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Montevideo, May 24th 2024 - 04:39 UTC


  • 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.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Lula wants to host South American “retreat” summit

    Lula also insisted it was imperative that South America be regarded as a region of peace and cooperation

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva has been reported to be planning a major Summit in the form of a retreat in Brasilia on May 30 and is sending letters of invitation to his South American colleagues to relaunch the South American Union of Nations (Unasur), as per an O Globo article.

  • Friday, April 28th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Presidents of Brazil, Argentina discuss Unasur

    Both leaders reviewed the evolution of bilateral trade and progress in the implementation of cooperation agreements signed in recent months

    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.

  • Saturday, April 8th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Brazil's return to Unasur announced

    Lula's decree will become effective May 6

    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.

  • Thursday, April 6th 2023 - 16:21 UTC

    Argentina officially rejoins Unasur to play a leading role in its “revitalization”

    Fernández announced on March the return to Unasur. When Macri's government left the bloc, it alleged that the organization was plunged into a crisis due to an “agenda with a high ideological content”

    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.

  • Thursday, April 6th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Presidents Fernández and Boric discuss regional agenda

    Meetings between presidents create complicity and affection, Boric told Fernández

    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.

  • Friday, March 17th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Lula and Abdo discuss Itaipú, Unasur, and UE deal

    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.

  • Thursday, January 19th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    PDVSA suspends oil exports to review contract terms fearing no payment defaults

    The suspension takes place just weeks after PDVSA restarted deliveries of oil to the US, and Washington gave Chevron the green light to return to its operations in the country

    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,

  • Tuesday, January 3rd 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Argentine President highlights Brazil's return to international forums

    Lula is now due in Buenos Aires on Jan. 23 for another round of talks with Fernández

    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.

  • Tuesday, January 3rd 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    New FM pledges to restore Brazil's diplomacy

    Under Lula, Brazil will focus on Unasur and Celac, Vieira explained

    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.”