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Argentina and Brazil deny Uruguay and insist the decision on Venezuela was unanimous

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 - 06:31 UTC
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Argentina underlined late Monday that the decision on the incorporation of Venezuela as full member of Mercosur was “unanimously” supported by the presidents from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay during the group’s summit last Friday hosted by President Cristina Fernandez. Read full article


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  • ManRod

    Next one to bully out... Uruguay. Far too decent nation to be member of the “thugs club” Mercosur.

    Mercosur will be:

    Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador... and maybe Brazil.
    But I guess, last ones will also leave the sinking ship. Brazil is not dependent on such a minor club anymore, like it used to be 10 to 15 years ago. Brazil will conquer markets worldwide and will surely join open mentality of the Pacific states of South America.

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    ”(Uruguay's Foreign Minister) Almagro, ... Uruguay’s Foreign Affairs committees and the opposition pledged that .... the summit would not force the incorporation of Venezuela.“

    This is like saying ”We will not force the winner of the EuroMillions jackpot to take the money“.
    Perhaps they anticipate Chavez saying ”Thank you for the kind offer, but 'No'”.

    What *summit* is Almagro talking about? - There isn't one scheduled to ratify this before the end of July.

    Perhaps he means the Mendoza summit gone, where all the interested parties and individuals - except, of course, banned Paraguay - agreed immediate (July) incorporation of VE.

    Or perhaps Almagro thinks that the Senates of AR, BR, and UR might over-rule their Foreign Ministers and Presidents.
    Some chance! That would smack of a 'Paraguayan-slap-down'.

    No, whatever the qualms of Uruguayans, this is a done deal.

    The 'Mercozone' (for what its worth) now extends from the Roaring Forties to the Caribbean.

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Colonel

    Definitely Uruguay was force by Argentina and Brazil. Uruguayain opposion is calling Almagro when they are talking about interpelacion o expulsion. The opposion knows Argentina is trying to involve Merconsur in the Malvinas conflict.

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    “Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador... and maybe Brazil.”

    Who do you think Mercosur benefits the most? Venezuela? No, not Venezuela, not even Argentina, but Brazil. Why would we quit Mercosur, then? And by the way, what do you gain by making these shortsighted, spiteful comments? Is gaining the British sympathy so important for you?

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    I think the only one of the three president's foreign mininsters who shouldn't be sacked over this is Timmerman!

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 5 Tic tac tic tac tic tac Mercosur clock is ticking, hurry up :)

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Uncle Sam

    Well, well Pepe way to go, you ended up kissing ass and screwing your people again.
    Perhaps it's past time for you to throw in the towel and ride off into the sunset.
    Just a thought.

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Pepe is not Almagro, our dear President has been pushing for this for ages. Really important to get it through, next Frente Amplio candidate is a socialist “only”...

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

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    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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