Fabián Pepín Rodríguez Simón Monday, a former legal advisor to the City of Buenos Aires run by former President Mauricio Macri's Cambiemos alliance, has requested political asylum as a refugee in Uruguay, it was reported.
Former Argentine President and current Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) and former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva Friday agreed to join forces for the future of the region.
Uruguay placed on the market a new 10-year peso bond for the equivalent of US $ 1,166 million at an interest rate of 8.25% per year, reported the Minister of Economy, Azucena Arbeleche. It is the lowest interest rate in the historical comparison of emissions by Uruguay.
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Friday welcomed Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya at the presidential residence of Mburuvicha Roga in Asunción. The presence of Spain's top diplomat is linked, among other issues, to Mercosur's trade deal with the European Union.
China's Ambassador in Montevideo Wang Gang Wednesday underlined his country's open attitude towards a trade agreement either bilateral or en bloc with Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay) when Uruguay or the bloc as a whole are ready.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has petitioned the European Union to lift all barriers that prevent the bloc's trade agreement with Mercosur to become operational. Sánchez also requested similar action be taken in the cases of accords with Mexico and Chile.
Argentina's Ambassador to Mercosur Mariano Kestelboim Sunday said he favoured “a new common external tariff that promotes productive development.”
The four founding and still full members of Mercosur - Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – Friday signed in Montevideo the bloc's electronic commerce accord which had been agreed on at the Common Market Council virtual Meeting last December, it was announced.
Paraguay has exported US $ 426,223 worth of meat, plastic and aluminium to new markets in the region and Europe in the first quarter of 2021, it was reported Thursday.
The Government of Argentina Monday submitted a proposal for the average reduction of the Common External Tariffs during a virtual meeting of Southern Common Market (Mercosur)'s Foreign Ministers, it was announced.