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11/07/2018 | Economía y Finanzas
Hiperinflación en Venezuela: 46.305% en doce meses a junio
La inflación en Venezuela alcanzó un récord de 46.305% en los 12 meses hasta junio, según datos difundidos el lunes por la Asamblea Nacional, controlada por la oposición. La medición del Parlamento es la única que le sigue la pista a la hiperinflación que atraviesa el país petrolero por primera vez en su historia, puesto que el Banco Central dejó de dar datos sobre la variación de precios desde hace tres años.
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11/07/2018 | Economía y Finanzas
¨Argentina on the rocky road to recession¨, anticipates The Economist
On a residential street corner in Buenos Aires, Van Koning Market sells imported beers to the city’s well-heeled. Since it opened in June last year costs have soared. The peso has plummeted, meaning wholesale prices have shot up.
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07/10/2014 | Economía y Finanzas
Italian holdouts, following on Paul Singer, present demand against Argentina
Italian bondholders filed a complaint order to United States District Judge Thomas Griesa asking to be given the same benefits as Aurelius Management and NML Management, the “holdouts” that were authorized by Griesa to be paid the full debt Argentina has with them.
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07/10/2014 | Economía y Finanzas
Pacific Alliance and Mercosur will attempt convergence, sponsored by Chile
A first meeting to assess opportunities for accords between the Alliance of the Pacific and Mercosur will take place next November in Santiago de Chile confirmed, confirmed Chilean foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz.
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16/06/2014 | Economía y Finanzas
Gobierno chileno rechaza megaproyecto energético de cinco represas en Patagonia
El gobierno chileno rechazó este martes por su impacto ambiental el polémico megaproyecto Hidroaysén, de la española Endesa y la chilena Colbún, para construir cinco represas hidroeléctricas en la Patagonia chilena, decisión que la empresa puede apelar.
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28/05/2014 | En Profundidad
Malvinas and Bolivia's ocean outlet, the 'two open wounds' of Latin America
Latin America has two open wounds, the Malvinas Islands and Bolivia's sovereign outlet to the Pacific, said Bolivian vice-president Alvaro Garcia Linera in Mendoza, Argentina where he was awarded an 'Honoris Causa” for his commitment to regional integration and inclusion.
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21/12/2013 | En Parrilla
Paraguay set to approve Venezuela Mercosur membership this Wednesday, ending 18-month rift
Paraguay is waiting for the formality of a Wednesday vote in the Lower House floor to acknowledge the controversial incorporation of Venezuela as full member of Mercosur, putting an end to an 18 months political and diplomatic rift in the block. The Deputies' Constitution Affairs and Foreign Affairs committees on Tuesday afternoon approved Venezuela's Mercosur incorporation protocol, which means all is ready for the full house expected positive vote.
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02/11/2013 | En Parrilla
Chinese navy vessels call in Buenos Aires for the first time part of a South American tour
Vessels from China's Popular Liberation Navy docked for the first time in Buenos Aires in the framework of a South American tour that includes Chile and Brazil. The lead ship is destroyer Lanzhou with missile capability, the frigate Liuzhou and the support vessel Boyanghou, all active with the China's South Sea Fleet.
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31/10/2013 | En Profundidad
Argentina - Clarin loses constitutional battle, but Argentine government ordered to treat all media equally
The Argentine Supreme Court on Tuesday after four years of litigation finally declared the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media Law, effective immediately, and which forces the powerful Clarin media consortium to comply with the antimonopoly legislation and sell off many of its operating licenses.
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31/10/2013 | En Parrilla
In a further step to normalize relations Paraguay names new ambassador to Venezuela
Paraguay has named veteran diplomat Enrique Jara as new ambassador in Venezuela, giving a further step towards the full normalization of relations that had been interrupted since July 2012 when the two countries expelled their respective accredited staff.
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15/10/2013 | Frente Externo
Venezuela arrests oil-exploration vessel in disputed waters with Guyana
Guyana says the Venezuelan navy has entered its territorial waters and detained a US-operated ship. The government said the Venezuelan actions in the disputed Essequibo region constituted “a serious threat to peace in the region”.
