Monday, March 14th 2016 - 23:36 UTC

Argentina not planning a trade deal with the US, “it's a joint task for Mercosur”

It would be 'hasty' to consider that Argentina is ready to sign a trade agreement with the United States, but in any case the issue must be addressed by Mercosur, and it's the whole group that should advance in that direction, said Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra.

“Mercosur as such could advance on this kind of trade deal, and we're talking about it but the reading of the talks is so say the least, hasty”, said Malcorra

As to the coming visit of Obama to Argentina (23/24 March), Malcorra considered that “this means there is a priority look on” Argentina and opens opportunities

Macri will be requesting Obama to declassify documents from the Argentine dictatorship period, 1976/1983

 “We are working to open all possible channels for Argentina to access the world, but an agreement takes time and a long preparation period. It's definitively too hasty” said Malcorra when asked if Argentina had plans to sign a trade deal with the US, taking advantage of the coming visit of President Obama and the fact that Argentina has a more open foreign policy.

Furthermore, “any of these decisions must reach a consensus inside Mercosur, as we are doing now with the European Union”, and to think that Argentina “can address this kind of trade deals on its own would be to deny the existence of Mercosur”.

“Mercosur as such could advance on this kind of trade deal, and we're talking about it but the reading of the talks is so say the least, hasty”, said the Argentine minister.

As to the coming visit of Obama to Argentina (23/24 March), Malcorra considered that “this means there is a priority look on” Argentina and opens “an opportunity to address joint tasks in areas such as fighting drugs traffic and a multilateral agenda and of world affairs”, as well in the fields of education, science and technology.

Malcorra added that there is a strong possibility of implementing “exchange of students since Argentina, at university level, is quite below the rest of countries” as well as implementing a program to train educators in the United States.

The minister also confirmed that Argentina president Mauricio Macri would request president Obama to declassify all documents and messages referred to Argentina's military dictatorship (1976/1983) which should help reveal many of the abuses and human rights violations committed during those years.

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1 Skip (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 02:07 am Report abuse
Don't expect Mercosur to move fast on these matters. Indeed, the straightjacket of Mercosur is in stark contrast to the Pacific Alliance.

3 of the 4 Pacific Alliance members are in the Trans Pacific Partnership so the US is only part of the free trade these guys are aiming at.
2 Stevie (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 03:34 pm Report abuse
When it comes to the US and Europe, we drag it as far as we can.

3 Troy Tempest (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 06:28 pm Report abuse
@2 Stevie “SUPA TUPA”

Who is “we”?

You sound like Nostrils, Brassiero, and Vestige.

4 Clyde15 (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 07:13 pm Report abuse
Do you really care ? Probably the Holy Trinity.
5 MagnusMaster (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 07:38 pm Report abuse
People in Argentina think free trade is evil, it's not going to be easy for Macri to sign any FTA with the EU or the USA.
6 Skip (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 08:11 pm Report abuse

Drag it out as long as you want Stevie!

If this is supposed to postulate that Europe and the US are missing out on something then it would equally correct then that Mercosur is missing out on something.

As Mercosur doesn't have any free trade agreements there is no worries about others getting in first. However other countries are signing agreements and getting in first.

So drag your arse along the carpet as long as you want.
7 ChrisR (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 08:25 pm Report abuse
@ 6 Skip
“So drag your arse along the carpet as long as you want”

Are you saying 'Stevie' hasn't been taking his doggy worming treatment?

You would think the mental hospital could cope with that, ha, ha, ha.
8 Troy Tempest (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 09:08 pm Report abuse
@6, 7

Don't forget that it was Stevie the SUPA TUPA who famously held Venezuela up as the path that Argentina and Brazil should follow. :-D

“We are Chavez!” - right, Stevie?!!
9 Skip (#) Mar 15th, 2016 - 11:16 pm Report abuse
Venezuela's economy is currently akin to what is left on the carpet after Stevie has scooted along it.

But remember Chris as Stevie lives in the prosperous free-market Europe, he is able to source any medication he needs.... unlike those dying Venezuelans.
10 Lucifer (#) Mar 16th, 2016 - 02:52 am Report abuse
What in the world would Argentina sell to the USA?
11 psql (#) Mar 16th, 2016 - 08:18 am Report abuse
@ 10 Lemons?
12 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 16th, 2016 - 01:13 pm Report abuse
YB....I am truly happy that to stopped that nonsense with those stupid.....“See I have an American like name, so I must be an American” names. I thought for sure after yankee boy and T. Paine you would be coming coming back with E.Allen, S. But, Lucifer is the most fitting and telltale name for you.
You never responded to my email about meeting you in Florida? How far of an international flight would that be for you?
13 Troy Tempest (#) Mar 16th, 2016 - 01:38 pm Report abuse
Now, T. Paine is gone.

And “Chronic” has taken his place...
14 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 16th, 2016 - 03:43 pm Report abuse
And Lucifer...and....and.....

He seems to think that his style is not so easily recognized. Hate stands out rather easily. He can say he's an American until he turns blue or his balls fall of, I prefer the I said hes my Ace of Spades.

Still waiting for a confirmation email yb?
I am starting the think that story of an Argentine screwing his wife is true. I can't fathom his unwavering hatred. He can be a islander also, which would explain his ignorance of anything in the USA. He's no American for certain......nor all his persona's.
15 Lucifer (#) Mar 16th, 2016 - 09:28 pm Report abuse
Wow! Paranoid much?

Eek what's around that corner?
16 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 16th, 2016 - 10:22 pm Report abuse
Paranoid in two posts? Or will I find a third? What happened with Florida yb........caught lying again?

