RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mercosur countries -- Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay -- are expected to sign a worldwide "consular cooperation" agreement next week.

The rules have yet to pass through the legislatures of all the countries in the bloc before coming into force.

The agreement will allow a Brazilian citizen to seek, for instance, an Argentinian consulate in Europe or Asia in case of emergency or question, when Brazil has no consulate in . . .

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