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Stories for March 2024

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 18:58 UTC

    No end in sight for Haiti's crisis

    Some Haitians already believe it is time to move on to Plan B as creating a council to then hold presidential elections does not seem to work

    Gangs such as the one led by former Haitian Police officer gone rogue Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherisier have upped their grip on Port-au-Prince, further sinking the country's capital into chaos and deprivation, it was reported after attacks began on Monday and continued through Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 18:28 UTC

    Assange escapes extradition to US for now, pending assurances

    Assange was said to be in poor physical and mental health after over 12 years excluded from the outside world

    A UK Court decided on Tuesday that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may not be extradited to face espionage charges in the United States, at least until assurances are received from Washington that the death penalty will not be sought. It was no legal victory for Assaange's supporters who claimed that the only acceptable outcome would be ”no extradition” at all. The British government signed an extradition order in June 2022, which Assange has appealed.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 11:45 UTC

    Maduro's regime consolidating as a dictatorship, says Uruguay's FM

    “Unfortunately today the worst has been confirmed,” Paganini stressed

    Uruguay's Foreign Minister Omar Paganini Tuesday said that Nicolás Maduro's regime was “consolidating itself as a dictatorship” after the main opposition candidates were unable to compete in the July 28 presidential elections. Paganini also underlined that Venezuela was “moving away from any possible democratic practice.”

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 11:10 UTC

    HMS Coventry recovered Cross of Nails commemorated on canvas

    Emerging from the depths a diver clasps the Cross – symbol of a city, a Royal Navy warship and hope over suffering

    Four decades after the Cross of Nails was recovered from HMS Coventry off the Falklands, one of the team involved in the delicate operation has had it commemorated on canvas. Emerging from the depths a diver clasps the Cross – symbol of a city, a Royal Navy warship and hope over suffering – in a tribute to the men lost when the warship went down, and the men who dived to the wreck on the secret recovery operation.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 11:06 UTC

    Improving education in Britain’s Overseas Territories

    Falkland Islands Community School in Stanley was established in 1992

    By Alicia Kearns

    When we talk about education in the UK it’s easy to forget that around the world there are numerous British Overseas Territories (OT) that are also busy educating young people for the future.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 11:03 UTC

    Falklands: soon release of files on bombing of RFA Sir Galahad at Bluff Cove

    RFA Sir Galahad ablaze after the bombing raid by the Argentine air force, 8 June, only a week before the surrender of the occupying Argentine forces

    Two secret Falkland Islands War files related to the bombing of the navy support ship Sir Galahad could soon be released, Defense minister Andrew Murrison told the Commons. “Government was considering releasing the files related to the disaster, subject to legal checks,” he said and suggesting more details could be released in coming months rather that years.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Power outages hit Argentine Embassy in Caracas after granting asylum to opposition leaders

    Milei's administration urged Maduro to look after the wellbeing of the diplomatic mission and the people protected therein

    The Government of President Javier Milei denounced the power outage at the Argentine Embassy in Caracas after the Libertarian administration granted asylum to a group of Venezuelan nationals chased by the Nicolás Maduro regime.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 10:46 UTC

    Argentine Defense Minister signs letter of intent to buy Danish F-16s

    With the F-16s, Argentina's military forces and systems will be technically in line with those of the United States

    Defense Minister Luis Petri of Argentina and Troels Lund Poulsen of Denmark Tuesday signed a letter of intent in Buenos Aires whereby the South American country will purchase 24 second-hand US-built supersonic Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets for some US$ 300 million. US Ambassador Marc Stanley was also present at the ceremony as a token of Washington's acquiescence to the operation

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 20:55 UTC

    Asunción's Lower House condemns US Senate's decision banning Paraguayan beef

    After the first shipment in January, Paraguay's beef is facing a Congressional rejection in Washington DC

    Paraguay's Lower House unanimously passed a resolution objecting to the US Senate's decision to ban meat imports from the South American country while urging lawmakers in Washington DC to honor the technical reports attesting to the safety of the merchandise, it was reported in Asunción.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 20:29 UTC

    Brazilian FM talks global peace with Russian counterpart

    “Brazil does not accept a world in which differences are resolved by the use of military force,” stressed Vieira

    Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira held a telephone conversation Tuesday with his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov during which they reviewed the recent terrorist attack in Moscow and the UN Security Council resolution ordering an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, among other topics. The South American diplomat offered his country's help to cool down the spiraling global tensions.