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Stories for February 15th 2024

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 22:16 UTC

    The Economist: Uruguay's democracy is one of the strongest in the world

    Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Uruguay has been recognized as the only full democracy in South America and the leading democracy in Latin America, according to the Democracy Index 2023 compiled by the Economist Group and published by The Economist magazine.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 15:02 UTC

    Argentine Falklands War correspondent appointed head of Malvinas War Directorate in Senate

    ”I had been assigned a censor, an Army captain who when he accompanied me said 'this can be filmed, this can't', (…) The things he didn't like he would force me to erase them,” Kasanzew said.

    Argentina's Vice-President Victoria Villarruel has named Nicolás Kasanzew, the sole Argentine journalist who covered the entire Falklands War conflict in 1982, as head of the Malvinas War Directorate in the Senate of the South American country. Villarruel, daughter of a former combatant, made the announcement via social media.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 12:24 UTC

    Illex Squid: correlation between abundance and sea surface temperatures; Taiwanese experience 1998/2018

    The fishing ground mainly extended from 34°S to 55°S and from 50°W to 70°W, approximately covered distributional range of the Argentine shortfin squid Illex

    ScienceDirect (*) site has published a most interesting study on fishing trends, particularly on the Illex Argentines in the Southwest Atlantic, based on squid catches calculated from daily logbooks recorded by the Taiwanese squid-jigging vessels from 1998 to 2018 across the open sea east of Argentina and north of the exclusive economic zones of the Falkland Islands in the Southwest Atlantic, which was a quality-controlled compilation of regional fisheries data.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 12:14 UTC

    The magic of football: for China Falklands are British and no longer Argentine

    The Beijing Football Association reacted to the alleged sight by cancelling both of Argentina's friendly matches as part of a tour of mainland China next month.

    Disgruntled Chinese football fans, blaming Argentine top star Lionel Messi, are now advocating that the Falklands are British, --certainly not Argentine--.Messi failed to play in an exhibition match in Hong Kong, for which the Chinese public paid a considerable sum, and furious frustrated fans are calling the captain of the Argentine World Cup winner a “thief” and contradicting Beijing's official stance that the Malvinas are a relic of British colonialism and that the Islands belong to Argentina.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 11:00 UTC

    Falklands' Borders & Southern Petroleum with new CEO at end of the month

    ”As one of the co-founders, (Howard Obee) has led B&S for nearly 20 years, delivering exploration success, including the company's Darwin gas condensate discovery”

    Falkland Islands oil exploring company, Borders & Southern Petroleum plc announced that Howard Obee has informed the Board that he intends to stand down as Chief Executive Officer.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Evidence about Bolsonaro's alleged coup plotting meetings mount

    As things get more complicated on the judiciary front, Bolsonaro plans a street demonstration

    Brazil's Federal Police (PF) said Wednesday that it had managed to corroborate Lt Col Mauro Cid's allegations about former President Jair Bolsonaro's alleged coup meetings during which would have discussed a plan with the military brass ahead of the Jan. 8, 2023, uprising in Brasilia. These encounters reportedly took place at the Alvorada Palace while Bolsonaro was still in office and at a house in Lago Sul, Brasília, which functioned as campaign headquarters for the 2022 elections.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    A first-time traveler’s safety guide to a European holiday

    Source: Unsplash

    Visiting Europe and the UK is an experience with few equals. The diversity between nations, with such proximity between them all, creates a melting pot of different cultures, histories, and languages, intertwined by geography. Visiting for the first time can be a little daunting, with so much to see and do. Being far from home, your goal is always going to be creating lasting memories but there are also considerations of safety that need to be taken into account. We’ve compiled some crucial tips to ensure a secure and enjoyable trip to the European continent.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    Falklands: confirmed case of avian influenza at Stanley Common

    On Monday 12 February 2024 swabs that were taken from a dead hawk found on Stanley Common were tested and returned positive for HPAI.

    The Falkland Islands Natural Resources Department has announced that on Monday 12 February 2024 swabs that were taken from a dead hawk found on Stanley Common were tested and returned positive for HPAI.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Presidents Milei and Peña review bilateral issues at Casa Rosada

    During their encounter at Casa Rosada, Milei and Peña also discussed the case of the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway, among other issues

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Javier Milei of Argentina met Wednesday in Buenos Aires to discuss bilateral interests, such as the Yacyretá Binational Entity (EBY), the border crossing between both countries, trade integration, and free trade agreements between Mercosur and other regions.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Uruguay must pay some US$ 80 million for the 2012 closing of Pluna

    Mujica argued that these things happen because litigations of this nature are always held in New York or Paris

    After a ruling issued Tuesday by a World Bank arbitration tribunal, the Uruguayan State will have to pay some US$ 30 million over the closing of the former flag carrier Pluna, which has triggered reciprocal accusations between the country's main political forces ahead of this year's presidential elections.

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