The six-month old administration of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s is again under strain following on her strong character reactions, thus casting doubts about the passing of her legislative agenda, which is already considerably delayed.
Uruguay’s government announced June 27 that it will reopen more than 80 human rights violations allegedly committed during the 1973-85 military dictatorship. The decision follows a long legislative battle but nevertheless remains highly controversial since the latest opinion polls indicate a majority of Uruguayans, 55%, want an end to the discussion.
Argentina and Chile have reached an understanding to join efforts in promoting receptive tourism in far distant overseas markets. The document was signed last week by Chile’s Deputy Secretary for Tourism Jacqueline Plass and the Argentine Tourism minister Enrique Meyer at the Argentina embassy in Santiago de Chile.
Toyota, the world's biggest automaker said Monday it will temporarily halt work at factories in Brazil and Argentina due to the lack of parts from Japan after the massive March quake and tsunami.
Following the second rescue of Greece, Spain is the next candidate to request a major financial aid package according to William Hill one of the largest bookmakers in the United Kingdom.
Uruguay consumer prices increased 0.35% in June, completing 8.61% in the last twelve months, which remains above the Central bank target of 4% to 6%, and the latest estimate of 7.8% presented last week by the Executive in its additional budget report to Congress.
Mercosur idea of a common trade defence policy has been present since the nineties but the initiative is difficult to implement because agreeing on a joint safeguard does not necessarily meet the demands of different interests, according to a leading economist from Brazil’s Getulio Vargas Foundation, GVF.
Argentina is delaying the sale of Paraguayan power to the Uruguayan market (which must cross Argentine territory) for reasons ‘as least publicly’ unknown for both sides interested in the deal, according to the Uruguayan and Paraguayan press.
As of this month RAF Lyneham's Hercules fleet has a new base at RAF Brize Norton which is becoming critically important as an RAF logistics support hub including the air bridge with the Falkland Islands.