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  • Sunday, December 24th 2017 - 11:42 UTC

    Venezuela expels Brazilian and Canadian top diplomats

    “If confirmed, this decision demonstrates, once again, the authoritarian nature of the Nicolas Maduro administration,” Brazilian officials said.

    Officials in Venezuela took the first step on Saturday toward expelling top diplomats from Brazil and Canada who have been accused of meddling in the country’s politics. National constituent assembly president Delcy Rodriguez declared both Brazil’s ambassador and Canada’s charge d’affaires as persona non grata, a move which does away with their diplomatic credentials.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017 - 09:35 UTC

    Chile calls for closer links between Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance

    Munoz invited his regional counterparts to the upcoming summit between CELAC, the region's largest group and China, which Chile is to host on January 21 and 22.

    Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Munoz called for closer ties between Latin America's two leading trade blocs. Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance should work more closely together, Munoz told the 51st Mercosur and associate members summit held this week in Brasilia.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2017 - 11:02 UTC

    Macri sends message to the Venezuelan people and demands respect for human rights

    “I couldn't forget a solidarity message and of support for the Venezuelan people” pointed out Macri during the 51st Mercosur summit taking place in Brasilia

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri in Brasilia expressed full solidarity with the Venezuelan people, called for human rights respect and freedom for the political prisoners held by the regime of president Nicolas Maduro.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2017 - 10:58 UTC

    “Mercosur, the most isolated and protectionist block in the world”

    Macri said that decades long protectionist attitude of Mercosur only helped “to deepen poverty in our countries”

    Mercosur is the most isolated and protectionist block in the world, said Argentine president Mauricio Macri on Thursday during a meeting with Argentine media, in Brasilia, in the framework of the current presidential summit during which the six-month rotating chair of the group will passed from Brazil to Paraguay.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2017 - 10:46 UTC

    Mercosur divided on Jerusalem vote: Argentina and Paraguay abstained; Brazil and Uruguay supported

    The United Nations assembly panel, with overwhelming support for the resolution: In favor, 128, Against 9, Abstention, 35.

    A resolution backed overwhelmingly by the United Nations has effectively called on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The vote in support of the resolution was 128, nine against and 35 abstentions. The South American Mercosur block, currently holding a summit in Brasilia, voted divided, while Brazil and Uruguay supported the resolution, Argentina and Paraguay abstained.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2017 - 11:26 UTC

    Egypt attends Mercosur summit in Brasilia

    Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Tarek Kabil said the trip to Brasilia is withthe aim of boosting trade and economic cooperation with Mercosur members.

    Egypt is attending the ministerial meeting of the Mercosur bloc in Brasilia to deliver a message about the importance of joining the group, Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Tarek Kabil said in a statement.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2017 - 11:12 UTC

    EU stands firmly on its beef offer to Mercosur: 70.000 tons

    “Mercosur talks were quite difficult during the week and there are 15 open issues still in the negotiations”, admitted Commissioner Phil Hogan

    The European Union's offer on beef in Mercosur trade negotiations has not been revised according to the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, who said a deal may happen in February. Speaking to journalists in Brussels on Wednesday, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said that the EU's offer on beef access for Mercosur countries has not been revised since December 5.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 10:22 UTC

    CMA-CGM take over Mercosul Line from Maersk Line

    CMA CGM and Maersk Line announced a binding agreement in June, subject to Brazilian regulatory approval and closing of Maersk's Hamburg Süd acquisition.

    The transfer of ownership of Mercosul Line from Maersk Line to CMA CGM. (Maritime Freighting Company-General Maritime Company), was completed on Friday. Mercosul is a leading player in Brazil's domestic container shipping market, with a fleet of four container vessels and around 290 people employed.

  • Friday, December 15th 2017 - 14:53 UTC

    Brazilian beef exporters expect a record year in 2018: 1.68 million tons

    The bullish outlook is based on expectations of the United States lifting a ban on fresh Brazilian beef and China certifying imports from nearly a dozen more plants. AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba

    Brazilian beef exporters expect shipments to grow 10% in 2018 after rising an estimated 9% this year despite corruption and food safety scandals that temporarily closed off major markets. Trade group Abiec on Thursday said Brazil, the world’s largest beef exporter, would likely sell 1.68 million tons of beef abroad next year, up from 1.53 million tons in 2017. Revenue is expected to rise about 11% to US$6.9 billion in 2018, after a 13% rise this year to US$6.2 billion.

  • Friday, December 15th 2017 - 01:40 UTC

    Brazilian police raids offices and homes of two members of Congress

    Carlos Gaguim and Dulce Miranda, lawmakers from Tocantins, are implicated in the bribery investigation, police said.

    Brazilian police raided the offices and homes of two members of Congress on Wednesday in the country’s latest corruption probe as the government makes a last-ditch effort to vote on an overhaul of the national pension system.