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Stories for July 4th 2017

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:57 UTC

    Announcement in Madrid: EU-Mercosur deal likely by end of year

    “I firmly believe that we can reach a balanced and mutually beneficial agreement...,” Malmström said.

    European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said Monday in Madrid that the EU bloc “hopes to announce a political agreement for this Christmas in Buenos Aires” with Mercosur “even though technical aspects remain to be discussed.”

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:49 UTC

    Bolivia's YPFB wins bid to sell LPG to Paraguay

    With this new sale YPFB becomes a “major player” in the LPG regional industry,

    Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) CEO Oscar Barriga announced Monday that the state company will export 4,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to Paraguay.

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:40 UTC

    MUD to hold plebiscite against Maduro's Constituent Assembly plans

    ”That Zero Hour is activated, we call on all the people to decide which way is that of the nation,2 Borges said

    Venezuela's opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) announced Monday it will hold a public consultation regarding Nicolás Maduro's intention to reform the constitution by calling for an election to choose the constituent assembly.

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:34 UTC

    Buenos Aires-Mar del Plata train runs again

    “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered,” said Governor Vidal.

    After two years out of service, Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, which are 400 kilometres apart, are since Monday again linked by a train service that needs almost seven hours to reach its final destination. Buenos Aires provincial Governor María Eugenia Vidal said “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered.”

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:25 UTC

    Former Temer aide arrested for obstructing corruption investigation

    Vieira Lima is investigated in Operation Cui Bono for allowing the release of cash in exchange for bribes

    Geddel Vieira Lima, a former Secretary of Government of President Michel Temer's, was placed under preventive arrest on Monday over a loan that state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal handed over to meat, finance and real estate firms between 2011 and 2013, it was announced.