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Venezuelan industry says it’s the “worst possible moment” to join Mercosur

Thursday, April 28th 2011 - 06:49 UTC
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While for the Venezuelan government Mercosur has become the main priority following its recent exit from the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, the country’s private sector claims it is the worst moment possible for such a move. Read full article


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  • ManRod

    it is ALWAYS the worst moment to join the Mercosur. Joining means, losing control of the export/import market and subjugating to Brazilian interests. and power. Mercosur has transformed into the southamerican version of the NAFTA

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    it means that Venezuela has the new ability to block trade deals between Brasil and third parties,
    in just the same way as Argentina does currently.

    Venezuela could cut Brasil down to size by constantly blocking developments of Mercosur.

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    no matter which way it is, we are quite happy that Chavezlandia has ceased it's interest in the western hemisphere of Latinamerica. We don't want to be associated with that ape.

    Apr 29th, 2011 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Perhaps there could be a Bloc called the Association of Failed (Democratic) Dictatorships (AF(D)D). The first D could be dropped from all regimes making no pretence at democracy.

    But which regimes/states would be in the club?

    Apr 29th, 2011 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador?'re too late. That already exists, it's called Alba!

    Argentina might join, depending on Cristina's mood. And maybe Peru, if Humala get's elected.

    Apr 30th, 2011 - 12:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    ALBA is 'Venezuela's Bloc'.
    ALBA: (Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America.
    These inmates are running their very own asylum - with their very own virtual currency, the Sucre.

    Not happy for ALBA's behaviours and values being brought to Mercosur.

    I, for one, would like *great distance* placed between Venezuela and Mercosur, though I can see that ideological idiots will make it happen.

    Apr 30th, 2011 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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