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Venezuela defies Mercosur members and announces it will “fully exercise the presidency”

Thursday, August 4th 2016 - 21:52 UTC
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Venezuela has defiantly confirmed that is will fully exercise the “self-proclaimed” presidency of Mercosur, despite the opposition from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, who consider the chair vacant and are meeting in Montevideo to find an alternative for the six month mandate. Read full article

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  • LEPRecon

    You can't 'fully' exercise the presidency when the majority of Mercosur members don't recognise your right to do so.

    So it'll be Venezuela and Uruguay sat in a room by themselves...assuming the Uruguay actually bother to turn up.

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 06:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Venezuela was given the terms it must meet to become a member of the group. It has not met them and so is not a member. How can it claim to be president of an international organisation when it is not a member.

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 07:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    What a mess. Maduro looks ever more desperate. He is not part of the team but has picked up the ball and will play on his own anyway.

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 08:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    He is already exercising his presidency on Venezuela! So why can't he do so, in the case of the presidency of Mercosul/Mercosul? :o))

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Here it is: jackass communist.

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Demantoid Garnet

    Sorry Maduro, you can't really exercise the presidency if any of the other member countries of Mercosur don't attend your meetings. You need consensus of all members to make and implement any decisions.

    Have a good time.

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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