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Argentina closer to the Alliance of the Pacific; Macri expected at the summit in Chile

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 08:13 UTC
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The Alliance of the Pacific approved Argentina's request to join the group as an observer country, signaling a new turn in president Mauricio Macri's foreign policy. The announcement was made by Chile's foreign minister Heraldo Munoz following the Alliance's Ministers Council in Mexico City in anticipation of the summit scheduled for July first. Read full article


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  • Conqueror

    We see a new chapter in argie foreign relations. The announcement ISN'T made by the argie foreign ministry. Were all the previous “announcements” made by Timerman's bunch just so that he could feel important?

    What interest could argieland have in the Pacific Alliance? It doesn't have a Pacific coast. Perhaps it will want to encourage the Alliance to become more of a political bloc like mercosur. It failed with that. Second try? When will it try to form a bloc out of northern latam?

    Pacific Alliance needs to be wary. Do not trust argieland pretending to be “different”.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman


    For the time being Argentina will attend with “observer” status which means interest in start working toghether no matter Argentina has no coast over the Pacific Ocean. Something similar to the presence of the UK in O.E.A....does the UK has coast or any recognized territory in America?

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    2- Yes UK does - a few Islands in the Caribbean and the Falklands- disputed by you I agree, dispute recognized by a number of others, and Islanders rights and the Islands existing Govt recognised by some also.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman


    Based on the posts I read here, I thought that the Islands “belong to the Islanders” and not to the UK.

    Anyway, it seems that most of the American Continent doesn't recornized that the FI are part of the UK. They don't accept the British sovereignty over the islands, they just accept the current status and gobernment for logical reasons without accepting the sovereignty.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SauveQuiPeut

    'they just accept the current status and gobernment for logical reasons'

    Chief among them being that:

    1) Argentina can't actually force a legal solution to the dispute because they don't have a legal case.
    2) Money talks - Latin American countries possibly can't see why they should walk away from British trade and investment while Argentina is now openly courting it.
    3) Mainland LatAm is not without sovereignty and self-determination issues of its own (Easter Island, anyone?). Some of them may prefer to see the status quo last indefinitely rather than have any unpleasant legal precedents set.

    I could mention a lingering respect for international law and human rights, but that would correctly be interpreted as irony.

    Perhaps Macri could celebrate this occasion by presenting Bachelet with a new Fiat...and its manual.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    One must be careful when allowing anything argentine to have “ observer” status.

    One minute they are observing, and the next they are picking your pocket.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4. It's too complicated a situation for someone of your limited intelligence and education, but I'll try. Sovereignty rests with the UK. As does defence and foreign relations. Because the UK is too big and powerful for argieland to do anything about. The Islands belong to the Islanders because that's what we've agreed. It has full domestic self-government. It can do what it likes as long as it complies with internationally-recognised standards of proper administration. A status, incidentally, that argieland has not yet achieved. Has argieland actually paid its debts yet?

    What the American Continent recognises is of no interest. Canada accepts and recognises British sovereignty. The United States sits on the fence. The rest of the continent is irrelevant. None of them have enough brain. And they should also remember to be scared. I recall Putin telling the world that he had nuclear weapons. So does Britain. Think about it. Want to take a chance? Because we are getting pretty pissed off with you.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @6 Hammer Blow

    That really is one of your best!

    Jun 11th, 2016 - 07:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @8 Mercès. És la veritat.

    Jun 11th, 2016 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    TTIP will be the grave of all who take part since it is only a tool to under mind self determination. as they will embark on a pacific GMO boat without a organic paddle. the argentine colony has set the standard of politics, and anything done by neoliberals now will be undone when the politics swings left again, live and learn. long live Putin.

    Jun 11th, 2016 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh


    “they will embark on a pacific GMO boat without a organic paddle”.

    What? - this is an English language site.

    Jun 11th, 2016 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @11 “ What? - this is an English language site.”

    “Pirat-Hunter” appears to be either argie, or of a similarly debased persuasion.

    Jun 12th, 2016 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    only USA and EU can afford to care for increasing cancer victims from GMO poisons this is why they created the TTIP. I don't expect the English to understand putins diplomacy is way too sophisticated for apes. . I do hope the argentine president gets into the TTIP so the left can comeback sooner and the corralito becomes more ovious.

    Jun 13th, 2016 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @13 As we all know, without GMO crops, Argenzuela's economy would shrink to one with the output of Vanatu.

    On the other hand, even with GMO crops, Argenzuela's economy is heading for one even smaller than that of Vanatu.

    Kirchnerismo doing everything in its power to hasten the economic decline and further reduce industrial competitiveness. .

    This just in: Argenzuela buying more natural gas from Chile. For six times the price of Bolivian natural gas.

    Next: Argie sovereign debt default within six years. Get your tickets here.

    Jun 14th, 2016 - 02:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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