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A Trump victory could mean a brake for the Argentina/US dynamic relation, says Malcorra

Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 07:49 UTC
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If on Tuesday people vote for a closed xenophobe model, this could generate a domino effect on other countries, pointed out Malcorra If on Tuesday people vote for a closed xenophobe model, this could generate a domino effect on other countries, pointed out Malcorra
Malcorra praised the outgoing Obama administration policy towards Latin America and the “reconciliation” with Cuba. Malcorra praised the outgoing Obama administration policy towards Latin America and the “reconciliation” with Cuba.
The political situation in Brazil with the removal of Dilma Rousseff, has had a big impact on the Brazilian and the region's economy The political situation in Brazil with the removal of Dilma Rousseff, has had a big impact on the Brazilian and the region's economy

Under the administration of president Mauricio Macri, the relation between Argentina and the US has “entered a new dynamic phase” and somehow those close links could be affected if the Republican candidate wins on Tuesday, said foreign minister Susana Malcorra.

 “Since this government took office we have a new close relation with the US, but if Mr. Trump is the winner there could be a brake to those links. If on Tuesday people vote for a closed xenophobe model, this could generate a domino effect on other countries. Argentina favors open doors to the world, free trade”, insisted Malcorra who praised the outgoing Obama administration policy towards Latin America and the “reconciliation” with Cuba.

“The decision to recompose relations with Cuba opened the possibilities to overcome differences with other countries of the region and work in other areas. Anyhow the possibility of establishing a free trade market between Mercosur and the US is in the agenda and will take time but we are moving”.

As to the Mercosur/European Union trade talks “we are looking ahead to the next round of talks in the first quarter of next year in Buenos Aires, and despite delays we are negotiating”.

Malcorra admitted there had been significant political changes in the region this year, particularly in Brazil with the removal of ex president Dilma Rousseff which has had an impact on the economy of the country and the region. “We are in a new chapter and we want to work to deepen integration”.

Regarding Venezuela and the current volatile situation, Malcorra said Argentina supports dialogue and hopes the current round of discussions will be effective and help to unite the country. “Venezuela is a divided nation and in conflict, and this can only be solved through dialogue among the people. We must double efforts so that a way out to the current situation can be found in the short term”

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  • Brit Bob

    Susana, still working on those UN resolutions?

    https://www.academia.edu/21721198/Falklands_1833_Usurpation_and_UN_Resolutions

    Nov 08th, 2016 - 10:36 am +3
  • Marti Llazo

    KepiTroll, perhaps you produce some serious evidence to support your silliness about Trump having “studied” Perón. Or is this just another of your endless inventions?

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 12:55 am +3
  • Tarquin Fin

    The Voice,

    British presence in Argentina isn't as simple as you state. Argentina became rich only for a few. Peronism came to power by blaming workers' exploitation solely ob British interests, which was not the case, as that abuse was mainly the responsibility of local elite.

    This pattern brought not only Peron to power, it also worked for Hitler, Chavez and last but not least, it is what got Trump elected.

    Nov 10th, 2016 - 02:46 pm +3
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