Brazilian Economy minister Paulo Guedes told Congress that Mercosur no longer has for Brazil the same importance it had when it was launched, a kind of jumping board for the country to advance in competition terms.
Uruguay's Public Health Ministry (MSP) Tuesday announced 70% of the population had already received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines such as CoronaVac, Pfizer or AstraZeneca, while a private survey showed only 26.83% of Brazilians were at the same level.
The Government of Uruguay has appointed Colorado Senator Tabaré Viera and the nation's new Minister of Tourism following the resignation of Germán Cardoso amid a corruption scandal.
An Argentine-registered single-engined aircraft fell Sunday in the Sierras de las Ánimas, in the Uruguayan department of Maldonado, near Punta del Este. Both occupants died.
A major corruption scandal is unfolding in Uruguay with a pet project from former president Jose Mujica, which he tried to implement during his mandate, 2010/2015, but failed with accumulated losses of at least US$ 300 million.
The Foreign Ministers of Paraguay and Argentina met Friday in Buenos Aires to discuss several items such as the reopening of the land borders between the two countries and the host's candidacy in 2022 to the annual presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).
The reopening of land borders with Paraguay might take place sometime before the end of 2021, Argentina's Ambassador to Asunción Domingo Peppo said Wednesday.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday welcomed his Uruguayan colleague Luis Lacalle Pou over for dinner at the Olivos Residence in an attempt to restore relations between the two of them following a crash during a Mercosur Summit earlier this year.
President Alberto Fernández of Argentina will host his Uruguayan colleague Luis Lacalle Pou Friday at the Olivos residence, during which both heads of state are expected to discuss Mercosur issues and other matters concerning bilateral relations.
South Korea wants to advance with trade negotiations with Mercosur. Discussions started back in 2018 and at the end of the month, a seventh-round is slated to take place.