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Paraguayan presidential hopeful said the country should in no way abandon Mercosur

Friday, July 13th 2012 - 23:34 UTC
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Horacio Cartes a presidential hopeful from the Paraguayan hegemonic Partido Colorado said that exiting Mercosur would only cause the closure of industries and the loss of thousands of jobs in the country. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    Athough I'd like them to leave the treaty, Cartes is probably correct and wise. The little country is landlocked and depends on good relations with Brazil and Argentina. Very pragmatic...

    Jul 14th, 2012 - 02:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Well at least he seems not to be a fantasist like some on here who think Paraguay can ignore Brazil and Argentina and link up with the Pacific Alliance instead! However a “rich rancher” is not what Paraguay needs, and if he comes to power the old Colorado way, through force and fraud, he may not get to make the decision on being in mercosur anyway!

    Jul 14th, 2012 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker


    I think it has F-all to with any other Country in South America what Paraguay wish to do. I despise the way Argentina and Brazil are allowed to bully their smaller neighbours into doing what they want them to do. It must be lovely to be a smaller member of Mercusur - do as we say or else we will impoverish you! Its disgusting. Communism is alive and well in South America and god only knows how bad Mercosur will get now Chavez is involved.

    Jul 14th, 2012 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Cartes is a bit of an unknown. However, he comes across as something of a Mercosur lackey. As the article points out, he's a rich rancher and businessman. Therefore, profit before people. And Paraguay will be stripped of most of its assets by argieland, Brazil and Venezuela. An important consideration will be the moves Chavez makes toward the position of “Emperor” or “Overlord”. He's 58 but, prima facie, dying. Chavez only has one son who, apparently, has behavioural problems and will thus be seen by his father as an ideal heir. By comparison with this, Paraguay is of no consequence. Only peasants.

    Jul 14th, 2012 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #4 Chavez has said the next President of Venezuela should be a woman =)

    Jul 14th, 2012 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Jul 15th, 2012 - 03:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5 Open legs at the border?

    Jul 15th, 2012 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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