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Montevideo, June 5th 2023 - 16:30 UTC


  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Mercosur Summit scheduled for Puerto Iguazú

    Alberto Fernández will pass on the bloc's rotating presidency to Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva

    The Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú in the province of Misiones will host the LXII Mercosur Summit on July 3 and 4, during which Alberto Fernández will pass on the pro tempore presidency of the bloc to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.

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  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:00 UTC

    Mercosur agreement on marital issues reached in Buenos Aires

    Justice Ministers of the Mercosur full and associated members convened in Buenos Aires

    Justice Ministers of all Mercosur member countries Friday signed in Buenos Aires an agreement aimed at joint regulation of marriages. The document seeks to unify legal issues related to matrimonial matters, personal and patrimonial relations between spouses, divorce, matrimonial separation, and personal and patrimonial relations and dissolution of cohabitation unions within the bloc.

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  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Paraguayan President-elect meets with Argentine and Uruguayan leaders

    Peña first met with Fernández in Buenos Aires and then had lunch in Montevideo with Lacalle

    Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña Monday met in Buenos Aires with Argentine President Alberto Fernández and later in the day, he traveled to Montevideo for an encounter with President Luis Lacalle Pou as both La Plata River leaders were preparing to travel to Brasilia for the South American Summit convened by Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

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  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 19:50 UTC

    General election in Spain in July following the disastrous showing for Socialists in regional voting; Mercosur alert

    President Sanchez said he spoke with Spain's King Felipe VI about the decision, and that Parliament would be dissolved later on Monday.

    Spain is set to hold an early general election on July 23, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Monday. The announcement comes after Sanchez Socialist Party suffered serious setbacks to the conservative opposition in regional elections held on Sunday.

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  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Lula pledges to defend SMEs in EU-Mercosur deal

    President Lula will not give in, even if it means taking a little longer to conclude the Mercosur-EU deal

    Regarding the European Union-Mercosur trade deal, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva insisted that his government's purchases were “non-negotiable” and promised not to give in because it would entail killing ”the possibility of growth of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs).“ The Workers' Party leader also admitted that discrepancies on this point might delay the agreement ”a little longer.”

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    LatAm's business index falls below average figures

    The business climate in Latin America registered its lowest level since the third quarter of 2022, according to the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

    Paraguay remained the Latin American country with the highest projected growth for the year 2023, according to a Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) study that also showed that the region has hit its poorest business climate in the last nine months, it was reported. Argentina is at the bottom of the list.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil to eliminate cell phone roaming between both countries?

    Ambassador Scioli met Tuesday with Communications Minister Juscelino Filho

    Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli and Communications Minister Juscelino Filho Tuesday agreed to advance towards the suppression of roaming between both countries in a new step of the Mercosur integration process heralded by Presidents Alberto Ferenández and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 11:40 UTC

    Countries of the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway against toll collection by Argentina

    Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay insisted that Argentina should refrain from charging tolls until the matter is thoroughly reviewed

    The group of countries that make up the Paraguay-Parana Waterway Agreement Committee suggested Argentina refrained from adopting measures that violate the agreed rules and stop charging tolls to barges passing through Santa Fe. The committee is made up of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Brazil asks US to help Argentine with IMF talks

    Haddad said he feared the far right could gain momentum in Argentina if the economic crisis is not solved promptly

    The Brazilian Government of President Luiz Inàcio Lula Da Silva Thursday asked the US Treasury Department to exert some pressure on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) -of which the US is the largest shareholder- to help Argentina overcome the current crisis caused by the drought while still bound by commitments signed with the world entity, which are holding back the economic development of the South American country.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    On Brazil's lead, Canada and Mercosur advance trade negotiations

    Between January and April 2023, Brazil exported US$ 1.526 billion to Canada and imported US$ 1.104 billion, resulting in a surplus of US$ 421.7 million for Brazil.

    Brazil is leading efforts to increase its own and Mercosur interests in closer trade and investment relations with Canada. This week the Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretary from the Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade and Services, MDIC, Tatiana Prazeres received the Canadian ambassador in Brasilia, Emmanuel Kamarianakis and special representatives, with the purpose of strengthening trade relations between both countries and the regional block Mercosur.