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Stories for 2024

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:06 UTC

    Ecuador: Authorities regain control of prisons, free hostages

    One casualty was recorded in the Machala prison, where on Friday night there was a shootout. Photo: José Jácome / EFE

    Ecuador's forces retook control of all the country's prisons and freed some 150 corrections officers who were being held hostage by the rioting inmates, it was reported this past weekend. However, one guard was killed during a shootout in the operation.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:01 UTC

    Heavy storm leaves at least 11 dead in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes decreed a full emergency

    At least eleven people died and many others needed to be evacuated this weekend after heavy rains hit Rio de Janeiro causing severe flooding and damage to numerous houses that were left under water. The Federal Government decreed a maximum alert. The risk of further flooding and landslides remains very high, it was also explained.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 09:40 UTC

    Largest cruise vessel in the world preparing in Miami for Caribbean trips

    The 365-meter-long Icon of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 248,655 tons. It can accommodate up to 7,600 passengers and 2,350 crew members.

    The “Icon of the Seas”, the world’s largest and most advanced cruise ship to date, has arrived in Miami, ahead of its official debut on January 27. Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku delivered the ship to US-based cruise company Royal Caribbean International in November last year.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 09:29 UTC

    Norway votes to allow deep-sea mining to ensure a “green transition”

    “We need more aid – and fast. In recent days, the Royal Navy made its first maritime shipment of aid into Egypt”

    With crossings opened for longer, water supplies restored and UN staff able to safely distribute food, we can limit the scale of this catastrophe. This article was originally published in The Guardian and the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.The Parliament of Norway has voted to allow deep-sea mining to go forward in the Norwegian Sea, in an area nearly the size of Italy, and despite warnings from scientists and conservationists of its impact on the marine environment.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 09:22 UTC

    FAO launches fishing Global Information Exchange System under the 2009 agreement on port measures

    Through the GIES, Parties to the PSMA can now share information such as denials for foreign vessels to enter into or use ports, as well as reports of inspections conducted on vessels in their ports.

    Global exchange of information on compliance with national, regional, and international fisheries laws and regulations governing sustainable fishing is now possible with the launch of the Global Information Exchange System, GIES, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 09:22 UTC

    Nutrition survey in Falklands by Newcastle University

    Besides the Falklands, the study includes Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and Bermuda.

    The Falkland Islands are of five British Overseas Territories that have been chosen to participate in a nutrition study carried out by the UK- based, Newcastle University.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2024 - 11:30 UTC

    Argentine FM holds meeting with Chinese envoy to soothe ties

    Mondino and Wang dismissed press reports about alleged tensions between the governments of Xi Jinping and Javier Milei

    Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino met Friday with Chinese Ambassador Wang Wei. During the encounter, both diplomats agreed on the importance of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership signed between the two countries ten years ago, and reaffirmed the principle of one China in reference to Taiwan's separatism. However, there was no mention of the currency swap worth US$ 6.5 billion Argentina was expecting to receive.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2024 - 11:20 UTC

    Argentina to issue larger-denomination banknotes

    Alberdi's liberal views also make him a mirror for President Javier Milei

    Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) announced this week that would start printing AR$10,000 and AR$20,000 bills (a little under US$ 10 and 20 respectively) to meet the demand for higher-denomination banknotes, it was reported in Buenos Aires. “The issuance of these denominations will facilitate transactions among users,” the BCRA argued in a statement.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2024 - 11:15 UTC

    Uruguay: Palestinian Embassy criticizes beef export deal with Israel

    We are still waiting for Uruguay to call for a ceasefire in Gaza, Ambassador Nadya Rasheed wrote

    Palestine's Embassy in Montevideo criticized the Uruguayan government of President Luis Lacalle Pou for a recent beef export agreement with Israel and suggested there was some sort of political alliance with Tel Aviv.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2024 - 11:02 UTC

    Milei to visit “nefarious” Pope Francis next month

    Before Francis, Milei is scheduled to appear at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 17

    Argentine-born Pope Francis will have a private meeting at the Vatican on Feb. 11 with Javier Milei, the president of his native country, after the latter spoke ill of the Catholic leader during his election campaign, it was reported in Buenos Aires.