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Montevideo, June 6th 2023 - 23:02 UTC


  • Monday, March 20th 2023 - 15:54 UTC

    Antarctic sea ice hitting historic lows

    Scientists need more time to affirm whether this phenomenon is due to climate change or not

    A website specialized in weather news published this past weekend a report stating that Antarctic sea ice reached another historic low after a trend of ice loss in recent years seems to have come to stay because while Antarctic sea ice shows an almost flat trend, the minima appear to have gained on that trend.

  • Monday, March 20th 2023 - 08:53 UTC

    Earthquake kills 14 in Ecuador and 1 in Peru

    “We are going to declare a state of exception,” Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso said

    At least 15 have died after an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 shook northern Peru and southern Ecuador at 12.11 pm on Saturday, it was reported. The epicenter was said to be in Ecuadorian territory, 85 kilometers northeast of Zarumilla, in the Tumbes region, and 78 kilometers deep, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

  • Saturday, March 18th 2023 - 10:01 UTC

    Alckmin discusses Brazil's ties with European envoy beyond Mercosur

    Alckmin highlighted the Brazilian government's efforts to reposition the country internationally

    Brazilian Vice President Geraldo Alckmin met Friday with the European Commission's Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager to discuss the South American country's relations beyond the Mercosur deal, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Manaus: Landslide leaves at least eight dead after heavy rains

    There was no previous indication that the area could be at risk, Mayor Almeida explained

    Authorities said that at least eight people, including four girls, had been killed after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Manaus, in the Brazilian State of Amazonas. The event occurred late Sunday in the precarious Nova Floresta neighborhood in Manaus.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Lula insists on demarcating indigenous lands in Amazon rainforest

    If there is gold in the indigenous land of Roraima, no one has the right to take it out without the authorization of the indigenous people of Brazil, Lula said.

    President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Tuesday pledged to expand the indigenous territories in northeast Brazil in a move to expel organized crime groups extracting natural resources from those areas.

  • Tuesday, March 14th 2023 - 09:38 UTC

    Amazon fires grip 90% of the area in first two months of 2023

    According to a report issued Monday by the Fire Monitor, an initiative of the Annual Mapping Project of Land Use and Land Cover in Brazil (MapBiomas) in partnership with the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), the Amazon biome concentrated 90% of its areas with fires, representing 487,000 hectares. In the first two months of 2022, the area totaled 654,000 hectares. In the country's six biomes - Amazonia, Caatinga, Cerrado, Atlantic Forest, Pampa, and Pantanal - there were fires over 536,000 hectares.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Argentine soldier dies while training amid heat wave

    “It is with deep regret that we report the death of first-year cadet Lautaro Pilloud, during a service activity in the CMN,” the Argentine Army said

    An Argentine Army cadet died Monday during a training session in the middle of a heat wave, it was reported this week. A 21-year-old young man in the first year of his military career died during “physical training” practices at the National Military College (Officer's Academy - CMN).

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Rice an exception in drought-hit Uruguay

    The 2022-23 rice harvest will be similar to the previous one, Mattos explained

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and Agriculture Minister Fernando Mattos spoke to reporters after attending the ceremony Monday marking the launch of the 2023 rice harvest, which will be one of the few items with something to celebrate in a country hit by drought.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 09:23 UTC

    Lula gets call from King Charles III

    Lula and Charles had met in 2009 when the then-Prince of Wales visited the Planalto Palace

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Monday held a telephone conversation with King Charles III to discuss environmental issues and bilateral ties, Agencia Brasil reported. The call took place around 3:30 pm Brazilian time and was included in the agenda released by the Planalto Palace.

  • Monday, March 6th 2023 - 07:24 UTC

    Oceans Conference in Panama results in 341 commitments

    Panama's Foreign Minister Janaina Tewaney gave the closing speech after the two-day conference (Pic AFP)

    Attendees at the Oceans Conference in Panama agreed on 341 commitments to protect the world's seas from an environmental viewpoint. The new steps to look after the marine ecosystem, and combat pollution, illegal fishing, and other threats will include disbursements of around US$ 19.7 billion.