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Brazil wants to review Mercosur 'liberty' rules; sends strong public message to Argentina

Thursday, May 7th 2015 - 06:55 UTC
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Brazil has proposed reviewing Mercosur rules so that its members can enjoy more 'liberty' to negotiate trade agreements with other blocks or third parties, because even when “Mercosur is an indissoluble marriage, this does mean that relations can't be discussed” and thus a 'different speeds' group should not be discarded. Read full article

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  • Papamoa

    A two tier mercosur would suit those countries which need to advance, perhaps call one “the GO-GETTERS”, and the other “the ZOMBIES”.

    May 07th, 2015 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Mercosur has failed. It was intended to create a strong trading block able to get good trade deals through unity of its members. Instead it is just a dead weight serving the dysfunctional lowest common denominators in the group.

    I bet the likes of Argentina and Venezuela fight tooth and nail to prevent Brazil trying to make its own deals. As Argentina likes to follow the letter of the law when it suits them I think Brazil will have to leave Mercosur to be able to achieve their trade goals.

    May 07th, 2015 - 09:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Someone is just 'liberty' taking...

    May 07th, 2015 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Everyone is holding their breath until the HAG CFK is gone.
    I am not sure they can hold it that long

    tick tock

    May 07th, 2015 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Liberty? Brazil can't have liberty. 'Liberty' would have meant doing nothing when Paraguay was sorting out its own internal domestic political situation in 2012. Doesn't Brazil realise that mercosur is the vehicle for argie domination? Just to be on the safe side, argieland decided to have unasur as well. Unasur is a wonderful organisation. Connections to narcotics criminality is the first requirement to get selected as secretary general. There we have it. Argie domination and narcotics criminality. Latam in a sentence.

    May 07th, 2015 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Brazils bank account is empty, so Dilma has put the word out to get some deals together for some good news to keep the peasants from rioting.
    Argentina is used to having a dry bank account and not getting anything done, so nothing will happen.

    May 07th, 2015 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Everyone_needs_ResveratrolL

    Argentina needs no free trade, since nothing of worth is worth importing.

    May 07th, 2015 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7. And nothing argieland has is worth buying. Check the list. Everything that argieland would like to sell can be obtained elsewhere cheaper. And there's the contamination. And the worthless currency. And the corruption and criminality. Who doesn't pay their bills?
    Nothing of worth is worth importing? Fine. Have you seen the the size and value of what argieland imports? US$56,502 million. That's US$56.5 billion. Go without any time you like! So we'll start by cutting off fuel and lubricants. Followed by pharmaceuticals. Iron and steel. Machinery and parts. Motor vehicles and parts. Precision equipment. Go check it out. Read it and weep. As your cesspit sinks further into oblivion.

    Come on, Retard Troll, tell us how argieland is going to 'succeed'. A few hundred miles away, way out of your jurisdiction, is a small, free country that outperforms your lying dictatorship. You want to destroy it because it demonstrates your incompetence. Unfortunately, there is another country, several thousand miles away, that has ability and no problem choosing between your oblivion and freedom.

    May 07th, 2015 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    7. Toby, 90% of your finished products require Imports. Quit being such an child.

    May 07th, 2015 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Tobi please tell us the make and model of the computer/phone/device on which you access the Internet and therefore the (British invented ) www.

    Please also tell us where and when it was designed and manufactured in Argentina, if so?

    Thanks!
    :)

    May 09th, 2015 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @7
    “Argentina needs no free trade, since nothing of worth is worth importing.”

    Glad to hear you are now manufacturing jet fighters together with the engines, ejection seats, missile systems etc .

    Dark horses aren't you?

    May 09th, 2015 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @7 Trolley
    Your comment is too ridiculous to even bother about.

    On the other hand, it's high time Brazil and the other members of the Mercosur kicked out Argentina and Venezuela..... and negotiated trade agreements with partners that have something to offer.

    May 09th, 2015 - 10:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Sorry Jackie, that just wont happen. We are too aware of the need to stick together against your vultures.

    Today it's Argentina and Venezuela. Tomorrow it's Uruguay and Bolivia...

    May 10th, 2015 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @13 Stevie
    Time will tell......when the noose tightens, governments will become more creative in order to survive. As it is, sticking together just means they'll all sink together.

    May 10th, 2015 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    13. Chavicita, How's it going in the Bolivarian Socialist Paradise you so admire?

    How come you don't live there?

    Everyone fighting over the last roll of toilet paper.

    You are a fool.
    A total and utter fool.

    May 10th, 2015 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/murder-map-shows-where-in-the-world-you-are-most-likely-to-be-a-victim-of-homicide-10242435.html

    The map sort of says it all.

    May 12th, 2015 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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