The European Union will resume beef imports from Uruguay a month after the sanitary authorities of this country finish with the foot and mouth vaccination of the whole Uruguayan cattle stock.
Brazilian sanitary authorities have began vaccinating 4,2 million head of cattle along the Argentine and Uruguayan border in an attempt to prevent foot and mouth disease, FAM, from spreading into the country
Mercosur in not working, but it can be recovered, was the message of Argentine Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo during a conference in Harvard University where he graduated 25 years ago and his son is currently studying
After having reported foot and mouth cases in 16 of the country's 19 counties, Uruguayan authorities finally decided that the only solution was to vaccinate the 12 million cattle stock, even if it means a set back for its international sanitary status
Argentina is in the verge of breaking diplomatic relations with Cuba after ordering its Ambassador in La Habana to definitively return to Buenos Aires.
With over fifty reported cases of possible foot and mouth disease, FAM, outbreaks extending along the Argentine border, Uruguayan authorities have opted for a massive cattle vaccination campaign in an attempt to isolate the area, which has now extended to almost 20% of the country's territory.
Peru's two hopefuls in the presidential run off exchanged claims of illegal campaign funding while a growing segment of the electorate expressed their frustration anticipating they will cast invalid protest votes in the coming round.