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Mercosur waking up to the significance and impact of the Pacific Alliance

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 10:16 UTC
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Mercosur leaders called for dialogue with the Pacific Alliance over its perception that Mercosur is becoming an obstacle to integration and wider growth in the region. Uruguayan Vice-President Danilo Astori seemingly sparked the debate a few weeks ago when he said that “Mercosur mustn’t be a terminal station,” calling for formal trade deals with the Pacific Alliance. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Pretty much exactly what I've been saying for nearly 2 years now.

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret


    That's because of the mañana out look of Mercosur. I'm just surprised that it's taken until now for them to heed your wise words.

    Argentina must be excluded though, as its squealing behaviour will be like a lead weight on the PA co treaty.

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Chalk and cheese.

    Oil and and water.

    Nuff said!

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Mercosur members are kinda slow…...

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    The PA should avoid mercosur as it's a plague. It (mercosur) has clearly demonstrated that its main concern is political dominance. One only has to look at two instances. First, Paraguay. What did the internal affairs of Paraguay have to do with a trade organisation? Then there's the EU. That is real danger. The likelihood of argieland complying properly with any agreement is very small. Will there be a power struggle? Possibly between argieland and Germany. The problem for the UK is that it only ever wanted a trade organisation. Had it chosen, it could have led a political entity. A new British Empire. As has been proven, in different ways, the two major members of the EU are Germany and the UK. France has turned out to be just a wannabe. Even if they remain solvent, all the others are minor players. The UK should take the time to create agreements with the PA and then steer it away from mercosur. Argieland wants power. It must be opposed.

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yes....chicken is another of those C words.

    If Argentina loses to the Swiss.......I wonder if TMBOA's helicopter is on the roof ready to go.

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Argentina just scored..

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    How about that Game!!
    That should keep all you haters quiet for about 5 mins!

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    The World Cup finishes on the 14 July Klingon.

    Then what will distract the masses from this impending train wreck?

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Yes, after 120 minutes Argentina finally managed a goal. It could not have been more close. A good game but Argentina were not outstanding.

    Jul 01st, 2014 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_TroLLing_Stone

    Trade with North America = NEVER
    Trade with EU = NEVER
    Trade with ASEAN = NEVER
    Trade with Pacific Alliance = NEVER


    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Trades with North America
    Trades with EU
    Trades with ASEAN
    Trades with Pacific Alliance

    Someone who isn't an idiot.

    Jul 03rd, 2014 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @5 Conqueror.
    I have to agree with your statement “The UK should take the time to create agreements with the PA and then steer it away from Mercosur.”
    @11 &@12
    As usual Anglotino is absolutely bang on the nail. Trolley, what on earth possesses you come say this stuff? You must realise by now that it only serves to invite ridicule?

    Jul 05th, 2014 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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