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Venezuela formally exits Andean nations and waits for Mercosur incorporation

Sunday, April 24th 2011 - 01:30 UTC
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Venezuela formally exited the Andean Community of Nations, CAN, Friday when it stopped belonging to the free trade zone which for 38 years eliminated a full range of tariffs among its members (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia), announced the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs ministry. Read full article


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  • geo

    “” we're optimistic,sooner or later we will have a positive answer from the Paraguyan people and congress “” said ............

    but , Paraguayan are right on their concerns about somethings could
    be stayed on them hereafter by fait accompli !

    Apr 24th, 2011 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    @geo What?

    Apr 24th, 2011 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ptolemy

    So what are the Paraguayan concerns about Venezuela joining Mercosur?

    Apr 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    [] 2 , [] 3 ----

    Very easy to understand Paraguay's concerns becouse some South
    American countries have been in the Byzantium intrugues at last
    50 years on..against each other.
    but,it can thought that there is second mod which Argentina /Brasil
    maybe use Paraguay as stalking horse against Venezuela.
    It is common that there are many parts of the World have many
    inter-countries insecurity syndroms at Mid East,Africa,Asia,Europe....

    Apr 24th, 2011 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    This should be fun to watch. A group of countries with delusions of grandeur is looking to include a country that has a head of state who is delusional.

    Apr 24th, 2011 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87


    I can't see what kind of conflict could involve Venezuela and Paraguay. They have good, but distant, relations and have quite different economies. How could rivalry arise between those two countries? What is behind Paraguayan rejection of Venezuela is ideology. Instead of looking to the advantages (or even disadvantages) of a Venezuelan membership, conservative Paraguayan Congressmen are treating the matter in a politicized manner.


    So has the EU followed Berlusconi's advice of accepting an Israeli membership? How odd.

    Apr 24th, 2011 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    [] 6 -- Forgetit

    Your viewpoint must be strategical and pragmatic .

    Apr 24th, 2011 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Thank you, Chavez! Best you could do in favour of the CAN. Now Mexico will virtually join, only Bolivia left to leave and we will have the “prosperity aliance” @ Pacific coast on the other hand dominating Brasil and its looser slaves (Mercosur).

    Apr 26th, 2011 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    ”we will have the “prosperity aliance” @ Pacific coast on the other hand dominating Brasil and its looser slaves (Mercosur).”

    Manclown, what are you smoking?

    Apr 27th, 2011 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Fido Dido, would ask you the same... do you seriously doubt, that Mercosur is being led in the interests of Brazil? I don't blame then, they have done a perfect deal, though not not Argentina and the smaller nations.

    Still remember, when Argentina was a tecnological leader in exports in the region before the Mercosur came up. Now Brasil sends you 85% of tecnological imports, while you export 80% food and fuel to them.

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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