Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said that Mercosur has 'yet to crystallize as a customs union' and pointed to the common external tariff which is the founding stone but is full of objections as the main hurdle. Nevertheless I remain positive about the strength of Mercosur.
Argentina's current confrontation in New York with Judge Thomas Griesa and the holdout speculative funds brings up the issue of having resigned the sovereignty of Argentine courts at the time of negotiating or restructuring foreign debt.
After the BRICS summit and a visit to Brazil, China's President Xi Jinping is embarking on a tour of Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba in a bid to boost ties and gain clout in the region, as analyst Victor Mijares tells Deutch Welle.
Brazil leading aircraft manufacturer and space research company, Embraer has released its Market Outlook 2014-2033 which details the company's forecast for deliveries of new 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft over the next twenty years. The report examines the main drivers contributing to air transport growth and reviews projected deliveries by world region.
China expanded its trade partnership with Brazil with 7.5 billion dollars in financing for Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets from plane-maker Embraer and renewed commitment to invest in infrastructure.
Brazil held interest rates unchanged for a second straight time this week but did not commit to keeping them stable for long as inflation remains high in Latin America's top economy. The Brazilian economy performance is anemic and next October president Dilma Rousseff is bidding for re-election.
The first president of the BRICS group New Development Bank will be from India and the position will rotate every five years among Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, said a joint statement from the leaders said.
President Cristina Fernandez assured that Argentina received the support from the group of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in its struggle against the holdout speculative funds, during the two summits held in Brazil, in Fortaleza and Brasilia.
Brazil which has become one of the world’s food powerhouses is forecasting a record harvest of 192.5 million tons of grains, up 2.3% over the previous period, according to the latest report from the Brazilian Stats and Geography Institute, IBGE.
When opposition party Senator Aecio Neves officially kicked off his presidential campaign last week, he posted a video on Facebook calling for a “fairer, more efficient, and more generous Brazil”. However the word ‘efficient’ struck some as an odd rallying cry in a tropical country known for its, well, un-Swiss-like approach to time.