Posted in Blog South America

ExxonMobil tallies another significant oil discovery offshore Guyana

7/28/2021 Whiptail-1 and Whiptail-2 locations in the Stabroek block, offshore Guyana IRVING, TEXAS – ExxonMobil reported a discovery at Whiptail in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. The Whiptail-1 well encountered 246 feet (75 meters) of net pay in high quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs. Drilling is also ongoing at the Whiptail-2 well, which has encountered 167 feet (51 meters) of net pay in high quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs. Drilling continues at…
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Posted in Blog Middle East

Ecuador revokes citizenship of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The court’s decision nullified Assange’s status as a naturalized citizen of Ecuador, which was granted to him in December 2017 by then-President Lenín Moreno. Carlos Poveda, Assange’s lawyer in Ecuador, told CNN that he would appeal the ruling. Assange, an Australian, spent nearly seven years holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London protected by asylum status, avoiding extradition to Sweden. He was eventually arrested in 2019 by London’s Metropolitan…
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Posted in Argentina Blog

Gasoline goes up yet again in Uruguay

Saturday, July 31st 2021 – 10:00 UTC Full article Paganini explained that the new price was made up combining the PPI and the ANCAP surcharge The Government of Uruguay Friday announced an increase in the price of fuel as of July 31. It is the third rise in less than two months.  A liter of super gasoline will cost UY $ 70.81 pesos (US $ 1.62 dollars), which represents a…
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Posted in Blog Uruguay

Pedro Francke: relief in Peru as moderate is made finance minister

Peru Pedro Francke: relief in Peru as moderate is made finance minister President Pedro Castillo completes his cabinet after causing shockwaves with appointment of controversial Guido Bellido as prime minister Pedro Francke, Peru’s new finance minister. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images Pedro Francke, Peru’s new finance minister. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images Dan Collyns in Lima @yachay_dc Sat 31 Jul 2021 07.21 BST Last modified on Sat 31 Jul 2021 07.22 BST…
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Posted in Blog Bolivia

Citgo should be run by an independent trust, Venezuela opposition figure says

CARACAS, July 29 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition should hand over U.S. refiner Citgo and other overseas assets that it controls to an independent trust until President Nicolas Maduro leaves power, senior opposition politician Julio Borges said in an interview this week. Washington in 2019 recognized opposition-held National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president and allowed the Assembly to authorize boards of directors to Citgo and Colombia-based petrochemicals company Monomeros,…
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Posted in Blog Suriname

Chinese, Taiwanese Bitcoin Miners Eyeing Paraguay Move

The Itaipu Dam is a huge hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay. Source: Adobe/Tupungato Chinese bitcoin (BTC) miners are reportedly preparing to flock to Paraguay in their droves – with reports claiming that there could be half a million rigs online in the nation in the next three years if regulators do not block miners’ progress, with some industrial players already setting up shop in the…
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Posted in Blog Central America

Spanish Court Targets Chilean Bank Tied to Pinochet

MADRID — Nearly 15 years after the death of the former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, victims of his brutal regime are still trying to hold him and his associates accountable. And now the victims appear to be one step closer to justice — even if the courtroom is on the other side of the world. This month, the Supreme Court of Chile was notified by the National Court of…
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Posted in Africa Blog

Once Brothers, Argentine edition: ”Whoever wins, we’ll still be friends”

TOKYO (Japan) – Sport has its ways of throwing curveballs at you when you least expect it. It usually serves as a means of connecting the best of enemies, but sometimes it tests the closest of friendships. Back in 2008, the Beijing Games saw one of the most impressive Argentina squads of all time, with a 28-year-old Luis Scola, with NBA Sixth Man of the Year Manu Ginobili, with stars…
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Posted in Blog Europe

Report reveals illegal detention and torture in Colombia protests

Bogotá, Colombia — Colombian authorities unlawfully detained, tortured, and used lethal weapons against peaceful protesters during the demonstrations that have swept the country since April, said a new report from Amnesty International. Through an “exhaustive digital verification” of images and videos, Amnesty also confirmed that National Police officials permitted acts of violence and urban paramilitarism by armed civilians against demonstrators and human rights activists. The protests, which reached their peak…
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Fire erupts at warehouse of Brazil’s national film institute

A Brazilian government warehouse storing movies, documents and antique projectors from Brazil’s film industry has caught fire in Sao Paulo By DÉBORA ÁLVARES Associated Press July 30, 2021, 3:00 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRASILIA, Brazil — A government warehouse storing movies, documents and antique projectors from Brazil’s film industry caught fire Thursday night in Sao Paulo. The fire department said 15 fire…
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