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Tag: Mercosur

By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – President Hugo Chávez met with the leaders of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in Brasília Tuesday to formalize Venezuela’s entrance to Mercosur – six years after the oil-rich Caribbean nation’s first attempt to...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Mercosur members including Brazil have suspended Paraguay from the South American economic alliance following Friday’s impeachment of President Fernando Lugo. They will discuss further measures at the bloc’s presidential summit this Friday...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The diplomatic fallout following the recent impeachment of former Paraguay president Fernando Lugo continued over the weekend.  Brazil has condemned the impeachment and joined a growing list of countries that...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The two most powerful women in South America, Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff and her Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner, reaffirmed the strategic alliance and commitment to Mercosur (Common Market of...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The 39th summit of South America’s co-operative trade bloc, Mercosur, ended last week in San Juan, Argentina, with many involved praising the conclusion to a constructive and amenable...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO - As this is written, Presidents Lula and Obama are to sign a framework agreement on military defense between Brazil and the US. It’s the first such agreement since 1977, when President...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Mercosur, South America's co-operative trade organization, and the European Union (EU) could forge an historic trade alliance as early as May of this year according to some sources. However there...

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