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Chavez after an energy alliance with Argentina and Brazil in the framework of Mercosur

Tuesday, July 31st 2012 - 01:19 UTC
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced he expected to sign an oil/gas alliance between Argentina’s YPF and PDVSA (Venezuelan Petroleum) when he meets with his peer Cristina Fernandez in Brasilia in the framework of the Mercosur extraordinary summit to officially incorporate the country as full member of the trade group. Read full article


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  • Think

    Good news..........
    Think is happy...........:-)

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 04:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    But then Think always appreciated a tin-pot Dictator !

    Which is, of course, what Cristina hopes to become :-)

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 05:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Venezuela's incorporation is illegitimate. Will Paraguay take it to the ICJ?

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    They're scheming, shameless, deceitful, back-stabbing and utterly corrupt. The only predictable thing about leaders like these is that they cannot be trusted. This is why we need to keep our eyes open and guards up. Paraguay 'gave peace a chance' and got shafted.

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Why is Chavez wanting to talk to Brasil about an energy alliance between VE and BR?

    Brasil already is part of one within Mercosur, (Itaipu, etc).

    I guess he is thinking about a PROVIDER-alliance,
    where both can provide cheap fuel to the less fortunates
    and those without the money, whit or mental energy to win their own.

    Belo Monte is good, but Mercosur has much more un-utilised energy flowing off the Andes.
    Perhaps Chavez is promoting the Argentinian (Patagonian) hydroelectric programme ;-)

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Between Venezuela and Brazil experience in sea exploration, oil drilling in Malvinas Argentina can become as easy as fishing Antartica, cold but profitable..

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornishair

    Anyone know why prat-hunter keeps posting shit link to cheap looking websites?.
    Also have a question for you prat-hunter, do you think it would of been better to let Gaddafi kill his own people?

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    He's a hard working Argentine..........he get's cinco centavos everytime someone hits the sites he promotes. He loves the internet.......his newly found home.

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “a major defeat for the US foreign policy in South America”

    Mmmm. Wait until Romney gets in and if Dead Man Walking is still managing to dodge El Diablo but puts a foot wrong, I think Romney would love to cut it off for him: at the neck!

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Not to change the submit, but don't count on a Romney administration

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    Yes, I agree, but the thought of OBarmy for a second term is bad enough.

    Mind you, after Romneys comments on the Olympics I do wonder if it is Bush Jnr all over again.

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Either party can't find a decent candidate

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 12:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    Just like many countries, the UK included.

    Argentina is a given of course.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    They are still classed as a political country?

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Good news all round, including on the health front it seems =)

    #11 “I do wonder if it is Bush Jnr all over again”

    But surely you're nostalgic for him!

    #12-4 Au contraire, it seems Latin America is the only place where good presidential candidates are regularly elected =)

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    As I said until you've been anyway, you make invalidated points. I really thought you left because of lack of experience. SA, canidates are bought and everyone in SA knows that, especialially RGtown

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #7 I do because what the pages say is a lot more important then what they look like. How are things going in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria. Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Sri lanka, Congo and mali, did USA and UK manage to arm all terrorists there to kill locals or are we also going to blame it on their governments?? I am sure Saddam killed more muslims from his grave then thought his life time.
    #8 seems like I make a lot more Then any of you for my opinion.
    #9 don't forget latinamerica can afford many diablos with 100$ pesos and we can put them to work from anywhere in the world. People who threat others should be ready to face street justice at a moments notice.
    #11 sound like Latin Americans can agree on chavez while USA can't even deside on a good candidate for president, not a good start is it.
    #12, #13. We should agree that CFK is the better candidate of all of them.
    #16 so why didn't USA or Europe buy one that helped everyone?? Rather then buying one that helps latin americans only???

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Typically when people do not respond it's because what the individual makes as a statement is so moronic, responding would be just as moronic. It's like refusing to be lowered into their cesspool of lofe.

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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