concerns about alleged “flights of dubious origin” to the Falkland Islands, emphasizing “potential risks to national sovereignty.” The former combatants called attention to the Argentine government's silence on logistical operations allegedly violating UN resolutions, particularly the Zone of Peace and Cooperation in the South Atlantic (ZPCAS), established in 1986.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 14:51 UTC

    Kenya led UN law and order mission to Haiti ruled 'unconstitutional'

    Kenya had been prepared to send up to 1,000 police and security personnel across the Atlantic, the first 300 of whom had been expected to arrive this month.

    The troubled island of Haiti, desperate for a multinational force to help combat rising gang violence, with over 5,000 people murdered last year, and several UN failed sponsored peace missions, has again been disappointed. The offer from the east African nation of Kenya to help with such a force has faced the country's top court ruling of 'unconstitutional'.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 11:02 UTC

    Falklands' Argentina/UK dispute “fresh start”, according to London media

    The photo of Lord Cameron and president Milei at Davos, following a “warm and cordial” discussion setting out mutual support for a more constructive relationship

    Britain is preparing to offer Argentina improved diplomatic, political, and trade terms since the new liberal government of President Javier Milei took office. The expected approach of a fresh start, and a relief for the Falkland Islands dispute, was anticipated at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, during a brief meeting and photo between British foreign minister Lord David Cameron and President Milei.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentine Governor: British military exercises in Falklands “violate” international rules

    Melella wants Zopacas involved in the territorial dispute

    Gustavo Melella, Governor of the province of Tierra del Fuego, which, according to Argentina, technically includes the country's portion of Antarctica and the British Overseas Territories in the South Atlantic (mainly the Falkland Islands) said last week that London “cannot continue to turn its back on international law and we will denounce them as many times as necessary.”

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Milei says “There is no Plan B”: What else did the President tell the WSJ?

    Milei also pointed out that Argentina's history was riddled with Plan Bs of doing things only halfway right

    Argentine President Javier Milei underscored in an interview with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published on Sunday “the speed” at which his government was “achieving results” and warned that “there is no plan B to do things right.”

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Argentina chooses US-built F-16 fighters over Chinese JF-17s

    There were going to be 34 F-16s but Ukrainian President Zelensky managed to have 10 of them spared for his war effort against Putin's Russia

    Argentina's Air Force is to move on with the process of purchasing 24 second-hand US-built F-16 fighter jets from Denmark with the White House's nod, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The decision meant dropping the alternative of Chinese-developed JF-17 units in line with President Javier Milei's policy of not joining the BRICS group and not holding Beijing as a key ally.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:51 UTC

    Paraguay sides with Machado and the Venezuelan people

    Machado won the opposition primaries by a landslide but is banned from running in the presidential elections to be held in the second semester of 2024

    The Paraguayan Government of President Santiago Peña issued a statement Sunday condemning the Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) decision to uphold the disenfranchisement of opposition leader María Corina Machado who has therefore been banned from running for the Miraflores Palace.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:45 UTC

    Modernizing UK/BOT partnership: Falklands meets Commons' Select Procedure Committee

    MLA Teslyn Barkman next to Lord Cameron and Foreign Office minister for the Americas David Rutley

    This Monday afternoon Falkland Islands elected member of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Teslyn Barkman will sit before the House of Commons Select Procedure Committee and give evidence on Overseas Territories' more fluid relations with the Commons following on the recent understanding reached between UK Government and UK Overseas Territories Governments for a more dynamic partnership.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:43 UTC

    Ice Patrol HMS Protector is helping to study the impact of tourism on Antarctica

    According to IAATO, during the 2022/23 season more than 104,000 visitors traveled to Antarctica.

    The Royal Navy Ice Patrol HMS Protector took scientists on an Antarctic research cruise to analyze the increasing impact of tourism and climate change on the frozen continent, a challenge which has been underlined by IAATO, the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. IAATO has pointed out that during the 2022/23 season more than 104,000 visitors traveled to Antarctica.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Tuesday Spanish congress votes on amnesty for Catalan separatist leaders, massive protests

    Demonstrators held numerous Spanish and EU flags, but also as placards reading “No to amnesty” and “Sanchez traitor,” in reference to president Pedro Sánchez of the center-left PSOE party

    Some 50,000 people, according to police estimates, gathered in the Spanish capital Madrid on Sunday to reject a fragile coalition government proposed amnesty for Catalan separatists.

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