Politics

Politics
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 09:05 UTC

Mercosur was not created to become a fortress of 'hyper-protectionism'

Sanguinetti said that Mercosur can't be locked by tariffs for Brazilian manufacturing or Argentina's ports' hegemonic policies

Former Uruguayan president Julio Maria Sanguinetti and founder of the Montevideo Circle Foundation said Mercosur was not created to become a fortress of hyper protectionism but rather to promote competition and integration with flexibility. Sanguinetti participated in a round of conferences of the Montevideo Circle Foundation in Paraguay.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 09:00 UTC

Mercosur has 'yet to crystallize' but 'I remain positive' says Cardoso

The former Brazilian president claims points to the common external tariff as the main obstacle

Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said that Mercosur has 'yet to crystallize as a customs union' and pointed to the common external tariff which is the founding stone but is “full of objections” as the main hurdle. Nevertheless “I remain positive about the strength of Mercosur”.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 08:51 UTC

Spain doubles challenge on Gibraltar waters dispute: summons UK ambassador

UK first summoned Spain’s ambassador after the patrol boat Tagomago sought to redirect commercial vessels heading to and from the port of Gibraltar

Spain accused Britain of “unacceptable interference” for launching a diplomatic protest over the actions of a Spanish navy vessel off Gibraltar.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 08:02 UTC

“Calamitous” state of Argentine Armed Forces equipment

 The icebreaker Irizar caught fire in 2007 and is still in dry dock

Argentine investigative reporter Jorge Lanata, loathed by the current government of president Cristina Fernandez for his disclosure of the close business links of certain unscrupulous entrepreneurs (or most probably straw-men) who have become millionaires during the Kirchner years, has now exposed the 'calamitous' state of the Argentine armed forces equipment.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 06:49 UTC

Argentina again requests stay ruling from Judge Griesa to pay restructured bondholders

 Griesa meets on Tuesday with financial institutions to clarify how to enforce ruling requiring payment to restructured bondholders in Euros and sterling.

Argentina asked U.S. judge Thomas Griesa on Monday to put on hold an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings following the country's 2002 default, while it seeks a “global resolution.”

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 06:39 UTC

China/Argentina swap disagreements to be addressed by courts in London and Paris

Xi and Cristina celebrate, but any differences on the swap will not be decided by Argentine or Chinese courts

Argentina's current confrontation in New York with Judge Thomas Griesa and the holdout speculative funds brings up the issue of having resigned the sovereignty of Argentine courts at the time of negotiating or restructuring foreign debt.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 06:25 UTC

Venezuela admits its ever growing dependency from China

“Venezuela has become one of the places most committed to investments from China and the seventh supplier of oil” said Xi

Venezuela confirmed Monday that its relations with China have become a fundamental pillar for making progress in almost all sectors of its economy. With a new portfolio of accords and almost 5.7 billion in loans, Beijing will provide support in many key areas.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:38 UTC

Ten hectic days await Argentina, and a possible second default in 12 years

Cristina Fernandez refuses to dialogue with holdouts

Ten hectic days ahead for Argentina since come 30 July and no agreement has been reached at the New York court of Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, (full payment plus accrued interests to holdout speculative funds) the country would be forced to a second default in twelve years with all the political consequences for Cristina Fernandez and Mercosur.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Colombian president inaugurates the “Congress of peace” to end 50 years of war

“We have a great challenge - an achievable challenge - to end an armed conflict which has bled us for half a century, and build peace” said Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with the FARC rebels to end 50 years of war. Members of Congress were sworn in during the ceremony in central Bogota.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:14 UTC

Mujica recalls Uruguay's participation in the Triple Alliance major genocide

 Francisco Solano Lopez the Paraguayan leader who fought an unwinnable war

President Jose Mujica underlined the strong identity of Uruguay with the Paraguayan people, but also recalled no the “immense debt that we never settled or will we ever be able to settle for having participated in the War of the Triple Alliance”.

Advertisement

Get Email News Reports!

Get our news right on your inbox.
Subscribe Now!