The Pressure Is on for Brazil to Get Chavez into the Mercosur

    Hugo Chavez

    Hugo Chavez Requested by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, in 2006, Venezuela's incorporation to Mercosur is still pending approval from the Brazilian and Paraguayan Upper houses. Argentina and Uruguay lawmakers confirmed the adhesion protocols but in the Brazilian senate it has been a slow process made longer by Chavez offensive language towards the senators: "lap pets of the empire" and "representatives of the Brazilian oligarchy," he called them.

    However sometime this month the initiative could be approved by the Brazilian Senate following strong pressure from Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazilian corporations and even the Venezuelan opposition, which would "rather have Chavez inside than outside Mercosur, so he's less harmful."

    What can happen in Paraguay is yet unknown. Venezuela needs the approval from the four full members' legislatives to be formally incorporated to Mercosur as its fifth member.

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has also infuriated Paraguayan congress arguing that with the excuse of Bolivia's "rearmament" they are conspiring to oust President Fernando Lugo, statements that could further delay Venezuela's Mercosur incorporation process.

    During the ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas) summit in Bolivia, Chavez claimed that the "conservative" members of the Paraguayan congress were conspiring to put an end to the government of President Lugo, which they considered "weak" because of his "non-reaction" to the purchase by Bolivia of six fighter aircrafts.

    In effect Bolivia signed an agreement for six Chinese aircrafts at a cost of US$ 57 million, supposedly for border surveillance and to help combat the drugs trade. Bolivia has also been granted a US$ 100 million credit from Russia for the purchase of military hardware.

    "The populist dictator makes this kind of speeches because he's "nuts," because the Paraguayan Senate does not allow the incorporation of Venezuela to Mercosur, precisely because of this kind of crazy, unfounded statements," said Miguel Carrizosa, president of the Paraguayan Senate, quoted by the Asunción press.

    "Why are the reactionary Paraguayan senators so scared," asked mockingly Chavez sitting next to Bolivia's Evo Morales at the summit in Cochabamba. "Evo, how many planes did you buy? 400 or 600?…just six – what a joke", laughed Chavez. "With six planes you are planning to conquer Paraguay…"

    "This is again evidence that when Chavez does not get his way, he insults and offends, in this case the Paraguayan Legislative and once again shows his reiterated interference in the internal affairs of other countries," said Senator Carrizosa.

    "At the moment it's very hard to find anyone more fascist and dictator than Chavez," concluded the Senator.

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    • ch.c.

      asp and the junkie & idiot Leo !
      You are right 100 %

      Your problem is that you should just re-read Robbing Hook hundreds statements against mostly the USA and also against the EU !

      thus to asp “he just doesnt know how to keep his fat mouth shut…the little bitch could get much farther if he would use some tact”

      THE SAME COULD BE SAID…TO ROBBING HOOK !
      His arrogance doesnt help. FOR SURE !

    • Leo Bonneville

      F**K Chavez..
      And f**k Venezuela.. NO is my answer!

    • AUGUSTUS SEVERUS

      LET’S FORMALIZE THE SPLIT IN LATIN AMERICA!!!
      – IN THE SIDE OF LIBERTY WE WOULD HAVE: BRAZIL, MEXICO, CHILE, URUGUAY, PARAGUAY, COSTA RICA, PERU, COLOMBIA and GUIANA

      – WITH THE CORRUPT OPPRESSIVE SOLCIALISTS: VENEZUELA, CUBA, BOLIVIA, ECUADOR, NICARAGUA, and a few Caribean islands – part of ALBA

      – THE UNDECIDED: ARGENTINA (currently ruled by a Bimbo – part of corrupt Dynasty with dictarial proclivities), PANAMA, HONDURAS (only because of the current dillemma), GUATEMALA, HAITI, DOMENICAN REPUBLIC, TRINIDAD TOBAGO, and SURINAM

    • AUGUSTUS SEVERUS

      OUT WITH MAR – NO DOUBT ANOTHER SOCIALIST VENEZUELAN AGENT!
      [b] MAR – YOU MAY TAKE YOUR BOLIVARIAN SOCIALIST SYMPATHIES
      [i]GET OUT OF HERE, YOU, INFILTRATOR!!! DEFENDER OF TYRANNY!!! HOW DARE YOU CALL SLAVES THOSE WHO SUPPORT PLURALISM – YES – MARK THIS WORD — P L U R A L I S M —-
      YOU ARE AN AGENT OF SLAVERY BY PROMOTING ONE PARTY STATE WITHOUT CIVIL LIBERTIES!!!! OUT OF HERE! HOPEFULLY YOUR MONSTROUS DICTATOR WILL HAVE THE SAME END OF MUSSOLINI – AND BE HUNG BY HIS OWN PEOPLE HEADS DOWN!!![/i]
      DOWN WITH BOLIVARIAN SOCIALISM!!!! DOWN WITH ALL ENEMIES OF LIBERTY!!!! [/b]

    • Mar

      You are soo ignorant and naive
      Venezuela is the only Latin American voice in the world stage. He defends Latin American identity in a world that is accustomed to taking your spoils..all natural resources for the industrialized first world.
      You are slaves and want to continue to be slaves… Don’t be stupid!!! Support Chavez and let it join Mercosur, to make MERCOSUR more meaningful and a significant in the world stage..rather than continue being a slave , and provider of raw materials for the advanced world! Develop real industries and help your people, give them a voice, someone who can stand up for them!

    • AUGUSTUS SEVERUS

      Socialist Venezuela (and its Implacable Totalitarian Dictator) should NEVER be allowed to enter MERCOSUL!!!
      Because, MERCOSUL – formed about 25 years ago – included only four members: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, while excluding Venezuela, Colombia and Chile, it could be scarcely be considered a fully Regional Pact.

      Although Venezuela has subsequently applied to join this primarily Southern Cone group, its dubious political intentions vis-ÀƒÂ -vis attaining full membership has understandably been prevented by the Brazilian Legislature,

      The Chilean exclusion was clearly an error in light of the health and importance of its economy, may have been deliberate in light of its long standing disputes with neighboring Argentina; whereas Colombiaˢ۪s omission, has possibly resulted due to its close alliance with the United States and insurmountable fiendish stance against Venezuela.

      As such, because MERCOSUL neither includes nor impacts most of the regionÀ¢€™s main economies and because Venezuela is likely to treat MERCOSUL as if it were a political organization À¢€“ yet another forum for the totalitarian Venezuelan dictator to vomit its anti-western pro-socialist venom (with the ultimate goal to assist his indirect dominance over the entire region, I applaud the Brazilian senate for having the foresight to prevent the leading enemy of Liberty sitting in Caracas from joining the existing organization!

    • asp

      well he is one fat pig of an ass hole…
      he just doesnt know how to keep his fat mouth shut…the little bitch could get much farther if he would use some tact

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