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Uruguay’s José Mujica lauds booming Brazil ties

Friday, May 17th 2013 - 06:26 UTC
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By Jude Webber in Montevideo - The Financial Times has published a piece on Uruguayan president Jose Mujica and his view on the future and his government’s policy towards two powerful neighbors, Argentina and Brazil. Read full article


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  • briton

    Aman and his dog goes for a walk,

    surley this wont upset the dark

    May 17th, 2013 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Math

    Mujica always seemed to me a honest leftist. He does believe in everything he says. Very, very rare in a leftist.

    May 17th, 2013 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Old, senile, frightened, subservient. Not much of a Uruguayan advert.

    May 17th, 2013 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Pepe, to give him credit, seems to have the welfare of Uruguay as his priority.

    Very difficult tightrope he walks, living next door to the psycho bitch of Argentina.

    May 17th, 2013 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    @3# Conqueror : Don't be too quick to condemn this guy . He is both honest and humble , unlike the witch across the River Plate .

    May 17th, 2013 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    In a way we may well feel sorry for him,

    Being sandwiched between
    The dark queen and her lawyers aint healthy ..

    May 17th, 2013 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    As you all know I live in Uruguay and it is a terrific place to retire to.

    I suspect that Pepe is feeling his age and is more affected by his poorly thought of wife of a Senator than he should be.

    You could compare the situation on the marriage front with the boss-eyed Nestor and TMBOA and you can see how that worked out for the country.

    Next year will soon be upon us and Pepe is very likely to be replaced by Vasquez, a much different kettle of fish but still influenced by his desperately besotted with RC Church to the point where if he does become President again he will suspend the Abortion Act AGAIN.

    Despite his ignoring TMBOA I detest him already.

    May 17th, 2013 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wangito

    Hey Pepe...
    I have an idea: Why don't you sell Uruguay to Brazil, (I thought Argentina might be very interested but they are bankrupt and never pay anyhow) for say $40 billion. That will leave each and every Uruguayan citizen with 2 million plus Dollars free and clear in his pocket, and Uruguay will become another province in Brazil with you as a governer!. No one lose any of his properties or businesses and the province of Uruguay becomes the richest province in the world where 100% of the populations are millionaires!!!
    As far as Brazil is concerned they will have an excellent return on investment, that is if they can collect from the RG'ies who uses 95% of the energy produced from the world largest Hydro electric generator. And Brazil with its own un-paid debt from the construction of the dam of about 15 Billion, it should be an excellent deal. And by the way Pepe, you will be able to finally afford a four legged companion for Manuela and maybe get her a nice prosthesis...
    Don’t you think it is a great idea?

    May 17th, 2013 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    For generations, Uruguay has survived by playing off Brazil and Argentina against each other. Now that the latter no longer exists, perhaps he's bringing in a new friend to prevent Brazil from attempting to revive the Provincia Cisplatina.

    May 18th, 2013 - 01:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    9 ynsere

    I suppose it would put Brazil right up on the plate, next to Dilmas best mate, TMBOA, and right in line to be taken off the map?

    May 18th, 2013 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    ChrisR @ 10
    The Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento was originally established by the Portuguese, just about as close to Buenos Aires as they could get without getting their feet wet. Subsequent Portuguese/Brazilian intervention is what is now Uruguay is described here:
    For further detail, I suggest you read John Street's “Artigas & the Emancipation of Uruguay”. It is often seen copies for about vive quid at the used bookdealers' stands in the Sunday market on Tristán Narvaja Street in Montevideo.

    May 18th, 2013 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    11 ynsere

    Yes, our Espanol teacher is now telling us about the history of the country and we have 'done' Colonia del Sacramento.

    I can't see it coming to anything, but rather the Brasilians than than the argies anyday.

    May 18th, 2013 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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