MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, July 22nd 2024 - 17:31 UTC

Stories for June 29th 2024

  • Saturday, June 29th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    OAS General Assembly salutes Argentina's stance regarding Malvinas and issues Declaration of Asunción

    The OAS gathering agreed on the need to resume negotiations on sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas as soon as possible

    The 54th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) concluded Friday in the Paraguayan capital with the Declaration of Asunción, a document promoting the elimination of violence against women and girls, the fight against climate change, and the fight against organized crime.

  • Saturday, June 29th 2024 - 10:18 UTC

    Paraguay and Argentina set roadmap for collaborative work

    Foreign Ministers Ramírez (L) of Paraguay and Mondino of Argentina reviewed bilateral issues on the side of the OAS General Assembly

    Paraguay and Argentina reached an understanding regarding the Paraná-Paraguay River Waterway after Foreign Ministers Rubén Ramírez Lezcano and Diana Mondino gathered in Asunción on the sides of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly.

  • Saturday, June 29th 2024 - 09:28 UTC

    Brazil: Dollar soars, unemployment falls

    The last working day of the semester is marked by strong demand for dollars from multinationals sending profits abroad

    The economy in South America's largest country is taking a shaky turn as Friday's figures would indicate. The exchange rate between the local real (R$) and the US dollar (US$) went up 15.15% over the past six months, closing at US$ 1 = R$ 5.58 while the Stock market fell 0.32% for a 1.49% monthly gain. On the brighter side, unemployment in the quarter ending in May stood at 7.1%, according to Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), a considerable improvement from February's 7.8% and the yoy 8.3%.