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Montevideo, October 4th 2023 - 16:19 UTC


  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 20:16 UTC

    Spain summons Uruguayan ambassador over criticism of PSOE by interim vice-president

    Acting VP Graciela Bianchi (left) asserted that the PSOE “has secured funding and embraced the values of Ibero-American narco-dictatorships.” FM Bustillo (right) apologized to his Spanish counterpart

    The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Uruguay's Ambassador to Madrid, Ana Teresa Ayala, in response to controversial statements made by acting Vice President of the Uruguayan government, Graciela Bianchi, concerning Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE) in the wake of the recent Spanish general elections.

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Solution wanted at Mercosur level: mobility platforms need local HQs

    The lack of representatives of these companies to attend to the claims of their users is a matter of concern, Estigarribia explained

    According to Paraguay's Juan Marcelo Estigarribia, Executive Secretary of the South American country's Consumer and User Defense Secretariat (Sedeco), a Mercosur Technical Committee has received a complaint from his agency about the lack of representation of mobility platforms such as Uber and Bolt.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 22:46 UTC

    Lacalle Pou urges swift action on EU-Mercosur Agreement: “Enough of 25 years of negotiations”

    President Lacalle Pou cautioned against excessive protectionism. He stressed the need for swift decision-making in the face of a rapidly evolving world

    In a strong plea for progress on the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou demanded an end to decades of fruitless negotiations, urging the involved parties to reach an agreement.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Paraguayan minister wants a wall bordering Argentina

    Castiglioni insisted smuggling had grown due to Argentina's macroeconomic policies

    Paraguay's Minister of Industry and Commerce Luis Castiglioni Monday said he would like to see a wall across the border between his country and Argentina. He added the idea was inspired by former US President Donald Trump's plan to build such a structure con control illegal immigration from Mexico.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Argentine President in favor of fair and equitable trade

    Fernández also told German Chancellor Scholz about the need to update the EU-Mercosur deal

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday said at the European Council headquarters before the plenum of the EU-Celac Summit in Brussels that “Our regions must promote fair and equitable trade based on mutual respect.” He also underlined the importance of working together. It is the first meeting between the two blocs since 2015.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Ecuador short of rice, looks to Mercosur members as a potential supplier

    Colombia is the main rice supplier to Ecuador, with private companies opting to import to meet market demand

    Mercosur members have been added to Ecuador’s list of potential rice suppliers as the Andean country seeks to import rice to keep its stocks full, as they have been significantly depleted due to crop issues. Ecuador shortfall production could reach some 200,000 tons.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Mercosur challenges EU's environmental demands in FTA; Uruguay goes rogue again

    “It is imperative that Mercosur presents a rapid and forceful response” to the EU, Lula said

    Argentina Tuesday handed over the Pro Tempore Presidency of Mercosur to Brazil and Uruguay refused to sign the joint declaration after the bloc's 62nd Summit in the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú in the northeastern province of Misiones.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Paraguay, Uruguay urge Mercosur to speak up about situation in Venezuela

    Machado's disenfranchisement leaves next year's free and transparent elections in Venezuela in doubt

    Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay Tuesday spoke against the disenfranchisement in Venezurela of opposition leader María Corina Machado in a move that seems to leave Nicolás Maduro's reelection bid unchallenged.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Mercosur leaders show support to Massa

    Argentina's current Economy Minister Massa may become the country's next president

    Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay, Luis Arce Catacora of Bolivia, Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, and Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña Tuesday showed strong support to Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa, a likely candidate to become President comes Dec. 10, on the sidelines of the 62nd Mercosur Summit in Puerto Iguazú.

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina insists on local currency agreements within Mercosur

    “The use of local currencies in bilateral trade relieves the pressure on the use of reserves and on the exchange rate issue,” Massa argued

    Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa said Monday in Puerto Iguazú during a conference with his Mercosur peers on the opening day of the bloc's 62nd Summit in the province of Misiones, that “in order to strengthen intra-Mercosur trade, it is essential to consolidate local currency agreements among our countries.”