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Argentina is facing serious trade problems and Brazil “must help in a mature way”

Saturday, March 24th 2012 - 02:52 UTC
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Argentina is having serious trade problems and Brazil “in a mature way” must try and help solve them said a top official from President Dilma Rousseff administration, who anticipated he would be travelling to Buenos Aires in coming weeks. Read full article


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  • The Cestrian

    chuckle, chuckle....

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Economies go up and down.
    Currently Argentina's economy is going down, tomorrow it might start going up.
    Currently Cristina Kirchner is one ugly old bint, tomorrow she will still be one ugly old bint.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rebeldenacion

    And just what did you all expect from Argentina, a repeat performance of course.......for your viewing pleasure:
    Gracias Cristina y Nestor!!

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    “We have received many complaints from Brazilian business people” AND According to the Brazilian Confederation of Industry, exports to Argentina have dropped 22% BUT Argentine Economy minister Lorenzino is not supporting the figures.

    Depends who you believe.

    Another fine mess.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    I think Argentina should adopt the Anglo-American economic model of the last 20 years, the “financial house of cards and let the banks cook the books as long as the stock market and property values rise” model.

    Worked out wonderfully for both countries.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Are Brazilians soft in the head?
    Why do they want to help those turds in Argentina?

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Because if Argentina goes, so does Latin America, and if Latin America goes, so does the USA and Canada.

    Tough luck. That's why we do as we please.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 5 Argentina is Argentina, it's not the USA or England. Be a little bit realistic tobias. You're really stupid.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Ok, I agree. They are them with their inherent racism, we are we (not you), with our inherent treachery. Fair enough

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljordao


    Yes, this Brazilian minister is soft in the head, but I can assure you that his attitude is extremely unpopular among Brazilians. It would make sense only if Argentina were a Brazilian region. Thankfully, it is not.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @7 Really? Argentina 'went' in 2001. The reason the IMF allowed Argentina's economy to collapse was because an extensive report showed that letting Argentina fail would have little effect on its neighbours and no effect on the global economy. I cannot see that the circumstances have changed that much.

    Brazil does not want trouble next door - it is noisy and unsettling to have antisocial neighbours - so it would be better to handle the situation.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    But their calculations backfired Elaine. Within one year of Argentina defaulting:

    1)Chile went into its first serious recession in 12 years.
    2) Uruguay went into its worst crisis in history
    3) Bolivia and Paraguay suffered statistical GDP depression
    4) Peru's remittences collapsed causing social unrest
    5) Ecuador defaulted
    6) Venezuela was forced to devalue the bolivar
    7) Brazil who was recovering from their own crisis slid back to 0% groth for 2002-2003.

    And most importantly, Argentina was for a generation alienated from market economies, and Kirchner foreign policy came to power.

    Little effect? You are one delusional lady Elaine. Just like your lies about ever being in Argentina. Liar and whoolgathering. Bad combo.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    As an Argentine I am sick and tired of hearing Thieves asking for more from Argentina, I have a solution go to UK or USA and complain to them about their immigration laws and see is they give a rats about PEOPLE, if they don't why should we even care if a latino gets meat from Argentina or not, we have people who are immigrants being killed at the bo derived by white laws. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Those Anglos are racist fools. And I don't give a hoot about the rest of Latin America. Only myself.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @12 Why does it upset you so much to know that I spend a lot of time in Argentina? Because it means I know the truth about the situation there? Well it matters not what you believe about me. I am in neighbouring Chile at the moment so I know exactly what the people here think of Argentina's antics at the moment.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    And the rest of Latin America is irrelevant to us. As is the UK, as is Europe, and is the USA.

    Aren't our actions clear enough?? WE DONT CARE ABOUT YOU. If you were all human beings, maybe.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    wallowing in self pity now you know that the game is up. yoiur isolationist and protectionist policies and attitude will get you nowhere.

    you can say “fuck you2 all you like but it wont bring your country back from the abyss. RG Land needs all the friends it can get.

    Its now noticable that Rg land has gone from ”everyone loves and supports us“ to ”fuck you“ when you realise that no one gives a rats fuck about the Falklands issue.

    ”This is a world issue” my arse.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    The Falklands are yours. I still don't get what the ferk are you guys doing talking about Argentina beyond the Falklands. YOU DONT MATTER.

