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Mercosur and Paraguay on collision course; Uruguay insists Venezuela will hold the chair of the group

Wednesday, July 10th 2013 - 06:09 UTC
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Paraguay reiterated on Tuesday that if Venezuela assumes as pro termpore chair of Mercosur, it is not interested in returning to the group and discarded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledge to ensure Paraguay is fully reincorporated. Read full article


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  • Heisenbergcontext

    The divorce courts beckon...

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 07:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Where is THINK with his unity speech!

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 08:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I think that Paraguay is secretly showing the way to the UK ...
    This is how to leave a defunct trading bloc with your head held high.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Stick with it, Paraguay. After all, Uruguay is hardly important. Mercosur is just pushing forward a pawn. It took illegitimate actions to slide Venezuela in. You're pursuing the right course. Venezuela has to be kicked back out. Mercosur, well, argieland and Brazil, are trying to get you to ignore your own constitution and accept their hegemony. Allow it once and you are no longer sovereign.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Almagro and Patriota are among the biggest twats on the continent and that's saying something. Despicable people and a disgrace to their countries.

    I notice that Pepe is very quiet about this.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Mercosur with end up gone and Argentina will formally align with ALBA unless someone “retires” Crissy.
    All the failed nations aligned together, hard to throw a life preserver to your buddy when your in the drink with them.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    This is the announced death chronicle of Mercosur.....
    It has became in an unreliable meeting of almost ultra leftist dictatorships leade from Havana through Venezuelan puppet Chavez (first) and Madero (later).....So one thingh left.....

    R. I. P. M E R C O S U R

    requeste in pace for those that don´t know the destiny of it.........

    Paraguay is doing what it must demend its rights as founder member with full legitimacy...Venezuela has became a member illegally without the approval of the all founders members so it needs the vote of Paraguay to regularize its position inside the group and can´t take the chair before it happen.

    Anyway, the best for Paraguay is run away definitely from Mercosur and joint the PA where the winner countries are.....and where it will be respected

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    Paraguay is better off forgetting about Mercosur & concentrating on the Pacific alliance. Now that Brazil seems to be going it's own way as well, who wants to be associated with an organization run by the four horsemen of the apocalypse.......... Venezuela, Argenzuela, Bolizuela & Ecuazuela

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Maybe Uruguay actually wants Paraguay to not reenter so that Mercosur falls apart and they can go and join the Pacific Alliance too!

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @9 Yes but Uruguay shouldn't be allowed into the Pacific Alliance. Observer maybe, so that it can see how things are done. Uruguay no longer has credibility. For the Alliance what is needed is countries with credibility, honesty, integrity. Uruguay has none of these.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Uruguayan Gvt. has lost its credibility, not the people and business from Uruguay.....may be in the short term the change this and be back on the reliable countries side.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    @2 Britworker

    Comment 1 was THINK!

    I'm sure he will be along to converse with himself soon enough.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    If Paraguay leave Mercosur, myself finish it, and begin the east from Paraguay to Brazil! More one State! They are not crazy to do.

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Brazil is falling down as well as the others Mercosur members, so the most probably issue will be that Paraguay will recaive ten of thousends of former Brazilians to reside there.....a successful PA country member....

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 02:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fred

    @ 14 Sergio Vega: What is falling down? Inflation at 7% year and economy slowing down?

    Unemployment rate in Brazil is quite low and when world's economy recover we will come back to grow fast.

    Even during the 80s when Brazil was broken Paraguay's economy was highly attached to Brazil why would it be different now!?

    Jul 12th, 2013 - 01:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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