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Mujica admits Mercosur problems but praises Brazil's open market attitude

Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 07:16 UTC
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In a 'dialogue without ties' at the World Bank President Jose Mujica said that Uruguay is a 'frontier country' which history did not want it to belong to any of the two big neighbors (Argentina and Brazil) so that the Atlantic ocean would not be left to an only country. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    “But “we attracted direct foreign investment and there was a great leap forward. And I had to suffer strong criticism for opening the door to 'imperialism' and that came from my own political grouping.”

    But now of course some of those who complained now “enjoy” a source of income they never had.

    I love the statement, that “Uruguay is a country of 'veterans' with few poor people”. If that is true why is he spending a large proportion of the tax take on “social inclusion” to the detriment of those who actually WORK for a living? Perhaps he includes the 600,000 public sector employees (plus the monopolies) in with that bill.

    This has to be a translation thing:
    “Regarding trade Mujica praised the government of Dilma Rousseff's amplitude, despite Mercosur problems and questioned those who insist with a free trade agreement with the US: “we must finish with the FTA myth, it's not the solution for our problems”

    WTF is he really saying? He has just been to the US on a trade visit for the sale of lamb and beef, but doesn’t want free trade: he can’t be afraid that all the tax that businesses have to pay to support this bunch of ignorant bastards is making them uncompetitive in the world, can he?

    “No Money Pepe” is a living conundrum that is best explained by the old English saying “he wants to run with the fox AND hunt with the hounds”, the trouble is, it can’t be done.

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