Access to the United States market is vital for Uruguay's recovery, so this country will negotiate bilateral trade agreements with the US and Canada if the Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, initiative does not move ahead.
Beginning this week eleven million head of cattle will be vaccinated in Argentina against foot and mouth disease in an attempt to reinforce measures against any further outbreaks as happened last August.
In an ever increasingly inter twined financial world, particularly concerning emerging markets, the impact of the Turkish crisis that was forced to float its currency and receive support assurances from United States, reached Latinamerican markets, mainly Argentina.
Argentina and Brazil coincided in the need to strengthen Mercosur's negotiation capacity and privilege the contents of the Americas Free Trade Association, AFTA, rather than the timetable for the ambitious United States initiative.
Newly appointed Brazilian Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Lafer begins this Monday in Buenos Aires a crucial visit to Mercosur members, particularly to co-ordinate efforts for the coming April presidential summit in Quebec, Canada, the first of the Bush administration.
Mexico and Argentina under the new Republican White House spotlight, were analyzed by Wall Street experts in a recent New York Columbia University Forum.