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.
Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana was reported Monday to have signed a letter of intent with Italian aircraft manufacturer Leonardo for the acquisition of eight AW 109 helicopters for surveillance operations in the South Atlantic and thus strengthen the Navy's patrolling capabilities in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Alfredo Cornejo of the Radical Civic Union (UCR), a party within the opposition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) alliance and particularly close to presidential candidate Patricia Bullrich, won Sunday's elections to become governor of Mendoza for the third time in his life.
Argentina has again complained that the Israeli company Navitas Petroleum LP is operating in the Falkland Islands, Malvinas Islands, involved in illegal activities in Argentine insular territory without the pertinent hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation permits from the competent authorities.
Uruguay's state-run oil company Ancap has awarded all seven offshore oil and gas exploration licenses open for bids to four foreign companies: YPF (Argentina), APA Corp (United States), and Shell and Challenger Energy Group (CEG) (United Kingdom), it was reported in Montevideo.
Last Saturday, military personnel from across BFSAI took part in a Gurkha Doko challenge in memory of those who liberated the Falkland Islands. The sixteen participants ran a combined total of 40km, the distance from Mount Pleasant Complex to the Gurkha Memorial near Stanley, carrying a weighted doko basket.