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Montevideo, July 14th 2024 - 00:35 UTC


  • Monday, July 8th 2024 - 07:30 UTC

    Milei attends conservative gathering with the Bolsonaros

    The Argentine president is due back in his country Monday, thus skipping the Mercosur Summit in Asunción

    Instead of attending Monday's Mercosur Summit in Asunción, Argentine President Javier Milei chose to spend the weekend in southern Brazil with his friends the Bolsonaros, including the former head of state Jair, with whom he watched their national team eliminated from the Copa America by Uruguay on penalties on Saturday.

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  • Saturday, July 6th 2024 - 07:53 UTC

    Brazil to build lab marking pandemic readiness

    “All countries need to prepare for new pandemics,” Trindade noted

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attended this week the laying of the foundation stone for the Orion Project, a laboratory complex specialized in disease-causing pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites to be built in Campinas, in the State of São Paulo. According to Agencia Brasil, the facility is expected to be the most advanced in Latin America and one of the most important in the world.

  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 19:16 UTC

    Lula visit announced to Mercosur's newest full member Bolivia

    “There are many issues that we have to take forward,” Alcón explained

    Bolivia's Deputy Communications Minister Gabriela Alcón announced Friday that Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva would be arriving in Santa Cruz de la Sierra next Monday for meetings with local authorities and businessmen. It will be the first visit of a foreign head of state since Bolivia's full Southern Common Market membership President Luis Arce Catacora signed into law this week.

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  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 09:17 UTC

    Brazil's Federal Police files case against Bolsonaro

    Despite the latest developments, Bolsonaro's arrest is not to be requested in the near future

    Brazil's Federal Police (PF) accused former President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday of money laundering and conspiracy to commit a crime in the attempted misappropriation of jewelry gifted by Saudi Arabia while he was in office.

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  • Friday, July 5th 2024 - 06:43 UTC

    Brazil has opened its market for Australian mutton and lamb

    Uruguayan farmers face difficulties selling the wool clip, and access to traditional Arab countries for live sheep and meat has become quite challenging

    Despite Mercosur partners with significant flocks, Brazil has reopened its market for Australian mutton and lambt, including sheep meat by-products and edible offal, the Australian Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry announced this week.

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  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 17:09 UTC

    Dengue kills 4,250 Brazilians in first semester of 2024

    Most dengue cases in Argentina were recorded among native peoples while just the opposite happened in Brazil

    The first semester of 2024 ended in Brazil with 6.1 million probable dengue cases and 4,250 deaths with other 2,730 fatalities still under investigation, Agencia Brasil reported Monday citing the federal Health Ministry's arbovirus monitoring panel. The malady's incidence rate is now 3,033 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the lethality rate is 0.07.

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Milei not attending Mercosur Summit to dodge Lula faceoff

    Milei insisted he would not recant on his derogatory remarks against Lula out of sheer political correctness

    Argentine President Javier Milei will not be traveling to Asunción for the upcoming Mercosur Summit in the Paraguayan capital on July 8 in a move to avoid meeting face-to-face with his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom he dubbed a “corrupt Communist” during his campaign last year and who insists an apology is in order. Last week the Argentine leader claimed there was nothing to be sorry for and that he would not go back on telling the truth. Foreign Minister Diana Mondino will represent Milei at the regional bloc's gathering.

  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 04:01 UTC

    Subzero temperatures recorded in southern Brazil

    The weather is expected to remain unusually cold in the coming days

    Areas in southern Brazil recorded subzero temperatures Sunday as a strong and broad mass of polar air hit the States of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Agencia Brasil reported citing data from the National Meteorological Institute (Inmet) as well as from Epagri/Ciram, an agency of the Santa Catarina state government.

  • 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%.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 18:29 UTC

    Food industry is Brazil's main source of jobs, IBGE finds

    Brazil's Southeast accounted for 61.1% of the country's Industrial Transformation Value (ITV)

    The foodstuff industry accounted for the largest number of jobs (22.8%) in South America's largest country, according to a study released Thursday by Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The clothing and accessories industry represented 7% of workplaces, and the manufacture of metal products (machinery and equipment not included), 5.9%.