Tag: Luis Almagro

Luis Almagro
Wednesday, March 27th 2013 - 08:04 UTC

Falkland Islands: Argentina and UK clash at UN: no talks without the accord of Islanders

The Argentine Foreign minister with Ban Ki-Moon

Argentina's Foreign minister Hector Timerman together with Latam representatives called on UN chief Ban Ki Moon and demanded talks with the UK on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty, but Britain again refused, pointing to the Islanders' overwhelming vote this month to remain British.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 21:53 UTC

Uruguay promotes a free trade agreement of Mercosur with Canada

Canadian Ambassador Claire Poulin

Foreign minister Luis Almagro announced that Uruguay will work for a free trade agreement between Mercosur and Canada during the first half of the year when Uruguay holds the chair of the South American group that also includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Venezuela.

Friday, October 5th 2012 - 19:48 UTC

Paraguay ‘deplores’ Uruguay’s speech before the UN General Assembly

Minister Almagro said that there was a rupture of constitutional order in Paraguay

Paraguay deplored statements from Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro who claimed before the United Nations General Assembly in New York that the landlocked country had interrupted ‘democratic order’ when it removed Fernando Lugo from the Executive.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 - 18:32 UTC

Astori describes Mercosur latest decisions as “aggression and major institutional blows”

”The institutional framework of Mercosur is so weak it can become useless”, said the Uruguayan Vice President

“It’s a major institutional blow, maybe the most serious in the 21 years of Mercosur” said Uruguayan Vice president Danilo Astori in direct reference to the group’s decision to incorporate Venezuela with the approval of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and the absence of Paraguay.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 - 06:31 UTC

Argentina and Brazil deny Uruguay and insist the decision on Venezuela was unanimous

Uruguayan Foreign minister could end gobbled by the Paraguayan situation

Argentina underlined late Monday that the decision on the incorporation of Venezuela as full member of Mercosur was “unanimously” supported by the presidents from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay during the group’s summit last Friday hosted by President Cristina Fernandez.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 - 06:24 UTC

Uruguay says it accepted Venezuela in Mercosur as part of a major negotiation

Diego Canepa, his master’s voice tries to explain what happened in Mendoza

The Uruguayan government said that it accepted the incorporation of Venezuela as full member of Mercosur as part of a “negotiation” in which it demanded no economic sanctions on Paraguay and that is why “the last word has not been said” on the issue.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 - 06:14 UTC

Brazilian opposition blasts Rousseff for the management of Paraguayan situation

Bruno Araujo, Rousseff’s policies have turned Mercosur into an ideological block

The leading member from Brazil’s main opposition political party described Uruguay’s claim that consensus was absent in the Mercosur decision to suspend Paraguay and to incorporate Venezuela as “extremely serious” and complained Mercosur has become a merely “ideological” grouping.

Monday, July 2nd 2012 - 23:42 UTC

Uruguay says it was Brazil that forced the incorporation to Mercosur of Venezuela

Minister Almagro, “nothing is definitive; the last word has not been said”

The Uruguayan government revealed on Monday its disagreement with the way Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur was decided last Friday at the summit held in Mendoza, Argentina, and said “it was not the last word” since the process must be reviewed from a juridical point of view.

Tuesday, June 26th 2012 - 01:36 UTC

Uruguay will not support any kind of economic sanctions on Paraguay

At the end of the day it’s the people who suffer, said President Mujica

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica rejected on Monday the possibility of applying economic sanctions on Paraguay following on the “parliamentary coup” as was announced by Venezuela which decided to cut the supply of subsidized oil.

Monday, June 25th 2012 - 06:38 UTC

Chinese delegation ‘surprised’ Minister Almagro was absent when PM Wen Jiabao visited Uruguay

Where is the minister? This is once in a lifetime visit of a Chinese PM

The Chinese delegation of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao that spent over a day in Uruguay and signed several cooperation agreements felt “disappointed” with the fact that the Foreign Minister was not present during the visit.

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