I suggest yb that you use your other screen're not even bad enough to be evil you little pussy. This us the life you deserve......a pathetic, little lying piece of foreign shit. If I were a lying sack of waste, I would be afraid to email me just as you are.
17 Lucifer (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 12:28 am Report abuse

18 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 01:16 am Report abuse
Geesh.........Luci the liar...........I like thst better than tobi and nostrils.
19 Lucifer (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 02:01 am Report abuse
Is everyone a liar but you?
How can you tell?
How do we tell?
20 Skip (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 02:40 am Report abuse

I like it.
21 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 02:41 am Report abuse
My daughter asked if I ever killed innocent people and I said no..........we all lie for one reason or another. I don't lie who I am nor where I am from.n went along

I gave you and others my email........offered to meet “tobi” in Argentina......even went along with your Florida bullshit.

You lie about being an American living in America.........I lied to my daughter about my past job. Yup......both liars we are.
22 Troy Tempest (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 04:08 am Report abuse
21 Capt.

Just as “Chronic” lied about being a bigshot in Chicago.
23 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 10:40 am Report abuse
Troy I really care less “where” they live and come from. But when they lie for more credibility, that dog don't hunt. That is why they never say where they live. God forbid if they have someone here that live's there of knows that location well. Liars.........I am confident yb has never even been in Argentina as he dropped off when I began to ask him about specific things in Ezeiza airport customs

They are two infamous posters here with identical egos. Dichotomies of each other........go figure.
24 Lucifer (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 10:59 am Report abuse
I really care less “where” they live and come from.
Well, that's a lie.

Hard to say that when your only retorts are, you don't come from there or you never went there.

You'd have to be pretty dumb to send an anonymous angry nut a personal email.

Do people really fall for that stupid stunt?

There are a lot of stupid people on here so...
25 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 11:36 am Report abuse
You missed the point of I care less. That is when they do not lie, as opposed to you claiming to live in the USA.

Oh....and you'd be surprsed how HAS emailed me from this site.

Why have you changed your name?

Can you identify customs in Ezeiza? And you've lived in Argentina?..really?

The only angry one here is you and your hatred of Argentina that shines like the sun. First Kirchner for destroying the country now Macri for trying to fix it. I guess all your prognostications as yb is too humiliating to return as yb...........even T.Paine with your Florida offer.......right Luci? First they was Tobi the Twat......thanks to yb, we now have Luci the Liar.......

Let's start from the beginning.....where do you live? I'm in Massachusetts, but I've also lived in almost every state as well outside of the states. And you?
26 Troy Tempest (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 04:30 pm Report abuse
@24 YB

What is at stake is your credibility - ie, that you know what you are talking about because you live there or you have had this or that experience.

The validity of your arguments hinge on that credibility, and you don't seem to be able to back your statements.
27 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 04:38 pm Report abuse
It also lends context to someone's POV from what they say. Chronic, YB, T.Paine, some Voices have a LOT of hatred and much more in common. I guess when MP is your life, it would reflect poorly on oneself to be on MP all the time. Multi names is a slight diversion.

@24 YB......familiar with customs at Ezeiza?

Better yet, what was the address that you lived at in Argentina? Hell you don;t life there anymore.........nothing to fear.
28 Lucifer (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 08:26 pm Report abuse
Seems to me you two are on here most of all.

Credibility on an anonymous board, yeah that's my life's goal.

29 Troy Tempest (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 08:33 pm Report abuse

Taking the validity of your posts as an “American” for what they are worth.

It doesn't appear to be very much.
30 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 08:39 pm Report abuse
LUCI.......I'M HOME!!!!!!!!!!!



31 Lucifer (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 08:59 pm Report abuse
soooo dumb

both of you.
32 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 17th, 2016 - 09:57 pm Report abuse
Sure lucy, coming from something as you.......priceless.

Ill educated

Attack when you lack credibility. .....we all get it.

Your mirror is your real enemy, because you would need to know people to have them.

MP must tingle your clit, right lucy?
33 Lucifer (#) Mar 18th, 2016 - 01:21 pm Report abuse
Credibility on an anonymous board, yeah that's my life's goal.

So dumb
34 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 18th, 2016 - 02:47 pm Report abuse
So luci, will you be answering this post?, playing with your clit too long?

20 Lucifer (#)
Mar 17th, 2016 - 11:08 am
Report abuse
Yes you said that.
Are you too stupid to remember your own posts?

21 Captain Poppy (#)
Mar 17th, 2016 - 01:33 pm
Report abuse
ahhhhhhh.....Luci....I am old and forgetful......let's see it?

Let's pretend I am from Missouri....the “Show me” me where I posted I am the only one who lives where they claim to live?

Are you too stupid to find it? Show me?

Or did you realize you made a lying fool of yourself once again and never go back to that article?

You apparently have a creed of no credibility and you are great at adhering to it.

Everyone is dumb, retard, moron, no education et al, but you yankee boy, amazing.
35 Lucifer (#) Mar 19th, 2016 - 06:41 pm Report abuse
Your standard retort is to say X is not from Y as they claim.
Is it not
Am I misreading your posts?

I guess Captain is just wishful thinking.
Grunt is more like it
36 Think (#) Mar 19th, 2016 - 08:27 pm Report abuse
Reading the interchange of turnipidities between a Yankee ex soldier like Captain Poppy and a Yankee civilian like Yankeeboy...,the ever true lines from the Viet Nam War enlisted American men come to mind...:

We are the Unwilling...
Led by the Unqualified...
Doing the Unnecessary...
For the Ungrateful...

So true...
37 Lucifer (#) Mar 19th, 2016 - 11:40 pm Report abuse
36. Are you still hiding from a Ford Falcons?

I hope it still keeps you up at night.

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