The World Bank's vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, on Wednesday highlighted Peru's economic growth over the past 10 years. Peru's average economic growth over the period has registered 6. 5% annually, allowing many Peruvians to escape poverty, said Familiar.
The consortium made up of Spanish energy company Enagas and Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht signed a contract on Wednesday with Peru's Energy and Mines Ministry for the construction and operation of a natural gas pipeline that will run from the Camisea gas fields to the Pacific port of Ilo.
Argentina reacted strongly to Tuesday's events in the New York federal court which denied its stay request, claiming Judge Thomas Griesa did not solve absolutely any of the issues for which he summoned today's audience, insisting with his unbelievable ban on structured bonds' collecting their payment.
Following on Tuesday's audience with Judge Thomas Griesa, NML Capital the leading speculative fund litigating with Argentina, issued a release saying “it is willing to hold a meeting with 'Special Master' Daniel Pollack and Argentina to solve the dispute”.
US Judge Thomas Griesa rejected on Tuesday Argentina’s request for a suspension ('stay') on the ruling that ordered Buenos Aires to pay 1.3 billion dollars plus interests to holdout speculative funds and instructed Argentina and holdouts to meet on Wednesday morning for a first face-to-face meeting.
Former Uruguayan president Julio Maria Sanguinetti and founder of the Montevideo Circle Foundation said Mercosur was not created to become a fortress of hyper protectionism but rather to promote competition and integration with flexibility. Sanguinetti participated in a round of conferences of the Montevideo Circle Foundation in Paraguay.
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 asked U.S. judge Thomas Griesa on Monday to put on hold an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings following the country's 2002 default, while it seeks a global resolution.
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.
Venezuela confirmed Monday that its relations with China have become a fundamental pillar for making progress in almost all sectors of its economy. With a new portfolio of accords and almost 5.7 billion in loans, Beijing will provide support in many key areas.