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Montevideo, October 1st 2023 - 13:14 UTC


  • Monday, September 11th 2023 - 10:46 UTC

    Argentine president suggests Celac joins G20

    The IMF clung to its dogmas and was incapable of finding new solutions, Fernández stressed

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández suggested before the G20 Summit in New Delhi that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) should join the forum of the world's leading economies, just as the African Union was accepted into the group this year.

  • Friday, September 1st 2023 - 08:56 UTC

    Presidents of Uruguay and France to attend Rugby World Cup clash

     Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Luis Lacalle Pou will atend the Rugby World Cup

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has accepted the invitation of his French colleague Emmanuel Macron to join him in Lille for the Sept. 14 Rugby World Cup game pitting La Bleu against Los Teros (as the national teams of both countries are known), it was reported Thursday in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, July 19th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    EU-Celac summit's final declaration: Falklands/Malvinas a territory under dispute

    The final document also condemns Russia's aggression against Ukraine<br />

    The final declaration of the two-day Summit between the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) issued Tuesday in Brussels included in its 13th provision the Falkland/Malvinas Islands as a territory under dispute. The document also condemned Russia's military deployment in Ukraine with a footnote noting that one country (Nicaragua) would not adhere to that point.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 22:46 UTC

    Lacalle Pou urges swift action on EU-Mercosur Agreement: “Enough of 25 years of negotiations”

    President Lacalle Pou cautioned against excessive protectionism. He stressed the need for swift decision-making in the face of a rapidly evolving world

    In a strong plea for progress on the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou demanded an end to decades of fruitless negotiations, urging the involved parties to reach an agreement.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Solution to Venezuelan crisis sought in Brussels

    Machado's disenfranchisement was discussed by Fernández, Lula, Petro, Macron, Borrell, Rodríguez, and Blyde, according to diplomatic sources

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, Gustavo Petro of Colombia, and Emmanuel Macron of France Monday got together in Brussels on the sides of the EU-Celac Summit with Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and opposition leader Gerardo Blyde in a multilateral effort to find a solution to the political crisis in the Bolivarian country. Also participating in the gathering was the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Lula wants to deepen discussion with EU on climate issue

    Von der Leyen welcomed Brazil's return to the international scene

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen that his country wanted to generate a common agenda with the European Union (EU) to respond to present and future environmental challenges and the transition to renewable energies.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Argentine President in favor of fair and equitable trade

    Fernández also told German Chancellor Scholz about the need to update the EU-Mercosur deal

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday said at the European Council headquarters before the plenum of the EU-Celac Summit in Brussels that “Our regions must promote fair and equitable trade based on mutual respect.” He also underlined the importance of working together. It is the first meeting between the two blocs since 2015.

  • Monday, July 17th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Nicaraguan dissidents ask EU-Celac Summit to create group for the return to democracy

    The initiative is sponsored by writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, among others

    At least 160 Nicaraguan opponents who identify themselves as victims of the Daniel Ortega regime and 29 human rights organizations have sent a note to participants of the EU-Celac Summit starting Monday in Brussels to prioritize the situation in their country, it was reported. The initiative is sponsored by writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, among others.

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Optimism surrounds next week's EU-CELAC summit

    The EU expects to sign a political agreement with Colombia during Petro's possible visit to Brussels in October

    The summit between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) to be held in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday is surrounded by an aura of optimism, it was reported. The meeting will mark the resumption of relationships at the highest level after eight years.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Brazil hosts Unasur Summit to relaunch regional integration

    With Lula's return to power, Brazil has rejoined Unasur and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

    The Government of Brazil has confirmed it will host a Summit in Brasilia on May 30 to relaunch Unasur. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's initiative will be called Meeting of Presidents of South American Countries and “aims to promote a frank dialogue among all, aimed at identifying common denominators, discussing perspectives for the region and reactivating the South American cooperation agenda in key areas, such as health, climate change, defense, combating illicit transnational corporations, infrastructure, and energy, among others,” according to Itamaraty Palace.