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Pacific Alliance to hold round of integration 'informative' talks with Mercosur

Monday, June 2nd 2014 - 01:09 UTC
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Pacific Alliance members meeting in Mexico agreed to hold an “informative” ministerial round of talks with their Mercosur and associates' counterparts to talk about regional integration. The announcement was done following a closed doors meeting of Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru foreign ministers who are preparing the agenda for the next Pacific Alliance summit. Read full article

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  • BOTINHO

    One need not worry.

    It is the DYNAMIC neighbor politely willing to listen to the POLITICAL neighbor.

    The observers, and Mercosul/Mercosur members mentioned will remain that way for a very long time. No elbowing to the front of the queue.

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 03:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    Backwards organization the Mercosur alliance is worth nothing a bunch of pathetic morons most of them communist useless dirty lefties (I take Paraguay Out) the rest are morons.

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 03:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Any inclusion of Argentina clearly dooms the idea to stagnation - as it has done to Mercosur

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 05:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    The Pacific Alliance (PA) is a dynamic and outward looking trade group. It is natural that it wants to expand its influence and trade to non-member countries in its region.

    The fact is that the PA will not backtrack on its advances to suit Mercosur's unwillingness after 30 years to create the same level of integration.

    While Mercosur has trouble even getting is members to meet, PA just quietly goes along with summit after summit.

    The more PA can get Mercosur to trade, the more development, integration and wealth creation will happen within the PA.

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 06:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Any “integration” between mercosur and the Pacific Alliance will spend the end for the Alliance. Anglotino has given a summation. But mercosur will not be “happy” until it is in control. Would the Pacific Alliance go to war to crush mercosur? Avoid mercosur at all costs!

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    Both Anglotino and Conquistador are correct.

    Not too long ago some in the Mercosul camp made statements sadly to the effect that the Pacific Alliance was not really necessary, and perhaps a passing fad. “ Club membership ” with room for only one. “ What has the Pacific Alliance accomplished ? ”

    No longer.

    Mercosul sits bobbing up and down in the warm political waters of the Atlantic, going nowhere fast, and unable to even meet due to the ongoing civil insurrection in the newest member nation of Venezuela, that paragon of civil liberty and justice. Harmony, happiness, and 250% plus trade tariffs against each other, tit for tat.

    Conversely, the cold Pacific waters, rich in seafood, trade, and opportunities to the Far East, is best illustrated by some tough, smart, shrewd businessmen heading the Pacific Alliance, most having long memories.

    Some might suggest that Argentina ( 2 decades of being a deadbeat ) and Venezuela ( violence against it's own, and also a deadbeat ) be dumped from Mercosul member roster to make it effective, but I would never utter such words.

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    One non group talking with another non group.

    Jun 02nd, 2014 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Why would anyone wish to sign deals involving Venezuela (in its current state).

    Back away, just back away. Expropriation is not just a fancy word. For Chavistas it is doctrine. For normal people it's known as state-sponsored robbery.
    Be careful PA!

    All that international goodwill and trust that talk so long to achieve could be wiped out it is thought that you are giving succour to the Boli-bullshitters.

    Be careful!

    Jun 03rd, 2014 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elena

    It`s easier for the Pacific Alliance to expand in Latam without having bad or conflictive relations with Mercosur, for geographic, commercial and political reasons.

    From this talks I expect Uruguay and Paraguay getting closer to the alliance, maybe become part of Pacific Alliance, Brazil may also try to get closer but with an agreetment between Mercosur and PA or Brazil-PA. Argentina seems interested but I don`t think it will take any serious steps towards integration given their actual economic policy, and Venezuela has it`s own problems at the moment, mostly it will have talks with the Alliance countries during CELAC summits, same with ALBA imo.

    Other region of Latam that I wish Pacific Alliance would get closer too, it`s the caribbean. :-)

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 04:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willowas1

    South and Latin America's stability love and solidarity is a bit like my dad-oladejo awoku-if he coughs we all catch cold

    Jun 08th, 2014 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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