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Montevideo, June 17th 2024 - 19:38 UTC


  • Monday, June 10th 2024 - 09:19 UTC

    Mercosur signs AMIA declaration against terrorism

    Bullrich invited Mercosur officials over to Buenos Aires for the ceremonies marking the 30th anniversary of the AMIA bombing

    Dignitaries from all South American Common Market (Mercosur) nations gathered in Asunción last week to sign a declaration against terrorism which was named after the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires just a month before the 30th anniversary of the bombing of its headquarters on July 18, 1994, killing 85 people and leaving some 300 wounded.

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  • Saturday, June 8th 2024 - 10:10 UTC

    Alckmin underlines China's importance for Brazil

    The Chinese still do not drink too much coffee, Alckmin noted

    In an interview with Brazilian reporters during his Chinese trip, Vice President Geraldo Alckmin underlined the importance of the China-Brazil High-Level Coordination and Cooperation Committee (COSBAN).

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  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 08:58 UTC

    Uruguay to prioritize Mercosur's ties with China

    Paganini also ruled out any problems between Mercosur and China despite Milei's attitude

    Uruguay's Foreign Ministry Omar Paganini anticipated that revitalizing dialogue with China will be a main priority once his country takes over the pro-tempore presidency of the South American Common Market (Mercosur) on July 8.

  • Monday, June 3rd 2024 - 10:29 UTC

    Mercosur and Celac heads exchange views in San Salvador

    Santiago Peña and Xiomara Castro discussed Mercosur and Celac bilateral issues

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Xiomara Castro of Honduras, who also chair the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) respectively, got together while in San Salvador during Nayib Bukele's new inauguration as President of El Salvador to discuss “issues related to how to promote a joint agenda,” it was reported.

  • Saturday, May 25th 2024 - 10:57 UTC

    Brazil's growing concern with Argentine recession as exports and a trade surplus turn negative

    According to Brazil's Foreign Trade Association, exports to Argentina have 29,9% in the first four months of the year

    Brazil is deeply concerned with the declining trade export volumes to Argentina, which while last year expanded 8,9% in the first four months of 2024 have fallen 29,9%, and experts wonder if the Mercosur partner finally recovers from its current recession, will it continue on trusting a bilateral relation or appeal to China, US, or Europe.

  • Tuesday, May 21st 2024 - 20:38 UTC

    Taiwanese company gets deal to build electric buses in Paraguay

    The bus manufacturing plant in Paraguay is expected to generate some 2,600 job opportunities

    Paraguayan authorities signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan's Master Transportation to produce electric buses for the South American country. The arrangements were made during President Santiago Peña's tour of the Island with Industry and Commerce Minister Javier Giménez, who signed on behalf of the visiting delegation. Company President Ting-Fa Wu represented the producers of the DMIT e-Bus.

  • Tuesday, May 21st 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    France and Germany split over the EU–Mercosur trade pact

    Macron doesn't want French farmers more furious; they've already brought the country to a standstill for weeks with their protests.

    By Oliver Pieper - The free trade deal between the European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur could become the world's largest agreement, involving a market of a total of 780 million people. But in late March, French President Emmanuel Macron not only described it as “a very bad agreement,” he even suggested it should be “left behind” and called for “a new agreement.”

  • Monday, May 13th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Milei and Lacalle Pou will meet eventually despite not sharing identical views, says Adorni

    Adorni represents the administration's views every morning during his press briefings

    Argentina's Presidential Spokesman Manuel Adorni said in an interview with Montevideo's El País that Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou and Javier Milei had different points of view regarding the State's role in each country's economy. The official also addressed the delay in materializing an encounter between both heads of state despite the short geographical distance separating them.

  • Monday, May 13th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    Brazil to buy rice from Mercosur countries to feed storm-hit Rio Grande do Sul

    “We're going to have to import rice from Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina,” Lula said upon announcing the initiative

    Brazil's National Supply Company (Conab) has been entrusted with purchasing one million tons of rice to feed the people of Rio Grande do Sul and avoid the intervention of middle people seeking a black market profit from the victims of the unprecedented storms. Under normal circumstances, Rio Grande do Sul accounts for 70% of Brazil's rice production.

  • Friday, May 10th 2024 - 20:27 UTC

    New incident between Argentine forces and illegal Paraguayan fishermen

    Argentina's Foreign Ministry has repeatedly turned a blind eye to the conflict, Valdés said

    The Governor of the Argentine province of Corrientes Gustavo Valdés insisted that the Foreign Ministry and the Senate should get involved after another clash was reported between unauthorized Paraguayan fishermen and the Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval Argentina - PNA). “I hope they take care and do not continue denying the conflict as they have been,” Valdés underlined.