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Montevideo, September 22nd 2023 - 14:14 UTC


  • Monday, August 28th 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    BRICS is the future, Bolivian FM says

    Mayta underlined that the current BRICS countries do not base their economies on financial speculation

    Bolivian Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta insisted Sunndnay that his country was looking out “to the future and the future is BRICS,” the bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, to which six new members including Argentina will join effective Jan. 1, 2024.

  • Monday, August 28th 2023 - 08:20 UTC

    Massa announces measures for the poorest leading up to the elections

    Massa will meet with Brazilian President Lula to deepen bilateral trade

    Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate on behalf of the Ruling Unión por la Patria (UP) Sunday announced a series of measures towards improving the people's situation through the current crisis ahead of the Oct. 22 elections.

  • Saturday, August 26th 2023 - 16:44 UTC

    Main opposition candidates against Argentina joining BRICS

    Despite his stance regarding BRICS, Milei insisted that “we want the private sector to be able to trade with whomever it wants.”

    Libertarian Congressman and Presidential candidate Javier Milei Thursday rejected Argentina joining the BRICS on the ground that “I will not promote a deal with Communists.”

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 11:46 UTC

    Argentina is invited to join BRICS along with six other countries

    All eyes are on Argentina, which will elect its next president on October. Milei has already announced that if elected president, he would not maintain economic relations with countries such as China

    The BRICS group, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has announced its plan to expand its membership by adding six new countries, including Argentina. The decision was revealed during a press conference jointly conducted by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and leaders from the existing BRICS nations.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 04:01 UTC

    Agreement reached on principles for adding members to BRICS

    “We have agreed on the issue of enlargement,” Pandor said in a radio interview

    A document outlining the guidelines for the addition of new members to the BRICS bloc was signed Wednesday in Johannesburg during the group's XV Summit, South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor announced. Over 20 countries have expressed their interest in joining the alliance, which could entail significant changes in the current world order.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 - 08:37 UTC

    Argentine President not attending BRICS Summit

    President Fernández will resume his post-PASO public life in Neuqén and La Pampa

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández called off his trip to Johannesburg after learning that his country would not be -at least for now- joining the BRICS (a trade bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) during the ongoing XV Summit, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    BRICS summit in South Africa has to decide on the access of new members

    The countries in the current BRICS grouping amount to 23% of the world's gross domestic product and represent 42% of the global population.

    This week Johannesburg is hosting the 15th summit of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) when a historic decision is expected, reconfiguring the group with the access of new country members.

  • Monday, August 21st 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Cuban leader reaffirms support for Angola

    Díaz-Canel's next stop will be the BRICS Summit in South Africa

    Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel ratified this weekend during an official trip to Luanda his country's support to the Angolan government, it was reported.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 09:52 UTC

    Russia and Bolivia deepen nuclear alliance

    Bolivia is interested in joining BRICS, a bloc featuring both Russia and China in addition to Brazil, India, and South Africa

    Following talks in Moscow involving local, Venezuelan, and Bolivian military chiefs this week, the first Russian nuclear reactor vessel has arrived in La Paz, it was reported. The Aug. 16 gathering took place after Bolivia signed a “preventive and corrective maintenance” agreement with Iran for the use of drones in border control activities.

  • Thursday, August 3rd 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Lula supports several countries joining BRICS, “if they comply with our rules”

    “Possibly, in this meeting, we can already consensually decide which new countries can join BRICS,” Lula told international journalists in the capital, Brasilia

    Brazilian President Lula da Silva said on Wednesday that he supports more countries joining the BRICS group of large developing nations, (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) when the group holds its summit in Johannesburg from Aug. 22 to 24.