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Brazil confirms Venezuela’s Chavez will be absent from the Mercosur summit

Friday, December 7th 2012 - 05:46 UTC
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez will not be attending the Mercosur summit on Friday as had been previously announced, announced on Thursday the Brazilian Foreign ministry which is hosting the event. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    So the meeting will be without the Grand Nutter to lead them in destroying what was left of Mercosur as a trading body.

    But of course the two forthcoming Nutters may be in line for the job.

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    @1 Beggars cant be choosers, and at the moment mercosur is selling the big issue and needs every country it can get to join, dictatorships and all.

    as for chubby, fingers crossed he may become absent on a more permanent basis!

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • txiki

    Who will leave power first? CFK or Chavez?

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    He is back in Venezuela but not revealing much about his condition.

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    No doubt his position will stiffen up in time ??.

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I think he is in his death march mode

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Now 'alternates' such as Foreign Ministers are given presidential decision making rights at Mercosur meetings, the organisation does not need the presidents to attend.

    The thing to watch is just how quick they can propose and agree that all Chavez's ALBA states can become full Mercosur members.

    Proposed and Agreed within 30 seconds ???

    .... a perfect storm, where the inmates complete their take-over of the asylum.

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Even for them it will be a shambles! Paraguay would be better off with Chile, rather than re-admitted to Mercosur, wouldn't they??

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    how many countries are not part of this mercosur club.
    that could come together.

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Chile is not, nor Colombia, Suriname, Gyuana, Bolvia , Ecuador and Peru and of course the outcast....Paraguay.

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    enough to form a club perhaps.

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Hell you think think with the bullies in the mercosur madhouse they would want to have their own club and tell mercosur to kiss off

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Long live to heroes! Long live to South Americans! Books in the hands, love in the heart, peace in the brain!!! Go to the top, brothers! The time is NOW!!!

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    He is dying. Now with bone metastases. Thank God. The sooner this Socialist parasite dies the better.

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I go to the sun, saxon!!!

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    @#14 the sooner the better and sooner is not fast enought

    Dec 07th, 2012 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Hopefully he can stop breathing before his inauguration.

    Dec 08th, 2012 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Jota's good, Bras., but your gung ho YouTube Unasur 'defense games' is just that - games.
    The Unasur 'games' in B.A. last year showed the limitations of the materiel but, more importantly, the limitations of integration on the 'battlefield'.

    I always come back to the same question ... who are you defending yourself from?
    I always come back to the same answer ... South American civilians.

    Dec 08th, 2012 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @19 Brassiere

    Thanks for the comedy, I did appreciate the ‘soldiers’ rolling around on the beach in unison carrying FA SLR’s – it really was funny.

    Likewise the planes. How do you propose to support all the variants with the different pylon capabilities? Have a ‘pick ‘n mix’ solution I bet!

    And the dress uniforms! Bet a lot of chickens died to give up their feathers to be worn by another bunch of chickens pretending to be a fighting force. Ha, ha, ha.

    But it’s not all bad. I did see a very few tidy MBT’s. Couldn’t tell which country they came from but don’t worry yourself, the Brits will find out when they are knocked out by the Javelin Medium Range Anti-tank Guided Weapon and the two man crew. Deadly up to 2.500 m at can lift the turrets of UNASURs MBTs with no trouble at all.

    Final question, this was uploaded over three years ago, do you some current comedy films about this bunch of Muppets?


    Dec 08th, 2012 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Brassiere's war games look cute and dandy..........all the way up to when there is an opposition to them. As Geoff asks....who are they defending from.......only civilians when they see through the bullshit.

    Dec 08th, 2012 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    @20 Cap
    Yep, very cute, very nice to look at. They should carefully put them back in their boxes, when they've finished showing them off, would be shame to break them.

    Fascinating though, the only member with any real war fighting experience (against a real enemy) was Argentina. I am sure they would be willing to share their expertise!

    How to fight and lose in one easy lesson!

    Dec 09th, 2012 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Saddam Hussein's military at the time (1st gulf war) was like the 4th largest and was of unknown integrity, but had spend a 8 years fighting Iran, so they were war harden troops. But in they end, it meant nothing just as they utube means nothing. So brassiere, stop showing military scenes and saying peace. The Falklands are NOT south america's.......get over it.

    Dec 09th, 2012 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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