Stories for July 2010

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:59 UTC

Mercosur inter-trade forecasted to reach 41 billion USD this year

Brazilian ambassador in Argentina Enio Cordero

Trade among Mercosur full members Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela in the process of incorporation is forecasted to reach 41 billion US dollars said Brazil's ambassador to Argentina Enio Cordero. This is a significant leap from the 9 billion of 2002 and 4.5 billion in 1991 when the block was established.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:51 UTC

Brazil’s incumbent presidential candidate takes the lead over main rival

Ms Rousseff apparently leads voter-intention for next October

Brazil's ruling Workers' Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, has a five percentage-point lead over her main rival Jose Serra, according to the latest opinion poll released Friday.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:47 UTC

Uribe most probably will have Lula da Silva at his table in next Friday’s banquet

Lula da Silva: “I have and extraordinary relation with Uribe”

The Brazilian Executive spokesman Marcelo Baumbach said on Saturday that President Lula da Silva had a long conversation on the phone with Colombian president-elect Juan Manuel Santos and they talked about the diplomatic crisis with Venezuela.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:35 UTC

Kuwait plans to open embassy in Montevideo to bolster trade

Kuwait PM Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in a meeting with President Jose Mujica

Kuwait and Uruguay signed several agreements to bolster bilateral relations during the visit to Montevideo of a high level delegation from the Middle East country. Kuwaiti authorities announced that the kingdom would soon be opening an embassy in Montevideo.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:26 UTC

Egypt to sign free trade agreement at Mercosur summit in Argentina

Trade minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid on a Latinamerican tour

Egypt will be signing a free trade agreement with Mercosur during the group’s presidential summit scheduled for next August 3 in Argentina, announced Friday the Egyptian trade minister on Friday.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:10 UTC

Chile first South American country with cities Google Earth 3D

Valparaíso is one of the cities with the new system mapping

Internet users all over the globe will soon be able to better understand what cities like Santiago and Valparaíso look like. Chile is set to become the first South American country to have buildings in some of its cities rendered in 3-D through Google Earth.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:06 UTC

Chile re-establishes relations with Honduras; recognized President Lobo

Honduran elected President Porfirio Lobo

Chile is re-establishing diplomatic relations with Honduras more than a year after a coup sent the Central American country into political crisis, Chile's foreign ministry announced Friday.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:00 UTC

China overtakes Japan as world’s second largest economy, says Beijing

Yi Gang, head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE)

China has overtaken Japan to become the world's second-largest economy behind the United States, the country's chief currency regulator and vice-governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said this week.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 18:56 UTC

Mujica and Lula da Silva reiterate commitment to Mercosur and Unasur

Lula da Silva and Mujica cheered by people at the border city

Brazilian President Lula da Silva and Uruguay’s Jose Mujica on Friday defended South America’s integration as a peace zone and reiterated the two countries commitment to Mercosur and Unasur.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 08:01 UTC

Falkland Islands: Tussac planted in place of mines

Falklands Conservation staff and volunteers plant tussac

OVER the course of two weekends Falklands Conservation staff and volunteers led by Dr Rebecca Upson, Falklands Conservation’s Plant and Habitats Officer, have carried out restoration work on two sites recently cleared of mines.


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