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Montevideo, April 1st 2023 - 18:12 UTC


  • Thursday, January 26th 2023 - 09:44 UTC

    Alberto Fernández meets with European Council President

    Michel believes Lula makes a difference regarding closer ties between the region and the European Union

    Alberto Fernández Wednesday met European Council President Charles Michel at Casa Rosada to discuss the importance of strengthening the bilateral agenda European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Lacalle warns Celac about “ideological temptation”

    “There are countries here that do not respect democracy, institutions, or human rights,” Lacalle also said in an obvious reference to Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday warned against the “ideological temptation in international forums.” During his speech at the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Buenos Aires, he explained that when ideologies change “the forums fade away.”

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Chilean President wants free elections in Venezuela next year

    Since his accession to power, Boric has harshly criticized authoritarian regimes in the region, due to which he is perceived as the new Latin American left

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Tuesday called for free elections in Venezuela and said he was willing to sponsor dialogue between the administration of President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition. He also said he hoped Venezuela would soon once again participate in multilateral forums.

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 09:35 UTC

    “Comrade” Ralph Gonsalves becomes new Celac pro tempore president

    “That a small country presides over Celac, and to be elected by my colleagues, is very important,” the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines said

    Upon closing the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Buenos Aires, Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday handed over the pro tempore presidency of the forum to the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Everard Gonsalves, who is notorious for his closeness to the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and also Nicaragua.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 18:13 UTC

    Brazil welcomed back into Celac as Summit starts in Buenos Aires

    “We live in the most unequal continent in the world,” President Fernández said in his opening speech

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday opened the VII Summit of Heads of State of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Buenos Aires by welcoming Brazil's return to the forum after a hiatus under former President Jair Bolsonaro. Fernández said that “without Brazil, it was an empty Celac.”

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 09:49 UTC

    Maduro not attending Celac summit after all

    The Venezuelan leader said he endorsed the initiative by Argentina and Brazil to work on a common currency

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro canceled his trip to Buenos Aires for the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac). Upon announcing his decision, Maduro spoke of an “aggression plan” from the “neo-fascist right” which endangered his presence in the Argentine capital.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 09:30 UTC

    Lula promises continued support for Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands

    Lula and Fernandez at the Cooperation Declaration signing ceremony. Photo: Casa Rosada

    The Falkland Islands Question was not absent from the long joint cooperation declaration signed in Buenos Aires by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his host Alberto Fernandez, as pointed out in Article 81. The two leaders met in the Argentine capital in the context of the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), starting Monday.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:52 UTC

    Lula's busy agenda in Buenos Aires

    Lula and Fernández shared a gathering with human rights leaders at Casa Rosada and were joined for a concert later in the day by Evo Morales

    After their bilateral encounter at Casa Rosada, Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of Brazil met with representatives of human rights organizations, who insisted on getting together with the visiting leader, according to Fernández.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:42 UTC

    A currency of South American circulation, “in the long term”

    They will also share the intention of creating, in the long term, a currency of South American circulation

    In the eighty plus Cooperation Declaration signed by Argentina and Brazil this Monday in Buenos Aires are included many different areas and topics, and one of them has been most promoted by the Argentine Media, very much sponsored by the current Fernandez-Kirchner administration, and refers to an alleged bilateral “common currency”.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:30 UTC

    EU and Brazil address the 2007 strategic partnership and bilateral relations

    Acting president Gerardo Alckmin received EU Commission Frans Timmermans

    Brazilian Vice-President Geraldo Alckmin currently acting as President while Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is in Argentina for the CELAC meeting, met in Brasilia with the Executive Vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to address deepening of bilateral relations, in the framework of the 2007 strategic partnership existent between the European Union and Latin America's largest economy .