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Montevideo, July 25th 2024 - 20:15 UTC


  • Monday, June 3rd 2024 - 10:29 UTC

    Mercosur and Celac heads exchange views in San Salvador

    Santiago Peña and Xiomara Castro discussed Mercosur and Celac bilateral issues

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Xiomara Castro of Honduras, who also chair the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) respectively, got together while in San Salvador during Nayib Bukele's new inauguration as President of El Salvador to discuss “issues related to how to promote a joint agenda,” it was reported.

  • Wednesday, April 17th 2024 - 20:11 UTC

    Celac joins worldwide condemnation of Ecuador's actions against Mexican Embassy

    Xiomara Castro summoned regional leaders to review Ecuador's police raid against the diplomatic mission in breach of international law

    Leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) Tuesday agreed to condemn Ecuador's April 5 storming of the Mexican Embassy in Quito to abduct former Vice President Jorge Glas, who had sought asylum there after being convicted on corruption charges.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Lula brings spotlight onto Gaza crisis during Celac speech

    Lula spoke of a “carnage” in the Middle East

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Friday brought before the United Nations a proposal from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) to end “the genocide” in the Gaza Strip. During his speech at the 8th Celac Summit in Kingstown (St Vincent and the Grenadines), the South American leader also referred to the situation in the Middle East as a “carnage.”

  • 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.