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Chavez confirms Dilma’s invitation to Mercosur meeting in Rio on July 31

Saturday, July 21st 2012 - 07:51 UTC
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“Great news for a new Venezuela and new South America”, said Chavez “Great news for a new Venezuela and new South America”, said Chavez

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said he had talked with his peer from Brazil Dilma Rousseff who confirmed the invitation to an extraordinary meeting of Mercosur next July 31 in Rio do Janeiro.

“I’ve had a most satisfying chat with President Dilma, our most beloved compañera. She confirmed I’m invited to the Mercosur summit” said Chavez on Friday in his Twitter@chavecadanga.

The message is followed by a second in which he asserts “Venezuela to Mercosur! This is really GREAT! A new Venezuela! A new South America! New Geopolitics!”

Last Tuesday Chavez confirmed he would be travelling to Rio do Janeiro July 31 for the formal incorporation of Venezuela as full member of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), even when Paraguay was suspended from the group last June following the removal of Fernando Lugo, who was replaced by Federico Lugo.

Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay at the end of last June in a controversial decision agreed to suspend Paraguay and admit the incorporation of Venezuela which was pending for several years and blocked precisely by the Paraguayan Senate. All Mercosur decisions are supposed to be taken by consensus.
 

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  • ChrisR

    ”Venezuela to Mercosur! This is really GREAT! A new Venezuela! A new South America! New Geopolitics!”

    Be even better when 'Dead Man Walking' looses the 'Walking' bit.

    End of the year!

    Jul 21st, 2012 - 10:57 am 0
  • Conqueror

    Inclusion of Venezuela will be ILLEGAL and ILLEGITIMATE. What is the “real” attraction of Venezuela? Chavez has virtually destroyed its economy. CFK is trying to do the same to argieland. Presumably on the basis that peasants (the poor) can't fight back. Mujica is a cypher. A frightened, senile old man. Is Rousseff acting intelligently or being held back by “wiser heads”?

    Jul 21st, 2012 - 01:10 pm 0
  • JoseAngeldeMonterrey

    Chavez´s going to invite Dilma and Cristina to join him at his great Aló Presidente shows! They will talk for hours, days and the whole audience will be dressed in red, only red, and they will applaud endlessly.

    Jul 21st, 2012 - 01:18 pm 0
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