Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero presided over the ceremony in Buenos Aires Monday marking the launching of a postage stamp commemorating two centuries of diplomatic ties between Argentina and Brazil.
Paraguayan lawmakers took to the Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur) in Montevideo the crisis stemming from Argentina charging tolls to barges sailing through the Paraná River Waterway, it was reported Monday in the Uruguayan capital. They displayed banners reading Free navigation now, Free navigation always, and Waterway = Mercosur.
Paraguayan President Santiago Peña insisted Monday that if the trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union is not operational by Dec. 6 there would be no agreement at all after he takes over the South American Common Market (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay)bloc's pro-tempore presidency.
Uruguay's Senate has approved the promotion of the first three female military officers to reach the rank of colonel in the South American country's armed forces, Defense Minister Javier García announced Monday.
With the arrival of the Magellan Explorer, Ushuaia officially announced the beginning of the 2023/2024 cruise season which is expected to attract 548 vessel calls and some 195,000 visitors to the most southern port of Argentina in Tierra del Fuego province.
President Lula da Silva welcomed on Monday, in Brasilia, Vietnam prime minister Pham Minh Chinh and said the Asian country was interested in a trade deal with the Mercosur bloc. Lula, who currently chairs the group, said he wants to bring Mercosur members closer to Asian countries and highlighted there is room for trade with Vietnam to grow..
The outgoing Argentine government announced on Sunday, through the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development that it is working on the creation of the first “symbolic” natural park in the Falkland Islands, and a bill is being drafted to send to Congress.
The European Commission blocked US travel giant Booking from acquiring its Swedish rival eTraveli on Monday. Booking commands a 60% market share for online travel agencies in Europe, the Commission said. Meanwhile, eTraveli operates several websites to compare airfares like Gotogate and MyTrip.
Leaders from across the global tourism sector are set to unite in Riyadh for this year's UNWTO World Tourism Day (WTD), which will be celebrated on 27-28 September, under the theme of Tourism and Green Investments.
US President Joe Biden said on Monday that United States officially recognized two small Pacific nations. According to Biden, Washington has recognized the Cook Islands and Niue as sovereign and independent states and will establish diplomatic relations with both.