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Montevideo, October 24th 2021 - 08:53 UTC
Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala was received on Thursday with “a wide offer of cooperation in all fields” in Brazil, the first stop in his regional-visits round following his Sunday victory. Read full article
That was quick!!!
Welcome to Mercosur, Peru.
I like Peru, great people, excellent food and pisco +pisco sour. I'm sure Humala will do a good job.
Humala said that Peru and Brazil share a long Amazon border which needs to be reinforced to contain the drug trade and other trans-national crimes, besides protecting the vast resources of the basin.
Which direction are the drugs, weapons and traffiked people going?
And in what sense is the vast resources of the basin being protected? - Protected from ourselves?
Brasilians being protected against Peruvians or vice versa?
There is no doubt that to effectively police the amazonian borderlands, the special talents of Captain Pantoja and his Special Services must be brought into play.
But would this be considered 'One Government Subsidy Too Far', and an undermining of the regional economy?
Peru has recently become the biggest cocaine producer in the world, relegating Colombia to a second position. So I guess cocaine would go towards Brazil, and this would be paid with weapons (Brasil is the biggest weapon producer in the region)
Majority of the cocaine goes from Peruvian jungle to Colombia, from Colombia to Mexico, and from there to the biggest consuming market on earth..the US. One of the reasons they can't and won't secure the border with Mexico: If those king pings don't make money, the banks in the US loose money (one of their major sources of income). Your comment goes back to a recent article what was posted on Mercopress copied from the guardian.
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