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Montevideo, July 24th 2024 - 00:17 UTC

Stories for 2024

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 09:37 UTC

    Lula believes Selic should have been lowered

    After Dec. 31 Lula will have the opportunity to choose a new BCB CEO

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was strongly critical of his country's Central Bank's (BCB) decision not to lower the benchmark Selic interest rate this week and leave it at 10.5% per annum instead.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 07:07 UTC

    Job Opportunities: Chief Executive - Falkland Islands Government

    The Secretariat, where the Falkland Islands Government main offices are located

    Starting salary up to £142.7k gross per annum, (with more for exceptional candidates). Whether providing strategic advice and policy guidance to Members of the Legislative Assembly, offering advice and support to the Governor, or leading and directing the Falkland Islands Government Public Service, this is a multi-faceted role offering stretch and challenge to an accomplished leader used to working effectively at the political interface and with a broad and diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 06:37 UTC

    BAS three winter stations celebrate the longest night in Antarctica

    Midwinter falls when the sun is at its furthest point and some of the frozen continent will be experiencing 24 hours of darkness on its shortest day.

    June 21st marks the longest night in Antarctica and a very special Midwinter’s Day with 47 people or ‘winterers’ living and working at British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) three winter stations: Rothera on the Antarctic peninsula, and King Edward Point and Bird Island on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 06:20 UTC

    Falklands Rockhopper Exploration collects first tranche of Ombrina Mare payment

    ”We are delighted to have received the tranche one payment under the Ombrina Mare monetization agreement[, said CEO Samuel Moody

    Oil company Rockhopper Exploration PLC, with key interests in the Falkland Islands, on Friday, announced it had received the first tranche payment in relation to the monetization of its Ombrina Mare arbitration award, according to a report from Alliance News.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 06:18 UTC

    IAATO measures and short term priorities for the coming 2024/25 Antarctica season

    “These new measures are part of IAATO’s continued mission to advocate and promote the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private sector travel to Antarctica,” said Lisa Kelley

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has announced a series of enhanced responsible tourism measures and short-term priorities as its members prepare for the 2024-25 season in Antarctica. According to a press release, these actions were agreed upon during the association’s annual meeting in Annapolis, United States, in late April.

  • Saturday, June 22nd 2024 - 06:00 UTC

    Red Ensign Group Conference held in Jersey this month

    Some 80 delegates from all sixteen REG maritime administrations, including the Falklands, attended to discuss a range of standards and processes prominent within the maritime sector.

    Jersey hosted the annual Red Ensign Group, (REG) (35th) conference this month. From sustainability to greener shipping and innovation, future maritime strategies were under the spotlight at this year’s event.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 23:04 UTC

    Argentina records historic foreign trade surplus

    Imports are expected to grow as the Argentine peso appreciates against the US dollar

    Argentina recorded a historic foreign trade exchange surplus of US$ 2.656 billion in May, Argentina's Trade Exchange (ICA) reported Thursday in Buenos Aires. The new figures surpassed the previous record of US$ 2.543 billion from May 2009. So far in 2024, Argentina has accumulated a balance of + US$ 8.8 billion.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 20:29 UTC

    Dutchman Rutte becomes sole runner for NATO Chief position

    After the Romanian President withdrew his candidacy, Rutte will no longer need to take up teaching

    Dutchman Mark Rutte is poised to become the next Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization next month after Romanian President Klaus Iohannis withdrew his candidacy, leaving the acting prime minister of the Netherlands as the sole runner for the position.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 19:56 UTC

    Milei warns Spaniards of the dangers of Socialism

    “Argentina and Spain have a lot in common,” Ayuso told Milei when pinning the medal on his lapel

    Argentine President Javier Milei told attendees at a ceremony in the Spanish capital that “we come from the future to tell you a story that it is desirable to avoid: The story of the damage caused by socialism.” He made those remarks in the presence of Madrid Community Chairwoman Isabel Díaz Ayuso, who granted him the International Medal of the Madrid Community decoration.

  • Friday, June 21st 2024 - 11:01 UTC

    Argentina answers requirement from Brazil's STF regarding Jan. 8 fugitives

    An extradition request has not yet been filed against these people allegedly involved in the Jan. 8, 2022, riots in Brasilia

    Argentina's Foreign Ministry sent a note to its Brazilian counterpart explaining the situation of 83 asylum seekers from that country who had fled to avoid jail following their alleged involvement in the Jan 8., 2022, riots in Brasilia, it was reported Thursday in Buenos Aires after some government officials denied these refuge requests existed. Buenos Aires' note was in response to a requirement from the Supreme Federal Court (STF).