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Mercosur still waiting to agree on a date for the much delayed summit

Monday, February 3rd 2014 - 19:34 UTC
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Mercosur through its pro-tempore presidency under Venezuela is involved in a round of contacts to agree on the group's much delayed XLVI summit which has been postponed because of problems with 'presidents' agenda', revealed Paraguayan foreign minister Eladio Loizaga. Read full article


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  • ElaineB

    Why are they even bothering. No one wants to be in the club anymore.

    Feb 03rd, 2014 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Quite right Elaine. Brazil should break away.
    “... about a date that all presidents can attend, but that is the job of Venezuela”, said Loizaga”
    Well they will be waiting a very long time. The current Venezuelan 'administration' is in a complete mess.
    One of the highest crime rates in the world, 79% inflation, the most over-valued currency in the world and many international airlines refusing to fly to Caracas until the billions, yes billions of $debts are paid.
    Shouldn't even bother waiting, should just cancel.
    On the second point re: potential EU trade agreement. Seriously, does anyone believe that the EU wants to get emeshed in trade agreements with Argentina and Venezuela (via Mercosur)?

    Feb 03rd, 2014 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    When latin america get rid off all the lefties useless including the brazilian president this continent have the most incompetent presidents in the whole af latin american history.

    Feb 03rd, 2014 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    It's strange that they all managed to get to the CELAC talk show in Cuba that achieved nothing, but cannot find time for Mercosur.

    Feb 03rd, 2014 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

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    @4 Leiard. A very, very good point!

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 12:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    They are a little bit busy at the moment, staving off impending doom. I don't think they are too happy with the Brazilian President slapping the American president down and cancelling a trip to the US very Publicly. Cue USA pulling funds, stop buying bonds and muscle others to do the same, best part is all the others who tried to kick the US over the whole Snowden flight incident are also suffering at the moment. Old Money 1 gobsh#tes 0 reads the score board me thinks.

    They'd do wisely to hold a conference on how to Stop p!ssing off the people who direct the global money flows.

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 03:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @6 BC

    Quite right you are. Very well put. Will they ever learn? Meanwhile there are still millions in poverty across LatAm whilst the lefties shout 'conspiracy' from the rooftops.
    However, I think the Pacific Alliance is showing potential, and Colombia and Mexico are making some progress now.

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 05:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Agreed Ilsen

    Colombia is about to assume a more prominent role within Latin America as befits it.

    It is the world's second largest Spanish speaking country and the largest in South America. It sits as the crossroads of the Amazon, the Pacific coast, the Caribbean coast and Central America.

    As the government continues to destroy the leftist criminal gangs, it is able to open the economy further and invest more in improving security and social indicators.

    As Argentina rides the coattails of Brazil in attempting to salvage some shred of its former power and status, Colombia ignores the trappings of the incessant talkshops of Latin America and is blazing its own independent path and recognises that there is more to the world than its own backyard.

    Colombia is the quiet achiever.

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The real problem for all these countries and especially Uruguay is the institutionalised view of the “poor” people who had no work.

    Well, now they have the money thrown at them (Pepe & TMBOA) WHY should they work and why should they vote for any other party than the one that was so generous to them?

    Thus there is now a self-fulfilling prophecy of lefties forever!

    It is going that way in the UK after The Cunt Brown © Jeremy Clarkson 2010 sowed all the Labour areas with government services. Why do you think that Brown bailed out Northern Rock, which turned out to be based on shit? 6,000 potential Labour voters in the North East, eh, canny lad?

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    A date? What's wrong with 2115? This article links a “summit” to negotiations between the EU and mercosur. Thing is that nobody in Europe wants latam or its crap. Best thing for latam to do is to take everything it produces and dump it in the South Atlantic. In time, latam could have its own “islands”, made up of rubbish cars, rubbish electrical goods, rubbish electronic goods, rubbish like the argie “government”. Overlaid with unwanted soy, flowers, barley and so forth. Maybe they could be powered by “bio-diesel”!

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    perhaps Mercosur
    should just give up,
    and come back in ten or twenty years time,.

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    Brazil cannot lead they are useless the Us for a while give them the opportunity but they proved they are stupid and they did prove stupid with their policy in Mercosur specially in regards with Paraguay, now the US will intervene more in order to stop the Chinese influence the Brazilian are amateur at this game.

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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