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Mercosur prepares to celebrate 25th anniversary hoping it can be 'reborn' under Argentine leadership

Saturday, March 26th 2016 - 07:15 UTC
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On Saturday 26 March the Asuncion Treaty, which gave birth to Mercosur, the Common Market of the South, will be 25, and even with celebration plans the mood of its members is not enthusiastic following years of “too much ideology” and “too little trade and business”, distant from the original idea and purpose. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    After 25 years they still do not know where they are heading, things grind on slowly in Latam countries.The EU is thinking of bringing Turkey into the EU fold, time I think for the UK to leave.

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

    Bureaucrats and Bureaucracy will hold onto their survival even after more than 2 decades of historical failure.

    EU is going through the same thing on a much larger scale.

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Between them, Argentina and Brazil have stymied a deal with the EU for 15 years and climbing.

    I hope that Macri can bring the band of rabble back to commerce, not, as Chubby Chavez wanted, a global political non-entity.

    The non-entity that Mercosur is presently is enough.

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    The socialist (communistic) tendencies of these economies/ cultures is antithetical to the establishment and operation of an effective trading bloc - oil and water - as each is insoluble in the other.

    Each member is a political/economic basket case in its own right and the defects of the whole is exponentially magnified as a derivative of them.

    Select a group of constituent components for a given purpose each whose individual qualities render them incapable of self sustainment at a micro level and who at the macro level are more flawed in their intended purpose than their pieces.

    This is mercosur.

    Were it executed with substantial forethought and skill it could not have been done better.

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    4. Apt description of the EU too.

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    'reborn' under Argentine leadership

    The third best joke this year, and its not even April fools day..

    Mar 26th, 2016 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • georgeneurus

    britoncito: isn't a joke argentina and brazi was the stronguest in the continent,so you better get to grab a book of geopolitics and study cuase you been trolling I thispage talking crap...

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 02:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Until the Mercosur is ready to put ideology and politics aside, in favour of serious trade, it will go nowhere.

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    [7]

    hoping it can be 'reborn' under Argentine leadership
    Prove it, or lose it

    tolling.

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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