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04/10/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Latin America - Colombia, Chile and Peru move to integrate foreign exchange markets
Colombia, Peru and Chile announced on Wednesday the integration of their foreign exchange markets in the framework of MILA to facilitate money exchange operations between the three associates which add to a daily average turnover of 2,798bn. So far the Latinamerican Integrated Market, MILA, is operating with a combined stock market for the three nations.
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04/10/2013 | Frente Externo
Latin America - Spain proposes sharing embassies and consulates with Pacific Alliance countries
Spain has proposed sharing embassies, consulates and trade offices with its Latinamerican associate-members of the Pacific Alliance, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. Foreign minister Jose Manuel García Margallo said that the idea of sharing some embassies and consulates already is operational in the European Union.
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10/09/2013 | Frente Externo
Colombia - Santos names new cabinet; says nothing about re-election bid and admits an ¨agrarian reform¨ is needed
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos named this week five new ministers to his cabinet of ‘peace and unity’ strengthen his government ahead of presidential elections next year and after heavy criticism of his handling of a protest in the farming sector that turned violent last week.
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22/08/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
China’s CNOOC and Dow in line to sign agreements to develop Argentina’s shale deposits
YPF, the energy company in which Argentina holds a majority stake said its next shale oil and gas partnership will be with a group including China’s Cnooc. A deal is expected to be signed sometime next month.
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15/08/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Energy - Mexico to open state-run oil industry to private sector ending 75-year constitutional ban
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is making the most daring gamble of his 8-month-old presidency with a proposal to lift a 75 year-old ban on private companies investing in the state-run oil industry, a cornerstone of Mexico’s national pride that’s seen production plummet in recent decades.
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14/08/2013 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Brazil - Brazilian Navy incorporates third UK built Amazonas class ocean patrol vessel
The newest ship in the Brazilian navy's fleet has left the UK on a journey of more than 16.100km to Brazil. “Araguari” which sailed from Portsmouth is the third of three Amazonas class ocean patrol vessels delivered to the Brazilian navy by BAE Systems.
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04/08/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Brazil’s oil and gas output up in June to 2.6 million boepd
Brazil's total output oil and natural gas output rose in June, the first year-on-year increase in 15 months, as fields idled for repairs came back on line and new areas boosted production, Brazil's petroleum agency, the ANP, said on Friday.
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03/08/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Falklands (Malvinas): controversy with the private sector over oil and port policy
A Falkland Islands government statement of policy principles on port location and oil infrastructure development passed at Executive Council last week has been met with opposing views from members of the private sector, reports the Penguin News.
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02/08/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Brazil criticizes IMF for latest aid to Greece: worst fears could be confirmed
A group of Latin American countries refused to back an IMF move this week to keep bankrolling Greece, citing risks of non-repayment, and the Fund itself said Athens might need faster debt relief from Europe.
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14/06/2013 | Frente Externo
Argentina - Cristina Fernandez appeals judicial reform ‘unconstitutional’ ruling to the Supreme Court
The Argentine government confirmed on Wednesday it would file a ‘per saltum’ plea to the Supreme Court to try and reverse a ruling from a federal judge that declared several articles of the Judicial reform, ‘unconstitutional’ particularly those referred to the Magistrates Counsel.
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07/06/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Mexico and China leave behind mistrust and agree on strategic partnership
Leaving behind an atmosphere of mistrust, China and Mexico agreed this week to upgrade bilateral ties to comprehensive strategic partnership, and thus opening broad prospects for economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.
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25/05/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Pacific Alliance agrees to eliminate tariffs for 90% of goods beginning July
The Alliance of the Pacific bloc that includes Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Chile on Thursday agreed to eliminate tariffs on most goods to promote free trade between the countries and increase exports to Asia.
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16/05/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Latin America - Uruguay awards French company contract for 1.2bn dollars re-gasification plant
Uruguay awarded French gas and power group GDF Suez SA a contract to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) re-gasification plant at an estimated cost of 1.125 billion dollars, the government said on Tuesday.
