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Uruguay president and vice-president clash over Venezuela’s Mercosur admission

Wednesday, July 11th 2012 - 01:20 UTC
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Uruguayan Vice president Danilo Astori openly clashed with President Jose Mujica over the recent decision to incorporate Venezuela to Mercosur arguing it was “the deepest institutional injury” suffered by the block and questioned the concept that the juridical “has to be at the service of the political”. Read full article


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  • British_Kirchnerist

    It seems legal cretinism to oppose something everyone else (including himself, he says) wanted in respect to the opposition of the Paraguayan Congress which has just acted so criminally its just gone and got itself expelled and therefore surely lost its power to block anyway! Viva Pepe

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Astori just don't have the balls to realize what he believes in.
    Venezuelas entrance to Mercosur is just as questionable as Lugo's ousting, but Astori prefers to discuss the former one...

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 The Paraguayan Congress acted in accordance with Paraguay's constitution. How would that be criminal? It might not suit Brazil or argieland, but that doesn't make it criminal. Didn't know that Paraguay got expelled. When did that happen? I thought it just got suspended after Dilma and the Hag bullied poor little senile Pepe.

    @2 Probably because “Venezuela's entrance” is clearly part of an orchestrated takeover. How does it go? Find an excuse to suspend the only Mercosur full member objecting to Venezuela's entrance. Then, never mind the “democratic and institutional breakdown” in Paraguay, admit Venezuela quickly while there's no-one to object. Mujica is just a cipher. And then we have the new, “improved” Mercosur with three “big” partners and two little ones. Paraguay needs to leave Mercosur and so does Uruguay. Nothing either of them ever say or do will have any meaning in the future. They'll just be the beggars hoping to be tossed some scraps or crumbs by A, B or V. Always assuming that they don't simply get “annexed”!

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Just as orchestred as Lugo's ousting, if you ask me :)
    Paraguay didn't oppose Venezuelas entrance, Paraguay senate did.

    You are wrong about Uruguay, all fine Mercopress posts selected news, but had you actually followed developments, you'd know that Uruguay has recently got liberties within Mercosur to trade freely with the rest of SA. All this to counter the difficulties of being a little nation in the game of the big ones.

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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