Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo is off on a European tour seeking to further develop his country's trade ties as the last inflation index showed the government of President Luis Lacalle Pou was already above its 2022 targets.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou will not attend the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations to be held in New York. Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo will attend in his place, reported El Observador and confirmed MercoPress with sources from the Foreign Ministry.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou expressed his solidarity Friday morning with Argentine Vice President with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) following the failed assassination attempt against her late on Thursday.
Foreign leaders have expressed their support to Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who survived an assassination attempt late Thursday after the gun pointed at her head failed to fire.
Argentina's secretary for Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic affairs, Guillermo Carmona, this week visited Uruguay where he met with the Senate's International Affairs Committee, as part of the round of contacts with neighboring countries to discuss South Atlantic and Antarctica issues.
Paraguayan health authorities have admitted that over 720,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been lost due to expiration or open vials, it was reported in Asunción.
Following Uruguay's announcement in the same direction, Argentine migration authorities will no longer require an affidavit regarding the health status of travelers covid-19wise, according to social media postings by Migrations Director Florencia Carignano Friday.
In the first seven months of this year, Paraguayan exports totaled US$ 5,8 billion and involved 136 countries. Data from the country’s Ministry of Finance show Brazil (36%) and Argentina (24.9%) as the main buyers, which added to Uruguay, Mercosur represents 63.1% of foreign sales.
Authorities from Brazil and Paraguay have announced a reduction in the price of energy from the binational Itaipu power plant from US$ 22.60 to US$20.75 per kilowatt.
Mercosur is again consolidating as the leading global exporter of beef with shipments of almost 1,8 million tons during the first half of the year, according to primary information from different sources. Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay in that order were the main suppliers.