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Paraguay exports to Argentina plunge 70%; ‘mirror’ countermeasures considered

Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 05:03 UTC
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Mercosur junior member Paraguay that is suffering the Argentine restrictions on imports and has seen its February exports plummet 70% is planning ‘mirror’ countermeasures but emphasizing on those products with greater impact for Argentina and lesser for Paraguay. Read full article


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  • Britninja

    “Neighhhhbours, everybody needs good neighhhhbours, with a little understaaaanding...” It's nice to see they're being suitably rewarded for their loyalty to ole Turkney Neck CFK and her bonkers policies.

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 06:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    Seems the neighbours are all getting a bit pissed-off with RGland

    re paraguay ” exports plummet 70% is planning ‘mirror’ countermeasures but emphasizing on those products with greater impact for Argentina ”

    re Uruguay - ”President Jose Mujica described the situation as “quite mortifying” and recommended “opening other fields”.

    Dont think brazil are too chuffed either!

    Also funny that Prince harry will be visiting brazil....I thought Brazil were on the RG's side?!!

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 06:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    So it seems Argentina isn't happy with alienating itself on the global stage but now seeks to alienate itself with in its own continent.

    Sounds like a great foreign strategy and as Dreyfos would say; She's a very clever little

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 07:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Well, well, well.

    Yet another country hacked off with our RG friends. So much for south american solidarity - LOL.

    Basically the RG economy is knackered. Good news as if we didnt already know this.

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 08:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    Bless 'em!

    Probably would have a great economy if the clever people ran the country!

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    LMAO - I hope they all follow paraguays lead and take mirror action by imposing import restrictions on argentine goods - Ohhhhhh how what goes around comes back round to bit CFK on the butt, maybe now argentina will get to feel what it can be like under economic blockade conditions lol

    And this on top of the looming economic disaster, oh argentina, you have no where to hide and no one to turn too lol.

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    President Jose Mujica: “We love being bullied by Argentina and supporting Argentina bullying other places and so we're going to work hard to make this fall another 70% in the name of Argentina!!”
    Normal Human: “Hmm....”

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    I'm just drinking my coffee with a satisfying slurp, this is just to good for words, Argentina is doing what it does best and is destroying itself 30% inflation, a budget deficit and now its engaging in counter productive and bizarre trade wars with everybody, its a wonder the country is still functioning :)

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    **7 Greek....

    What is Greek Yoghurt...??!!
    I haven't hear a yoghurt has a name from Greek...!

    Yoghurt was made/produced in Bulgaria at first time whereas my grandfather's origin country.....

    Turks/Greeks just eat very yoghurt more than other nations do in the world...

    keep on eating yogurt which has many probiotics...

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Brazil should have enough evidence to begin retaliation this month. Watch what happens when cars from Argentina are stuck in port.

    CFK is playing a very dangerous game with people much smarter than she is and I can't wait until this all blows up on her.

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Yoda: “yes, complete economic stagnation, this looks like”

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    F.CK ,the Pied Piper of lemmings ,I wish we could put cartoons on this blog !
    Wont be long before Jorge Lanata is President.

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ernie4001

    Same solution as for Uruguay. Leave or skip Mercosur and look forward to get a Free tarde agreement with Peru, Chile and Colombia. That´s the only answer.

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Ummm.... Why does Mercopress not provide the source for the export numbers they claim from Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil? Three reports in the last week, where Mercopress has no qualms in posting a figure in the article's rubric, yet within the article itself there is no sourcing for the figure.


    Mar 06th, 2012 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Just e mail Mercopress and ask them and then you can tell us !

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Paraguay are already on CFK's really, really black list (as distinct to the other two types of blacklist) for DARING to challenge her over supplying electricity to Uruguay on Argentina cables.

    I think the Brits are on the 'black-hole' list, which CFK thought had something to do with the redundant oil wells Argentina has because none of the Argies know how to run them. She still thinks that because even Think can't get the real definition because his head is hurting to 'think' about it.

    Sorry Brits, couldn't help taking the piss out the Argies. :o)

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Why do the photos of politicians from Argentina's neighbours always make them look really sad?

    Mar 06th, 2012 - 10:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    I guess for the same reason the British government said it was “sad” last week. Or why the Brazilians were sad Argentina was a bit of a problem. Or the Chileans saying the same a couple of years ago with the gas export situation.

    I guess Argentina does matter after all, so instead of all of you wishing her bad, you should be hoping we grow up as a society when it comes to political matters. It would be best for many countries in this world.

    Mar 07th, 2012 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    All hail The Great Grand Tobias Twit!

    We only wish RG bad because no one likes bullies! If youre Botox Reich knew anything about building good diplomatic relations then no one would be complaining against you! For example, RGland could have entered good sound dialogue with the flaklanders, and talked about full cooperation in trade, tourism etc tec, and built a bridge of trust that would have benefitted everyone.....but no!

    You only have yourselves to blame!

    Mar 07th, 2012 - 03:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Let's be sure about one thing. If I was Argentinian and living under the jackboot of a pseudo-italiano mafia government, then I'd be looking pretty sad too. These people just live next door and look what it's doing to them.

    Mar 07th, 2012 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    18. You are wrong, nobody needs Argentina for anything. Why countries think it is “sad” is because they assume Argentina is going to live up to international standards and be an honorable country. Over time people tend to forget things but once they are reminded it takes a long time to forget again. Make a contract/treaty/agreement with Arg everything is fine for a few years then something happens and Arg backs out, goes against, doesn't fulfill, doesn't pay. So no more agreements forthcoming. Kind of like no more int'l bonds issued in the last 10 years it is all coming to a head now and the holdouts will have to be dealt with one way or the other shortly.
    That's what happened to Chile, Arg had contracts to supply nat gas but when they needed it themselves or were pissed about something, they shut off the pipeline and let chile freeze. So what was the consequence you ask? Chile builds a HUGE LNG facility sets up long term supply contracts and then Arg is begging them for nat gas a year later. So again Arg is on the losing side, they may win a battle but lose the war.
    Same will go for the trade, once you are labeled as an unreliable partner you pay more imports and get less for your exports. You may have a few months or “good” for the country but in the long run you will lose.

    Mar 07th, 2012 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @21 There is an element of naïvety on the part of the Chilean, Brazilian, Uruguayan and Paraguayans here. They seem to be economic pet-gimps of Argentina who routinely sodomise them through ridiculously biased trade, or treaties that they sign and then ignore. So a lot of the buck lies in those who just accept this nonsense. Chile should really be buying it's LNG from somewhere else and Paraguay should looking further afield for trade links.

    Mar 07th, 2012 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 18 Trying to look like a victim, again, tobias? lol why the world should be hoping we grow up as a society? This is our problem, and please, don't talk about “society” because you and I are part of different societies. You are a piece of sh*t, I'm not. I reapet, you are sh*t peronists. That's why the Falklands should never be part of Argentina, that would be the end of the islands.

    ¿Por qué no vas a hacer algo por la patria que tanto decís amar, y tratás de encontrar la manera de enviar al asesino Schiavi a la cárcel? Lavate las manos tobias, seguramente tenés sangre seca en tus manos, la sangre de 51 personas tobias, te exita, peronista, ¿no? Ustedes los peronistas son viles, inmundos, jamás van a tener las islas, jamás. Corruptos hasta la médula, así son ustedes.

    Mar 07th, 2012 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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