MercoPress https://en.mercopress.com/ South Atlantic News Agency en Copyright 2020, MercoPress. https://en.mercopress.com/web/img/en/mercopress-logo.gif MercoPress http://en.mercopress.com/ <![CDATA[C24 calls on UK and Argentina to resume sovereignty talks on South Atlantic islands]]> Argentine foreign minister Solá said “the recovery of full sovereignty exercise over the Malvinas is a State policy and a strong feeling of the Argentine people” The United Nations Decolonization Committee, or C24, unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday calling on the UK and Argentina to resume negotiations, so that in the shortest time possible a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty controversy over the Falkllands, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and adjoining maritime spaces.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:50:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Americas suffering disruptions in regular health services caused by Covid-19]]> Without doctors and nurses available to offer other essential services at the first level of  care, services are severely disrupted or worse yet, halted entirely Health services are being disrupted in countries of the Americas as health workers are redirected to care for COVID-19 patients, people hesitate to seek routine care due to fears of infection, and global supply chains of medicines and equipment are strained said Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Brazil doubled oil exports during July]]> The volume was the second-highest in 2020, behind the 8.4 million tons shipped in May, and approaches the monthly record registered in December 2019, Brazilian oil exports more than doubled in July to 8.19 million tons, compared to 3.76 million tons shipped in July 2019, according to data released by the Foreign Trade Secretariat, Secex.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:26:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Brazil's aircraft manufacturer Embraer, reports losses of US$ 315 million]]> The hardest hit branch was commercial aviation, down 82.8%  compared with the same period of last year: it delivered only four commercial airliners compared to 26 in 2019 Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer reported second-quarter losses of US$ 315 million on Wednesday, as sales plunged due to the coronavirus pandemic and a proposed joint venture with Boeing collapsed.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:24:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Destruction of Beirut port silos leaves Lebanon with only a month of wheat]]> Grain reserves in Lebanon’s remaining silos stood at “a bit less than a month” but the destroyed silos had only held 15,000 tons of the grain at the time Lebanon’s main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast, leaving the nation with less than a month’s reserves of the grain but enough flour to avoid a crisis, the economy minister said on Wednesday.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:21:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Hiroshima remembers the 75th anniversary of the first atomic bomb]]> “On August 6, 1945, a single atomic bomb destroyed our city. Rumor at the time had it that ‘nothing will grow here for 75 years,’” said mayor Kazumi Matsui. Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the novel coronavirus and the mayor urging nations to reject selfish nationalism and unite to fight all threats.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Brazil's central bank cuts Selic lending rate to a record low of 2%]]> The bank's monetary policy committee trimmed the Selic to 2% from 2.25%, the ninth consecutive reduction Brazil's central bank cut its key Selic lending rate to a record low on Wednesday and left the door open for more cuts, as the outlook for inflation remains below target amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:19:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Falklands survey explores how Covid-19 and response has affected people's lives]]> Among the reason is to improve what we do if the risk of Covid-19 increases in the Falkland Islands The Falkland Islands Government would like to remind the public to complete the ongoing survey to gather views from across the community to explore how Covid-19 and the response to a potential epidemic have affected people’s day to day lives.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:02:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Beirut blast point to years on inaction and negligence over storage of explosives]]> The head of Beirut port and of Customs both said that several letters were sent to the judiciary asking for the dangerous material removal, but no action was taken Initial investigations into the Beirut port blast indicate years of inaction and negligence over the storage of highly explosive material caused the explosion that killed more than 150 people, injured thousands and left 300,000 homeless, an official source revealed

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 08:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Falklands/Chile commercial air link suspended until at least November]]> Commercial flights are critical to the future of the Falkland Islands economy and the quality of life. The Falkland Islands government, FIG, which continues to review connetivity, was informed by LATAM that the weekly air link with Chile, via the Punta Arenas-Santiago route will remain suspended until at least 7 November 2020, and the situation will be reviewed near that date.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2020 08:30:00 GMT