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08/05/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Rousseff creates ministry for small businesses and announces soft loans
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced on Monday a reduction in the interest rate on public loans for owners of small businesses from 8% to 5% and inaugurated the Secretariat for Micro and Small Businesses which will have the category of a ministry.
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07/05/2013 | En Parrilla
Paraguay supports Mexican candidate for WTO; ignores Brazilian hopeful
Paraguay made public in Geneva its support for Mexico’s candidate Herminio Blanco as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization. The other hopeful who reached the final round is from Brazil, Roberto Azevedo. On Tuesday it should be known who will succeed the current head Pascal Lamy as of next September.
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24/04/2013 | Dossier Francisco I
Brazil conditions Paraguay’s return to Mercosur to approval of Venezuela’s membership
Brazil conditions the immediate return of Paraguay to Mercosur to the approval, by the new congress, of Venezuela’s full incorporation to the trade block, according to the influential Folha de Sao Paulo quoting foreign ministry reliable sources.
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14/04/2013 | En Parrilla
G8 Foreign ministers condemn North Korea but could not agree on Syria
G8 foreign ministers strongly condemned North Korea over its nuclear program on Thursday but failed to bridge divisions over Syria beyond calling for more humanitarian aid for victims of the conflict.
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30/03/2013 | Frente Externo
Chile: Back from UN job Bachelet confirms she is running for president next November
Popular former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet announced late Wednesday that she is running in the 17 November election. Bachelet, the country's first female president 2006-2010, made the announcement at a public event in a southern Santiago neighborhood where she grew up.
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12/03/2013 | En Parrilla
Brazil pledges support for Venezuelan transition but takes distance from Chavez populism
By leaving Venezuela before Friday’s funeral ceremony for leader Hugo Chávez, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was once again trying to chart out a more moderate signal to investors and diplomats, plus probably avoiding Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whom contrary to her predecessor Lula da Silva, she has strongly criticized.
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12/03/2013 | Medio Ambiente
Britain and Argentina share stringent environmental duties in Antarctica
Divers from Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector have been exploring beneath the waves of the Antarctic to ensure stringent environmental guidelines are being followed in the region. In the process the diving team on board HMS Protector has been busy capturing rare underwater footage of the Antarctic.
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12/03/2013 | En Parrilla
Hague calls on all countries to accept results of Falklands’ referendum and support the Islanders
All countries should accept the results of the Falklands’ referendum and support the Islanders as they continue to develop their home and their economy, said on Tuesday Foreign Secretary William Hague following on the overwhelming weekend vote to remain as a British Overseas Territory.
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12/03/2013 | En Parrilla
Uruguayan political system coincide in their disappointment with Mercosur ‘in a state of lethargy’
Uruguayan Vice president Danilo Astori and members of the opposition ratified the country’s increasing concern about Mercosur which is “full of obstacles and problems” and is described as “sleepy and in state of lethargy”.
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29/01/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
Argentina easing imports’ restrictions mainly for Mercosur associates
The government of President Cristina Fernandez has decided to revoke non-automatic licensing requirements which had been placed on certain products before they could be imported into Argentina for consumption, according to a resolution published Friday on the Official Gazette. But earlier in the week Argentina increased the import tariff on a hundred products to the maximum authorized by WTO, which is 35%.
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29/01/2013 | En Parrilla
Argentine Jewish community blast agreement on ''truth commission'' with Iran
Argentine Jewish community organizations, DAIA and AMIA strongly rejected on Monday the government of President Cristina Fernandez decision to sign an agreement with Iran for the naming of a special ‘truth’ commission referred to the 1994 attack to a Jewish organization in Buenos Aires which left 85 dead and hundreds injured.
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25/11/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Latin America - ‘Business climate’ up in Latam; lack of competitiveness and skilled labour remain challenges
Brazil, Bolivia and Chile had the best ‘business climate’ in Latin America during October according to the Economic Climate Index, ICE from the Brazilian think-tank Getulio Vargas Foundation, FGV.
