It took time and effort, but believe it or not in less than two months time, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay will be presenting their joint tariff reduction proposal to Europe for discussions on an ambitious Mercosur/EU cooperation and trade agreement that has been on the table since 1999, said President Jose Mujica.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Monday asked Congress to eliminate some of the taxes paid by biodiesel manufacturers in a bid to support an industry hard hit by European Union anti-dumping measures, which was the country's main export market.
A great pictures exhibition of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner to be opened on Tuesday in Montevideo's Town Hall has triggered strong criticisms from the opposition which claims there was no request to the elected councilors for such an event, which is sponsored by the Argentine embassy.
Over 60% of Argentines are not satisfied with their current financial situation and believe the jobs market has little to offer according to the latest public opinion poll referred to the month of March, from Poliarquía Consultores and published in the Buenos Aires daily El Cronista.
US Supreme Court justices seemed to indicate on Monday that creditors should be able to seek limited information about Argentina's non-US assets in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to hedge bond investors. The US administration of President Barack Obama sided with Argentina based on the foreign sovereignty immunity act.
Three more people were killed in the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and local media reported that police officers were unavailable at most stations, although a two-day strike that affected Salvador-Bahía has been officially lifted.
The Queen's 88th birthday on Monday has been marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes. A 41-gun royal salute was fired in Green Park in London and a 62 gun-salute from the Tower of London.
A portrait of the Queen by British photographer David Bailey has been released in honour of her 88th birthday on Monday. The black and white photo, which shows the Queen smiling, was taken in March. She is pictured wearing pearls, and a dress by Angela Kelly, who has served as personal assistant and senior dresser to her since 2002.
A high level Brazilian government delegation is scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires on Tuesday to discuss the 'urgent' re-opening of the Argentine market for Brazilian auto exports that have dropped 32% since the beginning of the year because of unilateral decisions from the administration of president Cristina Fernandez.
President Cristina Fernández praised on Monday the work carried out by herself and late husband Nestor Kirchner during over a decade of holding the Argentine presidency, stating that she had no doubt that her successor would inherit a healthier country than in 2003.