Tag: Luis Almagro

Luis Almagro
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.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012 - 03:35 UTC

Uruguay hosts highest Chinese official to ever visit the country

Premier Wen Jibao and President Mujica during discussions in Government House

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Uruguay Friday, his first stop on a multi-nation visit to South America. Wen's arrival marks the first time a Chinese premier has visited Uruguay since diplomatic ties were established in 1988.

Friday, June 1st 2012 - 02:24 UTC

Uruguay looks to China to expand trade and services, and attract more investment

Foreign minister Almagro spent four days in China promoting Uruguay

Uruguay looks forward to increase trade with China in value and diversification as Beijing commands a bigger economic and cooperation role in South America, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said in an interview with China Daily.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012 - 06:13 UTC

Serious Uruguay/Argentina clash over the long delayed dredging of a River Plate canal

Foreign minister Almagro received full support from all Uruguayan parties in Parliament

Uruguay called on Argentina to begin the price bidding process for the delayed dredging of a River Plate canal and revealed it was already monitoring the Uruguayan side of a joint commission responsible for deciding on the final contract and which has come under suspicion of corruption.


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