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Mercosur on collision course: Uruguay rejects collective presidency sponsored by Brazil

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 07:17 UTC
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The collective presidency proposal has been sponsored by Paraguay and Brazil for several weeks, particularly Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra. The collective presidency proposal has been sponsored by Paraguay and Brazil for several weeks, particularly Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra.
”There is no plan to accept this (joint presidency) and Venezuela will also not accept it,” Nin Novoa was quoted in the Montevideo media. ”There is no plan to accept this (joint presidency) and Venezuela will also not accept it,” Nin Novoa was quoted in the Montevideo media.
On 23 August a Mercosur meeting will be held in Montevideo to debate the collective presidency idea as well as Venezuela's failure to abide by the norms. On 23 August a Mercosur meeting will be held in Montevideo to debate the collective presidency idea as well as Venezuela's failure to abide by the norms.

Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said on Monday that he was opposed to the proposal that the Mercosur presidency should be held collectively, as a number of countries are opposed to Venezuela taking over the role. The proposal has been sponsored by Paraguay and Brazil for several weeks, particularly Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra.

”There is no plan to accept this (joint presidency) and Venezuela will also not accept it,“ Nin Novoa was quoted in the Montevideo media.

He added that Aug. 13 was the deadline for Venezuela to be sworn into its duties and for it to comply with a number of Mercosur legal norms, including the bloc's human rights standards and tariff regulations.

While Caracas has not met these norms, Nin Novoa warned ”there are no sanctions contemplated for those who do not meet these norms. Nobody had predicted this situation or a collective presidency of Mercosur.“

”The situation is complex. We want Mercosur to work, we do not want paralysis,” he said.

On Aug. 23, a Mercosur summit will be held in Montevideo to debate the collective presidency idea as well as Venezuela's failure to abide by the norms.

Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay do not accept that Venezuela can assume the presidency until the end of 2016, while Uruguay does.

On July 30, Venezuela said that it had assumed the presidency of Mercosur, although Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil rejected it. Uruguay said it was in favor of maintaining the current order.

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  • ChrisR

    Ah!

    Ninny Novoa the 'idiot man's idiot in chief. (Think about it, you'll get there!).

    ””The situation is complex. We want Mercosur to work, we do not want paralysis,” he (Ninny) said.

    Well, the answer is blindingly obvious, the rest of Mercosur should blackball the cunts in charge of Uruguay, starting with Ninny.

    Aug 16th, 2016 - 01:18 pm 0
  • Kanye

    Venezuela and many SA cities are the most violent.

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/02/daily-chart-3?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/bl/dc/st/theworldsmostviolentcities

    Aug 17th, 2016 - 01:28 am 0
  • Jack Bauer

    And why should Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, give a rat's arse as to what Uruguay or Venezuela think ? Extinguish Mercosul and then create a new trade block without commie parasites.

    Aug 19th, 2016 - 12:39 am 0
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