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Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

Macri attends economic forum in Colombia; reaffirms Argentina's commitment to the Pacific Alliance

“Mercosur needs a greater integration dynamics and must be open to work with other regional blocks such as the Pacific Alliance”, Macri said at the Nariño Palace.

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said Mercosur needs “a greater integration dynamics” and defended the idea that the Atlantic regional block country members work to reach agreements with countries of the Pacific Alliance.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 08:40 UTC

Venezuela opposition leader in Latin American tour in search for support

 Capriles called on UNASUR and MERCOSUR to back his side's constitutional efforts to remove Maduro via a recall referendum.

One of Venezuelan top opposition leader on Monday launched a tour of Latin American countries to rally support for his side in its bid to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. Henrique Capriles, a senior figure in the opposition MUD coalition, was in Paraguay, Argentina and planned to move on to Brazil.

Monday, June 13th 2016 - 17:20 UTC

Chilean salmon industry controversy over the use of antibiotics

Figures from 46 salmon companies, operating in freshwater and the sea, pushed the consumption rate per ton of salmon to its highest point: 660 grams per ton.

The use of antibiotics in the Chilean salmon industry reached 557 tons in 2015, according to the latest report of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA), a figure consolidating the tendency to their intensive use over the past five years.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 09:54 UTC

Brazil and Paraguay 'deeply' concerned with the economic and human rights condition in Venezuela

Paraguay's Loizaga held his first round of talks with Serra, after having been received by Brazilian interim president Michel Temer.

Brazil and Paraguay foreign ministers Jose Serra and Eladio Loizaga expressed “deep concern” with the Venezuela crisis situation, particularly the “economic and human rights continued deterioration”, and reiterated their two countries willingness to cooperate and promote dialogue.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 11:07 UTC

Uruguay will hand the Mercosur rotating chair to Venezuela in July and defies OAS chief proposal

President Tabare Vazquez emphasized that Uruguay's position remains as expressed in the 'dialogue' statement shared with Argentina, Chile and Colombia.

Uruguay will hand over the chair of Mercosur to Venezuela at the end of July, as indicated by the organization's calendar, and does not support the implementation of the Democratic clause against the government of president Nicolas Maduro, as sponsored by OAS secretary general, Luis Almagro a former Uruguayan foreign minister.

Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 08:41 UTC

Brazil wants Venezuela out of the Mercosur rotating chair

Maduro's Venezuela is scheduled to take the Mercosur chair at the summit scheduled for the end of the month

Brazilian government would like to block Venezuela from taking the rotating presidency of Mercosur later this month, a move to further debilitate Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's power, according to Planalto sources close to interim president Michel Temer, who admitted the proposal has yet to be discussed with other members.

Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 09:20 UTC

Argentina describes Falklands' governor speech on links as 'positive', but they must be bilateral through UK

Malcorra affirmed she was aware that the Falklands' governor had said the Islands were hopeful of a chance for a productive relationship with Argentina

Argentina believes there is an opportunity to improve the relation with the Falkland Islanders, and 'we are exploring available options', but those links must be channeled through bilateral relations with the United Kingdom, since the Islands dispute is with the UK.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 20:21 UTC

OAS calls for emergency meeting to address Venezuela's “grave alterations of democratic order”

Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered “grave alterations of democratic order” and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks.

The head of the Organization Of American States on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered “grave alterations of democratic order” and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

UK and Eire farmers warn about falling farm-gate prices, and celebrate exclusion of Mercosur beef

NFUS livestock committee chairman Charlie Adam said that processors must start working with farmer representatives, rather than dictating to them

Following a meeting to discuss common concerns, the British Isles' farming unions – NFU Scotland, the English NFU, NFU Cymru, the Ulster Farmers Union and the Irish Farmers Association – issued a joint statement warning buyers that the downward pressure on farm-gate prices was “sapping confidence” out of the sector.

Friday, May 27th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Paraguay requests meeting of Mercosur foreign ministers to address Venezuela situation

Foreign minister Eladio Loizaga said he had received precise instructions from president Horacio Cartes to ask for the Mercosur foreign ministers meeting.

Paraguay formally requested on Thursday a meeting of Mercosur foreign ministers to address the situation in Venezuela which is undergoing a critical political, social and economic scenario. The request was presented to Uruguay which currently holds the chair of the trade block made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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