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Montevideo, February 29th 2024 - 01:51 UTC

Tag: Spain

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 11:04 UTC

    Paraguayan President kicks off busy agenda in Spain

    Peña is to stay in Spain until March 1

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña landed in Barcelona Sunday for a series of engagements with Spanish authorities, including Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and King Felipe VI. In the meantime, the South American leader held encounters with local businessmen and Barcelona City officials.

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  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 10:20 UTC

    Sea food consumption down some 34% in a decade in Spain, according to retailers lobby

    Fishmongers stalls with fresh produce are common in much of Spain

    Consumption of fish food in Spain has fallen to the tune of 34% per household in the last ten years according to the National Association of Provincial Fish and frozen sea produce Retail Companies and points out that government policies to promote fish food are not attracting consumers.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Tuesday Spanish congress votes on amnesty for Catalan separatist leaders, massive protests

    Demonstrators held numerous Spanish and EU flags, but also as placards reading “No to amnesty” and “Sanchez traitor,” in reference to president Pedro Sánchez of the center-left PSOE party

    Some 50,000 people, according to police estimates, gathered in the Spanish capital Madrid on Sunday to reject a fragile coalition government proposed amnesty for Catalan separatists.

  • Friday, January 26th 2024 - 10:42 UTC

    Spain urges reconsideration of argentine fisheries measures by President Milei

    Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food emphasized that these measures are not aligned with the general orientation of agreements with third countries in fisheries matters.

    The Government of Spain has formally approached President Javier Milei of Argentina, requesting a reconsideration of the proposed measures aimed at enhancing control over foreign-flagged fishing vessels in Argentina's maritime space and liberalizing catch permits.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Maduro meets with Repsol executives to advance on joint venture

    Repsol has a 40% stake in Petroquiriquire

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro met Tuesday in Caracas with executives from the Spanish oil company Repsol to further discuss the details of Monday's agreement with the South American country's PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela) to reactivate operations as the United States temporarily lifted some sanctions previously imposed on the regime.

  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Pedro Sánchez promises Paraguayan president to work for Mercosur deal finalizing

    Peña insisted that Mercosur has other arrangements in sight, such as Singapore and the United Arab Emirates

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez held a telephone conversation this week with Paraguayan President Santiago Peña during which he insisted on his country's commitment to finalizing the trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur while he held the rotating presidency of the northern alliance. The deal would unite 800 million people and represent a quarter of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). If things go on as projected, Mercosur would obtain duty-free access for 93% of its exports to the EU, with a 10-year deadline to achieve this goal.

  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    Uruguayan scientific, military team flies to Antarctica

    Uruguay's deployment in Antarctica will deepen cooperation with Spain, Colombia, The Netherlands, Ecuador, Germany, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and Chile, among others

    A group of over 40 Uruguayan military and scientific personnel were flown to Antarctica aboard an Ururuguayan Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft in a move to promote 14 projects in the areas of geosciences, life sciences, social and human sciences, as well as environmental monitoring, it was reported Thursday in Montevideo.

  • Friday, November 17th 2023 - 09:01 UTC

    Sánchez re-elected Prime Minister of Spain

    “The process that has brought us to this day and this moment has not been easy,” Sánchez reckoned

    Spain's parliament on Thursday re-elected Socialist Pedro Sánchez as prime minister by 179 votes to 171, it was reported in Madrid. “I declare the confidence of the Congress in Mr. Pedro Sánchez,” announced the speaker, Francina Armengol.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 11:31 UTC

    Spanish minister wants the world to isolate Israel

    Belarra called for “economic sanctions against Netanyahu and his political leadership, and to bring before the international criminal court all the political leaders who are pressing.” Photo: EFE

    After Bolivia severed diplomatic ties with Israel in the aftermath of the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, Spain’s Social Rights Minister Ione Belarra said Wednesday that her country and the rest of the world should follow suit due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ”planned genocide” against the people of Palestine.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2023 - 09:46 UTC

    Uruguay calls it a day regarding evacuations from Israel

    No more Uruguayans have signed up for evacuation, it was explained in Montevideo

    A Uruguayan Hercules C-130 transport aircraft performed the South American country's last relief flight, bringing out people from war-torn Israel to Madrid while Argentina was still evacuating its own Tuesday, it was reported.