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14/11/2012 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Mercosur - Brazil and Argentina sign ‘combined military operations’ agreement
Brazil announced on Monday its first agreement on combined operations with Argentina which will allow the two countries forces to act jointly in catastrophe situations and peace missions.
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11/09/2012 | Frente Externo
Mexican president says some Latam countries are losing the democracy battle
Democracy is in retreat in some Latinamerican countries warned the Mexican president Felipe Calderon in the Russian city of Vladivostok where he attended the APEC summit forum, (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation).
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18/08/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Uruguay discourages short-term capital inflow to ensure macroeconomic stability
Uruguay's central bank unveiled measures on Wednesday aimed at cooling the local Peso's appreciation by discouraging foreign investment in the bank's short-term debt. To combat the Peso's rise, officials ordered that 40% of new foreign capital invested in central bank bills be frozen in an account at the central bank.
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18/08/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
China soon to become Venezuela’s main trade partner; oil sales soared 60% this year
Venezuelan oil sales to China have jumped by 60% since the start of the year, the country's oil minister said in an interview published on Sunday in the state-run Correo del Orinoco.
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07/08/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Latin America - Ecuador negotiation to join Mercosur as full member begin next month
Mercosur will officially begin negotiation with Mercosur for its inclusion as full member in September announced the Brazilian news agency, ABR on Sunday. The meeting is scheduled for September 15 when the incorporation preliminaries will be addressed.
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01/08/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Brazil - Brazil’s development bank will disburse loans at a faster pace to prop economy
The national bank for economic and social development, BNDES, Brazil's largest source of long-term credit for companies, is ready to disburse loans at a faster pace in the years ahead to prop the economy, the bank's top executive said on Monday.
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01/08/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Argentina - Argentine construction activity slows down for third month running
Argentine construction activity in Argentina during June dropped for the third consecutive month compared to a year ago. The drop was 1.5% according to the Construction Activity Synthetic Index (ISAC) from the country’s stats office, Indec.
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01/08/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Brazil - Brazil’s development bank will disburse loans at a faster pace to prop economy
The national bank for economic and social development, BNDES, Brazil's largest source of long-term credit for companies, is ready to disburse loans at a faster pace in the years ahead to prop the economy, the bank's top executive said on Monday.
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01/08/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Argentina - Argentine construction activity slows down for third month running
Argentine construction activity in Argentina during June dropped for the third consecutive month compared to a year ago. The drop was 1.5% according to the Construction Activity Synthetic Index (ISAC) from the country’s stats office, Indec.
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31/07/2012 | Frente Externo
Falklands’ begins to work in organization of next year’s referendum
The Falkland Islands government has started to prepare the list of issues that will have to be addressed for the organization of next year’s referendum on the political statute of the Islands, particularly the drafting of the question, inviting overseas observers and contracting a specialist to manage the whole operation.
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31/07/2012 | Frente Externo
Falklands’ begins to work in organization of next year’s referendum
The Falkland Islands government has started to prepare the list of issues that will have to be addressed for the organization of next year’s referendum on the political statute of the Islands, particularly the drafting of the question, inviting overseas observers and contracting a specialist to manage the whole operation.
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31/07/2012 | Frente Externo
Falklands’ begins to work in organization of next year’s referendum
The Falkland Islands government has started to prepare the list of issues that will have to be addressed for the organization of next year’s referendum on the political statute of the Islands, particularly the drafting of the question, inviting overseas observers and contracting a specialist to manage the whole operation.
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21/07/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Latin America - Bolivia agrees to sell more gas to Argentina under an ‘interruptible’ contract
Argentina and Bolivia signed on Wednesday new agreements to increase the sale of Bolivian natural gas to its southern neighbour but the controversial issue of a price review went unnoticed.
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21/07/2012 | Frente Externo
Mercosur - EU/Mercosur trade talks suspended until after Paraguayan elections of April 2013
The removal of Fernando Lugo as president of Paraguay interrupted European Union/Mercosur discussions, which could resume following the April 2013 presidential elections said on Wednesday the European Parliament mission visiting Asunción.
