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Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 06:39 UTC

European Union blasts main trading partners over protectionism

”I regret to see that many countries still consider protectionism a valid policy tool. said Cecilia Malmström, the EU Trade Commissioner.

The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the European Union's commercial partners, fuelling continuing uncertainty in the world economy. These are the main findings of the European Commission's annual report on protectionism published Monday 17 November.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 01:13 UTC

Parlasur dialogue with Kelpers: a great opportunity lost

“Taking into account the interests of the Islands population”, many of whose ancestors have been living there since the 1850s, is basic for any resolution.

By Jaime Trobo (*) - Parlasur, acronym for Mercosur Parliament, decided to approve a declaration relative to the Malvinas Islands situation, and more specifically on the sovereignty conflict between the Argentine Republic and Great Britain, which has been ongoing for over 180 years with no reasonable accord.

Friday, November 14th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Brazil's Rouseff re-election: lower expectations

Rouseff’s low key approach to foreign policy will also continue. Mercosur and South America will be her priority

By R. Viswanathan (*) - The reelection of President Dilma Rouseff means continuation of the slow growth of the Brazilian economy and a lower likelihood of much-needed, major political and economic reforms. India should lower its expectations on a global partnership with Brazil.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands' British 'colonial occupation' condemned by Parlasur

“Let me tell you how grateful we are to this special session on an issue so important for my country”, said Timerman addressing Parlasur lawmakers.

The Mercosur parliament, Parlasur, in a special Monday session held in Montevideo, rejected British 'control' over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and described the situation as a colonial conflict of 'global' proportion which threatens the region.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 09:13 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas issue to be debated at the Parlasur Parliament

The extraordinary session will have the special attendance of Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman and his Uruguayan peer Luis Almagro

The Falklands/Malvinas dispute and 'colonialism' will be discussed on Monday during an extraordinary session of the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in Montevideo with the attendance of Argentine and Uruguayan foreign ministers Hector Timerman and Luis Almagro.

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 04:06 UTC

“Mercosur and Pacific Alliance are not contradictory competing blocks”

Minister Cespedes is confident that Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance are consistent in their integration goal

Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance are not contradictory competing blocks, and can advance towards a mutually beneficial convergence, said Chile's Economy minister Luis Felipe Cespedes during a trade and investment promotion seminar in Brazil.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014 - 09:22 UTC

Brazil with the largest trade deficit for October in 16 years

China was the largest customer for Brazilian exports in the first 10 months of 2014, with purchases worth 36.7 billion

Brazil ran a trade deficit of 1.17 billion last month, the largest shortfall for October in 16 years, the government said on Monday. Imports totaled 19.5bn, while exports amounted to 18.3bn, the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade said in a report.

Monday, November 3rd 2014 - 08:41 UTC

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur agree to continue discussions in Chile

Timerman speaking for Mercosur underlined the willingness of the two groups to continue discussions

Mercosur and Pacific Alliance foreign affairs ministers met this weekend in Colombia for a first round of talks on integration mechanisms and the potential for specific alliances. The idea of the meeting was first launched by Chile with the purpose of a 'convergence' of interests and a possible future integration.

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 21:21 UTC

Argentina's holdout dispute spills into the White House: CFK sends letter to Obama questioning Ambassador Soderberg

In the letter CFK asks if Nancy Soderberg, “the person you have appointed as Chair of PIDB”, is also the Co-Chair of the American Task Force Argentina

In a harsh letter, released on Friday, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez urged US President Barack Obama to explain whether ”Nancy Soderberg, the person you have appointed as Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), which reports directly to the Government of the United States of America, is also the Co-Chair of the American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), an entity specifically created to attack and slander the Argentine Republic and its President.”

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 08:27 UTC

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur begin round of ministerial informative meetings

Mercosur describes the Pacific Alliance as “a regional integration initiative started in April 2011”, while Mercosur was launched in Paraguay in 1991.

The Pacific Alliance and Mercosur will be holding a two-day ministerial informative meeting in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, beginning this Friday, a first approach to a possible convergence of the two groupings, according to official releases.

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