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Brazil determined to advance Mercosur/EU trade talks in this week's meeting

Tuesday, June 9th 2015 - 08:20 UTC
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A top Brazilian minister said that Mercosur must allow member countries to sign trade agreements with third parties and called for the end to the rule which prevents such initiative. Development, Industry and Trade minister Armando Monteiro Neto made the statement during a competitiveness seminar in Rio do Janeiro a couple of days ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels between Mercosur representatives and the European Union to address an encompassing free trade agreement. Read full article


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  • Skip

    Brazil is trying to metaphorically kick off the whiny harpy that is clinging to its left leg!

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Let's see, what did I say last year, hmmm let me refresh your memory...
    Brazil would ignore MercoSur rules and sign their own trade agreements...check

    MS members will ignore the rule breaking to keep the facade of MS unity...check

    Uruguay/Paraguay will pile on with Brazil...almost

    All hail YB
    All hail.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Finally the world's worst bank will leave Brazil. HSBC today announced its final departure of brazilian lands. Go with God, but rather let the full list of Swissleaks the evaders so that we can send to jail many of the corrupt right-wing parties members led by the PSDB.

    The ruling class allied to the speculative interests of the United States can soaking the beard that soon we'll catch you.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljordao


    The PSDB is a leftwing party, and only imbeciles translate idioms word by word.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Brasso, do you want to re-write the last paragraph and try it in ENGLISH, as it does not make one iota of sense.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Finally the world's worst political party, Lula's PT (the Worker's Party) is being fully exposed in Brazil. The true salvation of the country will be when Lula, Dilma and the rest of the corrupt left-wing parties members are all sent to prison.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Brazil do now seem determined to press ahead with an EU deal, something which will inevitably have an impact on Argentina.

    In more ways than one.

    Where are the Argy posters who insisted that this could never happen?

    Well its happening.

    @ 6 Chicureo
    Will we find out how much they paid in bribes to FIFA to get the World Cup?

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Depending on terms, I think this is all pipe dreams, countries like Ireland and France won't accept the competition coming from Brazilian agricultural sector, while if Brazil get a deal their manufacturing industry might be decimated at least in the short term. If there is free trade and you are a consumer with money in Brazil would you rather buy a quality made car that costs less from Europe or an average car costing more made in Brazil? Brazil has dug a hole so deep that getting out of it may cost it too much. But I don't think they have an alternative, it can only get worse if they stick with idiots Argentina.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    To end the conversation Brazil and its allies could impose sanctions on North America, the European Union (except Portugal, Spain, Germany and Italy) and Australia.

    Economic sanctions on them!

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @3 brASSHOLE !!!
    1st : the subject here is NOT HSBC's imminent, why bring it up, you moron ?
    2nd : PSDB, or “Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira” is NOT right-wing, but center-left ; Although you've been corrected several times, you still insist in confusing left with right I must ask, are you a victim of Gerstmann's syndrome (the inability to distinguish right from left, amongst other unfortunate symptoms) ?? it would explain a lot of the crap you write.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @9 Brasileiro
    Well, yes I suppose they could for some unexplained reason suddenly impose “Economic sanctions on them”.

    However in reality, the fact is they are pushing hard for trade deals with those blocks.

    How do you explain that?

    The difference between what could happen and what is happening.

    Don’t worry we will pay the Chinese a fair price for your raw materials, they won't starve out of it.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    God you are thick.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @8. We shall see. Will the EU cave to France and Ireland? Or will it overrule them? Will there be brown envelopes from latam for Hollande? Quite possible because he's a crook. Perhaps the brown envelopes will travel via spain. Rajoy's a crook as well. Portugal likes to have crooks in charge. It's how Barroso got in. Italy is run by the Mafia. Most of eastern Europe is run by Russian 'biznessmen'. In spite of known theft and corruption, Romania's prime minister is still 'immune'. Luxembourg is well 'bent'. It's where Juncker comes from. He did many a corrupt deal while he was prime minister.
    @9. Brazil couldn't impose economic sanctions on Milton Keynes! Try to remember that you're a failing 'developing' country. You don't have anything we can't do without.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @8 They must be really desperate to sign that deal knowing it will destroy most of their industry.
    I wonder how open will the next government in Argentina be to a deal with the EU. We are definitely not in the position to trade freely with any first world country, but you never know what to expect from our politicians.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    God bless the Goddess Evita and..

    ...most importantly, Saint Nestor.
    Long live the ruling whore and her worthless son Maximo...

    My advice to Brazil is to nuke downtown Buenos Aires...

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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