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Reelected Dilma and Cristina Fernandez will discuss “strengthening Mercosur”

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:18 UTC
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The reelected President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff called President Cristina Fernandez on Monday to thank her Argentine counterpart for her message of congratulations following victory at the polls, as well as organizing a bilateral meeting in Australia during the G20 summit. Read full article

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  • gordo1

    Why does Argentina remain a member of G20? How is it that the economy of Argentina can be defined as “major”?

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 06:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I hope thy enjoy their time in Australia.

    I'm sure it will be real eye opener and give them plenty to discuss.

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 08:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @2
    It will be a huge culture shock when they go to Aussie, the natives are friendly I hear unlike the perception of the Anglos.LOL

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    How many decades are they going to talk about “strengthening” MercoSur?You can't revive the dead.
    Brazil is right behind Argentina heading into a huge recession.
    Argentina is heading into a depression with the added bonus of Hyperinflation.
    If I were Uruguay and Paraguay I bail now.
    Paraguay should declare the Electro Dam contract null and void and make both Brazil and Argentina Pay in Advance and at Market rates.
    The USA would never let Arg or Brazil invade so what's the risk?

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Did she really say that???
    “Dilma's victory one more step towards the consolidation of the Great Homeland,” she expressed on the social media page,
    Like the coming of the third reich....

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanGabriel

    The 'bilateral meeting' in Australia is only CFK kipping on Dilma's hotel floor as she can't afford her own room

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrum of NostrolL

    @1

    Somewhat like the UK remaining in the G7 and security council.

    @2

    I'm sure they won't. Eye opener about what? About how they won' t see a SINGLE solitary native in the streets?? That there won't be any Thylacines to marvel at, cause the ozzies exterminated them all?

    @3

    If CFK drives 1000 km to a filthy reservation, then I'm sure she'll meet a friendly NATIVE, maybe two.

    @4

    The USA won't let?? With what??? YOU ARE MILITARILY BROKE!!! hahahaha.... You can't even engage in other world fronts due to lack of cash. Your new normal.

    You have utterly no power in South America.

    @5
    Argentina must always seek to expand. If not south then west. If not west then north. If you don't grow, you die.

    @6

    Yawn, this from a Mexican.

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    You do realize we already have bases in all but the ALBA nations right?
    And The Alba nations + Argentina are all on the brink of a collapse not seen since the 1930.
    It makes me happy.

    Have you bought a tin cup to bang on the streets yet?

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “The official revealed that the two heads of state will discuss “regional issues,” including “the strengthening of Mercosur”.”

    Just what the hell are they going to do about the hell in Venezuela?

    More lip-service?

    pah! Mercosur is a useless talking shop.

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Instead of spewing so much crap, CFK should keep her mouth occupied with what she does best....and it has something to do with “lip”-service...Castro, Putin and Jin Ping-Pong will swear by it.....

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gremlin

    @7 Um, by the UN figures for 2012 (most recent year), IMF figures for 2013 and World bank 2013 figures the UK is the sixth biggest economy in the world. Yes, it should be in the G7. Depending on the source Argentina hovers somewhere around 21-27, and the figures that is based on are pretty suspect (The most favourable are the IMF and World bank figures, and the IMF has repeatedly mentioned it suspects Argentina has been doctoring the numbers).

    The UK is also one of the handful of nuclear powers and nations with semi-decent military projection capability. Yes it should be on the security council. Should there be others too? Japan probably has a claim to a place, maybe a few others like India, but there are none with a significantly better claim that aren't there already.

    As for the USA being militarily broke? Their ships still float and their planes still fly. You know, unlike the Argentinian military, which genuinely is militarily broke.

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    “@5
    Argentina must always seek to expand. If not south then west. If not west then north. If you don't grow, you die.”

    Seems fair enough to explain why rigor has set in.

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1 gordo1

    If you look at the makeup of the G20 they always have a nation that doesn’t fit the technical requirements.

    It has always been said that it is to encourage the nation to aspire to full membership.

    I think TDC is there to remind all the others what can happen to a nation when it is taken over by a bunch of crooks and headed by a mad woman.

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    I'm pretty sure the G20 was never supposed to be the 20 largest economies, just 20 large countries from all over the world. South Africa isn't among the 20 largest economies but it is in so there would be an African member.
    As for why Argentina wasn't kicked out, ask the other 19 member states...

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Two bad eggs in the same basket,
    something has to give..

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 12:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    out of topic, but anyway.
    the youngest kirchnerista is a 11 year old english boy.
    and he wants to be president in 2050.
    so, maybe we will be ruled by an englishman.
    funny

    http://www.infobae.com/2014/10/28/1604793-el-deseo-un-joven-militante-once-anos-espero-que-el-kirchnerismo-gobierne-el-pais-toda-mi-vida

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 02:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @16
    Poor kid...only 11 and already brainwashed...If he really IS smart, by the time he's 36 he'll have realized it's all a load of BS...

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Agreed.

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    17
    yeah, it was pretty pathetic to hear the young boy talking like an adult, clearly indoctrinated by his parents.

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Still,
    just because you may get an English , British leader,
    does not mean you can fly the flag , or join the commonwealth , of receive benefits...lol

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    benefits?
    from the uk?
    LOL

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Thousands of foreigner's in France are trying to get in for our benefits,

    the only reason I can see that you lot aint trying to get in, is because you cant find a ship that will stay afloat long enough to sail you to the UK.
    LOL, just saying like..

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    LOL CFK wants to meet the little English boy, first she can't speak English and second she wants to meet one person that adores her LOL I suspect the parents want publicity or something, anyway must be Argentinian parents. Many years ago when I lived there I thought it was great but would not like to return and see all the poor.

    Nov 03rd, 2014 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    In the aftermath of the elections, the general feeling is that Dilma may have won, but she won't take the prize....the opposition seems determined - at last - to make her life a living hell, the same thing the PT used to do to previous governments, before they got into power.

    Nov 03rd, 2014 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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