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G-20 membership attracts Chile, but not prepared to replace dissident Argentina

Wednesday, April 25th 2012 - 06:36 UTC
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Chilean diplomacy has been active preparing for the next G-20 meeting in Mexico which it plans to attend as a “special guest”, but also because the future could hold an even greater prize if Argentina’s erratic behaviour finally is no longer acceptable for the rest of the group’s members. Read full article


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  • Xect

    Seems logical regardless of the Argentina issue that Chile is part of the discussions given its economic, political and diplomatic improvements.

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 06:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TipsyThink

    Where is Thailand ?

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Tipsy... in Aisa ;)

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 09:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    How would CFK sell being the first nation ever kicked out of the G20?

    That'd look good on her legacy.

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I can see the Chileans point of about replacing Argentina in the G20. They after all have to exist has their neighbours, which I gather is not an easy thing to do at the best of times. Replacing them would leave them open to all sorts of allegations from Latam states, such as profiting at the expense of Argentina. Not to mentiontt he grief they would receive from Argentinian nationalists. All in all, membership is probably not worth the regional problems it would cause them. However an invite to the meetings on a regular basis, with a view to membership, that's another thing.

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Let G19 = G20 - Argtardia
    If (Chile request = 'Challenge Accepted') then {
    G19 + Chile = G20
    else {
    G19 + Thailand = G20

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yd1982

    If Argentina were more developed and had a better political culture, we'd have the G21 - with both Argentina and Chile included!

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @7 No, they'd be still kicked out for adding naught but anti-trade blockades.

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    I hope they are kicked out - not for any particular reason beyond the entertainment value of such an eventuality.

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    G20 doesn't “need” argieland. Argieland lies. Membership of G20 depends on GDP (nominal) and (PPP). Argieland is somewhere between 21st and 27th. All being well, when the IMF reports on argieland's REAL economy, G20 will be a closed door. Or perhaps we should say one more closed door.

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @ GreekYoghurt

    I like more this:

    $YPFt=12bn: //turnover
    $YPFp=1.5bn; //Profit
    if ($YPF== “expropriation”){

    echo ‘Turn over:’. $YPFt .’Profit:’. $YPFp;


    echo ‘G20:’. $G20;


    other: (Lingo)

    On mouseUp go to Spain.

    Other: (javascript)
    onMouseover=”alert(Spanish go Home and stop crying like babies please!')”;

    Other: (Ajax)

    function GetCountries(strURL){

    var req = CreateXmlHttpObject();
    if (req)
    req.onreadystatechange = function()
    if (req.readyState == 4) {
    if (req.status == 200) {

    alert(“There was a problem while using XMLHTTP:n”);
    }“POST”, strURL, true);
    req.send(null);//send the results


    Oops Spain doesn’t appear? Something wrong with my code?

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Your use of “function GetCountries” is correct in this context, because this function achieves argentina's wish for colonisation, expansionism and annexation of surrounding territories.

    on function GetCountries (ArgtardiaWantsLebensraum = TRUE){
    run procedure ArgtardianAnnexation
    run procedure ArgtardianExpansionism
    run procedure ArgtardianColonisation
    run procedure JumpIntoBedWithChineseLikeAFailedAfricanState
    run procedure PrevaricationAndIgnoreConstitution

    That would describe a model for an argtardian.

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Retroqqq

    Chile and Argentina should unite to form one country!

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    Kick em out, what do they bring to the table apart from botox

    Apr 25th, 2012 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    13 @ Yeap, just one big country called CHILE.......jajajajaja...

    No, we are very confortable as we are, except that they can return us our Patagonia stolen on 19th century, from Rio Negro (Black River) to South including the almost half a Tierra del Fuego .......

    G-20 is too much interested in our membership because we will probably receive the South Atlantic oil from de Falklands......too much money involved, don't you think so????

    Apr 26th, 2012 - 01:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger




    $getPiratesCountries=“Select * FROM countries WHERE behaviour='pirates'AND status='active' ORDER BY $das_order LIMIT 0,$das_limit”

    $getPiratesCountriesDone = mysql_query($getPiratesCountries) or die(“Cannot get Pirates countries sorry”);

    while($werf_lich= mysql_fetch_array($getPiratesCountriesDone)){


    echo “This is the pirate country: $Pname #$Pid”;



    Britain 1
    Spain 2
    Ha ha ha

    Apr 26th, 2012 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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