Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:23:00 GMT
Argentina and Brazil blocking Mercosur's progress, Uruguayan president says
President Luis Lacalle Pou told his country's Parliament Saturday that Uruguay needed to open up to the world. In his last year-opening speech as head of state before Congress, he also singled out Argentina and Brazil for "bloc...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 11:40:00 GMT
EU-Mercosur deal not this year, Peña says
Paraguayan President Santiago Peña, who holds the pro-tempore presidency of the South American Common Market (Mercosur), ruled out Wednesday in Madrid an agreement with the European Union (EU) this year while insisting that hi...

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:40:00 GMT
Uruguay's Labor Minister pledges crackdown on human trafficking
Uruguay's Labor Minister Pablo Mieres announced Tuesday that his agency would "increase surprise inspections," it was reported in Montevideo. The measure was announced after the discovery of a human trafficking network in the m...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:45:00 GMT
Cameron underlines Mercosur's potential for UK after Brexit
Paraguayan President Santiago Peña and British Foreign Secretary Davis Cameron met Tuesday in Asunción to discuss bilateral issues and also to explore the South American Market's (Mercosur) potential. Peña currently holds th...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:23:00 GMT
Uruguay: River travel surcharge to trigger legal challenges
Buquebús and Colonia Express, the two shipping companies providing regular passenger services between Argentina and Uruguay, announced this week that they planned to challenge President Luis Lacalle Pou's decree creating a US$...

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 15:44:00 GMT
Paraguay ready to receive Lord Cameron to increase links with UK
Paraguay has announced that on Tuesday, 20 February British Foreign Secretary, David Cameron will be making his first official visit to the country, "a significant milestone in the bilateral relation between the United Kingdom ...

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 10:49:00 GMT
Paraguayan President due in Buenos Aires for meeting with Milei
Paraguayan President Santiago Peña is making a snap trip to Buenos Aires on Wednesday to meet with his Argentine colleague Javier Milei, who has just returned from Italy. It will be their second encounter after Milei's Dec. 10...

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 10:39:00 GMT
Paraguayan Navy officer shot while touring Montevideo
Paraguayan Navy Captain Marcial Martínez Gayoso who is stationed in Montevideo on a Mercosur mission was shot Tuesday at the Fortaleza del Cerro historical site while visiting it with his family.

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 11:42:00 GMT
Surplus from electricity exports benefits Brazilian customers
Brazil totaled a surplus of R$ 888 million (US$ 179.26 million) from electricity sales to neighboring countries, which helped President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's administration ease the burden on Brazilian consumers, Agencia...

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:58:00 GMT
Lacalle Pou insists Venezuela a dictatorship with no free elections
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said Sunday from Melo, the capital f of the department (province) of Cerro Largo that the current government of Venezuela was “a dictatorship.”