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20/07/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Latin America - Argentine province suspends mining project from Canadian company Osisko
A court from the Argentine province of La Rioja ruled in favour of suspending the mining project led by Canadian company Osisko in Famatina until the Glaciers Law is applied in the area.
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20/07/2012 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Latin America - Defence: Venezuela/Argentina sign military cooperation in framework of Unasur Defence Council
Venezuelan Defence minister Henry Rangel Silva and his Argentine peer Arturo Puricelli signed on Friday a cooperation agreement to further advance in the integration of the two armed forces in the framework of the Unasur Defence Council.
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17/07/2012 | En Parrilla
MEP's surprised at Mercosur and Unasur drastic decisions on Paraguay
The European lawmakers’ delegation said it was surprised with the drastic and quick determinations, with no right to defence or appeal, decided against Paraguay by Mercosur and Unasur, said Paraguayan Foreign Minister Jose Felix Fernandez Estigarribia, following a meeting in Asuncion with the visiting MEPs.
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08/07/2012 | En Parrilla
Mexican president elect Peña Nieto wants a strategic alliance with Brazil
Mexican president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto said in an interview that his administration will step up efforts in South America to repair the country’s image, including seeking a strategic alliance with Brazil.
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08/07/2012 | En Parrilla
Mexico follows on Argentina and withdraws from zero-tariff accord for auto industry
Mexico has withdrawn a zero-tariff agreement with Argentina on autos in a tit-for-tat trade dispute after the Argentine government's decision to pull out of an auto trade pact between the two countries.
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06/07/2012 | En Profundidad
Mercosur - Argentine high court ruling delays mining in glacier and peri-glacier areas
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corp. suffered a legal setback on Tuesday as Argentina's Supreme Court reversed preliminary injunctions that have blocked key parts of a glacier protection law.
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29/06/2012 | Frente Externo
US - US will wait for OAS report before deciding on Paraguayan situation
United States strongly supports the Organization of American States Council decision to send a top level delegation to Paraguay headed by Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza, said on Wednesday US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland during the daily briefing.
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12/06/2012 | En Profundidad
Argentina blasts UK arrogance and ''end of war celebration'' in Falklands
Argentine Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli said on Monday that the United Kingdom maintains its “arrogance and haughtiness” over the Malvinas sovereignty issue as the 30th anniversary of the end of the war approaches.
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16/05/2012 | Transparencia
Argentina further delays the dredging of a River Plate canal vital for Uruguay
Argentina formally requested Uruguay to jointly audit the River Plate Administrative Commission, CARP for alleged corruption claims involving the maintenance of the Martin Garcia canal, and which emerged in the Uruguayan press.
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12/05/2012 | En Parrilla
Unasur members open their defence budgets and spending to peers
The twelve countries members of the Union of South American nations, Unasur have for the first time opened to their peers defence budgets and how much they spend on the military, helping confidence building, according to reports from the group’s Secretary General Office.
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10/05/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Gold becomes Peru’s main export item in the first quarter of 2012
Peruvian gold sales totalled 2.57 billion dollars in the first quarter of this year, making the commodity the country’s top export, the National Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society, SNMPE, announced.
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10/05/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
China buying oil from Iran using the Yuan, reveals Teheran ambassador in UAE
China is buying crude oil from Iran using its currency the Yuan, an Iranian diplomat has said. Oil transactions are usually settled in dollars but US sanctions make it difficult for Iran to accept payments in the US currency.
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25/04/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Argentina - EU preparing to lodge a complaint at WTO against Argentina import restrictions
The European Union is planning to lodge a complaint at the World Trade Organization over Argentina's import restrictions and is seeking other trading partners to back its presentation, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday according to news agencies.
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24/04/2012 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Brazil/US defence summit to consider military technology transfer and South Atlantic
Brazil wants the US to eliminate barriers to the transfer of military technology, an issued that will be addressed on Tuesday April 24, in Brasilia when US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta meets with his peer Celso Amorim.
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10/03/2012 | En Parrilla
Under pressure from Washington Cuba left out of hemispheric summit
Cuba said it was “unacceptable” that it will not be invited to an upcoming hemispheric summit in Colombia and blamed the United States for insisting that Cuba be excluded.
