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Stories for March 26th 2023

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:55 UTC

    Fernández thanks Ibero-American Summit support on Malvinas

    Mercosur has lived through the different political signs ruling each member country, Fernández explained

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Saturday thanked att attendees at the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit for their unanimous support in a joint declaration urging the United Kingdom to resume talks regarding the Falklands/Malvinas Islands issue.

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:32 UTC

    Borrell warns lithium can make Latin America the “new Persian Gulf”

    In an interview with EFE, Borrell underscored Latin America's “enormous reserves of lithium” and the upcoming international demand for the mineral

    The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell said during an interview in Santo Domingo where he is attending the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit that Latin America is underestimated when it has the potential of becoming the “new Persian Gulf.”

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:30 UTC

    An optimistic Lacalle warns about authoritarian temptations

    If there is one thing that democracy does, it is to protect those who really cannot do it on their own,” Lacalle underscored

    During his speech at the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou spoke about the need to “serve the weakest” and avoid “authoritarian temptations.” Lacalle also underlined the importance that ratifying the Mercosur trade deal with the European Union would have in that regard.

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:27 UTC

    Maduro finally skips Ibero-American Summit despite announcements otherwise

    Maduro has never attended an Ibero-American Summit since reaching power in 2013

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros canceled his trip to the Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, thus joining Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, and El Salvador's Nayib Bukele as those leaders missing the regional event.

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:24 UTC

    Lula cancels trip to China due to health problems

    Lula was diagnosed with bacterial and viral bronchopneumonia by influenza A

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Saturday that he was canceling his trip to China due to health reasons. The South American leader, who skipped the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo to visit the Asian country instead, was to leave on Saturday and then on Sunday after a rescheduling that failed to meet Lula's recovery.

  • Sunday, March 26th 2023 - 14:14 UTC

    Presidents Boric and Lacalle hold talks in Santo Domingo

    Boric said he had a good meeting with Lacalle and insisted a common Latin American currency would still take quite a while

    Presidents Gabriel Boric Font of Chile and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay held a bilateral on the sides of the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Among the topics discussed was a joint interest in hosting the 2030 football World Cup. In addition to Boric, Lacalle also held a meeting with Spain's King Felipe VI.