Tag: Mercosur

Mercosur
Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 04:45 UTC

Holdout funds, Malvinas: Mercosur presidents back Argentina

Heads of State of Mercosur full and associate member countries expressed full support to Argentina and Venezuela on Wednesday in Parana.

Full support also expressed for Venezuela against sanctions from the administration of United States President Barack Obama.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 03:46 UTC

Cristina makes major castling on eve of Mercosur Summit

”Bolivian president Evo Morales and Governor Sergio Urribarri sport their national football teams' jerseys in a friendly match in Parana.

Evo Morales, Governor Urribarri play football - New Intelligence boss appointed.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 23:03 UTC

Mercosur lacks discipline and has become a 'straitjacket' for trade negotiations

“Mercosur is off the track, it won't be easy to put it back; this is partly because the block left aside the original project of a customs union” said Ms Valls

Mercosur must discipline and return to its origin as a customs union since it has become a 'straitjacket' for negotiations with other regional blocks, according to Lia Valls, foreign trade coordinator at the Brazilian Economics Institute belonging to the prestigious thinktank Getulio Vargas foundation.

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Latin America 'unfortunately' has a very low participation in global trade

Rodriguez said that “south-south” trade had increased from less that 5% in 1990 to almost 18% last year, on the back of the integration process

Latin America 'unfortunately' has a very low participation in world trade which is a major challenge for the region, according to Gonzalo Rodriguez, member of Mercosur technical staff, who was one of several speakers at the preamble of Unasur summit.

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

HMS Dragon in Chile; Argentine media recalls Mercosur ban on RN vessels

 The Type 45 destroyer is one of the most modern vessels of the Royal Navy and is currently on South Atlantic deployment

Argentine media is reporting that HMS Dragon, Type 45 destroyer and one of the most modern vessels in the Royal Navy is currently in Valparaiso, Chile attending the Exponaval 2014, one of the main naval and maritime exhibition events in the Southern hemisphere.

Thursday, December 4th 2014 - 05:34 UTC

Cristina's immunity when she steps down, becomes a political topic

The Argentine president will be stepping down in December 2015

Argentine Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied that a bill to choose the members of Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur) through popular vote had a hidden agenda for granting immunity for President Cristina Fernandez after 2015, as was denounced by Buenos Aires Clarin newspaper.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Mercosur and EU could not establish a date for the exchange of new proposals

EC indicated it has to finalize the internal consultation process regarding its own proposal which it estimates “should take place any time now”.

European Union and Mercosur representatives analyzed the current state of negotiations for an association and free trade agreement but could not establish a date for the exchange of new proposals because “the European Commission has yet not concluded the consultation process with member states to harmonize its proposal”.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Uruguay praises Mercosur as the “main buyer” of the country's exports

Almagro highlighted that ”Mercosur allows Uruguay to diversify its exports and to sell products with more value added, which generates more jobs”.

Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Almagro highlighted that Mercosur is the “main buyer” of Uruguayan exports and strongly defended the country's presence in the regional group, a controversial issue since much of the country's political system and most of the business community want a more dynamic, open trade block.

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Mercosur/Pacific Alliance agree on flexible integration but no talk on tariffs

“It is not realistic to insist with a tariffs integration at this stage, but yes we can advance in other areas”, said Bachelet

Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance explored this week in Chile the possibilities of a gradual, and flexible, integration but left aside all possibility of a near future agreement on tariffs.

Wednesday, November 26th 2014 - 09:41 UTC

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur represent 90% of Latam and Caribbean GDP

“The gradual convergence between the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur” is a natural conclusion of the integration, said Alicia Barcena

The Pacific Alliance (PA) and the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) combined represent more than 80% of regional foreign trade as well as population, and more than 90% of GDP and direct foreign investment flows, according to a new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

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