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10/03/2012 | En Parrilla
Under pressure from Washington Cuba left out of hemispheric summit
Cuba said it was “unacceptable” that it will not be invited to an upcoming hemispheric summit in Colombia and blamed the United States for insisting that Cuba be excluded.
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23/02/2012 | En Parrilla
Brazil and Uruguay with the most expensive per capita Legislative branch
Uruguay has the second most expensive per capita Legislative branch and also as a percentage of the government’s overall expenditure, although Uruguayan lawmakers earn half their best paid neighbours in Brazil, according to reports in the Montevideo press.
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23/02/2012 | En Parrilla
Brazil and Uruguay with the most expensive per capita Legislative branch
Uruguay has the second most expensive per capita Legislative branch and also as a percentage of the government’s overall expenditure, although Uruguayan lawmakers earn half their best paid neighbours in Brazil, according to reports in the Montevideo press.
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23/02/2012 | En Parrilla
Brazil and Uruguay with the most expensive per capita Legislative branch
Uruguay has the second most expensive per capita Legislative branch and also as a percentage of the government’s overall expenditure, although Uruguayan lawmakers earn half their best paid neighbours in Brazil, according to reports in the Montevideo press.
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23/10/2011 | Frente Externo
Mexican group organizing round of conferences on the Falklands/Malvinas war
The Solidarity with Malvinas Islands Group in Mexico is organizing a round of conferences next April/June in coincidence with the 30th anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas war to which will be invited academics both from Argentina and the UK.
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12/10/2011 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Brazil satisfied with first chapter of ''Strategic Frontiers Plan”
President Dilma Rousseff revealed Monday that in the last four months Brazilian forces in the framework of the ‘Strategic Frontiers Plan’ had seized over 62 tons of drugs and 650 kilos of arms and explosives.
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20/09/2011 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Chile and Argentine armies complete survival and SAR exercise in Antarctica
Following on eleven days of activities including search and rescue operations and survival in Antarctic territory, Chilean and Argentine army patrols ended on Sunday the “SAR Land 2011” exercise in the framework of the Argentine-Chilean combined Antarctic rescue patrol program, Paracach.
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25/02/2011 | Economía y Finanzas
India pledges greater economic cooperation and trade with Uruguay
India pledged on Thursday greater economic cooperation with Uruguay in sectors such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textiles, automobiles, machineries and IT. In 2009-10, bilateral trade stood at 64.3 million US dollars.
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08/02/2011 | Frente Externo
Toledo consolidates as main candidate for Peru’s presidential election in April
Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has extended his lead ahead of 10 April’s presidential election with Keiko Fujimori possibly disputing the second round, according to a public opinion poll by Lima-based Datum International.
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08/02/2011 | Frente Externo
US condemns South American/Arab leaders summits, say Wikileaks cables
Brazilian policy towards Middle East and the Arab world harm US strategy in the region according to US embassy diplomatic cables between 2004 and 2009, recently exposed by Wikleaks.
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29/08/2010 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Former Uruguayan Defence minister honoured by US Centre for Defence Studies
The United States Centre for Hemispheric Defence Studies (CHDS) has selected U.S. Army Gen. John Galvin and former Uruguayan Defence Minister Dr. José Bayardi in the individual category and the Mexican Centre for Superior Naval Studies (CESNAV) in the institutional category for the 2010 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defence Education.
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29/08/2010 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Former Uruguayan Defence minister honoured by US Centre for Defence Studies
The United States Centre for Hemispheric Defence Studies (CHDS) has selected U.S. Army Gen. John Galvin and former Uruguayan Defence Minister Dr. José Bayardi in the individual category and the Mexican Centre for Superior Naval Studies (CESNAV) in the institutional category for the 2010 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defence Education.
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29/07/2010 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Brazilian military exercise to protect nuclear plants and vast offshore oil deposits
Brazil is holding military exercises along its Atlantic coast with the deployment of 10.000 troops from the three services to ensure the country can protect its nuclear plants and massive offshore oil industry.
