Uruguayan businessmen have expressed their concern after over 100,000 residents crossed the border over to Argentina during the three-day Aug. 25 Independence Day long weekend to capitalize on a favorable exchange rate, it was reported on both shores.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday enacted a provisional measure (MP) providing for the collection of taxes of between 15% and 20% on exclusive funds with a single shareholder, Agência Brasil reported.
Marfrig and Minerva the two protein production and processing giants, from Brazil, and which dominate a significant share to the global market have agreed to concentrate in different spheres of the market, in a deal that has shaken the whole industry.
Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa Monday announced after a meeting with his Brazilian colleague Fernando Haddad and with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva that an agreement had been reached to finance imports worth US$ 600 million, among other achievements.
UK's air traffic control service on Monday said that because of a “technical issue” it had been forced to slow takeoffs and landings across the UK. However, the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) also said that Britain's airspace was not closed, despite the disruptions.
Paraguayan banana exporters met Monday in Asunción with Foreign Minister Rubén Ramírez Lezcano to seek help from the government in order to collect the debt from Argentine buyers who are behind in their payments of some US$ 6 million, it was reported. The producers fear the problem might get worse if no action is taken.
Argentina's National Agrifood Health and Quality Service (Senasa) Monday confirmed three more cases of avian influenza had been detected in sea lions along the country's Atlantic Ocean coast.
Chile's Supreme Court Monday sentenced seven retired military officers involved in the Sept. 12, 1973, kidnapping and murder of singer-songwriter Víctor Jara to 25 years in jail, it was reported in Santiago. Those convicted are between 73 and 85 years old and are all at liberty.
Global shipping has been urged to share transit plans at one of the world’s key maritime crossings following on Panama Canal Authority officials warning that water-conserving restrictions will be in place for at least the next 10 months, given this year's unprecedented drought which Panama is experiencing.
France is preparing to destroy some 80 million gallons of wine to help its farmers in wine-producing areas to cope with a sharp fall in prices, as consumption decreases and overproduction has further complicated the situation. For this purpose the European Union has granted an initial 160 million Euros, topped to 200 million Euros by the French government, Agriculture Minister Marc Fesneau told reporters at a press conference.