An open conference by two Argentine Air Force pilots at an elite college in Buenos Aires had to be suspended following “ill-treatment” and overall questioning of Argentine armed forces conduct by the students and apparently one of the parents that were also invited to the event.
The Cuban government Wednesday explained the repeated blackouts in the country but are due to breakdowns in the electricity-producing machinery and not because of a shortage of oil that can be attributed to sanctions by the United States.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova Wednesday denounced attempts by several Argentine parliament members to link Moscow to alleged interfering into their country's presidential elections. It was a last-year trend, she said, according to the news agency Tass.
As the Uruguayan state has vowed to take over the administration of departing Montevideo cooking gas suppliers Montevideo Gas and Conecta and jobs have been secured, the UOEGAS workers' union has agreed to end the strike, starting this Friday.
In an interview before traveling to the Argentine city of Santa Fe for the Mercosur Summit and published Wednesday by the BBC, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo admitted he discussed a possible Conservative-Liberal Alliance with lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, the president's son and likely to become the next ambassador to the United States.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Wednesday in Santa Fe that Mercosur's trade agreement with the European Union (EU) “will have a positive impact on the quality of life of the people” and called for “the convergence” with the Pacific Alliance.
Although founded in Argentina, textile giant Alpargatas, now owned by Brazilian investors, has announced it will leave its country of origin due to financial difficulties.
The political and economic crisis in Venezuela was the center of the political debate among the heads of state that, this Wednesday, met in Santa Fe, Argentina in the Mercosur semi-annual summit, a block from which the Caribbean country is currently suspended. Neither Uruguay, Bolivia nor Chile addressed a word regarding the Venezuelan situation.
Uruguay's President Tabaré Vázquez Wednesday highlighted in the Argentine city of Santa Fe the partnership agreement reached in the first semester of the year with the European Union (EU) as a very important achievement for Mercosur after 20 years of negotiations, 39 formal meetings and many other informal ones, for which he thanked the technical teams involved.
By Eduardo Eurnekia - On July 18, 1994, the center of Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina, was shattered by a huge explosion. A suicide bomber drove his explosives-loaded van into the building of the Jewish Community (AMIA-Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina), killing 85 people and injuring hundreds.