Argentina

The agreement between the European Union and Mercosur
Germany, Americas, Argentina, Brazil, Europe, Mercosur, International Organizations, Paraguay, European Union, Uruguay

The agreement between the European Union and Mercosur

Authors: Bruna Barrento and Maria Julia Zito In the South American scenario, the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) consists of a customs union between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. In this sense, the members of this agreement have common external tariffs. Whereas in the European scenario, the European Union consists of a political and economic union with free movement of people, services and capital between 27 economies of Europe. It should be added that such unions constitute a mostly economic relationship. In addition, in 2019, the EU presented itself as Mercosur's second largest trading partner. Thereby, it was decided to establish a macrostructure to support the relationship between the two blocks. Thus, since 1999, negotiations have started on the elaboration of an agreement that f ...
Brazil loses space to China in South America
Americas, Argentina, Asia, Brazil, China

Brazil loses space to China in South America

Presidents Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) e Xi JinPing (China) Brazil is a country with a disproportionate size in relation to its neighbors, especially in economic terms. The result of this is that the country ends up playing "of course" a gravitational force, making the other South American countries end up having their economies very dependent on the Brazilian economy. This condition was no different even when considering the other major economy in the region: Argentina. Historically the argetinos had in Brazil the biggest destination of its exports. In September and October 2019 China occupied that primacy, being the main destination for Argentine exports. It was a small difference and lasted only those two months, what seemed to be something transitory. More to rea ...
The importance of the Malvinas Islands to Brazil
Americas, Argentina, Brazil, U.S, UK

The importance of the Malvinas Islands to Brazil

Mapa dae posicionamento das Ilhas Malvinas/Falklands No final de 2019 começou a operação de uma rota aérea comercial entre São Paulo e as Ilhas Malvinas. Esse vôo não é simplesmente o lançamento de mais uma rota para exploração comercial, mas mais um passo – quase que simbólico – sobre uma mudança importante que vem ocorrendo entre a Argentina e as Ilhas Malvinas (ou Falklands, a depender do ponto de vista). Durante os 12 anos dos governos Néstor Kirchner e Cristina Fernández (2003 a 2015) a relação entre a Argentina e o Reino Unido, entorno das Malvinas/Flaklands era mais dependente da discussão da soberania e da militarização crescente do Atlântico Sul. Já sob o governo de Mauricio Macri houve uma tendência à mudança desta forma de relacionamento. Já em 2016 foi celebrado o acordo...
The political defeat of neoliberalism in Argentina and the Brazilian future
Americas, Argentina, Brazil, Studies

The political defeat of neoliberalism in Argentina and the Brazilian future

A vitória de Alberto Fernández e Cristina Kirchner nas eleições presidenciais da Argentina representou um enorme golpe para os movimentos de centro-direita na América Latina. Entre os muitos artigos jornalísticos da imprensa local e de análises especializadas internacionais que circulam desde as eleições primárias na Argentina – em agosto passado e que indicavam uma inevitável derrota de Macri – há um consenso em torno do fracasso econômico do seu governo, sobretudo pela aumento da inflação e endividamento público. [1] The fact that analysts link Macri's defeat to neoliberal economic policies sparks a warning to the current Brazilian government that relies on neoliberal radicalism as an economic policy. The failure of Macri's economic neoliberalism occurred although he ...