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Uruguay convinced Mercosur will be more flexible regarding trade accords with third parties

Friday, May 15th 2015 - 07:53 UTC
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Mercosur countries have reached a basic consensus to look for mechanisms that will allow individual members to negotiate trade agreements outside the block, announced Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa, who has been leading a strong campaign (with Brazilian support) on the issue. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    I have no idea why really important things which concern the economies of countries take years and years in SA to come to fruition; other than the constant change of governments and the corresponding waste of time with all the posturing at elections, the presidential “waiting time” for the handover AND the learning curve for the new flock of children to take “CHARGE” (AS IF) just FUCKS EVERYTHING UP!

    May 15th, 2015 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    That's exactly why nothing really gets done. (Even if a radical idea does come to reality... It is later discovered to be poorly planned (Like Brasilia) or politicians double cross the treaty agreements (trans-Andean gas pipeline) or... You get the idea. Even now in Chile, we're seeing our development come slowly to a stop as the Socialists are discouraging new investment.

    May 15th, 2015 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lagow

    @1 South America its a whole continent and what you mention does not include all off them. Merco-Sur it's only five countries.

    May 15th, 2015 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    So, a two speed murcosur it is then.

    Didn’t some Argys on here insist that could never happen?

    Well, it just has.

    May 15th, 2015 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 Lagow

    So, please tell me the countries in SA who are not in Mercosur do NOT behave as I have opined?

    Clearly Chicureo has evidence to support my point.

    Over to you.

    May 15th, 2015 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We use to have a flexible friend-it went bankrupt.
    Mercosur will be more flexible , but just how far can one bend over, before this flexibility stops.

    just saying like

    May 15th, 2015 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    For Mercosur to be even slightly successful, Uruguay and Brazil will have to apologise to Paraguay and then throw out Argentina and Venezuela until they
    acquire respectable governments. The body should be run by technicians and business people, not politicians.

    May 16th, 2015 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lagow

    @5 Chile.

    May 16th, 2015 - 03:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Colombia, Chile and Peru are doing pretty well. Just outside SA you have Panama. They are all following more or less steady economic paths even with changes in governments.

    Anyway it is funny that Stevie has disappeared again because here is Mercosur pretty much becoming more like the Pacific Alliance with flexibility.

    If you can't beat 'me......

    May 16th, 2015 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 7 ynsere

    Spot on!

    However we both know that it will never happen.

    May 16th, 2015 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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