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Uruguay calls on Mercosur to sign a free trade agreement with United States

Monday, August 19th 2013 - 13:12 UTC
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Uruguayan Vice-President Danilo Astori said Mercosur must decisively address the signing of a free trade agreement with the United States, but also admits that “opportunities must be built”. Read full article


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  • reality check

    Attractive business atmospher, complete with Argentine Tax Police.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    It must be the translation, but WTF does “Uruguay’s insertion in the world” mean?

    At the moment Uruguay is inserted up the backside of TMBOA.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    So Mercosur should act more like the Pacific Alliance?

    Seems PA is again leading the way for certain Mercosur members and showing them that their flexible system works better than the straight jacket of Mercosur.

    That's 3 Mercosur members that have recently come out wanting to sign FTAs independent of Mercosur.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    I can't wait to see all of Latin America except Argentina have “free” trade, and starvation as all their industries were destroyed by subsidized, cheap imports from Europe, USA, and China.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 02:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Well you will be waiting a long long time because the only country that you have described so far is Argentina.

    Argentina has destroyed its own industries by scaring off foreign investment.
    Argentina subsidises stupidity like Aerolineas Argentina to how many millions a day and hasn't gained anything in return.
    And Argentina is the country that relies on imports for many manufactured goods and most technological goods.

    You are not describing Mexico.
    You are not describing Chile.
    You are not describing Peru.
    You are not describing Colombia.

    All of which are growing and enriching themselves as fast as Argentina is doing the opposite.

    You are also not describing my country which though it has a smaller population than yours is considered one of the most open economies in the world and seems to deal with “subsidised, cheap imports from Europe, USA and China” and still manages to have a higher standard of living than large parts of all those regions.

    The world doesn't lose if Argentina doesn't trade but Argentina does.

    AUTARKY DOES NOT WORK. Name me a single example of an autarky that actual works and has gained some measure of freedom that you implausibly believe Argentina will gain.

    For someone with intelligence you so easily fall for indoctrination.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 04:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dutchpy

    Keep on dreaming. Mercosur will never sign a free trade agreement with anybody as long as those whom are in command stay in command. Protectionism exists and will maintain because Brasil and Argentina know their products are not competetive on the global market.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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