Global appetite for beef and soy fuels Amazon fires

Business Aug 25, 2019

Global appetite for beef and soy fuels Amazon fires

REUTERS Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meeting in France are familiar to diners worldwide: soy and beef. Brazil is the world's largest exporter of beef, with a record ...

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Business Aug 25, 2019

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, ...

Deforestation in Brazil and vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact

Business Aug 18, 2019

Deforestation in Brazil and vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact

Brazil's backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of an EU-Mercosur trade agreement that took two decades to negotiate. Deforestation has surged since Bolsonaro's election last year. His ...

Mercosur trade bloc suspends Venezuela, urges immediate end to 'repression'

World / Politics Aug 6, 2017

Mercosur trade bloc suspends Venezuela, urges immediate end to 'repression'

South American trade bloc Mercosur suspended Venezuela indefinitely on Saturday, adding to international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to dismantle a newly created pro-government constituent assembly and restore democracy. Foreign ministers of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil announced the decision in Sao Paulo, urging Maduro ...