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  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 20:48 UTC

    Argentine bishops call for a “Christmas in Peace” and public and private responsibility

    Monsignor Arancedo called for a “Christmas in Peace”, the most gracious Christian festivity when “the birth of Christ, the Prince of Peace”

    The chair of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) Monsignor Jose Maria Arancedo renewed his call to the leadership of the country, political, social, unions and business, to leave aside special interests and act responsibly for the good of the country, at “a very difficult moment” so that “we can all enjoy Christmas in Peace”

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 09:23 UTC

    Argentina Mercosur parliament members left out in the cold

    Parlasur was created in 2005, and started to operate in 2007, 188 members from the five different full members and is based in Montevideo.

    Argentina's Lower House left its peers from the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, with no allowances, despite claims from most of its 43 members. Last week the Chamber of Deputies approved the Argentine budget which must now be considered by the Senate.

  • Sunday, November 6th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    Uruguayan ruling coalition and Vazquez host ex president Dilma Rousseff with deep solidarity

    Dilma Rousseff with president Tabare Vazquez at the Suarez presidential residence

    Uruguay's president Tabare Vazquez met with the former president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and “Illustrious visitor” of Montevideo at the official presidential residence in Suarez. Rousseff arrived in Montevideo on Thursday and displayed an intense political agenda on Friday which culminated on Saturday with her meeting with Vazquez.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 10:01 UTC

    Mercosur parliament critical of the current trade negotiations with the European Union

    Jorge Taiana said he is “not optimistic that there will be progress” as a result of the economic recession that has hit Europe

    The President of Mercosur’s parliament (Parlasur) thinks that the European Union’s current tabled offer is “unsatisfactory” and made it clear that it shouldn’t be signed in its current form. Jorge Taiana, head of the parliament, and former foreign minister with ex president Cristina Fernandez, complained that the negotiations, which resumed about seven years ago, are taking far too long, but added that in the absence of a “balanced agreement”, nothing should be signed.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 08:05 UTC

    European lawmakers in Argentina to boost EU/Mercosur trade talks

    “We will never reach any trade accord, unless we are not willing to face the domestic resistances, be it in Europe or in Mercosur”, said MEP Assis

    A European Union parliament delegation of fourteen lawmakers is in Buenos Aires to prop Mercosur/EU trade talks, and even admitting there has been advances, and prospects are encouraging, they also acknowledged that many objections from both sides persist.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 11:05 UTC

    Portugal pledges in Brazil to promote Mercosur/EU trade agreement

    “Portugal can become another strong voice in the EU to help make possible this trade agreement the soonest possible”, said Temer

    Brazilian president Michel Temer said that Portugal and Spain are determined to help speed trade negotiations between Mercosur and the European Union. Temer made the announcement on hosting Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa who was on a brief visit to Brazil for the Community of Portuguese Language Countries summit in Brasilia.

  • Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 09:54 UTC

    Jorge Batlle, Political Scion Who Led Uruguay, Dies at 88

    After his initial defeat in 1966, Batlle ran unsuccessfully for president in 1971, 1989 and 1994, until he won in 1999

    By Sam Roberts, The New York Times

    Jorge Batlle, the brash scion of a political dynasty who had been groomed to be president of Uruguay since he was a teenager, got elected to the post on his fifth try and then audaciously presided over a pro-American administration that survived a brush with bankruptcy, died on Monday in Montevideo. He was 88.

  • Friday, October 28th 2016 - 14:28 UTC

    Falklands celebrating 30 years of the Fishery that transformed the Islands

    The fishing industry accounts for 40% of the Falkland’s Gross Domestic Product, which, said Mr John Barton was “considerable progress in 30 years”.

    The Falklands Islands are recalling a milestone decision for the development and transformation of the economy of the country. On October 29, 1986 a Proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation and Management Zone was signed by Governor Gordon Jewkes. Director of Natural Resources, John Barton pointed out at a presentation on Wednesday evening to mark 30 years of Falkland Fisheries.

  • Thursday, October 27th 2016 - 03:29 UTC

    Lowering interest rates in Brazil will be “moderate and gradual”, says Central bank

    Lower interest rates and inflation rates are expected to help return to growth: a relief to unpopular President Temer and to 12 million unemployed workers.

    Inflation forecasts for the next couple of years point to limited room for monetary easing in Brazil, the central bank said on Tuesday, suggesting it is unlikely to accelerate the pace of interest rate cuts in its November policy meeting. In the minutes of its Oct. 19 meeting, in which it cut its benchmark Selic rate by 25 basis points to 14%, the bank also said it was worried about a recent pause in the slowdown of services price rises.

  • Thursday, October 27th 2016 - 01:23 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego PC assembly industry at risk if import tariffs (35%) are lowered

    The head of the Argentine chamber of Electronic, Electro-mechanic and Lumino-technical industries , Jose Luis Cavanna warned that there are 12.000 jobs at risk

    A new challenge for Tierra del Fuego province and its industrial promotion scheme: the Argentina government is planning to eliminate all tariffs on the import of computers and components beginning 2017, which is estimated could cost anywhere from 4.000 to 12.000 jobs.