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Brazil urged for agreement with EU, since next year it will lose trade preferences

Monday, August 12th 2013 - 18:03 UTC
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Brazil, Latin America‘s biggest economy, is planning to try to negotiate a separate trade deal with the European Union, Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said in remarks published Monday. Read full article


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  • Porto Margaret

    Brazil seems to have had enough of being held back by Argentinas regimes foolish and selfish power games within Mercosur.

    Striking out on its own is the obvious answer and not just with an EU deal. Which other countries will follow? KFC is a scraggy lame duck now anyway.

    Aug 12th, 2013 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Math

    Brazil will soon face its internal reality. Next elections are going to be decisive for the future of the country. More Chile or more Cubazuela.

    Aug 12th, 2013 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    '.. lose trade preferences' .... yes, *Patriota* and Brasil have left it too late to create a Mercosur agreement with the EU; they have now to do it alone and too quickly.

    The window of opportunity is closing fast, and the chance for Mercosur South America to use the EU as a counterbalance in trading policy and practice against the USA and other blocs is already lost.

    Oh, how South America continues to be its own worst enemy!

    Aug 13th, 2013 - 04:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    No deals. Brazil chose its course. Can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. Brazil is not trustworthy. Who needs it?

    Aug 13th, 2013 - 06:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    Paraguay is already free from this desease called Mercosur. If the Corruption Party continues to govern Brazil, we are to become the next Venezuela carrying a hungry baby in our arms called Cuba: totally valueless to the normal world. Uruguay? What is Uruguay?

    Aug 13th, 2013 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skåre-Vuggevise

    Brazil's relationship with the EU clearly means more to them than any laughable notion of unity with the pisspot Mercosur (and in particular Argentina and Venezuela)

    Aug 13th, 2013 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    3 GeoffWard2
    “Oh, how South America continues to be its own worst enemy!”

    I have only been in Uruguay for 29 months so far and perhaps I am being too quick to judge BUT (and there is always a but) I have yet to see ANY president in SA impress me with their intellect and obvious ability to do the job properly.

    Cartes is showing real promise and I hope he manages to get Paraguay out of the jaws of Brazil, but frankly I would not have employed any of the others in any function within my businesses, NOT ONE.

    It must be a LatAm thing.

    Aug 13th, 2013 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I think that it all has to do with the fact that not one of them would ever Work for any of your businesses. Ever. Not one.

    It must be a LatAm thing...

    Aug 13th, 2013 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 8 Stevie

    Yes, funny that, I used to have people ASK me for jobs because of how I looked after my existing workforce.

    You know, OH, sorry YOU DON'T know how modern companies operate; I used to pay them in accordance with their job. The more responsibility the more I paid them. I used to ensure they had the correct equipment to do their job and it was always the best they could have.

    Better still, we used to discuss coming contracts and all of us decide how would work together to get the best for our customers. Unsurprising people were waiting for a job with me, was it?

    Or would that not be socially inclusive for the idle bastards who do not want to work? Now that is definitely a LatAm thing.

    Aug 14th, 2013 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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