Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa said Monday in Puerto Iguazú during a conference with his Mercosur peers on the opening day of the bloc's 62nd Summit in the province of Misiones, that in order to strengthen intra-Mercosur trade, it is essential to consolidate local currency agreements among our countries.
Brazil's exports of beef and pork have retaken volumes from before the pandemic, as reported by Canal Rural. For example foreign sales of fresh, frozen, or refrigerated beef generated US$ 785.557 million in June (16 working days), with a daily average of US$ 49.097 million. The total amount exported by the country reached 154,625 tons, with a daily average of 9,664 tons, while the average price per ton was US$ 5,080.40.
Argentina's Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Monday stressed that the trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) is hindered by what he called the “asymmetries” between the two blocs.
Falkland Islands shearers and wool handlers performed superbly and were excellent ambassadors for the Islands at this year’s shearing and wool-handling Golden Shears World Championships which was featured at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland.
United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will travel to China this week to restore ties, the Treasury Department announced. Yellen, who will be in Beijing from July 6-9, will meet with high-ranking representatives of the Chinese government but not China's President Xi Jinping.
Paraguayan Foreign Minister Julio César Arriola Monday called for a more effective and efficient Mercosur during the bloc's two-day summit in Puerto Iguazu in the Argentine province of Misiones.
The 45th Meeting of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) began Monday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the bloc's foundational Treaty of Chaguaramas. The event was also attended by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday signed into law a bill granting male and female workers equal pay for the same job position, it was reported in Brasilia. Lula insisted he would “enforce” this measure, which “cannot be violated or circumvented” under any circumstances.
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo Monday told his Mercosur colleagues in Puerto Iguazú that “from the first day we warned that Mercosur had been won over by immobility” and insisted no progress regarding deals with other countries or blocs had been achieved during Argentina's pro tempore presidency of the alliance ending Tuesday.
A report published by China's Ministry of Civil Affairs in June shows the number of marriage registrations across the country was the lowest in 37 years, following eight years of decline. Only 6.83 million couples tied the knot in the Asian nation last year.