Brazil Bullish on Mercosur

Special Presidential Advisor for Foreign Relations, Marco Aurélio Garcia, rebutted criticism by business leaders regarding the slow pace of the revamping of Mercosur.

Garcia declared: “Things just never work out exactly like we want them to.”


According to Garcia, if things depended on what the government wants Mercosur member countries would be integrated, their productive chains would be linked and the process of social corporation, including a common currency, would be at an advanced stage.


“However, things move slowly. We cannot force things to happen. Above all, we have to take special care of our relationship with Argentina – our strategic partner,” explained Garcia.


As for the slow pace, Garcia said it was really not all that slow. He pointed out that in just a few days, on December 8 and 9, a summit would take place in Cuzco, Peru, where South American presidents will launch the South American Community of Nations.


Garcia denied the existence of a crisis in Mercosur.


“Member countries are recovering from some hard times. It is not just by chance that all four Mercosur countries are now undergoing strong growth and economic activity,” he declared.


In Garcia’s opinion, the tenth anniversary celebrations of the existence of Mercosur, also scheduled for December, will be an excellent opportunity to undertake a rediscussion of the economic block.


“I agree with Foreign Minister, Celso Amorim, who says that “The Mercosur solution is more Mercosur,'” concluded Garcia.


Agência Brasil
Tanslator: Allen Bennett

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Land Conflicts Up in Brazil

Last year, 39 people were murdered in land-related conflicts in all Brazilian territory. Although ...

Biofuel Companies in Brazil Sign Cooperation Accord

Brazilian Biofuel projects based on sugarcane farming on irrigated areas in Minas Gerais, Bahia ...

Falklands War Hero Believed Killed in Combat Jailed in Brazil for Robbery

He was given for dead and honored in multiple ceremonies as one of the ...

Any Brazilian Now Can Take Cases of Torture Directly to the UN

In the past, a formal complaint to the UN Committee on Torture could only ...

Brazil Signing Currency Swap Agreements with All BRICS Countries

Brazil and China have agreed to pay for trade transactions in local currencies (the ...

Brazil Sends Team to Help Rebuild Lebanon After Israeli Attacks

A cooperation mission to Lebanon, promoted by the Brazilian government, is going to leave ...

In Brazil, When Things Go Wrong They Just Blame the Press

Salvador, Bahia, commemoration event of the Holocaust organized by the Brazilian Jewish community in ...

In Brazil There Is a Long Distance Between Human Rights Policies and Their Implementation

After two weeks in Brazil, and travelling to various parts of the country (BrasÀ­lia, ...

Brazil Reaches Oil Self-Sufficiency by Year’s End

Brazilian petroleum output should be enough by the end of 2005 to meet the ...

Brazil's Mercado Livre homepage

Wife-for-Sale on Brazilian eBay Causes Commotion

The Brazilian government has appealed to Conar (Self-Regulation Advertising Council) so that that bureau ...