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Uruguay closer to ALBA than to the Pacific Alliance says foreign minister

Friday, August 23rd 2013 - 03:47 UTC
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Uruguay is closer to joining the Bolivarian alliance for the Americas, (ALBA) than the Pacific Alliance said Uruguayan foreign minister Luis Almagro to a packed audience with government officials, local businesspeople and diplomats. He also argued that the ‘tail wind’ that has been so favourable for Latinamerica ‘was over two years ago”. Read full article

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  • Anglotino

    The FOREIGN MINISTER prefers Alba and Mercosur!

    And in breaking news..... the sky is blue.

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 05:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    To chose ALBA over the Pacific Alliance is a 'no-brainer'.
    Yup ... that explains a lot!

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Like anyone cares. And the relevance of Uruguay is what? It's a tiny little irrelevant adjunct to argieland. Anyone want to list the nations that have altered their foreign policy to cater to Uruguay? Uruguay - stick with what you might be able to do. Feed your people. Then choose. Be taken over by argieland or build up your defences. Remember that argieland regards you as a province that, temporarily, it doesn't control. Remember that argieland tried to steal a British territory. It failed. But what chance do you stand?

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mastershake

    online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324619504579030704107044192.html

    www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/us-argentina-appeal-decision-idUSBRE97M0NP20130823

    LOL @ Argentina!

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Come on MP, it's been two days now.

    Tell your readers what's going on in Paraguay.

    Let them know what happened to Cartes' uncle while your at it...

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Oh, you have my interest, why don't you tell us what happened to his uncle?

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Uruguay closer to insanity than to sanity.

    Oh well, too bad.

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Spoilt for choice? Aren't they!

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Tellіng_Trοll

    @6
    Guzz is being his usual slow self. He is referring to old news. Cartes' uncle (“Papacho”) was detained flying a light aircraft in to Uruguay without permission. The plane was carrying drugs.

    “Papacho” is a know narco. In years gone by he was a DEA informant and was sentenced to 17 years in Brazil. Thanks to Wikileaks we also know that the US was concerned about his links to Cartes.

    So the news is that a known narco was caught ... wait for it ... smuggling drugs. It is about as surprising as the K's flying cash in and out of the country in light aircraft.

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Thanks.

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Tellіng_Trοll

    @10
    More news worthy are events in northern Paraguay where other narcos, “The Paraguayan Peoples Army” kidnapped and murdered 5 poor farm workers. But they did it in the name of “Marxism” so that's ok.

    Flying marijuana to Pepe = BAD
    Killing poor people in the name of making more poor people = GOOD

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (5) Stevie……

    Not only his uncle is an excellent (convicted) narco pilot….
    Two of his first cousins are also excellent (convicted) narco pilots….
    The Cartes family seems to have a ”special interest” in small planes from Wichita,…..
    Ramón Cartes, the father of Horacio Cartes, current elected President of Paraguay was the representative in Paraguay for Cessna..... (and…. an excellent pilot too)

    And guess what???

    Horacio Cartes, current elected President of Paraguay was an excellent pilot too….
    Before he bought his first company…………….

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Tellіng_Trοll

    “Horacio Cartes, current elected President of Paraguay”

    “elected” washes away all sin and pardons all Krimes.

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Being tarred by the sins of the family.

    That's a slippery slope.

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Back on point: Almagro is an out and out argie commie. He may be the Foreign Minister of Uruguay but just look at his comments:

    “Then and contrary to what has been official policy sponsored by President Jose Mujica and Vice-president Danilo Astori, Almagro said that Uruguay was closer to joining ALBA (Venezuela’s former president Hugo Chavez brain-child created to combat US influence in the region), that the Alliance of the Pacific”

    “Then he added “maybe because of the mandate from the political force behind the government we are closer to ALBA that the Pacific Alliance, where we have a mandate of becoming partners during this government”. WELL he needs to get a fucking move on because “this government” is out on its arse before the end of next year.

    “Referent Mercosur, Uruguay’s head of the Exporters Union Teresa Aishemberg admitted Venezuela was a very good market because of its purchasing capacity and very good prices, but is also presents severe problems when it comes to paying.” You really couldn’t make this crap up could you. Tis stupid cow continues to want to do business with a country they cannot get the money for what they have “sold” them. She needs toi understand the definition of sold FFS.

    AND TO END:
    “As to Iran, Almagro said that Uruguay’s position is that as long as Teheran collaborates with the Argentine justice investigation into the AMIA attack in Buenos Aires, “cutting dialogue with Iran would be a major political and strategic error”.

    I can think of one major error that the demented Pepe is still making: he is keeping this argie idiot as our Foreign Minister despite the bastard ignoring his direct instructions.

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    TTT
    Seeing the military on the streets fighting civilians reminds me of a movie I've already seen...

    Scumbags they are. Murderers.
    Thieving, narco-trafficking murderers.

    Not long now...

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Duh! Come the revolution.

    Oh dear, abandonned north of the Equator, didn't work!

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elena

    There´s a conflict between Astori the vicepresident of Uruguay and it´s Foreing Minister Almagro, one went to the last Pacific Alliance summit and wants Uruguay in but Almagro doesn´t want to. In The mean time Uruguay is observer of PA and member of mercosur. Time will tell how next govertment will tackle this issue.

    Aug 23rd, 2013 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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