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Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 19:51 UTC

Macri announces top level meeting with UK to address ''all issues'', next week in New York

“We're planning a meeting in New York during the UN sessions. We're going to establish a round of conversations talking about all issues”, Macri was quoted

Argentine president Mauricio Macri described as a “gesture” the attendance of Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan at the Business and Investment forum in Buenos Aires, and anticipated that UK and Argentina are preparing a bilateral meeting next week in New York on the sidelines of the annual UN general assembly to address all issues including Falklands/Malvinas.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 09:55 UTC

“If beef is not included”, there won't be no Mercosur-EU trade agreement, warns Uruguay

Nin Novoa said that among the goods to be negotiates is beef, which is one of the main products because, “if it does not include beef, there won't be any agreement”

“If beef is not included, there won't be any agreement”, said Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa in anticipation of next week's meeting of European Union and Mercosur coordinators to adjust the list of goods and services the two blocks will formally exchange in mid October, the first formal meeting of its kind in fourteen years.

Sunday, September 11th 2016 - 16:40 UTC

Brazil's ex attorney general claims he was fired for trying to deepen Petrobras corruption case

“The government wants to smother the Car Wash probe. It is very worried,” Medina Osorio was quoted as saying by Veja.

Brazil's new government is trying to stifle a corruption investigation targeting politicians and major parties, the former attorney general said in a magazine interview a day after being replaced by President Michel Temer. The former official, Fabio Medina Osorio, told weekly magazine Veja that he was fired because he tried to deepen the so-called “Car Wash” corruption probe into the country's oil company Petrobras.

Saturday, September 10th 2016 - 11:47 UTC

Falklands' response to Malcorra's statements of air links to Argentina and the oil industry

”The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has seen the articles in the media attributed to the Argentine Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra.

The Falkland Islands Government has acknowledged it is aware of media coverage of Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra referred to proposals of possible air links between the Islands and Argentina as well as talks on other areas of interest such as the fishing and hydrocarbons industries.

Friday, September 9th 2016 - 10:09 UTC

Mercosur insists in trade negotiations with EU despite Brazil and Venezuela situations

“The initiative is clearly political and should not interfere with negotiations for an agreement which the two blocks started discussing in 1999”, Loizaga said

Negotiations for a trade and cooperation agreement between Mercosur and the European Union must continue and should not be overshadowed by political issues such as the impeachment process in Brazil, pointed out Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga, following a motion by 15 Green Euro and United Left parliamentarians in Strasbourg to cancel discussions because of the “corruption contaminated” removal of Dilma Rousseff.

Thursday, September 8th 2016 - 03:30 UTC

Boos and applause for president Temer at the annual military parade in Brasilia

Temer left the Rolls Royce and the sash and preferred a low key closed vehicle trying to downplay protests

Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, was booed at an annual military parade in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday, his first public outing since taking power last week. “Out with Temer!” shouted protesters at the heavily policed ceremony. Supporters of Temer applauded the new leader.

Thursday, September 8th 2016 - 02:45 UTC

Morales demands FIFA sanctions Chile for offensive chanting against Bolivia during Russia 2018 qualifier

Morales regretted the “provocation and aggression” suffered by the “Greens” in Chile which he described as “an offence to the Bolivian nation and to all Bolivians”.

President Evo Morales has called on the soccer authorities of Bolivia, the South American football confederation, Conmebol, and FIFA to sanction Chile for the offensive chanting towards Bolivians during the Russia 2018 Cup qualifier match played on Tuesday night in Santiago's Monumental Stadium.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 18:45 UTC

Chinese group ready to purchase shrimp vessels and plants in Patagonia

Conapesca plans to sell its shrimp fishing freezer fleet plus two processing plants in Puerto Madryn and Rawson, reports Revista Puerto.

Argentine fishing company Conapesca has almost settled a trade agreement with a Chinese state-owned investment group, to whom it would sell its shrimp fishing freezer fleet, reports Revista Puerto. According to the report the Chinese company has been assessing the state of the shrimper fleet at its port base in Puerto Madryn.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 17:00 UTC

Brazil's central bank sounds more flexible on the world's highest interest rates

Last week, the central bank kept its benchmark Selic rate steady at 14.25% for the ninth straight time in a bid to lower inflation that is near 9%.

The Brazilian central bank said on Tuesday that future interest rate cuts will not depend on any single factor, signaling that policymakers are ready to ease monetary policy as inflation expectations improve. In the minutes of its last rate-setting meeting, the bank said all members were satisfied with the progress of disinflation, but remained cautious about high inflation expectations for 2017.

Monday, September 5th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Macri meets Temer in China; Brazilian president will visit Buenos Aires next month

The relationship with Temer is “very good and very positive,” a representative of Macri’s delegation as quoted by La Nación

Argentina's president Mauricio Macri greeted Brazil’s confirmed head of state Michel Temer for the first time since Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and removal last week as the two met briefly during the G20 summit taking place in China.

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