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Mercosur and Unasur can't agree on a statement of support for Dilma Rousseff

Saturday, March 26th 2016 - 07:03 UTC
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The attempt by Uruguay to draft a strong Mercosur and Unasur resolution in support of embattled Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has foundered. Argentina is only prepared to express support for Brazil's institutions while Chile and Paraguay have balked at the idea of personalizing the issue in Rousseff and her Workers Party. Read full article

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  • RICO

    They could also pass a resolution backing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Sorry I mean they could pass a resolution opposing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Wait I mean they should pass a resolution backing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Sorry I mean they could pass a resolution opposing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Wait I mean they should pass a resolution backing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Sorry I mean they could pass a resolution opposing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Wait I mean they should pass a resolution backing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Sorry I mean they could pass a resolution opposing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Wait I mean they should pass a resolution backing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Sorry I mean they could pass a resolution opposing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Wait I mean they should pass a resolution backing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Sorry I mean they could pass a resolution opposing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Wait I mean they should pass a resolution backing the rule of law in Brasil.

    Oh lets just leave well alone. Pass the popcorn someone.

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    As Eladio Loizago says “ We respect the self-determination of the Brazilian government and people” but did not say it did not apply to the FALKLANDERS. so presumably he meant self-determination for all.

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    In any case; the support or a lack of it, is just superficial - as a token only - to serve the diplomatic purposes only.

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 10:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Just look at Ninny's face in photo 2: it says it all.

    Even this non-entity from Uruguay has had enough.

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Nuts..

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Ranking as some of the most mature and thought out reactions from South America for a while if you ignore Uruguay. It shows that once your remove the loudmouths like Maduro and Kirchner from the conversation, then a more nuanced and mature chorus can be heard.

    Brazil has spent too much of the past decade grooming the wrong people in the wrong countries. It has acted as if it is the power in South America and that it drags along all the other countries in its wake as a result of its soft power. But it doesn't.

    In an attempt to strut the world stage it has tightened its relationship with China and Russia to the detriment of most of the continent, especially the Pacific side. It felt by relegating the economic superpowers of the EU and US it could seemingly get in on the ground floor for China's rise and Russia's resurgence. It badly miscalculated. Peru and Chile have free trade deals with China but Brazil doesn't.

    The Pacific countries have struck out leaving behind the parochialism of most neighbouring countries. There was the opportunity for Brazil to create a trade and possibly political bloc in South America but it craved the attention of being on the world stage first. And so it has missed (the current) chance while it sinks into political and economic meltdown.

    The fact that few regional leaders are willing to show their support for Dilma is hardly surprising. Perhaps fewer photo ops with Xi and Vlad would have given her time to build stronger relationships closer to home.

    Just when she needs them most.

    As for her best buddies, Xi and Vlad, they will mouth the correct platitudes and support for Dilma. However when push comes to shove they are canny enough to know that they don't want to poison the well too much for the inevitable new leader they will need to deal with.

    Mar 27th, 2016 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Skip
    “mature and thought out reactions from South America for a while if you ignore Uruguay”

    Spot on.

    But it gets 'better'. Our uneducated former president 'No Money Pepe' appeared in El Pais yesterday TGW The Chief Crook Lula proclaiming that Lula was entirely innocent of the charges and that the opposition were just causing trouble.

    So there we have it: nothing to see, move along the bus!

    I love this country but the stinking poor who elect this bunch of uneducated non-entities have yet to be brought into the 20th century or things will never get better.

    Mar 27th, 2016 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    And it happens something amazing, or Dilma government will succumb.

    We, the Brazilian left, we continue to fight so that Brazil is a country better and less social inequality.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfRSe_ANfcU

    Mar 27th, 2016 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    PEPE is right Lula is innocent UNTIL proved guilty in a court of law, at least that is what happens in a democratic country. If Lula nd Dilma are as they say innocent why do they not sue for slander their critics?

    Mar 27th, 2016 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    They process. But without a media regulatory law all falls in the void of “freedom of speech”.

    http://www.brasil247.com/pt/247/midiatech/222746/Para-BBC-Cunha-afastar-Dilma-%C3%A9-um-esc%C3%A2ndalo.htm

    In the name of freedom criminals will take power.

    Mar 27th, 2016 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Like Argentina you mean,

    Mar 27th, 2016 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Brasso
    No laws regarding slander or libel in your country? Freedom of speech is very commendable but must be truthful, something Latam countries know little about.

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Good to see that Macri, along with Chile and Paraguay aren't allowing themeslves to be drawn into some stupid joint declaration in support of the fat cow....

    @10 Brasshole
    As usual, spouting your crap; Brazil has tons of Laws which would allow the LullaRat and fat D to sue those who criticize them and accuse them of multiple crimes - but there is just one small problem - if they did prosecute, it would backfire, as the media is right and the federal prosecutors are telling the truth, and the evidence against the fat D and the Rat is building up...fast. If the cow thinks she is being slandered, why doesn't she just take her slanderers to court ? instead of getting behind a microphone, in front of a bunch of ignorant 'petistas', to claim she is innocent and that the opposition is staging a coup against her.....what a pathetic cow she is, can't even articulate a sentence that makes any sense.....at least we get a good laugh when we listen to her trying to speak...

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    It's great to finally see more independent thinking from other Governments on Brazil rather than the previous theme of Socialist Solidarity in attempt to maintain there false ideologies.

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Mercosur and Unasur can't agree on a statement of support

    So you agree to disagree,
    simple.

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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