Friday, November 22nd 2013 - 20:34 UTC

Argentina and Brazil coordinating cyber-defense in the framework of Unasur

“While we wait until joint decisions in Unasur we can work bilaterally as we are doing with Argentina” said Amorim

Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi met his Brazilian counterpart, Celso Amorim and agreed to incorporate all South American countries in their bilateral treaty on cyber-defense. The decision was made after several reports indicated the United States engaged in espionage activities against the countries in the region.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 - 16:34 UTC

Cartes and Mujica will address Mercosur and port facilities in Friday's meeting in Montevideo

The two leaders first met last August when Cartes inauguration

Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes will be visiting Uruguay next 25 October to meet with his peer Jose Mujica and a month later will be flying to the Vatican to visit Pope Francis, November 25, announced Foreign minister Eladio Loizaga.

Monday, October 14th 2013 - 23:40 UTC

Bolivian president claims US and Pacific Alliance conspiring to divide UNASUR

President Morales says they are trying to impede Unasur from advancing towards “the definitive liberation of our peoples”

Bolivian president Evo Morales claimed that the Pacific Alliance (Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico) is part of a major conspiration plotted “from the north” and directed to divide the Union of South American Nations, Unasur.

Thursday, October 10th 2013 - 02:34 UTC

Venezuela insists in re-establishing full relations with Paraguay, but legal obstacles remain

The two ministers with the background of the two flags shake hands in Asunción

Venezuela and Paraguay need to re-establish full relations and overcome “all the obstacles that need to be overcome”, said Foreign minister Elías Jaua currently in Asunción, a special guest of his counterpart Eladio Loizaga.

Wednesday, October 9th 2013 - 05:46 UTC

Venezuelan minister invited to Paraguay: Mercosur and bilateral relations in the agenda

Minister Elías Jaua has been announced in Asuncion this week

Venezuela Foreign minister Elias Jaua is expected Wednesday in Asuncion, a guest of the Paraguayan government to talk about bilateral relations, Mercosur and to advance in negotiations of common interest, according to sources from the administration of President Horacio Cartes.

Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 05:25 UTC

Unasur will attempt to name a Secretary General on Friday in New York

Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez currently holds the job until a new name is decided

South American foreign ministers are scheduled to meet next Friday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to decide the name of the next Unasur secretary general, according to an official release from the main office in Quito.

Friday, September 20th 2013 - 08:31 UTC

Argentina and Brazil address Mercosur and trade discussion with Europe

Figueiredo and Timerman during the picture session

Argentina’s Hector Timerman and Brazil’s new Foreign minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado discussed a long agenda of common interest issues during a work meeting held in Buenos Aires, which included Mercosur, trade discussions with Europe, Unasur, Haiti and US cyber-spying in the region among other issues.

Thursday, September 5th 2013 - 04:10 UTC

Unasur has yet to reach a consensus-name for the next secretary general

Correa said the post must be given additional powers so it has greater ‘executive capacity’

Despite the strong statement against US intervention in Syria and the harmonious meeting of Paraguay and Venezuela presidents, the recent Unasur (Union of South American Nations) summit in Suriname was unable to agree on the group’s next Secretary General, a post which is currently held by Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez.

Monday, September 2nd 2013 - 12:00 UTC

Maduro apologizes to Paraguay for any ‘pain’ caused and promises ‘to repair the error’

Cartes,Maduro and Dilma during the recent Unasur summit in Paramaribo

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro apologized to his peer Paraguayan peer Horacio Cartes for any ‘pain’ caused to Paraguay and promised a ‘sacrifice’ to repair the ‘error’, according to sources from both presidents and from Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff who sponsored the meeting between the two heads of state in the framework of the recent Unasur VII summit in Suriname.

Saturday, August 31st 2013 - 18:03 UTC

Unasur embarrassment: Suriname president’s son arrested by US on drug and arms trafficking

President Desi Bouterse and son Dino, head of the country’s anti-terrorist unit (Pic Reuter)

Suriname opposition legislators have called on President Desi Bouterse to resign as well as to clarify the circumstances surrounding the arrest of his son by United States law enforcement authorities in Panama earlier this week.


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