Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil and former Vice President Daniel Scioli Wednesday highlighted the importance of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's victory and how it will help consolidate trade between South America's two largest countries.
Foreign policy is among the priorities of the incoming Brazilian administration of president Lula da Silva, who will be taking office next January first. Designated foreign minister, Ambassador Mauro Vieira said Brazil will have a leading role in combating climate change.
Venezuela's return to Mercosur, the resumption of flights between Buenos Aires and Caracas, and an invitation to President Nicolás Maduro to attend the CELAC summit in Buenos Aires next month are some of the signs showing the Argentine government's rapprochement with Chavismo. In addition to that, a rise in bilateral trade of up to 60% is expected.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Friday invited his predecessors Julio María Sanguinetti and José Mujica to the Jan. 1 inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva in Brasilia.
After years of forcibly lighter shiploads due to the intense down flow of the Parana River, the water level has begun to grow again, especially in the last couple of months. Thus according to the Rosario Grain Exchange, the average shipload of vessels sailing upriver rose 21% in two months and stood at more than 38,000 tons in November. Furthermore, the current water level is 23% above November last year and 19% above the November 2020 average.
Uruguay's Minister of Tourism Tabaré Viera insisted this week that lifting all sanitary requirements from inbound travelers would be the desirable thing to do, but admitted that, in the end, such a decision was up to the health authorities who needed to protect the local population first and foremost.
Uruguay and the United States are on the path of a “possible development”, according to the Secretary of the Presidency of the South American country, Álvaro Delgado. The official highlighted Thursday the importance of the Alliance for Economic Prosperity in the Americas and the relationship with Washington.
Uruguay Wednesday issued a closing statement Wednesday ratifying President Luis Lacalle Pou's intentions to keep seeking trade opportunities outside Mercosur. The document came after the South American bloc's LXI Summit held earlier this week in Montevideo, which, unlike previous gatherings, produced no joint declaration.
When in a society the rules are broken, someone is breaking them, Argentine President Alberto Fernández told his Uruguayan colleague Luis Lacalle Pou during the Mercosur Summit in Montevideo Wednesday.
Argentina is to take over Tuesday the pro-tempore presidency of Mercosur from Uruguay in Montevideo, where the hosts' unilateral search for other markets behind the regional bloc's back has stirred controversies.