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.1 comment
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.Add your comment!
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.2 comments
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.Add your comment!
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.Add your comment!
Stanley, in the Falkland Islands, was rated as the top port in South America and Antarctica, according to Cruise Critic's fourth annual Cruisers' Choice destination awards which was published on Wednesday. Likewise Best large-ship line in South America and Antarctica, Norwegian Cruise Line, while Best small-ship line in South America and Antarctica, Hurtigruten.1 comment
Premier Oil on Wednesday reduced its forecast for its 2019 operating costs to US$12 per barrel of oil equivalent (boe) from US$ 13 and expects debt reduction to reach the upper end of its US$ 250-350 million target by year-end.2 comments
Several iconic hotels in Montevideo, Uruguay, have closed or will be converted into office buildings according to the Chamber of Tourism sources. The list includes a top-rated boutique hotel, Belmont, which hosted among others members of the British royal family and political figures such as Fidel Castro, and other world leaders.Add your comment!
The Argentine Government has created the Public Registry of Persons or Entities Linked to Acts of Terrorism and its Financing (RePET), a tool whereby Hezbollah can be included. So far, local authorities adhered to the list penned by the United Nations, where Hezbollah is not included. President Mauricio Macri also decreed a day of national mourning to mark the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Israeli Social Welfare Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires. In a third measure, Macri gave the victims of that attack 180 days to file for monetary compensation from the state.Add your comment!
Argentine Central Bank President Guido Sandleris Tuesday admitted inflation remains high, but he forecast July's figures will be smaller than those of June in light of the current clear trend to the downside.Add your comment!