MercoPress https://en.mercopress.com/ South Atlantic News Agency en Copyright 2022, MercoPress. https://en.mercopress.com/web/img/en/mercopress-logo.gif MercoPress http://en.mercopress.com/ <![CDATA[Illegal fishing: there are more than 350 foreign vessels operating in the South West Atlantic, expert says]]> The biologist reported that worldwide illegal fishing is estimated at 20% to 30% of total catches. Photo: Uruguayan Navy Last Tuesday, 11 tons of squid were found in a Chinese flagged vessel that was captured by the Uruguayan Navy, after a chase that took place between Sunday night and early Monday morning.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2022 01:21:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Demonstration against Pfizer vaccines staged in Montevideo amidst court hearing]]> The Government's requests to drop the case or change the judge were turned down. Photo: Dante Fernández / Foco Uy A group of Uruguayan anti-vaccine protesters gathered Wednesday at the courthouse doorstep in support of Surrogate Judge Alejandro Recarey's decision earlier this week to request information from the Health Ministry (MSP) and the Pfizer laboratory regarding anti-COVID-19 vaccines.

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Thu, 07 Jul 2022 00:27:00 GMT
<![CDATA[US ambassador in Argentina, “would like to see negotiations on Malvinas question, but it is a complicated issue”]]> Ambassador Mark Stanley at the Argentine congress with the members of the foreign affairs committee United States ambassador to Argentina, Mark Stanley admitted he would like to see negotiations between Argentina and the United Kingdom on the Falklands/Malvinas question, but “I admit it is a very complicated issue”.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 10:40:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Argentina and Paraguay, wheat and soybean crops victims of ongoing drought]]> Farmers in Argentina still waiting to begin planting wheat Drought is causing havoc in Argentina and Paraguay. Argentina’s wheat crop for the 2022/23 season is the most delayed in a decade, as a period of lack of rainfall and early frosts is forcing farmers to delay planting the winter crop.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 10:30:00 GMT
<![CDATA[President-elect Petro, a former guerrilla fighter, wants lasting peace in Colombia]]> “No one who is linked to human rights violations should remain in the leadership” of the Armed Forces, Petro explained Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro has in mind a series of revolutionary changes to achieve total peace in a country torn by guerrilla wars for over six decades, including the resumption of talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN), it was reported Tuesday.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 10:24:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Brazil's TSE reaches deal with OAS on observing mission]]> The TSE intends to involve further foreign observing delegations Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Chief Justice Edson Fachin Tuesday signed an agreement to authorize the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS) as an observer during the October presidential elections, it was reported.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 10:20:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Punta Arenas looking ahead to a recovered 2022/23 cruise season with 150 calls]]> The port of Punta Arenas on a busy summer day with several cruise vessels After almost three disastrous years for the international tourism industry and in particular, for the cruise business, Chilean operators are focused on the coming 2022/23 season, point out industry sources in Punta Arenas, the extreme south of Chile, and a hub for Antarctic tours.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 09:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands designated landmass Protected Areas]]> The Terrestrial Protected Area covers over 3,800 km2 complementing the Marine Protected Area, which covers the whole 1.24m km2 maritime zone The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) announced on Tuesday the designation of the entire landmass of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) as Specially Protected Areas, fulfilling the commitment it made in the “Pathway to Protection”

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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 09:55:00 GMT
<![CDATA[BAS report, the Antarctic glaciers ice loss is "unprecedented"]]> Scientists collecting shells from beach on one of the Lindsey Islands, Pine Island Bay. US R/V Nathaniel B Palmer is in the background. Photo: James Kirkham Two crucial glaciers in West Antarctica may be losing ice faster than they have over the last 5,000 years, according to a new study published in June. The international team, led by the University of Maine and including British Antarctic Survey (BAS) geologist Dr Joanne Johnson, examined the history of Thwaites and Pine Island Glaciers in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 09:45:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Illinois shooting death toll reaches 7]]> Crimo had planned the attack for months US authorities Tuesday announced that the death toll from the July 4 shooting during an Independence Day celebration parade in Highland Park, Illinois, had gone up to seven casualties, while a suspect has been apprehended in connection with the crimes.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 09:27:00 GMT