The Latinamerican-European Union summit to be held this week in Madrid, a step more towards the attainment of a strategic association agreement between the two blocks, is expected to announce the conclusion of talks for a free trade agreement with Chile and the updating of a similar successful agreement with Mexico.
French built Mirage fighter bombers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and France participated during a week in the Southern Cross joint air co-ordination exercises in Southern Brazil.
According to a survey from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 587,000 Argentines reside permanently overseas. Of this number, 220,845 are officially registered in Argentine consulates, while the rest, 366,000 not registered, is an estimate of the different consular offices.
Record low flock / Uruguayan beef makes a come back
Three reasons / Social credit for Argentina
México will propose Mercosur a free trade agreement in the coming months according to Mexican Trade Representative Fernando de Mateo.
Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle yesterday night announced a series of austerity measures to counter the repercussions of the Argentine economic crisis, which he said he considered to be the most ferocious financial attack in Uruguayan history.
Half of the Argentine population of 36 million live below the poverty line according to the latest census figures, reported Juan Carlos Del Bello head of the National Census and Statistic Institute, INDEC.
Mercosur and European Union closer / Massive subsidies to US farmers / Black Thursday in Brazil
The Argentine situation, lower international commodity prices and a reduction in aircraft industry sales will have a considerable impact in Brazil's foreign sales and trade balance.