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Montevideo, July 23rd 2024 - 05:11 UTC

Stories for 2024

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 11:03 UTC

    Falklands and peat lands: first two of four Carbon flux towers installed

    MLAs Leona Roberts and Pete Biggs during the installation of a carbon flux tower

    The Falkland Islands Government, working closely with Falklands Conservation, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institution (SAERI), British Antarctic Survey (BAS), UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) and the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), are delighted to see the installation of the first two of four Carbon flux towers.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Britain fully confident in Falklands' security and capability of the three services

    HMS Forth responsible for patrolling Falklands waters and South Georgia

    Britain remains fully confident in the security of the Falkland Islands and in the capability to defend them underlined a release from the Ministry of Defense, in response to a report in the London media claiming it only relies in a small Royal Navy patrol vessel and four RAF Typhoons to protect the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:43 UTC

    Head of US Southern Command not welcome by Uruguay's leading labor grouping

    Gen. Richardson wants a US military base in Uruguay to counter China's presence in the region, the Pit-Cnt said

    Uruguay's labor grouping Pit-Cnt Monday objected to the presence in the South American country of General Laura Richardson, head of the US Southern Command, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    Paraguay successfully issues bonds in local currency

    “This is a great step for our country, Paraguay is moving forward,” President Peña said

    The Government of Paraguay made history Monday by issuing international bonds worth US$ 500 million for the first time in local currency, it was reported in Asunción. “Paraguay makes history by issuing for the first time bonds in guaraníes in the international market. This means that from now on Paraguayan companies will be able to issue abroad, both in guaraníes and dollars, since they will have a reference interest rate to do so,” President Santiago Peña said.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:15 UTC

    UK Royal Navy leads NATO largest exercise since the Cold War

    HMS Queen Elizabeth had to be replaced by HMS Prince of Wales because of propeller shaft problems

    The Royal Navy's flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth's departure to lead the largest NATO exercise since the Cold War has been cancelled at the last minute after an “issue” with a propeller shaft was spotted during final checks.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:13 UTC

    Lula and Tedros discuss dengue vaccine and other issues

    Lula and Tedros (L) also talked about pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Monday discussed producing a vaccine against dengue during their meeting at the Planalto Palace, Agencia Brasil reported. Also participating at the gathering was Health Minister Nísia Trindade.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 19:30 UTC

    King Charles III undergoing treatment for cancer

    The King's condition was detected while he was undergoing treatment for an enlarged prostate but is not related to that ailment

    Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement Monday that King Charles III is undergoing treatment for cancer unrelated to the enlarged prostate for which the 75-year-old monarch underwent surgery on Jan. 29.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 11:01 UTC

    Bukele announces victory in El Salvador elections

    Argentina's violence problem is not as big as El Salvador's, Bukele said

    El Salvador's Nayib Bukele declared himself the winner “with more than 85% of the votes” before the official results of Sunday's elections were released. “According to our numbers, we have won the presidential election with more than 85% of the votes and a minimum of 58 of 60 Assembly deputies,” he stressed on social media.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 11:01 UTC

    Chile: Multiple wildfires leave 112 dead; could be more, Boric warns

    Boric urged people to vacate their homes and follow the instructions from the relief teams

    According to the latest bulletin from Chilean authorities Sunday, at least 112 people had been killed as wildfires kept multiplying nationwide during the weekend, particularly in the Valparaiso region. Some 40,000 people have been left homeless or displaced, it was also reported.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    Falklands oil industry: UK complete support, but no financial backing for islands’ bonds

    Exploring the viability of the oil industry in the Falkland Islands is building up since its Readiness program in 2014 and has been further boosted by recent agreements among companies interested in developing potential projects, but it recently also faced an unexpected technical hurdle from the UK Treasury Department. Nevertheless, London once again ratified support for the Falkland's right to explore and exploit its natural resources.