Argentine President Alberto Fernández told his Uruguayan counterpart Luis Lacalle Pou his country did not want to be “a burden on anyone” when the latter called for signs of “flexibilization” on the part of Mercosur to allow member states to seek unilateral foreign trade agreements elsewhere without the bloc's approval.
Organization of American States Secretary-General of Luis Almagro Friday accused Cuba's government of applying “state terrorism to those who think differently” and held the current authorities of the Caribbean island accountable “for the health and well-being” of the 55 Cuban human rights activists on hunger strike.
United States President Joseph Biden has invited his Argentine colleague Alberto Fernández to take part in a virtual summit on climate change to take place between April 22 (Earth Day) and 23, it was announced.
The Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo has reportedly developed a vaccine of its own against covid-19 and is awaiting clearance from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to start clinical trials in humans.
Paraguay has decreed a strict state of lockdown as of this Saturday at 00.00 as a measure to curb the spread of the Sars-Cov-2 virus, particularly the Brazilian P1 variant, also known as Manaus, and which has been affecting the country's health system severely in the past days.
Argentina's National Institute for Statistics and Census (INDEC) Friday announced the country's exports increased 9.1% since March 2020, while imports went up 16.4% for the same period of time, for a combined foreign trade worth of US $ 8,488 million, 12.1% above last year's figures.