Latin America

Latin America
Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 00:12 UTC

Paraguay sells 1 billion dollars in 30-year sovereign bonds

“Demand was three times the issue offered” revealed Cartes, who also called on public opinion to ensure “funds are effectively used for what they are meant”

Paraguay sold 1bn (one billion) dollars in 30-year bonds on Monday in New York, its second international debt issue in less than two years. President Horacio Cartes said in a statement that the issue's 6.1% yield is unprecedented for the country, and that the proceeds will be used for highway, building and energy infrastructure, as well as agricultural production.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Food loss and waste in Latam could feed the region's 47 million hungry

 “Addressing this issue is essential for progress in the fight against hunger and must become a priority for governments in the region” said Benitez

In Latin America and the Caribbean more food is lost and wasted than is needed to meet the nutritional needs of the 47 million people who still suffer from hunger in the region, according to FAO. The report Losses and waste of food in Latin America and the Caribbean of the FAO Regional Office says that 6% of global food losses occur in the region.

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 07:39 UTC

Mercosur divided on the Gaza Strip statement; Paraguay dissented

“Paraguay favors dialogue and rejects all forms of violence”, said Foreign minister Eladio Loizaga

Paraguay strongly objected a draft Mercosur declaration on Gaza which wanted to openly support Palestine and unilaterally condemn Israel's bombings and incursions, according to sources at the group's summit which took place Tuesday in Caracas.

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 01:15 UTC

“Argentina will imminently be in default: no agreement was reached”, said Pollack

Special Master said default is not a mere “technical” condition, but rather a real and painful event that will hurt real people

“Unfortunately no agreement was reached and Argentina will imminently be in default”, admitted Daniel A. Pollack, the Special Master appointed by Judge Thomas P. Griesa to conduct and preside over settlement negotiations between Argentina and its holdout bondholders. Pollack emphasized that with default “the ordinary Argentine citizen will be the real and ultimate victim”.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 08:01 UTC

Japan's PM Abe at CARICOM summit pledges development support

 Tokyo's policy of “Proactive Contributor to Peace” would see Japan “engaged more proactively in strengthening our UN diplomacy”, said Abe.

Heads of Government of the fourteen Caribbean Community (CARICOM) “were heartened” by their Japanese counterpart’s Shinzo Abe positive response to a number of issues raised during their one-day summit in Guyana.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 07:33 UTC

Leading universities from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico sign cooperation agreement

Emilio Botin announced at the conference's closing ceremony that the Spanish bank will invest 700 million Euros to support Ibero-American universities

The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, (UBA), the National Autonomous University of Mexico, (UNAM), and the University of Sao Paulo, (USP), on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources.

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 05:17 UTC

Peru announces increase in government spending to prop the economy

“We have to grow more, to continue generating wealth and jobs,” Humala said in a speech to the nation that marked Peru's Independence Day

Peru's President Ollanta Humala said on Monday that his government is countering slow economic growth by boosting public spending on improved wages and better benefits for public health, education and security workers.

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia private sectors unite to combat Mercosur protectionist policies

Paraguay's Eduardo Felippo says Urupabol will help boost growth and sound development

The private sectors from Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia agreed to form a business lobby, Urupabol, with the purpose of actively combating protectionist policies and other obstacles implemented inside Mercosur, mainly by senior members Argentina and Brazil.

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 07:05 UTC

Mercosur to consider forming an 'economic forum' with ALBA and Petrocaribe

President Maduro, and leader of ALBA and Petrocaribe will be hosting the summit in Caracas

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica will be attending the next Mercosur presidential summit scheduled for Tuesday, 29 July in Caracas, when the creation of an economic forum Mercosur/ALBA/PetroCaribe will for consideration as part of the agenda.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 06:26 UTC

Uruguay oil and gas summit schedules for next November

This Summit follows the announcement by Ancap of the third oil bidding round, the Ronda Uruguay III

Global Summits Organizer IRN and Grupo BG de Eventos will be launching the inaugural Uruguay Oil & Gas 2014 Summit which will take place on 17th-18th November in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. This Summit follows the announcement of the third oil bidding round, the Ronda Uruguay III.

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