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Stories for May 3rd 2024

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 21:16 UTC

    Lula pledges federal assistance to flood-ridden Rio Grande do Sul State

    We aim “to swiftly address the fundamental needs of those isolated due to the rainfall,” Lula stressed

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told Rio Grande do Sul Governor Eduardo Leite that the federal administration would spare no effort assisting the southeastern State get through the current heavy storms that have left at least 32 casualties, Agencia Brasil reported. The number of confirmed fatalities is expected to be higher as dozens of people were still unaccounted for.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 20:48 UTC

    Uruguay launches app to involve people in fight against dengue-spreading mosquito

    “Uruguay has a culture of using networks and managing information through smartphones” that can be useful in this case, Rando stressed

    Uruguay's Health Ministry Friday launched the application “Mosquito Alert” and urged the population to use it so that authorities can better fight the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which is behind the spread of dengue, zika, and chikungunya, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 20:11 UTC

    Bolivia's Assembly fails to move on with Mercosur joining protocol

    It was not the first time the Mercosur issue was prevented from being debated upon

    The Lower House of Bolivia's Plurinational Legislative Assembly (ALP) Thursday failed to approve the country's accession to the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) after Speaker Israel Huaytari adjourned the session during which the matter was to be debated. Lawmakers loyal to former President Evo Morales are said to oppose the “Protocol of Accession of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to Mercosur” initiative.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Uruguay: Exports grow 27% interannually in April

    Live cattle recorded a 740% growth from US$ 4 million to US$ 31 million

    According to a study from the government's Uruguay XXI Institute released Thursday in Montevideo, the South American country's exports of soybeans, beef, live cattle, and cellulose drove the total sales abroad to a 27% growth in April from last year's figures during the same month and a 5% increase in the first third of 2024.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Mondino says all Chinese people look the same and becomes social media laughingstock

    Mondino was in Paris to negotiate Argentina's accession to the OECD

    Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino took heavy social media flak Thursday after her remarks in a newspaper interview that all Chinese people looked the same. Therefore nobody could know whether or not the staff at the controversial base in the Neuquén province were scientists.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    The Inkerman Company leaves Falklands with spectacular live fire capability demonstration

    Inkerman Company on watch at a hill nest

    This week the latest Falkland Islands Roulement Infantry Company (FIRIC), The Inkerman Company, left the Mount Pleasant Complex, MPC, headquarters of the British Forces South Atlantic Islands, BFSAI. They ended their deployment with a fairly spectacular live fire capability demonstration centered around a light role infantry platoon doing a conventional advance to contact in front of almost 40 guests from all corners of BFSAI.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    BAS requires “penguin detectives” for vital research on iconic animals

    Satellite image of Verleger Point emperor colony. MAXAR Technologies

    This week, British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is inviting the public to become ‘penguin detectives’ and spend five minutes counting emperor penguins to help with vital research into these iconic animals.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 10:24 UTC

    Heavy storms: Rio Grande do Sul's number of fatalities updated to 29

    The number of casualties will most likely rise because some 60 people are still missing, Leite explained

    The number of fatalities in Southeastern Brazil was updated to 29 on Thursday after at least 203 cities in the State of Rio Grande do Sul were hit by heavy storms, which are also forecast to move on to neighboring Santa Catarina over the next few days. Some 60 people are still missing, it was also reported. A hydroelectric dam broke near Bento Gonçalves, raising the alert status.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    South Georgia after an Operational Manager with understanding on tourism and maritime affairs

    The main settlement in the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia and the capital is King Edward Point near Grytviken

    The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands’ (GSGSSI) are looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Government team based in Stanley, Falkland Islands from August 2024. They will oversee the full range of operational work in this diverse and exciting UK Overseas Territory.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 09:48 UTC

    World Press Freedom Day 2024: environmental journalism, an increasingly dangerous profession

    UN Chief Guterres, “Media freedom is under siege. And environmental journalism is an increasingly dangerous profession.”

    The world is going through an unprecedented environmental emergency which poses an existential threat to this and future generations. People need to know about this – and journalists and media workers have a key role in informing and educating them.