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Venezuela Officialy Joins Mercosur Trade Bloc  
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Two months after breaking away from the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia), Venezuela is officially joining MERCOSUR.

It will be the first expansion of MERCOSUR since it was created in 1991. Current members are Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and now Venezuela.

Tomorrow July 4th, the presidents of MERCOSUR will sign the Venezuelan ascension treaty here in Caracas.

It establishes a time frame of 4 years for Venezuela to lift all trade barriers for MERCOSUR goods, but it gives MERCOSUR 8 years to do the same with Venezuela. Pretty unfair if you ask me, considering that both Brazil and Argentina have much more stronger economies than Venezuela's.

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis

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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

Hola Luis !Tanto tiempo !
As an admirer of Venezuela ,I am simply happy about that,and i think Venezuela will definitely give a strong push to the MERCOSUR."wellcome to the club Luis"  Smile
Saludos desde Noruega !
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Thread starter):
Venezuela is officially joining MERCOSUR.

What exactly is the reason ? Is the Economic Community of Argentina and Brazil (plus Uruguay/Paraguay) more attractive than the one of the by comparison relatively small countries Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru ? Wouldn't it make sense anyway if the 4 "Andean" countries joined Mercosur in order to create something on the same level as the E.U. and NAFTA ?


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 2):
What exactly is the reason ? Is the Economic Community of Argentina and Brazil (plus Uruguay/Paraguay) more attractive than the one of the by comparison relatively small countries Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru ? Wouldn't it make sense anyway if the 4 "Andean" countries joined Mercosur in order to create something on the same level as the E.U. and NAFTA ?

I believe that the main reasoning behind the break up of the Andean community is their Free Trade Agreements with the United States. Mercosur members don't not have any free trade agreeements with the US, I recall, but Uruguay has stated that it wants to have one.

Quoting Luisde8cd (Thread starter):
It establishes a time frame of 4 years for Venezuela to lift all trade barriers for MERCOSUR goods, but it gives MERCOSUR 8 years to do the same with Venezuela. Pretty unfair if you ask me, considering that both Brazil and Argentina have much more stronger economies than Venezuela's.

I still have to get that into my head. It looks like Chavez is showing Venezuela as the rejected child of South America. He'd do ANYTHING for acceptance. This is one excellent clue. Perhaps, there are some things in the deal that we don't see, that will really benefit Venezuela from the entrance to Mercosur.

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11junkie



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User currently offlineMrmeangenes From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 970 times:

From what little I've seen of 'orrible 'ugo,the advantages will be "military":
the establishment of "trojan horses" in the "benefitting" nations.



gene
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 954 times:

There's no military benefit. Just oil, fuel, and more oil!

Argentina and Brazil have finally learned from Europe and North America and China and are now doing not what is morally right, but what is economically convenient.



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 933 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 2):
Is the Economic Community of Argentina and Brazil (plus Uruguay/Paraguay) more attractive than the one of the by comparison relatively small countries Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru ?

That would be a too capitalistic of a reason. It is purely political.

Colombia and Mr. Uribe are not high on Mr. Chavez's list. Especially considering that amount of help Colombia receives from the USA, and the many aligned policies of Colombia with the United States.

The motivations are political first and foremost.

Cheers



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
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