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28/07/2010 | Frente Externo
Paraguay downplays derogatory references from Brazilian politicians
Paraguayan officials downplayed statements by Brazil’s main opposition presidential candidate Jose Serra who said that Brazil is doing “philanthropy with Paraguay and Bolivia”.
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21/04/2010 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Venezuela - Chavez marks 'true-independence' with impressive military and militias’ parade
Venezuela kicked off celebrations marking 200 years of struggle for independence with an impressive several hour long military parade. Recently-acquired Chinese K-8 planes and Russian Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft swooped through the sky during a lavish military parade in Caracas, as soldiers from Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Libya, Nicaragua and Russia joined those on the ground.
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08/01/2010 | Frente Externo
Former Argentine ambassador in Montevideo praises Uruguay’s ¨three Joes¨
The Argentine government accepted on Wednesday the resignation of its ambassador in Uruguay, Hernan Patiño Meyer who has been involved in a political controversy following comments praising Uruguayan president-elect Jose Mujica.
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06/01/2010 | Frente Externo
Uruguay confirms total support to China’s Taiwan and Tibet policies
China thanked Uruguay for its staunch and sustained support in crucial issues such as the one-China policy and Tibet. Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and Uruguay’s Lower House president Roque Arregui, currently visiting China, met earlier this week in Beijing.
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24/11/2009 | Frente Externo
Bolivian Jews concerned with Iranian president’s visit
The Bolivian Jewish community has expressed concern over the coming visit this Tuesday of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadineyad who is scheduled to meet with his Bolivian peer Evo Morales, as part of a several days visit to South America and Africa.
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24/11/2009 | Frente Externo
Bolivian Jews concerned with Iranian president’s visit
The Bolivian Jewish community has expressed concern over the coming visit this Tuesday of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadineyad who is scheduled to meet with his Bolivian peer Evo Morales, as part of a several days visit to South America and Africa.
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08/10/2009 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Unasur agrees to create a council to combat drugs’ trade
Security ministers from the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, agreed to the creation of a South American Council to Combat Drugs Trafficking, announced Bolivia’s Home Secretary in an official release from La Paz.
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06/10/2009 | Frente Externo
Bolivia faces critics over purchase of aircrafts from China
Bolivia said on Sunday that it’s the South American country which least invests in military hardware and ratified it is not involved in any arms race. Defence minister Walker San Miguel statement follow the Bolivian decision to purchase six aircrafts from China which come on top of an open credit line for military hardware extended by Russia.
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29/09/2009 | En Parrilla
Cuba- The party is over: Cubans are told to work harder and solve their problems
Cubans should no longer “expect the government to solve all of its problems” and “should work hard and efficiently to overcome the crisis and ensure the continuity of the revolution” said Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes quoted with extensive coverage in Havana’s Sunday media.
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23/09/2008 | En Profundidad
Financial crisis, Iran and Falklands in Cristina’s UN bag
In her first speech before the United Nations General Assembly Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner mocked United States policies, reiterated Iran should extradite officials allegedly involved in terrorist actions in Argentine territory and insisted on claiming sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falklands.
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23/09/2008 | En Profundidad
Financial crisis, Iran and Falklands in Cristina’s UN bag
In her first speech before the United Nations General Assembly Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner mocked United States policies, reiterated Iran should extradite officials allegedly involved in terrorist actions in Argentine territory and insisted on claiming sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falklands.
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01/05/2008 | En Parrilla
OAS mediation to prevent armed conflict in Bolivia
The OAS, Organization of American States, has sent a top negotiator to Bolivia in an attempt to mediate between the administration of President Evo Morales and Santa Cruz province governor Ruben Costas, ahead of next Sunday’s controversial autonomy referendum which could signal the beginning of the dismembering of the landlocked country.
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04/03/2008 | En Parrilla
Opposition compares Bolivian situation with Yugoslavia
Opposition leaders in Bolivia warned of a “fractured country” and accused President Evo Morales of leading Bolivia in the footsteps of Yugoslavia while calling for “civil resistance” in those provinces that openly reject the constitutional reforms to be voted next May.
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