Tag: Mercosur

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A bilateral commercial agreement between Mercosur partners and the European Union is a priority for Brazil and could be signed by 2016, according to Brazil’s Minister on Development, Industry and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – During the next four years Brazil will work toward strengthening its commercial ties with the United States, expanding its accords with Mercosur partners as well as finalizing trade agreements with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The 47th Mercosur Summit (Common Market of the South) starts on Wednesday, December 17th, with leaders of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela discussing among other things the entry of...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As talks about Brazilian financing for the Uruguayan deep-water port of Rocha continue, concerns grow among Brazilian port operators, who worry that the super port could compete with the...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The European Union (EU) and Brazil have agreed to lay an undersea communications cable across the Atlantic Ocean from Lisbon in Portugal to Fortaleza in Brazil in a step to...
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...

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