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Uruguay says Brazil rejects idea of leaving Mercosur, but agrees that deep changes are urgent

Saturday, August 15th 2015 - 08:50 UTC
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Uruguay's foreign minister said on Friday that “nobody” supports the proposal from the Brazilian Senate president Renan Calheiros to put an end to the Mercosur customs union. However he did point out that he proposal exposed that the block effectively is 'not working' and needs to have its foundations reviewed. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Waste of effort, waste of money, waste of opportunities due to TDC and The Brazil Nuts: finish it.

    Aug 15th, 2015 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Strange that Uruguay feels compelled to 'clarify' a Brazilian government position, and to do so they defend Mercosur while at the same time, they say it is not workable!!!

    Aug 15th, 2015 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    What is it about latam governance? Is there no “country” that can speak for itself? How come argieland can speak for “everyone”? Uruguay can speak for Brazil? Mercosur is worthless argie construct. Anybody seen anything argie that isn't worthless?

    Aug 15th, 2015 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @3 Conqueror
    “....anything argie that isn't worthless?”

    Just as a matter of curiosity, but lamentably in a condition of total lack of maintenance and/or modernization, you might consider the railroads (built by the Brits and with about 30.000 miles of track by the end of WWII), the various (artificial) gas Companies (built by the Brits in the last quarter of the 19th C), the Port of Buenos Aires, which underwent enormous construction and modernization by the Brits, at the end of the 19th C, making it the largest in Latin America by 1925.....Unfortunately, the rot set in during Peron's first government (soon after WWII) and has been a constant since then.
    Today, what's left, is probably only their wine, beef and fruit.

    Aug 15th, 2015 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Cisplatin does very well the role of Uruguai.

    The Brazil built America. America builds the Brazil!

    Aug 16th, 2015 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Brazil will dump Dilma and Lula, and leave Mercosur, taking Paraguay with her.

    Argentina, Venezuela, and the Brazilian Tupas can stew in their own juices....

    Ha ha ha ha ....

    Aug 16th, 2015 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    At least the current gov't of Uruguay is not simply ignoring Mercosur's huge shortcomings.

    Aug 18th, 2015 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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