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Montevideo, February 22nd 2024 - 11:22 UTC

Stories for 2024

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:26 UTC

    Paraguay cleared to ship beef on the bone to Israel

    Sheep meat may too be exported soon to Israel, it was explained

    Paraguay has been authorized by Israel's Veterinary and Animal Health Service (IVSAH) to sell beef on the bone to that country, the National Animal Health and Quality Service (Senacsa) announced Sunday in Asunción. Uruguay Israel's approval on Jan. 8.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:21 UTC

    Sierra Leone delegation visits Falklands to learn on fisheries and conservation

    The Foreign Office minister with the eight elected members of Falklands Legislative Assembly

    A delegation from Sierra Leone headed by Mrs. Princess Dugba, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources together with Ms Harriet Mathews, Director General Africa and the Americas at the Foreign and Development Office are currently in the Falkland Islands as part of a program to share fisheries, environment and conservation policies experiences.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:18 UTC

    Military exercise in the Falklands at the end of January

    Fast jet and battle simulation sounds should be expected from approximately 0500-0700. Military troop vehicles are to be expected on the roads between these dates.

    The British Ministry of Defense, responsible for the Falkland Islands security, has announced that on January 23 and 24, the Roulement Infantry Company, RIC, will be involved in exercises on Mount Kent and Stanley Common, specifically Mount William and Sapper Hill.

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

    Paraguay's incipient pig farming exported 5,500 tons of pork to Taiwan in 2023

    Paraguay pork exports, including offal, reached 7,689 tons in 2023. This signifies a substantial increase of 541% compared to 2022, when only 1,184 tons were shipped.

    Following on the opening of the Taiwanese market for Paraguay pork exports, 2023 finished with a remarkable growth of 550%, over 2022, both in volume and value. Paraguay is one of the very few countries in the world that still has full diplomatic relations with the Republic of China, better known as Taiwan.

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

    Where will the Global Economy land in 2024?

    Without structural reforms (which do not appear forthcoming), its growth potential will be below 4% in the next three years, falling closer to 3% by 2030.

    By Nouriel Roubini (*)

    Heading into 2024, most economists and market analysts have adopted a baseline scenario in which most major economies avoid both a recession and renewed inflation – the much-desired “soft landing.” But the current encouraging consensus could still be derailed by any number of factors, not least geopolitics.

  • 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.