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.
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.
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.”
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.