Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Alberto Fernández of Argentina held a virtual conference Thursday during which they discussed the return of their countries to the South American Union of Nations (Unasur) and other bilateral issues.
Brazil's government announced the return of South America's largest country to the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) through a Presidential Decree from President Luiz Inàcio Lula da Silva published Friday in the Official Gazette to become effective in 30 days.
Argentina made official its return to the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), founded in 2009 and from which it had left in 2019, to promote its institutional revitalization and build an increasingly integrated region, official sources said Thursday.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández and his Chilean colleague Gabriel Boric discussed Wednesday in Santiago issues of bilateral and regional interest during an encounter to celebrate the 205h anniversary of the so-called Abrazo de Maipú (Maipú hug) between independence heroes José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Thursday told his Paraguayan colleague Mario Abdo Benítez about his intentions to reorganize Unasur and reinforce Mercosur's unity. Lula and Abdo met at the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant in Foz do Iguazú.
Venezuela's PDVSA announced it was suspending most of its crude oil exports to review the contractual terms. The review aims to make sure there will be no payment defaults, pointing out that the imposition of U.S. sanctions on the trade in Venezuelan,
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday celebrated Brazil's return to all international forums and announced that we have clearly decided to put the link between Argentina and Brazil back on track with full force, following his meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.
Newly-appointed Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira promised to rebuild Brazilian diplomacy to bring South America's largest country back to the great stage of international relations.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his fellow leftwing Latin American leaders to seize the opportunity to strengthen regional integration and agree on the construction of a common economic space and of a common monetary system.
A group of former South American presidents, foreign ministers, high-ranking officials, lawmakers, and intellectuals Monday sent a letter to Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro inviting him to join their initiative to relaunch the Union of South American Nations (Unasur for its Spanish name).