El presidente de Chile, Sebastián Piñera, y el electo mandatario de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, mantuvieron ayer una conversación telefónica, en la que hablaron, entre otros temas, sobre la construcción de un corredor bioceánico que una los océanos Atlántico y Pacífico, sin la participación de Bolivia.
Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) CEO Juan Carlos Montenegro said that its strategic partner ACI Systems will provide Bolivian lithium batteries to German car maker Volkswagen.
Ilo and Matarani (Peru) are potential ports for Bolivia’s foreign trade, but still lack conditions (infrastructure and equipment) to compete and in the future replace the already collapsed port of Arica (Chile) where most of the oil enters and leaves of products to the country.
Pro-business governments have made Colombia and Argentina more attractive to investors.
Oil prices fell on Monday in London and New York, with investors more concerned about global growth than the return of sanctions on Iranian oil.
The Aguirre, Gravetal and Jennefer ports, which will allow Bolivia to access the Atlantic Ocean, would generate over US$ 1 billion per year in revenues from imports and exports, said the managing director of the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE), Gary Rodríguez.
At least 40 authorities such as state ministers, deputies and senators renounced bank secrecy and asked the Financial Investigations Unit (UIF) to make public its financial activities.
The Government has not yet approved the regulation regarding ” the Social Enterprises Act”. Factory workers are demanding that the Administration pay the debts of social enterprises.
Bolivia’s Foreign trade seeks more presence in the Atlantic, through the Tamengo channel, at the head of the Paraguay-Paraná waterway. The decision aims to increase exports and imports, so that the Jennifer, Gravetal and Aguirre ports will receive international certifications for this purpose. Cargo movements in those ports are expected to reach five million tons per year.
Chile will be the first country to be visited by Jair Bolsonaro, after officially becoming President, said Chilean President Sebastián Piñera. He added that Bolsonaro will then travel to the United States. His statement follows a conversation Piñera had with his Brazilian colleague in which they discussed a possible strategic alliance around the building of a Bi-oceanic Corridor and a Free Trade Agreement.