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Stories for March 27th 2021

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 10:23 UTC

    Presidents of Uruguay, Argentina clash during Mercosur online summit

     “We're nobody's burden,” Fernández told Lacalle during the 30th Anniversary Summiy

    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.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 10:01 UTC

    OAS Almagro backs Cuban activists on hunger strike

    “It is time for democracy to return to Cuba,” said the Uruguayan Almagro

    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.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 09:45 UTC

    Biden invites Alberto Fernández to virtual Summit on Climate Change

    The Democrat Biden wants to hear “other voices.”

    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.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 09:03 UTC

    Butantan develops 100% Brazilian covid vaccine

    “ButanVac will be delivered to Brazil in 2021. Great news,” said the Butantan Institute on Twitter.

    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.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 08:50 UTC

    Paraguay under strict lockdown as of Saturday

     There will be consequences for those violating the lockdown, Balbuena explained. (Pic AFP)

    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.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 08:47 UTC

    Argentina's exports rise 9.1% year-on-year, but for smaller volumes

     Argentine export revenues grew but sales went down. All a matter of price.

    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.