Argentina Will Probe Charges That Its Military Smuggled Weapons to Brazil

The Argentinean government will help Brazil in the clarification of accusations concerning the supposed involvement of Air Force officers from that country and other South American countries in the trafficking of arms into Brazil.

This assurance came Thursday, February 23, from the Argentinean ambassador, Juan Pablo Lohlé, after a meeting with the president of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, Aldo Rebelo (PCdoB party, São Paulo).

Lohlé informed that Argentina possesses internal security mechanisms and a good relationship with neighboring countries to combat arms trafficking and other kinds of crime. "Our commitment is to clear this situation up," he affirmed.

According to the ambassador, the Argentinean representative on the multilateral commission coordinated by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations to look into the charges made by members of the Parliamentary Investigatory Commission (CPI) on Arms Trafficking will be a member of the Security Department of his country’s Ministry of the Interior. The first meeting of the commission is expected to take place soon after Carnaval, which ends March 1st.

At his meeting with the president of the Chamber, Lohlé discussed the gathering of representatives of Mercosur parliaments scheduled for March 25-27, in Buenos Aires.

"The idea of a Commission of Representatives of Mercosur Parliaments is to commemorate a Mercosur social event, because the Mercosur is not only a matter of trade but of political and social relations as well," the ambassador remarked. He said that Rebelo promised to attend the event.

Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Amazon’s Kindle Now Has the New York Times and Brazil’s O Globo

Among the three largest and most influential Brazilian newspaper Brazil's daily O Globo this ...

Brazil Credits Stability to Refusal to Sign Treaty with US

Celso Amorim, Brazil's Foreign minister, said that those countries which have signed free trade ...

Brazil Expecting Largest Crop Ever Led by Soy, Corn and Rice

Brazil's agricultural producers should have their largest harvest ever in the 2007/2008 grain crop, ...

Bolivia-Brazil Oil Talks Have Broken Down

Following a report this week by the Spanish news agency EFE, Petrobras admitted Wednesday, ...

Built on Sand

Located in the northwest of Brazil, Roraima, which was upgraded from territory to state ...

Music: Brazil’s Latest Export Product

Brazil wants to show its beat. If this is the country of music, why ...

US Homeland Security Agents Extend Their Mission into Brazil

Agents from the United States Department of Homeland Security will soon be helping Brazil, ...

Brazilian Love Affairs

The Brazilian press is in love with Brazil’s Finance Minister, Antônio Palocci. One of ...

Tunisia Wants Brazil’s Technology on Growing Wheat

Gathered in Brazilian capital BrasÀ­lia, researchers of the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia and ...