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Chavez announces fund in support of Venezuelan business to export to Mercosur

Wednesday, July 18th 2012 - 09:07 UTC
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced the creation of a strategic fund geared to support public and private exports to Mercosur, following his confirmation that he will fly to Brazil for the formal incorporation of his country as a full member of the block that also includes Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and suspended Paraguay. Read full article


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  • British_Kirchnerist

    “they were asking millions of dollars to say yes, but that didn’t happen because I won’t be blackmailed”

    Interesting, I knew they were an authoritarian pro-Yank enclave but now it comes out they were utterly corrupt too

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Still not fully incorporated and yet he's already announced a Mercosur military pact and labelled a fellow member a pro-yank enclave and enemy.

    You've gotta love Hugo.

    NB Where is his evidence that Paraguay wanted a bribe or did he just make that up?

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ken Ridge

    I think he thought out loud again, just like the cancer inducing machine he thinks the yanks have. Total uneducated idiot, though with Paraguay going to arbitration he should'nt count his chickens before they hatch. Would be an interesting smack in the face for Hugo & CFK should the ruling go against them.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    A future south america empire map, we suppose,

    and the country in yellow, is next in line to be anext.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I was really hoping his cancer would have kicked in full gear by now. Image it being a hoax......DAMN!

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    Chavez just what the world needs, another megalomaniac nutter with a map and big ideas. For some reason Chavez reminds me of Mussolini, and we all know what happened to Benito, he ended his days doing an impression of a bat.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Doesn't look like his good buddy Assad will last much longer. Wonder what dear Hugo will have to say about that? Probably try to enforce his new military pact with Argentina and send a few troops to the region.

    He needs a good kicking so he can learn his place in the world.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    7 Idlehands (#)

    Chávez's place in the world is six feet under!!!!

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Simon68 (#)

    Top comment once again there from the hard hitting deep thinking Simon! lots to take in, I think I'll wondering long and hard tonight how the hell your not a Political analyst for the BBC?

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Are you the comment police or do you just not like a pithy remark?

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    9 BLACK CAT (#)

    Gracias, Grone.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Max

    Time to realize
    Caracas...Sao Paolo...Montevideo......Buenos Aires
    air...bus...routes ....

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Human Rights Watch attacks 'abuse of power' in Venezuela:

    BBC News
    17 July 2012

    The abuse of power by the Venezuelan government under President Hugo Chavez has increased over the past four years, according to Human Rights Watch.


    Jul 18th, 2012 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    13 JohnN (#)

    This is the HRW report:

    Horrific reading!!!!

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Max

    Human Watch Rights ?

    Where are these cowards /Stupid secret services' tools

    Where are Human Rights ?
    “” One out of every 132 Americans behind the bars in USA “”

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    15 Max

    Your grammar there is so poor that I doubt any native English speaker will understand the point you are trying to make.

    Try again.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @8 Simon: Like!

    But the world would be a duller place without him. He is great comedy value, a reliable clown. I love the way he “orders” things to be done. Like the way he ordered the setting up of a car factory to make cars affordable for all Venezuelans. I think they made a few hundred that all broke down before they got to the forecourt and were way more expensive than better imports. Imagine a Caribbean built Lada and you get the picture.

    Go Hugo! The silver lining to your cloud is that you are a living example of how to squander wealth and opportunity. Your legacy will be studied all over the world. It just won’t be the legacy you wished for.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It's actually 1 out of 153 are in jail. However 54% are drug offenders........a wonderful import of South America. And really, what does jail in the USA and human rights have to do with one another. Prisoners in the USA live better than most South American citizens....really now.....geez!

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    18: Max uses time-tested propaganda tactic “whataboutism” that emerged most prominently during Soviet era but still handy to seek to divert focus today.

    The goal of whataboutism, not to be confused with an appropriate comparison, isn't to convince those directly debating the issue, but to create doubt in third-party audiences.

    So if the issue diverts to become a comparison of violent criminality (it isn't), a suitable whataboutism rejoinder could be to see that Venezuela's homicide rate is far higher than that of the United States.


    Jul 18th, 2012 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Nice use of words John......damn facts! lol

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LightThink

    Wikipedia US origin covered propaganda machine.
    Dont be obsessed with them.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ottona

    Notice: Chavez said Venezuela's “private” companies ! He also keeps mentioning the pipeline from Venezuela's Orinoco across Colombia to the Pacific for oil export to Asia. Brazils' agro-exporters are their precence in Venezuela. Various forms of economic integration will develop in South America. That economic integration will tend to exclude U.S. imports and U.S. power to interfere.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Thats going to be one for the album, dilma and chavez hand in hand in economic and political cooperation. Cringes all round I think and a drop in Brazils international credibility overnight.

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    US base in paraguay in next twelve months? whoops

    Jul 18th, 2012 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    10 Idlehands (#)

    Your nicked my son

    Jul 19th, 2012 - 06:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    21: Not at all obsessed with Wikipedia, but it is a convenient, online source that I use for referencing information that would otherwise demand more-obscure sources.

    If you have information that contradicts Wiki sources, would be most grateful if you would reference those? Otherwise, your criticism forms a part of the propaganda process itself in seeking to discredit sources without offering valid alternative sources.

    Jul 19th, 2012 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    JohnN: Well said.

    Jul 19th, 2012 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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