Uruguay Leader Sees Dirty Tricks from Brazil and Argentina in Mercosur

    Uruguay's José Mujica

    Uruguay's José Mujica For Uruguay's ruling coalition presidential candidate José Mujica, Mercosur is "lame and in misery," As of last weekend Uruguay holds the six month rotating chair of the South American trade block which has as full members, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

    "Mercosur is in a miserable condition, limping and full of weak points. And the current international situation tends to promote the worst of protectionism and dirty tricks," said Mujica in an interview with the Montevideo newspaper Ultimas Noticias.

    Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez last week at the Mercosur summit was extremely critical of the inter-trade barriers and "protectionist" measures imposed by Brazil and Argentina, leading economies of the group.

    Uruguay also refused to support the creation of a Justice court and expanding the number of seats in the Mercosur Parliament, which would give a clear majority to Brazil and Argentina.

    Mujica over the weekend on the campaign trail warned about the integration difficulties confronted by Latinamerica compared to the cohesion of other blocks such as the European Union.

    "We face extraordinary problems. I realize that to demand something from the world that is coming we must integrate, we must stand together so that we can have certain weight, if not we are condemned."

    Nevertheless he called on militants to struggle for the increase of relations between countries of the region to help face world trade difficulties aggravated by the current international crisis.

    Former guerrilla leader Mujica and former Economy minister Danilo Astori make up Uruguay's ruling coalition presidential ticket. Elections will be held next October 25th and the main competing rival are Luis Alberto Lacalle and Jorge Larraí±aga which make up the main opposition presidential ticket.

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    • Santiago Novillo

      A wise man
      I share what President Vazquez from Uruguay said, we in Argentina are fed up with our own government, and we look forward for a miracle, but these guys will not change. Uruguay is ruling by a socialist goverment, but they love their country and they follow the steps of Chile and Brazil. Both countries had given any populist agenda, thanks to that measure they are in a much better shape than Argentina. Our only hope is that the new Congress will introduce a new balance, limiting the Kirchner’s to what they have to do till 2011 and forcing them to negotiate all measures to be taken in the future. Not only our neighbours are suffering the consequences of the disastrous ruling of this couple, our own country is in terrible condtions, with poverty increasing every day. Yes the Uruguayan Government are much more clever, because they are not corrupted as ours.

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