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Stories for May 29th 2024

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 21:43 UTC

    Canada and Finland okay Ukraine using their weapons to attack Russia

    “Russia is waging an illegal war of aggression in Ukraine and Ukraine has the right to self-defense,” Elina Valtonen explained

    Just one week after the final destination of the war equipment supplied to Ukraine rose tensions between Moscow and London, Canadian and Finnish authorities Wednesday okayed Kyiv's using the weapons supplied by both countries in a potential offensive against Russia

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 21:09 UTC

    Bolivian President meeting Putin in Russia next week

    The issues to be addressed are being reviewed by the State Chancellery,” Alcón told reporters

    Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora will be traveling to Russia next week for an encounter with Vladimir Putin, it was confirmed in La Paz Wednesday. Putin and Arce last held a telephone conversation on May 13 to advance bilateral cooperation issues. As war preparedness rises globally, Bolivia's role as that of a country hosting Iranian troops and guns cannot be ignored.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 20:40 UTC

    Brazil downgrades diplomatic mission in Tel Aviv

    “We cannot remain silent in the face of aberrations,” Lula said during the weekend about Israel's deployment in Gaza

    The government of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced on Wednesday the transfer of Ambassador Frederico Meyer from Tel Aviv to Geneva to head the mission before the United Nations (UN) Conference on Disarmament, Agencia Brasil reported. According to the Diário Oficial da Uniao, a replacement has not been sent to Israel.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 11:00 UTC

    Red Sea distortion plus Mexico and Brazil record imports from China have seen shipping rates balloon

    Attacks on Red Sea shipping have forced companies to longer routes

    The global container shipping capacity has been strained due to the Red Sea/Suez Canal situation and a restocking cycle in the U.S. and Europe with strong purchasing of Chinese goods. On May 17, the Shanghai Export Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) rose to 2520.76 points, a 9.3% increase from the previous week and more than a 130% increase since the Red Sea crisis in December, points out the Shanghai Shipping Exchange.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Venezuela withdraws invitation to EU as election observers

    Amoroso claimed the EU was unworthy of an invitation given its colonialist stance

    Venezuelan authorities announced Tuesday they were withdrawing the invitation previously extended to the European Union (RU) to monitor the July 28 elections in a move that cast additional doubts over a process that has for long looked fudgy following the disenfranchisement of opposition leader María Corina Machado.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Bullfighting banned in Colombia

    People in the industry will undergo a three-year transition period

    Colombia's Lower House Tuesday passed a bill outlawing bullfighting after four debates and 14 failed attempts, Congressman Alejandro García, promoter of the initiative, announced. “Colleagues, this victory is yours. Today I can say that the House of Representatives fulfilled Colombia by banning bullfighting,” he announced. “We knew it wouldn't be easy, but we never imagined it would be this difficult. This bill has fallen 14 times,” he also said. The ban will come into force in 2027.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Falklands: Consultation work to be undertaken on salmon farming

    In neighboring Chile large scale commercial aquiculture is a booming industry

    The Falkland Islands Government has agreed to dispose of the claim brought by Unity Marine Limited by mutual consent, and on 27 May 2024, the Chief Justice issued the Order as agreed by the parties. The claim sought to challenge the decision made in March 2022 that arrangements should be put in place to prevent large-scale salmon-farming from proceeding in the Falkland Islands. Amongst other things, the Government had previously given an expectation that there would be a full public consultation on the issue prior to a decision being made. The Government accept that a full public consultation should be held, before a further decision is made on the issue.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Cerrado surpasses Amazon as Brazil's most destroyed biome in 2023

    The Amazon and the Cerrado accounted for more than 85% of the deforested area, the latter alone representing 61%

    According to the latest MapBiomas survey, the Cerrado has surpassed the Amazon as Brazil's most deforested biome in 2023 following the damages detected in the region known as Matopiba, which includes Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí, and Bahia totaling 1,110,326 hectares destroyed, a 68% increase from 2022.