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EU and ten Latinamerican countries end 20-year ‘banana dispute’

Friday, November 9th 2012 - 06:05 UTC
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The European Union and ten Latinamerican countries signed an agreement on Thursday settling the longest running series of disputes in the history of the multilateral trading system, better known as the ‘banana dispute’. Read full article

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  • British_Kirchnerist

    Good news =) I take it the EU has certified Latin America's bananas as bendy enough then =)

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    You mean bent ?

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #2 I was taking the piss out of the EU, fellow Brits will get it

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3 Doesn't matter. Still won't buy any LatAm goods. Boycott LatAm. Then they can throw their crap overboard in the middle of the Atlantic!

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @4
    Not even a teenie weenie waffer theen meent?

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    3 British_Kirchnerist

    You seemed to miss that GALlamosa was taking the piss out of you with wordplay. Is there nothing that won't fly straight over your head?

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #5 =)

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @7
    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
    I just had an image of Conq as a bloated diner sitting in a restaurant with the table piled high with bananas and an Argie waiter offering him an after-dinner mint from Bariloche.

    Argie waiter: And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint.

    Conq: Nah.

    Argie waiter: Oh, sir, it's only a tiny, little, thin one.

    Conq: No. Fuck off. I'm full.

    Argie waiter: Oh, sir. Hmm?

    Conq: [groan]

    Argie waiter: It's only wafer thin.

    Conq: Look. I couldn't eat another thing. I'm absolutely stuffed. Bugger off.

    Argie waiter: Oh, sir, just-- just one.

    Conq: Faggot, how do you want me to kill you. You choose. I can rip off your head and sh1t down your throat.....I can arrange to have your country glow in the dark. Go ahead, make my day......

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    This will suit Argentina which is now a Banana Republic.

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #8 =)

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dam edge conTroll

    When countries in fairier climes decline, they can at least grow bananas. When countries in fringe climes decline, they simply become irrelevant.

    Nov 10th, 2012 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Geest that's it then?

    Nov 10th, 2012 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    Lol @ 8

    Nov 12th, 2012 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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