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Stories for March 4th 2024

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 21:39 UTC

    Falklands, most Britons believe it should remain a BOT, and if the Islands join Argentina, “35% would be upset”

    Britons’ opinions on the Falklands largely mirror those towards Gibraltar: 47% put the decision to the Islanders on the three-way question.

    UK public opinion pollster YouGov asked Britons about their views towards Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands based on the question of ”How would Britons feel if parts of the UK left?, including the two Overseas Territories, Falkland Islands and Gibraltar, which have regional disputes, Argentina and Spain.

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 21:26 UTC

    UK improving links with BOTs; announcement this year, Minister Rutley tells Parliament

    MP Andrew Rosindell asked, “what steps he is taking to [a] improve links and [b] increase cooperation with the British Overseas Territories.”

    “The FCDO is leading a refresh of the UK's strategy on the Overseas Territories, for publication this year,” said Minister of State Foreign Office for the Americas and Overseas Territories, David Rutley when asked in Parliament about plans to bolster ties and collaboration with the British Overseas Territories.

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 21:18 UTC

    BAS implementing Antarctic infrastructure modernization program for polar scientists

    The newly resurfaced runway at Rothera Research Station BAS

    The British Antarctic Survey has been modernizing Antarctic infrastructure for future generations of polar scientists. Construction in the Antarctic is challenging and the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization Program (AIMP) has made great progress at Rothera Research Station. The program will transform how the British Antarctic Survey enables and supports polar science.

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil “blocking” Mercosur's progress, Uruguayan President says

    It was Lacalle's last March 2 message to Parliament as head of state

    President Luis Lacalle Pou told his country's Parliament Saturday that Uruguay needed to open up to the world. In his last accountability for the year speech as head of state before Parliament, he also singled out Argentina and Brazil for “blocking” Mercosur agreements and insisted on the importance of achieving fiscal goals, low inflation, employment growth, educational transformation, and making the regional bloc more flexible.

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 10:39 UTC

    Milei's policies leave almost no Urguayans shopping across the border

    Prices in Argentina are no longer that attractive to Uruguayan consumers who used to cross the bridge between Fray Bentos and Gualeguaychú to do their shopping

    Business owners in the city of Gualeguaychú in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos are foreseeing increasing losses after the latest economic measures by President Javier Milei's administration have resulted in fewer Uruguayans crossing the border to do their shopping as prices are no longer considerably lower.

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 10:29 UTC

    Corrientes and Montevideo under water due to heavy rains

    Cars sank into the temporary water flows throughout the provincial capital

    The city of Corrientes, the capital of the Argentine province of the same name, was left under water Sunday as 209 millimeters of heavy rains caused floods and material damage while vehicles were swept away by the current. Classes were suspended for Monday amid widespread power outages, with streets turned into temporary rivers.

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 10:27 UTC

    Tsakos closing Montevideo naval operations

    Tsakos will remain in Uruguay doing business in renewable energies, agro-forestry, and real estate

    The Greek company Tsakos announced it was closing its naval operations in Uruguay but will keep other investments in the South American country, it was reported in Montevideo after early versions that the firm was departing altogether.

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 10:23 UTC

    Retail sales drop 25.5% year-on-year in Argentina

    “In terms of prices, February had less uncertainty than November, December, and January,” CAME also explained

    A study released Sunday by the Argentine Confederation of Medium-Sized Companies (CAME) showed a 25.5% interannual decline at constant prices in retail sales in Argentina and a 27% drop for the first two months of 2024, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The Index of Retail Sales of SMEs also mentioned a 7.4% setback from January, when a 6.4% monthly decrease had been recorded.

  • Monday, March 4th 2024 - 09:45 UTC

    US Anti-Corruption envoy back in Paraguay

    Nephew had been in Asunción in October of 2022

    US State Department Global Anti-Corruption Coordinator Richard Nephew arrived in Paraguay Sunday in his second visit to the South American country, Asunción's Última Hora reported. Starting Monday, he is to meet with government officials “to analyze current challenges and identify other areas of possible collaboration.”