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Mercosur summit in Paraguay will address a review of the external tariff

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 The review of the external tariff of Mercosur, updating all institutional organizations, and the validity of norms appear in Paraguay's summit agenda The review of the external tariff of Mercosur, updating all institutional organizations, and the validity of norms appear in Paraguay's summit agenda

The upcoming Summit of Heads of State of the Southern Common Market Mercosur, to be held in late June or early July this year, will be held in Encarnacion, capital of Itapúa Department, Paraguay.

The agreement was adopted at the Meeting of Foreign and Economy Ministers of the Common Market Council (CMC), held in Villarrica, capital of Guaira Department.

Paraguay's Deputy Minister of Economic Relations and Integration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Didier Olmedo, reported that heads of State will seek to approve the Declaration of Encarnation. This document proposes to 'initiate a new decade of the South American bloc, with an updated, renewed agenda,' he underscored.

In this way, policy experts assure the pro tempore presidency of Paraguay will adopt a different approach, by bringing Mercosur closer to citizens, decentralizing activities rather than exclusively undertaking them in Asuncion.'

Olmedo explained that the activities of the pro tempore presidency will officially begin on February 20, with the first informal meeting of national coordinators. 'We already have a tentative calendar for the semester,' he added.

The revision of the external tariff of the regional bloc, the updating of all institutional organizations, and the validity of norms appear in Paraguay's agenda for the biannual presidency of the group.

Mercosur currently includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay as States Parties, and Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and Bolivia as Associated States, the latter in the process of adherence.

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  • Terence Hill

    ”Hidden History: The U.S. 'War on Corruption' in Brazil
    Lava Jato’s inquisitor judge Sérgio Moro’s first recorded visit to the United States was in 1998, on an exchange programme with Harvard University, to study anti-money laundering practices in Brazil’s domineering hemispheric neighbour. That year the US stood accused of multi-faceted interference in Brazil, to guarantee the re-election of its favoured candidate, the pro-market former dependency theorist, Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Currency crash, IMF bailout followed, and cut-price privatisations continued.
    In 2004, following graduation from University of Paraná, Moro published the paper “Considerations of Mani Pulite”, his interpretative thesis on the 1990s Italian (with US-cooperation) anti-corruption probe which decimated Italy’s political order, in particular its centre-left, and paved the way for both political emergence of Silvio Berlusconi, the most corrupt leader in its history, and a wave of privatisations of its massive public sector nicknamed “the pillage of Italy“. Mani Pulite, in particular its use of the media to whip up public indignation in support of convictions, served as the prototype for Moro’s own operation Lava Jato, launched a decade after his paper. US officials’ open admission of involvement was all but ignored in Italy, as it has been in Brazil.
    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/hidden-history-u-s-war-corruption-brazil/

    Jan 11th, 2020 - 07:01 pm 0
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