Venezuela’s incorporation as a full member of Mercosur has been secured following the confirmation of a political agreement in Paraguay, the only of the four-country group that still had a vote pending in congress.
Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo will be attending the Mercosur summit this week following on Argentina’s guarantee that the blockade on Paraguayan goods and merchandise imposed by an Argentine maritime union will be lifted, effective Monday.
The search for 17 people missing after a Korean long-liner sank in Antarctic waters the Southern Ocean early Monday has been scaled down as it becomes increasingly unlikely further survivors will be found.
Seven Spanish fishing companies from Vigo that make up the Association of Fishing Communities and Joint Ventures (Acemix) plan to invest an estimated 120 million Euros in new ships to renew their fleet operating in third countries among which Namibia, Argentina, Senegal and the Falkland Islands.
The 98th anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands or Battle Day was commemorated at the Cenotaph in the heart of London last Saturday under dull skies, but in good spirits, and with a good turnout.
A 130 hectares city park and open space taken over by squatters in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, the scene in recent days of violent incidents in which at least four people were killed and scores injured, was calm on Sunday following on the arrival of security forces sent by the federal government.
The dirty, stinking city of Montevideo with over 7.000 tons of several-days uncollected garbage was slowly returning to normal Sunday after the Army was sent out to the streets to clear the mess and fearful municipal workers promised to return to their jobs.
Korea’s POSCO major forestation project in Uruguay has been accredited by the United Nations as helping offset the steel-maker's huge carbon footprint. The Korean steel-maker registered the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) business with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) to earn carbon credits through its afforestation project in Uruguay.
Stavros Moyal y Asociados S.R.L., the Russell Bedford accounting group's Uruguayan firm, has won the contract to audit the Central Bank of Uruguay (Banco Central del Uruguay). The audit was won in public competition against Big-4 firms for the period 2010 - 2012.
Venezuelan opposition leaders fear President Hugo Chavez will use special decree powers he has requested to override an electoral setback that stripped him of a super-majority in parliament.