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Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia private sectors unite to combat Mercosur protectionist policies

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 07:04 UTC
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The private sectors from Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia agreed to form a business lobby, Urupabol, with the purpose of actively combating protectionist policies and other obstacles implemented inside Mercosur, mainly by senior members Argentina and Brazil. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Good luck on dealing with the big boys in that club. Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela aren't known for their altruism within Mercosur.

    Perhaps Urupabol should lobby for membership of Pacific Alliance and withdrawal from Mercosur. That would suit their interests better.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 07:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1

    Spot on and the sooner the better.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Just goes to highlight the different interests at stake and to show the lack of unity within the Mercosur..

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Up to its greasy neck in more shonky deals.
    What are you doing to your Latam brothers, Small Silver?
    Brazil should have more sense too.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    They just love a lobby with a funky acronym. .. (reminds me of a song butI can't quite remember which one tho!)

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 11:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Urupabol. The idea has been around since the 70s and I think even treaties were signed on this at that time.
    But it's a dead duck. The idea was for the development of the Parana waterway to give the landlocked countries of Bolivia and Paraguay access to an oceanic port.
    Problem is that the navigation on the Parana river is controlled by Argentina.

    Jul 29th, 2014 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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