Brazil is considering a further reduction in import fees without having the endorsement of Mercosur country members, reports O Estado de Sao Paulo. The idea is to cut Import Tax rates by another 10% on most products traded with countries outside the bloc.
The ruling coalition of Uruguayan president Luis Lacalle Pou expects to use its political capital following victory in the 27 March referendum which rejected overturning a third of his government's program, enacting reforms in the second half of his five year period, according to the latest Fitch Rating report on Uruguay.
Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero flew to Paraguay Friday on his first official visit to the neighboring country. It was the first trip by any top Argentine diplomat in five years.
The Government of Brazil abstained as Russia was being suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council Thursday evening, with only 23 countries voting against the measure, adopted as a consequence of gross and systematic violations and abuses during the invasion of Ukraine.
Argentina's Fabián “Pepín” Rodríguez Simón, a former aide to then-Argentine President Mauricio Macri, was forced to leave the Parlasur's building Monday when he showed up and was jeered at by the other legislators, who agreed to vote on his dismissal during the next plenary session.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Monday announced he would be lifting all sanitary restrictions in place in his country following a meeting with Health Minister and other aides.
Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Monday reaffirmed in Paris his country's commitments to the guidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
After the voting on this Sunday, in which Uruguayans went to the polls in a referendum to decide whether to keep or repeal the flagship legislative package of President Luis Lacalle Pou's government, the preliminary results ended up giving the victory to the ruling coalition, albeit by a very slim margin.
Paraguay has moved into “winter time” Sunday on the advice of the National Electricity Administration, which seeks to curb consumption. It has thus become the only Mercosur country living under a GMT (or UTC) -4 time zone, while Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil are GMT -3.
The Uruguayan Electoral Court started counting the votes cast for the referendum against the Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), the main project of the Government of Luis Lacalle Pou, after the closing of the more than seven thousand centers enabled in the country at 19.30 local time.