Brazil Disrespects Mercosur Parliament, Says Brazilian Senator

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    Mercosur parliament meeting The Brazilian senator who leads the Brazil's delegation to the Mercosur Parliament announced this week he was resigning his post to protest the "lack of consideration and disrespect" Brazilian ministers have shown towards the organization.

    According to Senator Geraldo Gurgel de Mesquita Júnior, four Brazilian ministers who have been invited to meet and discuss with the nine Deputies and nine Senators that make up the Mercosur Parliament Brazilian delegation, have "not even replied to our invitations."

    "Since last year we are extending invitations with no results," said Senator Mesquita Júnior who belongs to one of the groups associated to the ruling coalition of Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

    "It's a contradiction. President Lula has given his full support to Mercosur, promoting its strengthening but his ministers remain silent when they are invited to discuss issues with members of the Mercosur Parliament. And we are talking about issues of interest related to regional integration," he added.

    Ministers invited who never showed up are: Education, Fernando Haddad; Science and Technology, Sergio Rezende; Culture, Gilberto Gil and Sports, Orlando Silva. Invitations date back to August 2007.

    Senator Mesquita Júnior believes the Mercosur Parliament seated in Montevideo, Uruguay and launched in 2006 should by now be working "more intensely."

    He also pointed out that during the recent conflict between Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, the "Parliament should have met from the very beginning but this did not happen."

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    • João da Silva

      Ch.c
      [quote]Forrest is right ” they dont care about free trade they want taxable trade” [/quote]

      Ole Forrest is right 95.009% of the time!

      [quote]Ohhh you just issued a new tax for foreigners who want to buy your Government bonds in local currency ! 1,5 % of the purchase costs.
      Also increased the social security tax on ethanol. going from 3,8 % to over 21 %.
      And increased some EXPORTS TAXES !!!! [/quote]

      So you got screwed by the empty promises made by your ole buddy Henirich Meirelles,eh? My condolences 😀 😉

      Remember what you said about the 20 year cycle and you better follow your instinct like I do.

    • ch.c.

      “this MERCOSUR can grow but it will need help, it cant do it by itself ”
      FROM WHOM ?????
      Paraguay, Uruguay ????

      Dont count on Brazil or Argentina. They cheat the Mercosur agreements on a daily basis.
      And they dont care at all for the smaller countries.

      Forrest is right ” they dont care about free trade they want taxable trade”

      Ohhh you just issued a new tax for foreigners who want to buy your Government bonds in local currency ! 1,5 % of the purchase costs.
      Also increased the social security tax on ethanol. going from 3,8 % to over 21 %.
      And increased some EXPORTS TAXES !!!!

      Exports taxes happen only in Bananas Republics, NOT in developed nations. NEVER EVER !

      😀 😉

    • João da Silva

      Anderson
      [quote]this MERCOSUR can grow but it will need help, it cant do it by itself[/quote]

      Ok, Anderson, I am all ears to hear more on this. Please do explain more. btw, it is called MercoSUL in Portuguese. What sort of help is needed?

    • Anderson

      this MERCOSUR can grow but it will need help, it cant do it by itself

    • João da Silva

      Forrest
      [quote]dont quit be better than them do it yourselves with out them than
      when it works out point your finger at them and tell them they had there chance
      [/quote]

      A very good advice to Senator Mesquita. Probably the ministers, senators and deputies are anxious to see him throw in the towel and quit. He has to remember that his electors who expect him to get the job done.

      [quote]get hold of JOAO he would be glad to talk to you on theis matter along with christo he is into money[/quote]

      Another sane advice. Anytime he needs my advice, I shall be happy to oblige him. Thanks for suggesting my name!

    • forrest allen brown

      think about this
      they are looking in ways to make themselves richer
      not the country or any other person .

      so they dont care about free trade they want taxable trade
      they want to be able to make a dollar out of every dime brought into brasil

      dont quit be better than them do it yourselves with out them than
      when it works out point your finger at them and tell them they had there chance

      get hold of JOAO he would be glad to talk to you on theis matter along with christo he is into money

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