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With Venezuela Mercosur has become “a new pole of world power”

Tuesday, July 31st 2012 - 23:19 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández said on Tuesday during a press conference held at the Mercosur extraordinary summit in Brasilia, that Venezuela’s entry to the bloc “strengthens the entire region” and creates a “new pole of power” at world level. Read full article


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  • Joe Bloggs

    Pole of power? Say what? FFS! LOL!

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Bombastic bull excrement

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    And I think I am a Greek Adonis......I wonder if I say it enough others will too!

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Pole of power..... 6V on the negative side....

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Pole of power indeeeeeed...the power to introduce further into South America the corrupt nature of Venezuela - worst in Latin America next to Haiti. The power to introduce the terrorist-supporting Iranian network. The power to preach Hugo Chávez' looney mix of Boliviarian philosphy and his version of Marxism. Such power! Such a “foco” (focus) of wonky tercermundisimo (third world ism)...

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    Pole of power? Say what? FFS! LOL!
    Pole of Power etc..
    The brits excrement,since uk is FINISHED and is out of the picture,they cry.
    ¨Ladran Sancho,señal que cabalgamos:
    AHAHAHHAHAHAHAH nice to see the brits trash,in envy...
    Get ou uk is FINISHED!

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    And with only one democracy in the club !

    Poor little Uruguay, having to mix with tin-pot dictators and banana Republics.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 01:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Oh dear malvinero whol ives in a land of fantasy dreaming of islands that dont exist

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Pole of Power? They've been watching too much Harry Potter.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs


    Oh Malvi. You're sort of cute.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Nice picture.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think



    I can see that the Brutish influence in Malvinas is mounting.
    Smashing religious imagery on a cemetery……
    How civilized…
    How brave…

    I’ll bet the 100 pesos in my wallet that they’ll never find the “heroes” that did it…..
    “Omertà” is the name of the game in Malvinas.
    You Whenies better get used to it…

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dr. Jeorbbels

    CFK vows to end her speciality - “an end to double speech”. I fall over laughing.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 05:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ottona

    The Brits are going broke and will not be able to pay for the Malvinas: Brit banks will now face years of thousands of court cases concerning the “Libor rate” fraud. Washington Post estimates it will cost them $ 70 billion. In the end the Brit government will have to nationalize them with tax payer money. The Falkslanders will have a choice - repatriation to their poor England - or association with a thriving MERCOSUR South America. The Brits had to leave Hon Kong - they will have to leave the Malvinas. But the Falklanders can have the same deal like Hon Kong: One Argentina but with an “autonomy” for the Falklanders in the Malvinas.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 05:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    Thanks for that 14, you have just proven how out of touch you are, and by typing that nonsence, you have proven how much of an idiot you are.

    Again, thanks for that.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 06:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dr. Jeorbbels

    Ottona (#) you should become an Argentine politician, you talk absolute nonsense! and the Falklands will remain British just so long as they wish it. If and when Argentina becomes a true democracy, maybe then you will respect the right of self determination.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eddieposted

    ”one of the most powerful blocks in the world with a GDP of over 3tn dollars.
    LOL - The EU GDP is $17.4 trillion (including Germany alone at $3.6 trillion)

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 07:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    @11 - Which one won - rock, paper or scissors? ;-)

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 07:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    I believe that the glass was smashed thunk....not exactly smashing religious idols is it?

    Any way all I will say is, you create enough ill will and bad mouth and denigrate against a country and eventually peoples tolerance will wear thin the more hot headed members of the community will over react.....I'm just surprised its taken so long given the bull shit and verbal abuse your lunatic country and non government has been hurling impotently at the islands and the UK.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    UK doesn't need no help whatsoever to denigrate its name and reputation, it has you guys. As Uruguayan, after watching the olympics, I can only reaffirm UK is a racist nation, invasive even to its own inhabitants. No Welsh wanting God to save the queen tonight :)

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 08:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eddieposted

    Try posting something to support your drivel :)

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 09:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6 Strangely enough, I don't believe mercosur's combined GDP matches that of the UK. See, whatever figures the individual countries quote, it has to be reduced by around 25%. To account for the runaway inflation. But it's nice to see argieland and chavezland getting together. Given their individual track records, they should be able to ruin all four countries in short order. In the meantime, what a shame the “pole of power”, consisting of a demented botox-filled loser, an (ex-) guerrilla, a frightened, senile old man and a raving, dying, megalomaniac can't do what the UK can do on its own!
    @12 It was your “special forces”, wasn't it? Not brave enough for a stand-up like men fight, eh? But then you never have been. I'm curious, why do you have those blue and white stripes on your dishrag? Why not be honest and have it all yellow? And why are you keeping toilet paper in your wallet? Is it that precious now?
    @14 Still dreaming? Try Harry Potter or The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. So much more believable.
    @20 Still waiting for the Wicked Witch of the South to come and seize the place where you live, eh? Won't bother you, will it? You're already on the payroll! Lookee, lookee everybody, a Uruguayan fink!

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    If by “pole of Power” she means like the power or static electcity, she's right on target. Mercosur is now going to be a trading bloc amongst itself. With a continent that is only seconf to Africa in poverty and countries with closed and shrinking economies, mathematically even a short run scenario looks bad for them.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    What on earth are you talking about Guzz, I sense a twinge of bitterness in your deranged keyboard adventures, where you gang violated by a British stag do?

    Well that would explain why you type like you have your arse cheeks clenched tightly together :)

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Harry Stamper

    A deluded bunch.
    Mercosur should be based on sound business sense and shared goals, these bunch of space cadets are driven political belief and all have anterior motives. The only winner in the long term will be Brazil, with Arg continuing to implode and VZ continuing to waste it's vast natural resources with Comrade Hugo's daft ideas.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @12 I don't Think aka The Turnip In Chief

    How do we know, following the intrusion of your hockey captain who used the First World War Memorial on the Falklands (there are STILL no Malvinas) to do step ups that it wasn't a Malvinista who did the damage?

    I would rather keep quit until the culprit is captured or identified (if he / she has left) and deal with it then. And, unlike you and your degenerate compatriots, I think there will be an excellent chance of apprehesing the reprehensible person(s) involved.

    The last time you qutoted your wallet it had 160 shit pesos in it. The Mad Bitch Of Argentina strikes again, is it?

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #11 You beat me to it =) Great speech by Cristina too

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Has become, is a power of axes.

    Only this axe, is as surely blunt .

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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