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Montevideo, October 22nd 2016 - 17:54 UTC


  • Thursday, August 11th 2016 - 16:40 UTC

    “Moment of truth” for Venezuela's standing in Mercosur

    The Nicolas Maduro government still has yet to incorporate 400 rules and regulations plus 50 accords to be considered a full member of Mercosur

    Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay are waiting to see what happens on Friday, 12 August, when Venezuela has to prove that it has complied with all the pending requirements to confirm its Mercosur full membership condition dating back to 2012.

  • Thursday, August 11th 2016 - 16:35 UTC

    Venezuela's attitude not helping to resolve the Mercosur situation, claims Uruguay

    “From our point of view Venezuela has not committed an institutional rupture, but it certainly not helping much to solve the situation” said Nin Novoa

    “Venezuela is not helping much to resolve” the unprecedented situation of Mercosur, said Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa in reference to Venezuela's self proclaimed presidency of the group and which is rejected point blank by Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay who consider the post vacant.

  • Thursday, August 11th 2016 - 06:14 UTC

    Pacific Alliance members invite Uruguay to sign free trade agreements

    Uruguay has been invited by Colombia and Peru to conform a free trade area and update and improve the current treaty with Mexico, Nin Novoa revealed

    Uruguay, a founding member of Mercosur has been invited by Pacific Alliance members Colombia and Peru to update and expand commercial agreements with the two countries and turn them into a free trade treaty, foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa revealed during a hearing in Congress to analyze the current situation in Mercosur.

  • Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 15:49 UTC

    Brazilian Senate votes to impeach Rousseff, and Temer could cease to be “interim” president

    The Senate needed just a simple majority to decide on taking Rousseff to trial, but a two-thirds majority will be needed in the final vote, after the trial in late August.

    Brazilian Senate has voted to begin the impeachment trial of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, a move that could officially hand over power to her former vice president – current interim president – Michel Temer. The impeachment trial is expected to open around August 25 - four days after the Olympics finish - and go on for five days, ending with a vote in judgment.

  • Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 05:24 UTC

    Venezuela as Mercosur full member faces deadline: Friday 12 August

     “We´re waiting to see what happens this Friday, deadline for Venezuela to show it has complied with conditions to enjoy full membership of Mercosur”, said Loizaga

    Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina are waiting for a report on Venezuela´s compliance with the accords agreed in 2012, which has to delivered next Friday 12 August, and could lead the group of three counties deciding the suspension of Caracas as full member of Mercosur. A week and a half later, 23 August, representatives of these countries will be meeting to address the issue.

  • Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 03:54 UTC

    Falklands 2014 and 2015 business climate surveys “very good”, but 2016 prospects aren't so rosy

    The Business Climate Survey is undertaken by the Falklands Islands Development Corporation, FIDC, with support from the Falklands Chamber of Commerce

    The Falklands Business Climate Survey strongly suggests that 2014 and 2015 were two very good years for the Islands economy and its business community, which translated in profits and higher levels of turnover, particularly 2015. However survey respondents predictions for this year and onwards aren't as rosy with many businesses anticipating lower turnover and investments, but not necessarily profits, while the overall average rating for the Islands' economy weighed between “average” and “good”.

  • Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 03:49 UTC

    UK with a Great Pavilion will be present at Uruguay's main agriculture show

    One of the highlights of this year will be the focus on agricultural technology with a series of lectures by British and Uruguayan experts.

    With just a month to go until Uruguay's main agro show, Expo Prado, the British Embassy in Montevideo announces that for the third consecutive year it will be present with a Great Pavilion focused on business, education, culture, tourism, gastronomy and entertainment. British brands such as JCB Machinery, Polo Club clothing, FCR-DAS who specialise in quality management certification, fire extinguishers from Noblex, Brompton and other bicycles courtesy of Muvin will all be taking part.

  • Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 20:47 UTC

    Venezuela to be “demoted” from full Mercosur membership on 12 August

    Michel Temer met last Friday at Itamaraty with Argentina's Macri, Paraguay's Cartes and advisors to assess the current situation of the Mercosur presidency

    Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil are considering the “demotion” of Venezuela's Mercosur full membership unless by next August 12 it complies with all conditions to hold such a position, according to the Brazilian media following a meeting of the three presidents in the sidelines of the opening of the Rio Olympic Games.

  • Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 20:39 UTC

    Venezuela claims “the triple alliance” want to storm the Mercosur presidency

    “We are aware of the existence of economic forces operating in the dark who want an implosion of Mercosur” claimed Delcy Rodriguez

    Venezuela announced it will not allow Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, “the triple alliance” to storm the Mercosur pro tempore presidency, which the government of president Nicolas Maduro is fully exercising. Caracas also claimed that economic forces operating in the dark are interested in a Mercosur “implosion”.

  • Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 17:47 UTC

    “Independent Falkland Islands”, Di Tella's proposal to Rifkind in 1997

    “What they wanted to propose was that the Falklands ... should cease to be a British colony but not become part of Argentina,” said Rifkind.

    The Evening Standard has published a brief summary of the book, “Power and Pragmatism”, which collects the memoirs of former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind, and there are some interesting passages referred to talks with Argentine officials about the future of the Falkland Islands.