    You are like 10 million zeros to the left of 1.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    Aye no wonder you and your La Campora mates are upset. you thought you could get by raising the Falklands issue and that was it. Unfortunately you lot are as predictable as night and day.

    as soon as you mention the FI everyone knows what is going on ie you are bust.

    a few posts and a few internet searches reveals the truth - Rg Land is ferked. Everyone now knows it due to your incompetence of once more underestimating the rest of the world who can read you like a book.

    Argentina and La Campora are political pygmies. You couldnt look after a kids pocket money.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    The rest of the world? You mean those areas outside Argentina that have been bust for 5 years and starving, rioting, or burning things down?

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian



    you mean like this place:

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Be faire here gentle men,
    If Brazil or another south American country was in deep fries,
    Would CFK come running the their aid,

    Brazil could, just could end up dragging themselves down with them.

    But hang on a minute, according to most argie bloggers, Argentina is doing great, they are rich, they are powerful, and its little old England,zzzzz that is finished, now who do we believe,
    The world, or CFK.
    Its over to her immortals then .lol.


    Mar 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    To be fair, Tobes does have a brain and some good (when he's not in one of his manic moods) points, unlike most of the Arg-plebs that post here.

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @13 “As an Argentine I am sick and tired of hearing”. Too many words. Should be “As an Argentine I am sick” And we know you can't hear. Shall we try one last time? THE FALKLANDS DO NOT BELONG TO ARGIELAND AND NEVER WILL.“ Did you ”hear“ that?
    @16 ”Human being“? How would you recognise one? It's doubtful if there is one within 500 miles of you.
    @20 Best not to ”live” in argieland. An area that is extremely hazardous. Robberies, riots, murders. And that's before you get out on the street! An area just begging for sterilisation. Not too bad if the germs stay under the rim of the toilet bowl. But the germs can't be allowed out of the bowl. And, sooner or later, the bowl will HAVE to be sterilised!

    Mar 24th, 2012 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @20 So toby, have you admitted that you're in Le Hitler Youth Camping Yet? Just admit that you are, and be proud of your life decision.

    Mar 25th, 2012 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    I think the average Brazilian will be loving this. When I was in Brazil they didn't take too kindly to arrogant Argentines calling them“macaquinhos”.

    “”For much of its history, Argentina has been so much richer and more cosmopolitan than Brazil that we didn't even think of coming to a par with her, much less outranking her,“ said Amaury de Souza, a sociologist in Rio de Janeiro.

    Now, however, ”we're looked on as the big power south of the Rio Grande. We lead Mercosur. Argentina's fate is intimately tied to our own.

    “For Argentines, it must be really hard. To look at us must set their teeth rattling. They would rather die than acknowledge Brazil is the leader”.

    Mar 26th, 2012 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Mar 26th, 2012 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    @27 Oooh! Hit a nerve. Incidentally, I'm a polyglot too :) Though as a native english speaker, that's out of choice, not necessity ;)

    Mar 26th, 2012 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    You fool! We can accept bigger countries will be leaders,
    [ not true] Britain is a little island] and are a leader
    Argentina is a big country, and [ not ] a leader .

    ! We all know Europeans including you Brits believe yourselves to be genetically a superior race
    [ not true] its just that we are better than Argentina at this point in time .]

    What makes you all mad is we stand up against such laughable ideology!
    [but its your very own ideology that is causing this problem in the first place ]
    [Is it not ]

    You are evil societies down in your rotten core,
    [ led by and instigated by CFK] ]

    Mar 26th, 2012 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll


    There is no necessity in knowing English UNLESS you are in international business or aviation, not even scientists need to know English. Everyone else learns it because its a mere curriculum enhancer to get an edge over another candidate, just like saying “computer skills” has become that today that also. 90% of people don't really end up using their listed skills.


    Like Midnight Oil said:

    “Better die on your feet than live on your knees”. You British (and Euroepans/Americans) live on your knees (beholden to the bankers and the elite class and politicians), you just NAIVELY believe you still run the system, but the system runs you now.

    Matrix 1,2, and 3 (recommended viewing).

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    TV fantasy

    it does not matter how you, in retrospect you are dead, are you not.

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nightingale

    argyland going down the plug hole

    Mar 30th, 2012 - 07:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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