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Montevideo, March 21st 2023 - 17:58 UTC


  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 11:56 UTC

    Argentine Province of Buenos Aires, Defense Ministry sign cooperation deal

    The Tandanor and Río Santiago shipyards will help improve the Argentine Navy's capabilities

    Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof and Defense Minister Jorge Taiana signed an agreement for the shipyards Tandanor and Río Santiago to develop a multipurpose landing ship, a polar ship, and a floating dock for the Argentine Navy.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 08:33 UTC

    HMS Protector says “Farewell, Falklands”

    The Royal Navy's only ice patrol HMS Protector has left the Falkland Islands on her way back to Plymouth after four of Antarctic work. It will be a 6,000-mile journey for maintenance and training after completing her season last month safeguarding birdlife and laying the groundwork for further research in the years to come protecting wildlife, safeguarding birdlife, and leaving behind special markers.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 08:05 UTC

    US Southern Command Chief warns of Chinese expansion in South America

    Gen. Richardson warned lawmakers about the consequences of the US neglecting South America for so long

    General Laura Jane Richardson, the head of the US Southern Command, told the House of Representatives this week that “China continues to expand its influence” in Latin America and “manipulates” its governments through “predatory investment practices.”

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 12:32 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Result of referendum remains clear 10 years on

    Over 10 and 11 March 2013, Falkland Islanders overwhelmingly decided their future political status. The referendum asked voters “Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?”

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Scioli asks Brazil to bring down barriers and even up the trade balance

    Argentina has had a trade deficit with Brazil for the past two decades and Scioli sought too reverse that trend

    Buenos Aires' Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli Thursday asked the local administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva to even up the trade balance between the two countries because it has been negative from Argentina's side for the past two decades.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Uruguayan news team visits Falklands ahead of referendum's 10th anniversary

    Former MLA Summers wants to renegotiate the agreement to identify fallen Argentine soldiers after Argentina pulled out from the Foradori-Duncan Treaty

    A team from Uruguay's news show Telenoche (Montevideo's Channel 4) is visiting the Falkland Island marking the 10th anniversary of the referendum whereby the local population ratified its will to remain a British Overseas Territory despite sovereignty claims from Argentina.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Castillo's pre-trial detention extended to 36 months

    The former president faces up to 32 years in jail, Judge Chuckley argued

    Peruvian Supreme Court Justice Juan Carlos Checkley Thursday extended former President Pedro Castillo Terrones' pre-trial detention to 36 months. The former head of state is held at the Barbadillo Prison next to fellow former President Alberto Fujimori after being impeached for trying to close Congress and rule by decree. Castillo is also under investigation for acts of corruption committed during his time in office.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Xi Jinping wins unprecedented third term as Chinese President

    Xi Jinping won by 2,952 votes in favor, none against, and no abstentions

    Xi Jinping has become the longest-serving president of the People's Republic of China since its founding in 1945 after being elected once again for a third five-year term. He was also chosen chairman of the Central Military Commission by a National People's Congress (NPC) plenum.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    FMs of Brazil, Paraguay highlight mutual progress

    Since Lula took office on Jan. 1, Brazil's connections with its neighbors are a priority again, Vieira told Arriola

    Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira and Julio Cesar Arriola Thursday underlined in a joint statement how bilateral trade and cooperation in security areas between Brazil and Paraguay was progressing. The document was released Thursday during Vieira's first official visit to Asunción, where he also met with President Mario Abdo Benítez.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:23 UTC

    Peru lifts state of emergency in Lima

    Violence in the country's capital has subsided, Otárola said

    The Peruvian Government Thursday lifted the state of emergency decreed in Lima amid mounting violence since the Dec. 7 impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola announced. Castillo's government had also decreed a state of emergency in Lima and its neighboring province of Callao to combat crime.