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Mujica praises Argentina/Uruguay common past; calls for an end to ‘ports’ war’

Saturday, November 20th 2010 - 21:01 UTC
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Uruguayan president Jose Mujica underlined the strong common links going back to the birth of Argentina and Uruguay and called for an end to the “ports’ war” (Montevideo vs Buenos Aires) a rivalry born when the two countries were provinces of the colonial Spanish empire. Read full article

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  • Forgetit87

    Mujica is a bit of a bipolar, isn't he?

    Nov 20th, 2010 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    “Mujica praises Argentina/Uruguay common past; calls for an end to ‘ports’ war” What about all the things you said before?

    Nov 20th, 2010 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Hey boys.....
    Try to remember where you read what “El Pepe” “supposedly” “said”...
    Was it not in Mercopress, Clarin or Veja?
    Do I need to say more?

    And even if he said what they say he said.......
    He is our political grandfather…..
    We need his grumpiness…
    We need his angriness….
    And we need his sincerity……

    Nov 20th, 2010 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Israel

    ”Mujica's emphatic public comments praising Argentina follow on an interview with a Uruguayan weekly where he criticized the current economic policies of the Kirchner administration and adhered to a statement from a former Uruguayan president who said Argentines, “from A to Z are all crooks”.

    He was also interviewed by a pro-Kirchner Argentine weekly (Looking to the South) and declared that his latest comments were taken “out of context” and insisted on praising the good aspects of the bilateral relation, particularly emphasizing on the need to end the “ports’ war”.“

    This ”granfa“ is annoying... always speaking about internal problems of the country. Is really pathetic... Why he doesn't concerns about the Uruguayan problems? is Cristina speaking about the Uruguayan internal problems? Is a disrespect. Considering that, according some Uruguayans , we are sister republics, and according Mujica:

    ”Argentina is a brotherly country, we were born from the same placenta and it’s the only place where Uruguayans feel at home”

    Or hypocrisy or senile madness... not interest, is just annoying, he's not an Argentine for speak on this way, and LESS if he's president of a neighbor country.

    Nov 21st, 2010 - 03:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    “a rivalry born when the two countries were provinces of the colonial Spanish empire.”

    Wasn't Uruguay (Cisplatina) under Portuguese and Brazilian and later under only Brazilian rule?

    Nov 21st, 2010 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    @FD

    The Província Cisplatina was under Spanish rule up until 1815.

    Nov 21st, 2010 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    I understand now. Thank you for the info what I could not find.

    Nov 21st, 2010 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    It's doubtful if the “ports war” will be over until Argentina has crippled Montevideo.

    Nov 22nd, 2010 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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