Venezuela and Mercosur: In Through The Backdoor, Out Through The Front Door?

September 10, 2012

(A la vivora a la vivora de la mar, por aqui no podran pasar)

Well, the ever diplomatic Brazilians seem to have realized what a screw up it was to allow Venezuela through the back door into Mercosur and now they are holding meetings to allow Venezuela to exit Mercosur via the front door. None other than Brazil’s Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota (Chavez would love to have a Minister with that last name!) said that there have been three meetings to reevaluate the rushed decision by the President’s of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to trample over Paraguay’s rights and allow Venezuela into Mercosur following absolutely illegal procedures.

The decision creates a legal problem once Paraguay holds elections next year and could also be a problem if there is a change in Government in the upcoming Venezuelan election. Thus, the Foreign Minister appears to be promoting some sort of resolution to a possible legal contradiction.

It will be interesting to see if a decision is reached before October 7th. or not. A rocky period right after the election will ratify the concerns of the Paraguayan Senate, which ratified its decision against Venezuela’s entry into Mercosur in early August based on the fact that they do not believe the Chavez administration conforms to the Mercosur’s democratic charter. The Venezuelan press curiously decided to ignore that new decision by the Paraguayan senators.

Will they have to photoshop the picture above if the decision by the three irresponsible President’s is revoked?

Stay tuned!

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15 Responses to “Venezuela and Mercosur: In Through The Backdoor, Out Through The Front Door?”

  1. CharlesC Says:

    Reality is the photo above of the 4 Presidents-is a big party.Nobody is going towalk away, nobody is going to ask anyone to leave. The 3 are feasting on
    Chavez- drinking Venezuela’s wine and are not about to stop. They only want
    more and will get it if Chavez is re-elected. Ex. Rousseff was bragging about getting all of the urea from Venezuela. (As I stated- it is so stupid- Venezuela should be using all of it on THEIR lands that NEED it to grow more food.)
    So, Chavez gives away the fertilizer to Brazil- then buys the food. I could ask a blind man “what’s wrong with this picture…
    There are so many other examples-from Uruguay-trading bull semen and illegally copied software for oil -a. sounds like “small potatoes” to me, b.
    Chavez acts like he alone just discovered modern genetic techniques(- which in reality are not modern -they are 50 years old)[Reminds me -a few years ago-Chavez discovered “petrochemicals”- remember that- he was talking about building lots of plastic houses…]
    Argentina-there will never be a pipeline built to Argentina-not in our lifetime.
    There will be a pipeline built to Brazil-and it will be totally built and paid for by Brazil.
    Everything EVERYTHING CHavez says is BS!!! He’s a freakin’ dreamer and his plans will take lifetimes and billions and in the meantime “el pueblo” will be living just like Cuba.
    Why don’t anybody do a poll and ask the Venezuelan people:
    1.Do you like Castro and
    2.Do you like Cuba controlling your country via Chavez?
    3.Do you believe the Constitution allows Chavez to give anything
    to Cuba-or anyone else for that matter?
    4. Do you believe the AN are doing a good job?
    5. Do you feel threatened by the Empire(US)?
    I could go on -it is really a question of facing reality or believing
    Chavez’s daily dose of lying garbage?

  2. Dr. Faustus Says:

    I dunno.
    If you look at that photo, the President of Uruguay looks so out of place. He kinda reminds me of your typical town ‘flasher,’ with a flask of gin stashed in one of the side pockets to his trenchcoat. I could be wrong of course……

    • Gringo Says:

      As Mujica, the President of Uruguay, is 77 years old, he is at least a generation than the other Presidents in the picture. So yes, he does look out of place.

    • CharlesC Says:

      He refuses to wear a suit. He does not accept a salary. He remains living in his home.(Not the President’s Palace)He claims to represent “the people”..
      He was blunt in saying that he supported Venezuela for the oil.
      A “true” socialist-except- Chavez
      bought him for ?how many millions?

      • LD Says:

        I think Mujica is someone integer, he was not comfortable letting Venezuela in. He had tough words for Chávez too.
        Dr. Faustus if you speak spanish, look at this interview.

  3. VJ Says:

    Somebody, besides Jaua is also “aguevoniado” in Chavez´s goverment.
    I don´t understand that If Venezuela really wants to be accepted as a member of Mercosur how comes yesterday, Venezuela dennounced the “Convencion Interamericana de Derechos Humanos” which is an essential part of the “Protocolo de Asunción, sobre Compromiso con la Promoción y Protección de los Derechos Humanos del Mercosur” signed in Paraguay by the members of Mercosur in 2005.

  4. island canuck Says:

    “Chavez wants to be “in charge” of a larger military that includes MERCUSOR
    countries- I believe that is his dream.”

    I think Chavez’s original dream was to be in charge of all countries in South America as the new Bolivar however his health has put a stop to that.

    Now he just wants to cling to his power here in Venezuela at any cost.

    • Kepler Says:

      Bolívar should have died in 1811. Venezuela would have got its independence sooner than it did.
      Chávez has outlived Bolívar even more.

  5. CharlesC Says:

    “If I owned a Venezuelan business, they would be my new best friends.”
    They would be your new master-maybe not your “best friend”?
    Your “best friend” will take YOUR customers, will yoube able to take
    some of theirs? No.
    All MERCUSOR will do to Venezuela is rob and rape. One-way street.
    Chavez wants to be “in charge” of a larger military that includes MERCUSOR
    countries- I believe that is his dream.

  6. Roger Says:

    I think it would be better to make Venezuela comply with the treaty starting with monitoring the election. I have the feeling that Chavez and his crooks suddenly realized what they got themselves into. If understand the treaty a Brazilian or Argentine company can move into Venezuela as long as they have local partners. If I owned a Venezuelan business, they would be my new best friends.

  7. Gustavo Hernandez Acevedo Says:

    “None other than Brazil’s Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota (Chavez would love to have a Minister with that last name!)”

    Don’t be surprised if he asks Nicolas to change his last name as the ultimate test of loyalty. If he complies, that would make him the one and only heir.


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